Wishing for Jalapeños……

Feeling under the weather today. A little bit of a sore throat and body aches. Bleh. When I get a sore throat I always want to eat jalapeños. PS in order to spell that I pronounce it out like ja lop e no s………..anyway that is my excuse for not eating well today. Funny how I feel I need to explain my bad habits..in a sense, justify them.

Breakfast: vanilla shake with peaches and arugula. Added almond butter today too. Coffee with almond milk. Espresso with chocolate milk. Workout this morning was Yoga strength.

At work. More coffee with half and half (2) a bite of a wonderful raspberry croissant a co-worker brought back from Seattle. Also a small container of blackberries (same co-worker brought those too)

Lunch: chicken, apple, beet kale salad, pita chips and humus

Dinner: the rest of the macaroni salad from yesterday and the left over hot dog in a bun with mustard and cheese. An hour later went down stairs and ransacked the cabinets and ran across some beef jerky. Had half of that.

Lots of water and now I am taking some ibuprofen and heading to bed…again.

How are you doing?

I finished it all….

This s a picture of my breakfast.  It is called a breakfast poutine. For those of you who don’t know what poutine is, it is a Canadian dish with fries and gravy and cheese curds… a carbohydrate paradise!! At the Yards Bruncheon they have created the Breakfast Poutine.  It is french fries with sausage gravy cheese two eggs and candied bacon. So good! And it is HUGE! Mom ordered biscuits and gravy, hubby ordered biscuits and gravy with potatoes and eggs..neither of them could finish theirs…so what does that say about me??? That I have a very healthy appetite..

I didn’t eat again until dinner time and that was at the ballpark, so you know, that means super unhealthy food tonight. Had three hard ciders and the brisket nachos. Oh I forgot I had a flight of mimosas today too. One grapefruit one, one blueberry one and one lemonade one….yes a lemonade mimosa!


Tomorrow will probably be donuts…we will see. stay tuned.

Kinda good today…

Okay keeping score and all in all I think I did pretty good today:

Breakfast: cafe latte with baby arugula and blueberries….I think this is my favorite combo now. Also had a cup of coffee with almond milk and two mocha espressos.

Work: Cafe Vanilla Latte and a coffee with half and half. Salad with chicken and homemade dressing. Strawberries and almonds.

Snack: hummus and pita chips, carrots and string peas


Dinner was ravioli with pesto sauce.. and lots of water.

Mom is flying out tomorrow for the long weekend…so I will not be eating well at all but hope to get my workouts in, at least the yoga.  I will still post. I think these silly confessions are really helping me…..

Have you tried tracking yet? What are you tracking, food, money, workouts? Would love to hear how you are doing.

There was no tip toeing…….

TULIPS!! I love tulips. My favorite flower for as long as I can remember. The list is tulips, daisies, daffodils, sunflowers. Tulips are always at the top of the list of favorites.  When we moved to WA I had heard this stories of fields of tulips. I kept saying we should go. Then the season would be over and I would say ‘next year’. Eight years later and we were still saying ‘next year’. Having the year I had we have learned to not put things off. There may not be a next year.

I was so excited! I get to see the tulips, I get to see the tulips! Keith was excited because it was a road trip. Something we haven’t done for what feels like forever. He made all the plans. I had all the dreams.

It rained and stormed. It was cold and there were only a quarter of the tulip fields starting to bloom. IT DIDN’T MATTER! It was a dream come true for me. I could not stop smiling. I was there. I could see the acres getting ready to bloom, they just needed a little more sunshine. I could stand next to the rows that had bloom without having to fight big crowds. There were acres of yellow daffodils. There were manicured gardens that had hyacinth and larkspurs. My heart was so happy that it took every ounce of my energy to not cry. EVERY OUNCE OF MY ENERGY!  Keith was thrilled to see me so happy. I think it makes his heart full to see me happy.

We tried new restaurants and drove around the neighboring cities. We saw bald eagles and sea otters. It was a lovely trip.

I had posted on Facebook we were heading that way and a freind I haven’t seen in about three years contacted me and asked to come see the flowers with us. It was a nice surprise and a great time to hug.

I do feel really, really bad that I brought Bear with me for the trip so he could enjoy some good times with me YET forgot to mention to Paula (Neveradullbling) that we were road tripping. SHE LIVES ON THE WAY!! I was so enthralled with tulips and Keith so enthralled with a road trip it never even crossed our minds. Keith and I felt so bad about that. He was worried that we may have made them upset. I hope not, but I sent an apology gift just in case. ❤

Anyway here are some pictures from the trip. The trip that made my heart so happy it cried. The trip that made my heart warm.