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Resting and Shopping to Kick the Blues

Wraps on Wednesday
Ok, so you guys all know me by now right...cereal was not going to really be dinner. I know it sounds silly, but I'd feel guilty for eating cereal for dinner. I know that makes no sense really. Anyway, I will say that I did not cook. I did not chop one single onion or bell pepper, I didn't even open the can of black beans that Jason used to make burritos.

We had some slivers of various shades of bell peppers, about 1/4 a red onion, some beans, and some vegetarian chorizo and 3 whole-grain tortilla wraps. Saute up the ingredients, place on wraps, sprinkle with Daiya, fold up and crisp up on all side and that's how you make crispy burritos.

Sorry, I was on strike so no pictures. But they were really good I will say. Maybe even better because I didn't lift a finger for once.

Resting and Shopping
This morning was a brisk one - 45 degrees. I know that's not cold to some, but for me, it may as well be snowing. At least the sun is out today. It's super windy though. As much as I would love to have gotten in a run after the past few days of dreary weather, I did not feel up to battling the winds, especially with the DOMS from yesterday's leg workout.

So, today was a rest day for me. Much needed really, so I won't complain. Jason and I managed to get to Target at lunch, one less errand to run this weekend, which is always a plus. We picked up some things that will get us through dinner tonight too. I'll be in late, so he'll heat up the Red Bean & Quinoa Burgers I made (and froze) last week along with sweet potato "fries." We can have this now that we actually have buns, spinach and other toppings.

Like I said, I'll be getting in late this evening - 7-ish. And guess what, I'm not a bit stressed. What? Me not stressed about getting in late? Let me tell you why friends. After work, I'm going to a shopping bonanza called Holiday House that is put on by the Little Rock Junior League. I am going with a co-worker. She talked me into it last year; it was the first time I went.

We had such a good time that we made it a "date" to go again this year. Tonight is the first night it's open to the public so that's where we're going. There are tons of vendors set up selling everything: food, handmade jewelry, holiday gifts, clothes, you name it. I even printed out the vendor list and booth map for both of us yesterday so we could settle on a plan of attack.

It's a shopaholic's dream! I actually hope to knock off a few Christmas gifts from the to-buy-for list (and maybe a thing or two for myself of course). Last year I found some hot pickles and salsa for my dad and then some soups for friends (I do a big food basket for them) and am hoping I will be inspired for a few other people I buy for.  Last year I was a bit timid about digging right in and buying things. I didn't have a list with me and was feeling guilty about spending money. But this year I'm prepared. I'm simply giddy ;-)

Sorry for another pictureless post. Maybe tomorrow I'll post pictures of the goodies I find tonight. Please note the tone of optimism.

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