This morning I drove Mack to school. There has been zero exercise happening since my painfully long bike ride on Saturday. I’m in recovery, so shut up. Actually, my shoulders (deltoids and trapezoids) were still sore yesterday but I feel fine today. It’s just frigidly cold and I didn’t want to get up. And yes, in Florida the low 60’s is frigidly cold.
After driving Mack to school and getting Cal off to the bus stop I made breakfast but I’ve gotten out of the habit of photographing my meals. I’m planning to start doing that religiously again beginning November 1st as an accountability tool through the holidays. We’ll see how that goes, but I need to start getting back in the habit of paying attention to how much I’m eating. It’s been a free for all around here lately.
I spent the morning doing laundry, cleaning the kitchen, and writing my blog post about the Whole Foods Carrollwood preview tour that I went on yesterday. Then I showered and got dressed to head to school for my volunteering day.
My friend Mrs. K is photo-bombing above.
It was a gorgeous day so Mack and I sat in the amphitheater while he ate his lunch. It was pretty windy, though, and I ended up with banana in my hair.
Mack’s teacher, Mrs. G., ended up not having anything for me to do today, so it ended up being a “lunch with Mack day” rather than a “volunteering day”.
Still, here’s my outfit of the volunteering day (OOTVD):
I know I just wore this shirt to Trunk or Treat on Friday, but when else am I going to wear it? Especially when it’s actually cool enough to wear long sleeves at Halloween time here, which is not often.
I also wore my superstar earrings. For some reason stars seem Halloweeny to me.
After taking gratuitous photos of myself in the restroom I ran a couple of errands. First up was the UPS store, where it was still a little windy.
I had to mail an envelope full of trees to my beloved Maggie. She enlisted my former scrapbooking prowess in helping her with some baby shower invitations she’s making.
Next up was Publix.
Mrs. K, the photo-bomber in the first photo at the top, clued me in to this deal:
I bought about six bags of various steam-in-bag veggies. Awesome. I also bought groceries for the rest of the week, including stuff to make this recipe for Mexican coleslaw for dinner tonight.
I had half a head of cabbage left over from my wiener stew last week, so when I got home I used my food processor to shred it all up with a few carrots and put together the cole slaw.
It’s basically just a typical vinegar-based cole slaw with a bunch of cilantro thrown in.
I also used some of my newly purchased groceries to make lunch. I have been wanting to recreate this Publix sandwich:
I’ve had this sandwich twice now and I’m obsessed with it. Here is their version:
When I saw the fresh mozzarella at Sam’s Club on Sunday, I was pretty excited. I bought a whole wheat Kaiser roll, pesto, and tomatoes at Publix today.
Here’s my version that I had for lunch today:
It was awesome. I think it was even better than Publix’s version. And I have a month’s supply of fresh mozzarella and a couple of extra Kaiser rolls in the freezer, so I foresee making this sandwich many more times.
By the time I finished my late lunch it was time to pick Mack up from school. When we got home Mack went to hug Chewie, which is usually his first order of business, and then informed me that Chewie had rolled in something stinky outside. This is a common occurrence. Instead of the other twenty things I needed to do at that moment I carried Chewie to the tub.
I verbally berated him and he refused to make eye contact.
I have submitted this photo to the Dog Shaming Tumblr:
Now it’s time to go pick up Cal from the bus stop. We’re having Sam’s Club rotisserie chicken enchiladas for dinner with the Mexican cole slaw.
That’s it. Cya.