I don't know why I look so red/orange in this picture but it is rare that we get photos with me in them so I thought I'd share. The cluster of trash bins behind me I think really sets the image off nicely...
Jon has been driving me to work lately since I've been opting to use my legs for running over biking until after the marathon. It is kind of like herding cats trying to get the boys in the car with all of our various lunch sacks, backpacks, nap bags, laptop cases, and various share items / school projects. The best part about hitching a ride with them is that I get to kiss this cutie "see ya" before hopping out. Jon started this tradition many many years ago where we don't ever say goodbye, we just say "see ya." I think his grandpa actually started it.
I honestly spend 80-90% of my day in meetings, so I cherish the short time I get every morning to eat by myself in the dining area. This was yesterday's Taco Tuesday breakfast. The corn tortillas they have are seriously so good, and they have all kinds of salsas to choose from, but I am a spice wuss and can only eat the "one chili pepper out of four chili peppers" on their spicy rating system. The fruit is also provided at every meal they serve. I actually didn't eat the pineapple on this plate because my stomach has been giving me troubles ever since the race on Sunday so I decided to avoid the extra acidity.
On my way out of the eating area, I sometimes grab a ginger shot. I love the taste even though it burns and they always have a little side of fruit to chase it down with like a sliced orange or grapes. We are definitely spoiled in the culinary department where I work!!
This weekend we are heading out of town for Saratoga (the Bay Area's wine country) so Jon can work his company's annual bike ride. It's a really great thing his employer does to promote healthy living and fun. You can sign up to do various lengths but I know the longest one is pretty tough. Jon has done it once or twice and says he'll probably never do it again :) He opts to staff the race now, making sure everyone has water and they're safe on the roads. While he's doing that, the boys and I will be rechillaxing by the pool! I've never used that word in my life but I'm feeling it right now because this week has been a hairdo and a half at work.
As I was lining up the various plates, to-go containers and snacks in preparation for the nightly packing of the lunches and stuffing of the faces, I couldn't help but admire this beautiful cutting board. I mean isn't this just the most gorgeous piece of craftsmanship you've ever seen? I made that board. Yep, I am the creator. Never mind the splinters protruding from the sides or the lack of sanding on the bottom, I think it deserves its own mention in this post.
My team does offsites every quarter (like our ferry ride to Sausalito!) and one time we did a class at a woodworking studio called Wood Thumb and got to make our own cutting boards! It was awesome. There is nothing like the feeling of making something with your own hands.
For dinner I made cornbread, mac and cheese, and baked chicken breasts (with a side of fruit which is a must for every meal). What I am not great about doing is making my kids eat vegetables with every meal. Jon and I tend to stick with salads for our veggie at home and the boys are not big salad fans, so I default to carrots a lot of the time. I should get better about this. I remember my mom serving canned veggies a lot when I grew up. It wasn't until I moved to California as an adult that I really learned how to cook veggies properly!
Keeping the post a little on the short side tonight since I need to do the PTA newsletter!! It never occurs to me until I'm ready to knock out for the night. My reward? This cupcake in bed. Vegan chocolate. Oh mama.
And how was YOUR night?
Tell me your favorite decadent thing to eat and do you ever eat in bed?