Monday, November 21, 2011

Just Another (Birth) Day

Last night was a bumpy one here with severe thunderstorms all night long. It looked like a never-ending strobe light with thunder that rattled the house. Poor Heath man looked like he was about to come unglued when I went down to feed them this morning. He just can't handle storms.

Luckily it had stopped with the thunder around that time so he actually ate his breakfast. If it's storming, he won't even eat. However, it was not an easy task getting out the door. He wedged himself up against it and wouldn't budge. Thirty pounds of dead weight is really darn heavy I might add.

I had my gym bag and lunch bag in hand along with umbrella so I had to try to scootch his rear into the kitchen. Kind of funny, kind of sad. Poor little guy.

Anyway, It was pretty much rain all day here, lots of flooding going on. So happy I have rainboots and that I don't have a far commute. It was definitely not a run day for me to say the least. As has been fairly typical of Mondays, though, I hit up spin class.

It was a good class. Our instructor was sick, but was a trooper and stuck it out with us. I have no idea how because it's not easy to take when you're feeling bad let alone teach. But you think, if she can do it, I had better be putting my heart into it. So, butt kicked. And what better way to celebrate one's birthday than hitting the gym for an awesome workout right? Some people want cake, I want a good sweatfest.

Oh, yes, today happens to be my birthday...I don't really make a big deal about it because it's typically just another day. It falls close to a holiday when everyone is busy and it almost always is celebrated with family on Thanksgiving. So, not terribly exciting stuff going down.

Originally I had planned to make myself a birthday dinner Saturday or Sunday night, but that never happened. I thought I might make that dish tonight, but I ended up using up the tofu I was going to use in last night's dinner (roasted veggie & tofu salad). I also didn't make the polenta I was planning to use. Oh, and I am out of spinach as I used that up in the salad last night.

So, dinner is TBD at this moment. And, I realize this is a short, random, wandering post really. But, as a gift to myself, I'm going to log off for the evening and at least enjoy a movie with Jason. We rented Horrible Bosses since I got a RedBox freebie for my birthday. We thought something silly and funny would be ideal on this stormy Monday.

Hopefully I'll have a great new recipe to post tomorrow. And is Thanksgiving really in 3 days????


Daily To-Enjoy List:
  • Spin class
  • Movie with Jason
  • Relaxing on the couch