With everything going on, I haven't written a real post in forev! Here's the haps ....(lots of randomness today as I'm climbing back on the exercise train and eating the same things everyday - so no huge updates there!)Ted is an ex-stray from the streets of Compton, so he always eats little bugs and spiders...and I encourage it, because MORE PROTEIN MA! Also, that way I don't have to pick them up myself. Hope that doesn't make me a bad dog mom. This morning Ted caught a giant spider, but then he acted like it bit him before he could eat it - so I wouldn't let him go near it again. Luckily Phil was home to finish the job. I think I yelled "hurry, it's like a tarantula!!" Okay I exaggerated...but it was about the size of a quarter, before the legs! Yuck. Now I'm paranoid they are all over the house. Good luck to me getting to sleep tonight!
My wisdom teeth are finally feeling normal. I do have a gnarly dry socket on its third packing. I really hope that heals before our super fun weekend coming up...and I miss drinking from a straw! Guess I will have to resort to chugging my vodka on ICE, compliments of Kristie.
Between busy summer activities and only eating soft foods for the past week or so, I've lost my cooking mojo. I used to cook dinner once or twice a week (the rest of the weeknights are usually leftovers or survival night) but lately I've been buying lots of frozen pizzas and chicken wings for Phil, while I've been living off of crockpot shredded chicken, applesauce and shamrock shakes/green monsters. I started to feel bad, so I promised Phil I would start "cooking" again and looked to Pinterest. I eventually found paleomg.com and it re-sparked my interest! Easy, healthy recipes and a whole crockpot section? Be still my heart. First things to make on my list are carmalized onion fritatta, crockpot ginger apple pork and chicken enchilada lasagna. Mmmm hmm :)
I've already mentioned my next fitness adventure - I'm playing in a Blondes vs. Brunettes flag football game to raise money for Alzheimer's research. We had our first practice on Sunday, and it was really fun! It was supposed to be more informational, get to know each other, etc. but we were blessed with two coaches who take things a littttle too seriously (hello, we are the blonde team and we are here to have fun & raise money, not make it to the flag football pro-bowl). Anyway we did some throwing and catching drills, then ran some plays. I played wide receiver for a bit and scored a touchdown!! I was so proud! I wish someone got my touchdown dance on video...I'll just let you imagine it. My arms are still sore from all that throwing. Plus I learned a little bit about what everyone is always talking about during football season. I might just join a real league after the game!
And finally...since I was talked into playing full-on flag football on Sunday, I've decided to re-introduce JM and working out into my life. Yesterday I rode my bike 6 miles and did some JM moves, today I am hopping right back into the video! I did the video Saturday but not 100%. Here's to stepping it up!