Monday, May 6, 2013
Smoothies, Mowing, and Other Non-Related Stuff
I've joined the smoothie crowd and enjoying every darn one I drink. In trying to cut down on gluten and dairy to see if they are issues (umm...yes) I tried a gluten free protein powder called tera's whey. You can get chocolate or vanilla, so of course I have tried both. I usually have the blueberry/banana/strawberry smoothie combo with protein powder and water. Very tasty smoothies--although I have to eat something with it, cause I found out the hard way it doesn't keep me full for very long--even with 2 scoops of protein powder in the mix.
Along with the smoothies, I am trying really hard to avoid pasta. So far, I am doing a good job. When I do eat it, I can tell and it makes me more determined to just avoid it as much as possible. Eating lots of protein, veggies, and fruit.
I'm making limoncello. This has left me with a dozen lemons without peels, so I've been drinking gallons of lemon-flavored water in the past few weeks. Two more weeks of lemon peel/vodka infusion, then I'm adding simple syrup and we have touchdown. I'll post pictures of the lovely summer drink when I have the finished project.
Yard. Oh God, the yard. Mowed for the first time tonight and it was a mess. Filled in a few holes that have mysteriously appeared over the winter, fertilized and seeded. Flowers this year will be simple and few. I can see I will have to go back out this week and mercilessly kill weeds. I hope they enjoy the next few days cause they won't see the sun rise on Saturday.
Yesterday for Cinco de Mayo I made beergaritas. I found them on Iowa Girl Eats and may I say they will knock you on your ass? Granted, the lime beer is pretty harmless, but add a few shots of hard liquor to it, discover the deliciousness of this combination, and you'll find yourself feeling pleasantly buzzed after 2 drinks. And I can attest to the fact that eating guacamole and chips while sipping these drinks won't help slow down the booze to brain train. And I can also say that they will make your boyfriend fall asleep on the couch and be out for at least an hour. As Bud said this morning, "That is a two-limit drink." Amen to that. Let's just say I had a headache this morning. Oops.
Mother Nature has finally blessed us with warmer temps and sunshine for many days in a row. It's nice to go outside without a coat on, and not have the heat on at night. I'd like to say running has been wonderful, but so many things have been going on in my little corner of the world that I haven't been doing much of it. But, since I mowed the yard tonight, I will have time to run after work tomorrow and before I get my hair cut. I know my hairdresser just loves me appearing all sweaty with a lovely mop on my head.
One crappy thing about warmer weather: open windows. Open windows and neighbors who have a small child who cries all the damn time! Jesus! Feed that kid something to make it sleepy. It's up past 10pm and cries all the time. Drives me nuts, and forces me to shut my window. Living out in the country is looking more and more appealing to me every week.