Sunday Afternoon Musings

Another weekend is almost coming to a close, even though we still have quite a bit to do today. I need to grocery shop and prep food, then we’re taking friends out to dinner as a thank you and hopefully catching the tail end of the Sounders second round playoff game against the Galaxy. Can’t wait for next week’s home game!

I still am struggling getting my workouts in, so for the upcoming week I decided to schedule them and see if that helps a little more. Here’s what I did this past week:

  • Monday: Serious Sculpt with Talia before work; like most classes at our gym, it’s stuck in the 80s and includes too much step aerobics for our taste.
  • Saturday: 3 mile run with Talia – first winter run of the season and I definitely need to get some warmer clothes if we’re going to keep up.
  • Sunday: 90 minute hot hatha yoga class. This was amazing. I’ve had the Groupon for a while and so glad I finally went. Can’t wait to go back next Sunday morning.

For this coming week, here’s what I have planned. (No, I’m not going to Portland on Friday, I just forgot to exclude Greg’s work travel calendar before taking a screenshot.)



On to food. We actually stuck to our food this past week and didn’t eat any extra meals out. Last night was our night “off” this weekend – we try to have one night where we stay in for dinner and watch a movie just so we don’t get too overbooked with plans. This week it was The Rum Diaries with Johnny Depp. While entertaining, it reminded me of why I just can’t get into Hunter S. Thompson novels. We split a bottle of fancy cab we’d acquired to celebrate our house closing on Friday! Dinner was Rogan Josh over cauliflower puree and a salad.

It’s a low key week for us with Greg in town most of the week, but next weekend is already looking busy. Here’s what I’m planning:

  • Monday: Pork chops with roasted Brussels sprouts and carrots
  • Tuesday: Southwest Beef Stew from Paleo Slow Cooking* (adding sweet potatoes) with a salad
  • Wednesday: Pizza Soup
  • Thursday: BI Team Meeting after work (Greg’s on his own, which means he’ll get Teriyaki from the place downstairs)
  • Friday: Stuffed winter squash with ground lamb and whatever veggies are left
  • Saturday: Wine Festival (includes appetizers and small plates from restaurants around Seattle)
  • Sunday: Sounders playoff game – not sure what we’ll do for dinner yet since we swore off eating (gross, expensive, junk) food at the stadium.

Our freezer is packed with one serving meals and I’m out of storage containers, so for lunches I’ll be working on our frozen leftovers. I am a huge fan of weeks like this considering I put in little effort to build it up and then I get a week off of extra lunch cooking. 🙂 And I’m going to try a new pesto egg dish for breakfast on Saturday that I came across in Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook.*

This is what I use to plan our week out. Greg thinks it’s hilarious I write the data at the top, but whatever. It works for me!

*Now that there are Paleo cookbooks that match the cuisine, photography, and layout of classic cookbooks, I can’t help but think of these two as the sad little bastard kids of the Paleo cookbook world. They mean well and I find a few good recipes in them, but I would not recommend spending your money on them.

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