I stepped it up on Sunday with an omelette. Inside is Trader Joe's mushroom medley, feta, and some fresh garden basil (yes in spite of everything I managed to plant the garden).
The cupboard was mighty bare for lunches this week. I alternated between raiding the kids' stash of Costco mini pizzas and making quesadillas (cheese and Trader Joe's fire roasted pepper and onion blend inside, quickie guac of avocado mashed with onion powder and salt).
Monday: it was a holiday, so we grilled up burgers.
Tuesday: hubs baked up some Costco orange chicken.
Wednesday: a mac n'cheese and nuggets night.
Thursday: a Chipotle night. My go-to now is the veggie quesadilla (free guac!), which is pretty filling without being too much of a calorie hog.
I repurposed the sides into lunch the next day. Yes it was a little skimpy but it worked.
Friday: Pizza. Right after this stepson #1 headed out to the woods for a special boy scout camp and stepson #2 adjusted to life as an only child.
Saturday: burger night!
Sunday: yes I cooked something! We've gotten away from the tradition of having tacos after boy scout camp weekends so it was time to bring it back.
P.S. Whoop! We have another meal of leftover tacos AND I meal prepped something for tomorrow night!!! And also cooked something for my lunches next week.
27 miles of running this week. Summer is back and the heat was super fierce on long run day. I decided to head out to a park with a shaded trail that I ran at once last summer. Once I got there I remembered that there is another park up the road that I've always been meaning to check out so I kept going. And whoop whoop the 2nd park had a path that leads to a new neighborhood so now I have yet another long run route.
I didn't know if I would be able to make the whole 9 miles since it was the hottest running day yet and the sun was coming down strong. Taking breaks proved to be my friend. I took my first break after mile 2, took a break every mile after that, and then finished with half mile breaks in mile 8, and quarter mile breaks in mile 9 except I skipped the final break. I ended up drinking every drop of my 2 liters of water and I took a salt stick chew every two miles. And geez, it wasn't that bad and I wasn't that slow.
A blast from the past with Gaslight. I'd seen it a million years ago but this video got it back on my radar and does a good job of capturing the mood and the gist (sorry not sorry that the 2nd half of the video talks about Double Indemnity...and yes that's hella good movie as well).
My review is: this movie is worth watching just for Ingrid Bergman, I would have been happy with way more of Joseph Cotten, Angela Lansbury is fun, and I can take or leave Charles Boyer. I thought it was hysterical that the reviewer in the video says that he didn't realize that this movie was the origin of the term "gaslighting" and that he thought the title was a spoiler. My take is that once the honeymoon is over it's pretty clear so even if you don't recognize the title you know where it's going. I'd give it a content warning for the psychological abuse which is quite hard to watch but (spoiler!) the ending is very satisfying. It's on Hoopla if you are interested.
First up: last week I shared that I was in the process of second interviews with a company that I like but the job sounded boring. Well hold that phone because things livened up during the rest of the interviews and now they have my attention again. This week is supposedly decision week for them (lol, it's only been a full month since our first conversation no hurry here folks).
there's finally another player in the game! A few weeks ago I talked to
a company that sounded really, really good but they're in another state
and they wanted an on-site person. No harm no foul, at this point it's
just nice to know that there are good companies out there. BUT on
Friday they came aknockin' that they haven't been able to find anyone
local so I'll be talking to them this week as well.