Thanks!

I’m thankful for a lot of things. Here are just a few of them…

  • Bobby – 4 years on December 3rd (!) and getting married soon (thanks for all the feedback on this picture)
  • Our family
  • Our cats (Couscous and Bo)
  • Almost 2 years of blogging (here’s my first post)
  • My friends (new and old)
  • My new job
  • The future
  • Salad and frozen yogurt (like Bekah)
  • Kabocha (haven’t had any in a while though! must get on that)
  • Cupcakes from Crumbs (from my boss’s wife)
  • Grits for breakfast (instant! not actually from Metro Cafe; their container was handy though)
  • Yoga!
  • Lots of other things that I’m not thinking of right now ūüėõ

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Happy Thanksgiving! What are you thankful for?

I’m lazy when I’m lovin’, I’m lazy when I play

I can only think of two things that were lazier than Bobby and I were today.

Our two fats cats. (Cous and Bo = Couscous and Kabocha.) Oops, look at those dirty socks on the floor.

I did actually manage to give Bobby a haircut, so maybe the day wasn’t so unproductive after all. He’s playing some xbox game here. It has something to do with Japan. Sometimes I “help” him play by watching out for the red dots (those are the enemies) and pointing excitedly. I think I did a good job on the hair; this was my second time cutting it for him.

I also did an easy walk on the treadmill tonight (1.8 miles, 3% incline) while Bobby ran and lifted. When we came back inside I did some nice stretching exercises inspired by Diane von Furstenberg (more on that later).

For dinner I had my two favorite foods: fluffy waffles* with butter and real maple syrup, and kabocha*. The recipe for the waffles is HERE. I made it fattier by using egg yolks instead of applesauce and kefir instead of milk. Bobby did his own thing and went for rice and chicken. I like breakfast for dinner.

I just steamed the kabocha and stuck it in the freezer to cool. All together now.

With these goodies, I had a bit of fluffy bread* that Bobby bought yesterday. There were several persimmons afterwards.* Did you know they are especially delicious with almond butter? Try it.

Did you have a lazy Sunday?

*Edited to add (on 6/14/2011): Holy crap what a carby dinner! No wonder at the time I was feeling a little mushy. This was from back in the days when I still wasn’t eating as much fat and protein as I should have been (though, had you asked me, I would have said I was eating plenty of fats). As you can see, I had carby munchies – the carbolicious dinner only enhanced my cravings for starchy, sugary things, which is why I followed up this large meal with more bread (starch) and more fruit (sugar).

Kitty cat love

This morning I got up and did some vigorous yoga. ¬†I did Tom Morley’s Buns and Thighs Yoga (On Demand, Exercise TV, 22 mins) followed by yogadownload.com‘s Power Vinyasa Flow #3 (22ish mins). ¬†I haven’t done my Vinyasa in almost a week; I’ve been doing Ashtanga. ¬†It was hard! ¬†I’d forgotten what a great workout Vinyasa power yoga is. ¬†I was a bit damp at the end.

For dessert today I had something very yummy. ¬†I accidentally bought full-fat TJ’s Greek yogurt the other week, so I mixed together the full fat yogurt with some vanilla Chobani Greek yogurt. ¬†I microwaved a finely chopped green apple, some grapes, and a vitabrownie. ¬†Then I added the yogurt mix and topped it with cinnamon. The full fat yogurt really adds some flavor. I don’t know if I can go back to fat free!

Couscous (my fat tabby cat) has been walking all over my lap the entire time I was writing this post, so it took me forever! ¬†He kept typing random letters and moving the mouse so sentences would start in the middle of other sentences and not have endings. ¬†I think he just wants some love, so here’s a nice picture for you all to enjoy.

In other news, we’re visiting my parents for Christmas. ¬†We’re also going to see some of Bobby’s family that lives in that area. ¬†We’ll be in the Princeton/Manhattan/Philly area from the 25th (late at night) ’til early on January 1st. ¬†Meet-ups anyone? ¬†Email me.