Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wowzer Wednesday

Early Morning Kickboxing 
This morning Jason got up to go swim at 5 am. I was too much awake to fall back asleep for an hour, so I went ahead and got up to exercise. I did Cathe's Kick, Punch and Crunch plus the stability ball abs (awesome ab work). It was a nice workout that gave me the needed boost of energy to start my day.

What a Wednesday
Oh and I definitely needed the energy. It was a very hectic and stressful kind of morning. I have some work projects that are a bit problematic; I've also been having major email issues at work too so that complicates it all even more. Oh gotta love technology right?

To top it off, we paid the remaining balance on our condo rental yesterday. I got confirmation this morning, but the contract was for the wrong dates! We had both asked off from work   already, made doggy sitting arrangements, etc. to be gone June 5-12. The contract said June 12-19. So, I had a mild (ok more than mild) panic attack and near meltdown. Thankfully, the condo owner had not booked our week, which makes me think that he just entered the wrong dates in the contract. I sure hope we don't get there and are greeted by another couple staying too!

Sometimes there are just those weeks when things keep slipping up somehow. Nothing too major, but just enough to stress you out. Thankfully it's all either rectified or minor at least. Do you ever have those weeks? Not just days, but weeks...

I just keep reminding myself of all that I do have to be thankful for. I'm very glad to report that the good far outweighs the bad.

Grilling Time
Tonight we really wanted to grill out so we did Grilled Asparagus with a side of Smashed Cauliflower (in lieu of smashed potatoes) and Quorn Naked Chik'n Cutlets grilled in foil packs. 

For the smashed cauliflower, I just steamed until soft then pureed in the food processor with soy milk, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and nutritional yeast flakes. 

For the Quorn patties, I put them in foil packets with white wine, parsley, a lemon pepper season blend, and sliced lemons. This kept them moist for grilling. 

This was a very nice, satisfying meal. It almost seemed a little decadent for a Wednesday evening.