Blue Apron day 2 and studying

Happy Hump day!!! The week is now more than half over, woot woot!!

This morning I got the call that i wasn’t needed for package delivery today…….HALLELUJAH!!!!!! My right forearm and right butt cheek have noce bruises on them from a good fall yesterday.  

I got to relax and sort of sleep in this morning then make myself a delicious breakfast sandwich. 

After that came studying. I was actually really looking forward to studying today hahahaha. 

I got through one module then took a break and did the reading on a second module. I got up to cook my Blue Apron meal.

There are short lecture videos and activities that come with studying so I did a little multitasking 

Yep, I had videos playing while I cooked. 

I got through 2 entire modules and a practice midterm today. 

Here is the finished food product 

In the PM I started to read one of my mom’s presents to me

I am so excited to garden this year. It will be a noce break between working and studying. 

And I am soooo looking forward to all the amazing meals I will be able to cook with fresh food. The amazing boyfriend has agreed to help me with the garden as well 🙂 added bonus. 

Have you ever had straight off the vine/branch/stem/out of the ground food? 

Advertisements

Blue Apron, planting and reading

Happy Wednesday! More than halfway to the weekend! Today was my first full day back at work this week. I’m not 100% better but I’m like 85-90% better. When i got home i took Artemis for a short walk since she’s been cooped up since our run on Saturday due to me not feeling good.

image

She still knows she’s spoiled though hahaha.

I made my last Blue Apron meal from my box last week. Enchiladas. Sorry i failed to take prep and cooking photos.

image

image

This has a fair amount of mushrooms in it and i dont quite love the taste if mushrooms in most things except ravioli and marinated and grilled button mushrooms but the flavor of the enchiladas totally masked the mushrooms which was perfect for me, i get the healthy benefits without having to taste them.

image

These are some seriously full enchiladas. I brought 2 for lunch and ended up eating half for lunch and half for dinner.

I went to target on my lunch to get some planting stuff and found some great oatmeal on sale for practically nothing.

image

This box has 8 instant oatmeals in it for $2.58!!! I got apple cinnamon and maple brown sugar. For $5 i now have lunch at work for the next 3 weeks. I can throw some fruit or nuts in to spice it up if necessary. Sometimes i LOVE target.
For planting

image

I planted 3 more potatoes in the white containers

image

I transplanted my first tomato and pepper start. I figure ill transfer 1-2/week and see how they fair.

image

My peas and corn are still growing!!!!

Now off to bed so i can go to spin class in the AM. Goodnight!!!

How was your day?
Are you planting any food this year?

Random Saturday stuff

It is 7:45pm and i am exhausted. I am sitting in my room tearing up while watching the wedding in Breaking Dawn part 1. Don’t judge lol. Exhaustion makes people more emotional. I’ve always loved the wedding in this movie and ibwas watching Charlie walk Bella down the isle him totally tearing up and i just got that sad I’ll never have that moment. For those that don’t know my dad died almost 8 years ago some days it still hurts like it was yesterday.

Ok enough with the depressing.

image

image

Another 7+ hour day working at the tulip farm. It was a beautiful day so the festival was PACKED. Today was the busiest day they have had in the 32ish years they have been doing this.

image

My trying to take the  picture and smile while squinting in the sun and not run into anyone.
As soon as i got home i changed into workout clothes because if i sit down i am not getting back up.

image

image

image

Artemis and i got out and ran 2.5 miles in the beautiful day.

image

My right foot really hates it when i stand on it for 7+ hours then run over 1.5 miles on it.

image

Yay!!!!! My peas and corn are starting to sprout!! Not much action from the onions and potatos yet though. Fingers crossed.

image

Easiest healthy dinner. You saute whatever veggies you have in the fridge then pour some bottled pasta sauce over it.

image

Add a little basil and cheese and shovel in mouth because you are starving and starting to crash.

image

Then pass out from exhaustion.

How was your Saturday?
Good night.

My small life

It’s funny how our lives  lives go through cycles, this time last year my life and my community consisted of hudreds of through hikers and through hiking blog readers. Some of that is still a part of my life, i may not be a through hiker but i am a hiker. But now i am back in Oregon and my life consists of going to work, working out, hanging at home with my dog and the occasional date. Yes i am part of the running community and am becoming part of the triathlon community but i am very much alone up here.

Don’t worry this is not a pity party post.

But really, none of my immediate family is here, i have no close friends here. The one wonderful woman i hung out with on a regular basis moved to the other side of the country. I am averaging seeing 1 other woman and her fiance about once every other month. But that is it. So it’s time to take the bull by the horns.

I have made exercise a priority and now meeting people will be as well.

I have joined 2 book groups and RSVP’d to these groups April event so yay.

Also i joined a few running groups and RSVP’d to a short run the weekend after the tulip festival ends. I WILL put myself out there. I need to build a base of people here.

If you are interested in meeting people I used Meetup.com there is something for everyone.

On a side note i got lots of planting done last night!

image

Planted 3 small rows of onions in this 10 gal smart pot

image

Got 2 rows lf corn and peas in each brown planter and planted 2 potatoes in the potato bag

image

The bottom opens for easy harvesting!

How are you?
How long did it take you to establish your base of people where you live now?
How did you do it?

Hump Day

We made it past the half way point!!!

Swam this morning

image

image

My photography skills leave something to be desired.

image

My lunchbox these days, filled to max.

image

I had a suprise on my desk this morning!!!! Groot!!!! This little guy is so cute and i always played with my co-workers so she bought me one!!!!!! Probably because i threatened to steal hers…………….
Thanks Christina!!!!!!!!

image

This is part of tomorrow lunch but i just wanted a little taste test………..you ready? This is coleslaw mix from the grocery store and……top ramen!!! With some green onions sprinkles on top. Not too shabby.

And last but not least

image

I started a little lettuce garden. I’m not sure i filled the pot enough though. Guess we will find out.
How was your Wednesday?
Are you doing any gardening this year?

Weekend Wrap up

The rain managed to actually stay away most of the weekend which was lovely.  It hit Saturday night and late today afternoon/evening.

Last night poor Artemis didnt feel too good. Her tummy was making all kinds of crazy sounds and she wasn’t hungry. She got better though thankfully and when i woke up her food was eaten and she has gotten better and better today.

image

image

My guess is she either ate something she shouldn’t have or just had a little upset tummy. Either way it just needed to work its way out of her system which it did today.

The roomies and i FINALLY took our tree down…….yes i mean Christmas tree lol. It only took us until March..not too bad right? Lol

On another but way worse roomie note, my roommates care got stolen out of our driveway last night?! I feel so bad for her. I am so thankful my car has an alarm and GPS so the cops can track it if anything ever happens. Knock on wood.

Other sad news i own almost 5k in medical bills from my surgery in October. Insurance denied my paying more because it was an out of network provider. Oy, this being an adult stuff rocks. Thankfully i can set up a payment plan.

In happier news…..
The tomato and pepper starters are exploding!!!

image

I am so excited!

Also i ran 4 miles today!!! And the 4 miles we outside!!!!

image

image

Artemis ran the first 1.5 miles with me then she got tired so i dropped her off at home. Shes getting over  her tummy troubles so i didn’t want to push it. 

So i workout a pretty good amount. These are the things that help keep me going. Along with pre-workout, protien and recovery but ill talk about that another day.

image

I also did a lot of reading this weekend which was glorius.

image

Do you take any suppliments?

What’s the weather like where you are?

If you have dogs, do they run with you?

TGIF

Happy Friday!!! Like so many Americans i live for the weekends.
Today will be a short and sweet post.

Got up and took Artemis for a walk/jog before work. I think thats a really good time to walk her because there are less people out and about. I think as it continues to warm up we will be good running buddies.

image

I thought that was a good quote.

image

Reached my step goal! Woot Woot!

image

The tomatoes and peppers are doing awesome!!!!

image

I am so grateful for my sweet girl. She has cuddled with me many a night that i have cried or just needed some cuddles during this breakup and all the drama with it. I am sad again tonight and having her here is a great comfort.

Goodnight i hope you had a great Friday night!