Thanks so much for all the support about our decision to not run the half marathon. It sounds like we’re all striving to avoid comparing ourselves to others and doing what’s best for ourselves. Amen to that!
Today has been one loooooong day I tell ya.
I feel like Rip. Van Winkle that is. (Ely – that’s for you:) Yes, we’re on a first name basis.
Last night the husband and I stayed up well into the wee hours of the morning working and boy did I regret it this morning. I am not a happy camper when I don’t get sleep. I would absolutely love to get 8 hours a night, but inevitable I always (including tonight!) end up staying up working on stuff and only getting 6 or so hours. Not cool. Probably might even help with my breakouts if I hit the sack at a decent time each night.
I don’t know whether it’s harder to have to go to the office when you’re exhausted and sleep deprived or work from home. Working from home is tough because you have to motivate yourself and there’s no one around to through you an elbow when your head starts to droop at the computer. However, at the office you have to exert extra energy being social and meetings others’ expectations. Hmmmm…
Anyway! When I got up this morning I felt so out of it…I almost felt kind of nauseous. I actually did try to lay back down for a little bit after the husband left, but to no avail. The day was just passing me by and I couldn’t handle just lying in bed.
Unfortunately my lack of sleep left me with little appetite, and I literally couldn’t stomach breakfast. Finally about 11:30 the urge for a baked potato hit me like a ton of bricks. Have no idea where that came from, but bring on the starch!
toppings included: salsa, a sprinkle of Daiya vegan cheese, sea salt, pepper and a smear of Earth Balance
With a side of my current favorite green.
I spent the day running errands, working on Outbox and trying convincing myself to not go curl up in bed. yay.
I did manage to do a little baking as well. Last Sunday a friend of mine from Sunday School told me about this cookie recipe, and then I saw it on Tina’s blog yesterday. Seeing as how I was looking for a dessert to take to a friend’s house for dinner tonight, I figured it was just meant to be. Besides, it’s the easiest recipe ever known to man. Perfect for a day like today.
1 can pumpkin puree
1 spice cake mix
1/2 bag of dark chocolate chips
- Dump everything together and mix mix mix!
- Drop spoonfuls onto a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for about 10-20 minutes. The original recipe said 10 minutes, but I ended up having to bake mine for much longer to get them done in the center.
Next time I would probably make smaller cookies. Also, you should know that these cookie are very unique. They are kind of more like a cookie/muffin/bread. I honestly think they taste a lot like pumpkin bread.
Either way these guys loved them!
Okay, so maybe this little guy didn’t really have one, but he sure looks like he had a few doesn’t he?! Cutest little cheeks ever!!
The year before I taught I was Henry’s nanny from the time he was 3 months old to the time he was 14 months. Now he’s such a little boy and I can’t even believe he’s gotten so big! Here’s a picture from our time as full-time buddies.
Anyway, now he’s a big brother and little Sam looks just like him. So cute.
The pumpkin cookies were definitely a hit though – you guys should try them! They’re not the healthiest cookies out there, and there aren’t vegan – but they’re easy and delicious so score some points for that.
Well, peeps, I’m gonna get off here and stumble into bed so I’ll actually be able to do some planks and down dogs at PiYo in the morning. It’s no good if the instructor can’t even function!
How many hours of sleep do you feel like you need each night? How many hours do you actually get? Also, do you and your significant other (if you have one!) go to bed at the same time or are you on different schedules? Jon and I have always been sticklers about going to bed together. These last few weeks it has gotten really tough though because he stays up to work so late. Sometimes he’ll just come lay down with me for awhile and then he’ll go back to work some more. That way it still kind of feels like we’re going to bed together. However, I never can truly fall asleep until he comes for real.
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