Today has been a very productive day! It started out earlier than usual as DD had a doctor’s appointment at 7:30am. I’m happy and relieved to report that she’s perfectly healthy now. YAY!!!It’ll take a few weeks for her energy level to come back to normal, but that’s to be expected after such a nasty illness.
I got the kids dropped off at the sitter’s and made it to the restaurant for our HR department’s annual Christmas breakfast. I didn’t take any photos because the 2 “big” bosses were right in front of me and I felt pretty awkward about it. I did bring my tea pouch back to work to show you the flavour I enjoyed;
My breakfast was spectacular and something that I’ll be re creating at home. I ordered the “Oxford” omelette which was 3 egg whites stuffed with butternut squash, roasted red peppers, pesto and provolone cheese. The meal came with a side of home fries and baked beans which I had packed up instead of put on my plate because I’m not a fan, but my hubby is. I did get 2 pieces of dry WW toast of which I ate one. The food was great as was the company and I was full for hours.
I spent the day doing data entry breaking only for a 1/2 hour lunch break. I ran to Wal-Mart to pick up stocking suffers for the babes and got some much needed fresh air while I was at it. That is one thing I’m trying to appreciate more of…the fresh air. All too often I complain about how cold it is/I am that I don’t ever take the time to take a deep breathe and feel how much my lungs long for it. Since it’s gotten cold out I’ve really made it a point to take a few deep breaths when I step outside.
So the reason behind my 1/2 hour lunch was that I had to leave early to go to the
devil dentist to get my tooth prepped for the crown which goes in next week. The appointment went well, considering. I told my dentist that if I experienced any pain I was never going back. He laughed, thinking I was joking. NOT. *sigh*
I stopped at the grocery store on the way home, frozen face and all, to buy Pillsbury cookie dough because the kids requested that for their Christmas parties at school tomorrow. I was thrilled to find the Almond Breeze was on sale 2/$4 so I grabbed a few of those, too.
- 1 cup USVAB
- 1/2 cup Quaker oats
- smooth almond butter
The fam was due home from hockey practice by 6:30 so after I ate I got busy making them tacos from an El Paso kit. They love that stuff! Me? Not so much. Ha! While they were eating I baked off the cookies and made some “fake” turtles that I’ve been seeing all over the place lately. Check this dinner size plate out!
All you have to do for these is buy a bag of lattice pretzels, a bag of rolos (I bought the mini ones) and pecan halves. Spread the pretzels out on a baking sheet and top each one with a rolo. Pop into a 350* oven for 5 minutes. Pull out and, working quickly, press a pecan half on top of each one. Allow to cool and ENJOY!
I have a few presents to wrap for school tomorrow and then I’ll be kicking back, trying to thaw my face and watching some TV. I hope everyone else’s evening is as relaxing!
Bye for now!!