I was super productive today just doing this and that :). I took Lu and went shopping. We got everything for the week and for Christmas. I was in Whole Foods and everyone was being really nice. I was thinking to myself, “I really like this store.” As I was walking down the aisle Lucy started coughing, before I could do anything this woman says “Cover your child’s cough!” all rudely. I turned around and it was a Whole Foods employee! I considered complaining-she really was rude and there wasn’t much I could do (have you ever tried to cover a 1 year olds mouth? It doesn’t work very well-she tries to kiss my hand). Oh well.
When I got home I made us some butternut squash ravioli and then put Lu down for her nap.
I was inspired by Sabrina to make some chocolate covered pretzel rods. I got my candy canes ready:
They turned out really cute!
I ran out of rods, so I did coconut covered twists:
I tried to do sprinkle covered as well, but the sprinkles seemed to melt?
With the broken pieces, I was inspired by caramel corn and decided to do pretzel bark. I crushed the pieces up smaller and covered them in my extras:
I think that may be my favorite!
Here’s some more pretty pictures of my handy work:
It was fun! But I’ve eaten WAY too much 🙁
After I did the pretzels I had some cuddle time with the kitty. I noticed that she was shedding. She chose December 20th to shed! I got out the furminator and check it out-I fuminated almost an entire cat!
EWWWWW! (Shaun put his phone in the picture so you would have a sense of scale). She was a much happier kitty after the furmination:
Ick-I cleaned up all the hair, changed my clothes and washed my hands really well.
When Lu got up we went to a local nature preserve. Shaun mountain biked and I ran. I ran up a hill for 1.5 miles and then back down. Running down with the hill with a jogging stroller was much harder than running up! But I did it :) I think I’m going to do this every time Shaun goes mountain biking. My goal is to be able to run the entire thing without stopping. I think it’s a good goal :) Lu got a little fussy on the way down so I started singing her songs. Imagine a lady with a running stroller, running, and singing “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”. I’m sure it was quite the sight! It worked though!
After the run, I got home and made some meatloaf for dinner. I used my new handy dandy Pampered Chef food chopper to chop the onions and make the bread crumbs.
It worked incredibly well:
Shaun raved over dinner which helped me get over the disappointment of yesterdays failed dinner (Trader Joe’s Green Curry Simmer Sauce was a HUGE fail). Lu loved it too! She got yogurt for dessert-I just mix 2 ounces of pureed fruit (from when I made her baby food) with whole milk yogurt and she LOVES it:
I also started some pork loin in the crock pot for my Christmas Eve tamales. The idea was to do them tonight but I think I’m going to wait. Sitting on the couch and watching the Survivor finale sounds like more fun right now.
I have been having a hard time with my weight. I’m working SO hard and the scale is not budging. I’m starting to get an “eff it” attitude. It’s bad. I really don’t want to be that person-I want to be the fit Mommy, not the fat, out of shape, Mommy. When I see so many people doing so well and I feel like I’m working just as hard, if not harder at losing the baby weight and nothing is happening it makes me really sad and discouraged. I’m really happy for them but sad for myself. I’ve been serious about losing this weight now for almost 3 months and I’ve lost 4 pounds. I guess that’s better than nothing but I wish it was more. I will say that my clothes are fitting better but I still look in the mirror and I’m not happy with what I see. I just thought I’d be so much further along by now. I binged yesterday and for that I am not proud. It can only get better, right?