It’s the weekend!!!! Actually I can hardly believe its Saturday morning already! Thanks to an afternoon of fun activities, my Friday flew by yesterday.
I am starting to realize when ever I attend meetings at work I always leave starving. I am not sure if its legitimate hunger or plain boredom, but I entered my 9:30 meeting yesterday morning still full from breakfast and left wanting to bite my arm off. I’m sure it doesn’t help that the meeting was being catered by Dunkin Donuts & McDonalds.
When I returned to my desk I dug into my morning snack to keep the hunger at bay.
Last month I sampled the vanilla flavored Snackaroons and today it was the chocolate’s turn to be devoured.
Definitely prefer the chocolate to the vanilla! These babies were very rich and very tasty. I loved them!! Too bad my sample package only contained 2. 🙁
Oddly enough those mini snackaroons filled me up way past my lunch time. This is what makes me believe it was boredom and not hunger! Oh well. My supervisor gave me permission to leave work a little early so I waited for my lunchtime hunger to build and called it a day at 1:00pm. It felt really good to know I had some free time on my hands to catch up on things!
First I needed food!
My Thursday night meal of Leftovers made a fabulous addition for lunch again.
This time I mixed in some Trader Joe’s Tomato Chutney to the cous cous creation and placed it on top of some spinach. The tomato chutney gave a nice smokey, spicey touch to the combination. It worked really well and I only wish I would have thought of it the night before.
I was craving a sweet, crunchy apple, so I chopped up a small apple and had it on the side.
It was very refreshing,
I had been planning on heading to my parent’s house for the night, so I packed up and headed over early.
When I arrived I was excited to find Ice Pops in my parent’s fridge. I became obsessed with these after discovering how amazing they are during my marathon. I immediately pulled out a red one. 🙂
I got to my parent’s right as my Mom was getting off of work. I casually suggested we go get pedicures and 30 minutes later my feet were soaking in a nice hot foot bubble bath.
My feet were beat up after months of training and running a marathon the week before. I had been forewarned NOT to get a pedicure before my marathon as I had worked hard to build those calluses
and soft feet would leave me suseptable to blister. I had no need to worry any more and I happily read my copy of New Moon as I am sure the tech bath mouthed my hard feet and worked at cutting away the blisters.
The results were beautiful. I was too embarrassed to take a before picture, but I should have. It was seriously night and day!
After pedicures I treated my new feet to a night out on the town with the family and we all went to dinner at my Dad’s favorite Italian place in town, Victorios.
I started with the side salad with the house dressing on the side.
My Sister, her boyfriend and I had ordered a large pizza to share.
We made the waitress laugh a little bit when we asked for Mushrooms, Onions, Pineapple, Spinach, Tomato, & Banana Pepper on top. I guess its not every day someone asks for so many toppings?
I felt the pizza was missing a little something so I stole some raw onions from my Mom’s fish sandwich and added it to my pizza. It made a big difference.
I also had 1/3 of another slice. The pizza was really good, but really greasy. Also the toppings had been precooked before being added to the pizza and you could tell. I prefer fresh topping that are cooked along with the pizza.
The rest of my evening was spent doing something fun, that unfortunately I was not allowed to take pictures of. My sister got a job over the summer working for the Cape Canaveral Seashores and she was able to hooks us up for free to watch the turtles nesting on the seashore. As long as I have lived on the coast I have never had an opportunity to watch turtles nesting and I was really excited to watch something so few people will ever get to witness.
Melissa and her boyfriend, Brad, even made the trip up to watch the magic happen!
At first we learned about the turtles we would be seeing and how to not disturb this special moment. We were to watch a Loggerhead tutrle makes its way up the beach, dig its nest, lay the eggs and head back to sea. We would then help cover and mark the nest so that other animals would not have the pleasure of digging the eggs up for a free meal.
The whole program is ran through the National Park Service and I believe we were the only locals in our group of 20 or so spectators. We waited a few minutes before our guide got the call that a turtle was coming on shore. We then drove out to the portion of the beach where the turtle was making its ways up shore to lay its eggs. It was pretty cool to get so close and personal while the turtle laid its eggs. It took her an hour to lay 100-120 eggs before crawling back to the ocean.
Needless today we were all exhausted when we returned home well after midnight. I passed out before I could even think about it and had a great 7+ hours of sleep.