I know what you guys are probably thinking. “That Amy… she always hated Tuesdays. Maybe this week it finally did her in.”
You’d be wrong. Not this Tuesday.
But there’s always next week, I guess.
Until then, I’ll just keep minding my own business with the norm.
You know, like working out. Which I’ve done pretty well on considering all I want to do at 5:15 in the morning is stay put in my comfortable spot in bed. It’s that time of the season where you jump into bed, freeze your butt off for 5-10 minutes under the covers, finally get warm, and DO NOT MOVE. The thought of flinging the covers off to go do anything else is unheard of. Stay put if you know what’s good for you. Have a second thought about getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Because your warm spot isn’t going to be there when you get back. Oh no it’s not. You’ll be starting all over.
So wait… what? Something shiny?
Oh yeah… the workouts. They’ve been pretty routine. I’ve been doing the shred in the mornings this week and then hitting up cardio after work. Mostly because I don’t want to venture outside the apartment in the AM (see above explanation). Also, it’s not as big of a deal to rush to the gym after work. No one else wants to make the trip to the gym in cold weather, either. So the machines have been pretty open.
I’m thinking it will stay that way until approximately January 2nd (I give people a day to sober up and then realize their drunken resolutions).
Another norm I’ve been sticking to is attempting new dishes in the kitchen (is that a contradiction?). Because I had such good luck on the stuffed acorn squash, I figured I’d try my hand at stuffed peppers.
Maybe I got a little overexcited.
Then I topped it with cornbread and cheese (seriously- still fantastic sounding, right?).It just isn’t my thing. No idea why. I heart peppers. Maybe just not that much. I ended up actually saving half of one of the peppers to throw into a salad because I was that done with it. Boo!
Another thing I’ve been up to the last couple of days is tracking down malted milk powder. Yeah. It’s a main ingredient used during my Thanksgiving baking extravaganza next week (get excited for that). But it’s tough to find. I’m not sure if I was just looking in the wrong place or the stores don’t carry it or what. Desperation started to set in. I was one step away from calling Potbelly’s and begging them to let me buy some off of them. They’re known for their malts- surely they have a little to spare?
But then my friend Mon said she’d “fire up the Google” and see what she could find. Turns out I was completely missing they “hey duh” answer. WalMart. I grew up with the firm belief that they carry everything. Why not malted milk? So because Mon is a superstar and because there’s a store right next to her office, she swung by and picked some up for me.
Did I mention my friends are the coolest?
I love what’s in the bag. And can’t wait to show you. But I was a hot sweaty mess when I got home from the gym, so you’ll have to wait for me to break it out at a later time.
Ahhh…. the suspense.
Let’s just say I owe her a few home cooked meals. For reals.
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