Saturday, October 23, 2010

A fitful Friday

Friday started off well. I got my oil changed and ran some errands. I went over to Jake's home to make Jessica's Better than Crack Brownies. You'll need:

Phase one: brownies

Phase two: cover with chopped peanuts and Reese's

Phase three: chocolate-peanut butter with rice krispies

Two minutes after I finished the brownies, I heard a horrendous noise. I scrambled to the window - my car was in the same spot and I saw no other cars around. Phew. A few minutes later, I heard a knock on the door. A woman stood outside with her crying teenage daughter. "Is that your white car? My daughter just hit it."

Wah wah. I rushed outside to see this:

At first glance, it doesn't look that bad. Until I realized my left rear tire was completely out of whack. Information was exchanged and insurance companies called. I tried to comfort the girl, who felt awful. The body shop was already closed, so my car has to wait until Monday to get towed. Luckily, their insurance got me a rental. I have my long work commute on Monday, then have to pick up Jake's parents at the airport on Wednesday. I need a car this week!

Some of you may remember, I was in an accident in March and my car ended up totaled. I dreaded dealing with insurance again. The body shop where this car is going is the same one that dealt with my car after the March accident. If this car ends up totaled (which I doubt), I will pitch a fit. Promise.

After all the excitement, I needed some stress relief. As I had just baked, I decided on exercise. I tried Gina's Bridal Bootcamp. It did a great job taking my mind off of everything and giving me some much needed endorphins!

Saturday morning Jake and I headed off to the Tavern for brunch and to watch the Notre Dame v. Navy game. Oh man. Notre Dame got stomped. Not good. Not good at all. To soothe my soul, I made these freestyle treats!

Don't worry, we're heading out to a friend's Oktoberfest party and all the goodies will be coming.

Friday, October 22, 2010

A candyless day

I've been in a bit of a funk this week. I felt really ill Tuesday night and very blah Wednesday. Then I realized, I've eaten a ton of candy this week. No, seriously, a lot of candy. I declared Thursday to be a candy-free day. I got my butt off the couch and went for a run.

I managed to not eat any candy, but I did eat 1/2 a piece of cheesecake at an event I went to last night. :) Today won't be candyless, but it will be a more moderate intake of candy.

Have an amazing weekend my dears!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Oh right.

Did I mention I ran my first 5K on Sunday? I participated in the Susan G. Komen 5K in Denver with 55,000 of my closest friends. I felt very claustrophobic at first with so many people around me. However, I just maintained my pace and kept going. It was tempting to try and "race" other people around me, but I knew if I started that, I'd be walking before mile two came. There were five or six live bands performing throughout the route, and a few groups of local cheerleaders. Seeing other runners' pink signs (who they were running in memory or celebration of) inspired me. One guy was running in celebration of "The Ta-tas." I finished under my goal time too! My goal was 40 minutes and I came in around 36-38. :-D There was no official time, so I went by my phone. And yes, I really am that slow after five months of running.

workplace bonding

I won't lie. I was not pleased to be going into work this morning. I normally go in one day a week and telecommute the rest (it requires hour + drive each way). However, some workplace bonding cheered me right up. My other coworkers were saying how much they wanted coffee and I was complaining how hungry I was. True story, by 9:45 am, I'd already eaten a bowl of cereal for breakfast and my snack of a granola bar.
An hour later, I headed out to the local Starbucks to get drinks for the troops. While I was out, one coworker snuck out and got a breakfast burrito to split with me. Please note, this was not a McD's breakfast burrito, but an authentic Southwest style one. It was delicious and killed the gnawing hunger demons inside me. That made my day way brighter! :)
It also was in the theme for the day. Last night I made several trays of enchiladas to have for dinner tonight when guests come over. I used Janetha's recipe. I tweaked it a bit - added a zuccini (half needed to be vegetarian for a guest) and forgot the tomatoes (oops!). Due to work and commute, I won't be home until 7:30, so I wanted something that could mostly be done beforehand. I'll let you know how it turns out!