i did nothing yesterday

September 12, 2010

In reality, that could not be any further from the truth. I cannot even begin to tell you all sweet the day will be when that statement is actually true. Is my life being fast forwarded? Is someone playing a trick on me? Slow. Down. Life.

Even more importantly, I did actually write this on Saturday night. However, much to my dismay, my internet was not working. They told me it wouldn’t work until Monday night when a technician came to the house. But, now it’s working? Weird.

After a fitful night of sleep Friday night, my body just was not feeling a “sleep in” day on Saturday. I woke up at 5 (after cursing the husband’s alarm on his phone… which, by the way, was not in the bedroom but in another location of the house. We both woke up and stumbled around looking for it) and finally roused myself out of bed at 6. It was a rainy morning, and I won’t lie… my camera died. My day really just was not off to a good start. I quickly put my camera battery in the charger so it could snap a few pictures of one of the most delicious breakfasts I have ever had.

Peachy Keen Pancakes

  • ¼ cup gluten free flour
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 1/3 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • ½ peach, diced

Mix all ingredients until stirred well. Grease a skillet or griddle. Pour 3 equal sized portions of the pancake mixture onto a hot skillet. Cook for 2-3 minutes on one side (when it start to bubble, it’s ready) and flip. Continue cooking until pancakes are fully cooked.

Not only were the pancakes by themselves delicious, but so was the sauce I made to top them.

Warm Almond Peach Sauce

  • ¼ peach, chopped
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • Splash of vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. water
  • Cinnamon to taste

Place all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl/mug. Microwave on high for 90 seconds. Stir until the almond butter is mixed into the peaches.

Seriously — I cannot even begin to tell you how delicious this was. It held me over all the way until lunch time. No snack was needed. When was the last time that had happened?

I left my house pretty early after breakfast to go pick up my race packet downtown at Navy Pier. It rained the entire way and I was really uncomfortable because I had to drive the husband’s baby truck. When I got to Navy Pier, I had to park. I couldn’t just leave my car on the streets of Chicago. Not only would I be ticketed and towed, but my husband’s car would probably been high jacked and he would have been very very upset. So, I pulled into the lot and what do I see? A $24 flat rate parking lot. Are you kidding me? Really Navy Pier?  I won’t lie — I was kind of upset. Luckily there was a discount for marathon packet picker-upper’s. 

 I picked up my packet, got really excited for my race shirt (long sleeved!), and made my way around the expo that was set up. I got my first Bondi Banda! I can’t wait to wear it!

Once I got home, I tackled another gigantic pile of laundry and made myself some lunch: a guacamole salad to be exact. This totally hit the spot, and got me ready for my next adventure for the day. On my way, I had some walnuts, dates, and almonds.

 

My next location included this:

And this:

Can you guess where I was? My nephew’s 1st birthday party! He is pretty much adorable (okay, he is adorable) and what can I say? He loves cake.

We played for a bit too — he thought the bags game was a “slide”, until he realized he could throw a “ball” into the hole.

Right from the party, I went with my mom and got my nails done. While we were out, she asked if I wanted to go out for dinner after I picked up my wedding proofs (yay!). I was hesitant because I was dreaming of making the most delicious dinner ever (or one of the top 10), but I said I would love to as I have not caught up with my parents for a while. The husband was out with some of his family, so I figured I might as well! We went to my favorite pizza location (which has gluten free pizza), and I was really excited to carb up for my half marathon (recap to come tomorrow, I promise!). We sat down, ordered our food, and our salads came. About 2 minutes into eating our appetizer, the waitress came back to inform us that they were out of the gluten free pizza crust for the evening. Epic. Fail. But! They do have gluten free pasta. So, to be on the safe side, I asked her to make sure the pasta was free of corn. Nope, it sure wasn’t.

So, instead of carb loading, I ate a salad, broccoli, and a baked potato. Not quite the pre-race dinner I had in mind for myself. I was upset about it — I won’t lie.

When I got home, I attempted to go online to look up information for the race, but without any interent connection, this proved to be quite the challenge. So, one phone call and 20 minutes of frustration later, it was decided I would not get internet until Monday. Perfection. Thanks Comcast — I love you too.

Needless to say, I was tired, hungry, and frustrated. I ate a large carb/fat loaded snack, wrote this post (on Word), and went to bed.

Oh, and don’t worry — the delicious dinner I was going to make is postponed until Wednesday. I am still excited about it.

Question(s): Have you felt life has been moving too fast lately? How do you keep up with it all?

ps – i discovered the links in my recipes page are all whacked out right now. I’ll be fixing that sometime in the next few days. If you ever experience ANY problems here, don’t hesitate to tell me! I will fix it for you! :)

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