Thank You, Veterans (plus: weekly recap)


We started this week by eating at Fado — an Irish bar a few blocks away from the football stadium. Lunch was a really good cheeseburger with thick-cut fries and a Magners’ Cider. (The best cider.) From there we went to see the Seahawks beat the Vikings in a pretty exciting game. Yes, I went to my first-ever live football game. I liked it! We were *very* high up, which was pretty scary, and that I could have done without. But the fans were really into it, and that was a lot of fun in and of itself.

Monday I was exhausted and run down, so we had fast food because it was easy. I had a meeting to go to, but went down for a nap and slept through it. Sadly, that meant I was awake until late, and my 4:30am Tuesday wake up was not appreciated. (I’ve been doing that since the time change. It is Not Fun.) That’s usually game night, but one of the players was going to have to leave early, and its a short game to begin with, so we cancelled. John made an excellent Spiced Pork Tenderloin with Roasted Apples & Sweet Potatoes that we thoroughly enjoyed.

Wednesday was a long day at work for me, followed by my usual Pilates class. We identified that my hip flexors are significantly tight — which is new, and I’m having a hard time thinking about what might be causing it. So we worked with that, and I’ll see what I can do to relax them further over time. Dinner was a lovely Whole Grain Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. Simple, and very satisfying.

Thursday is a work from home day, and we kept it very low-key. Our go-to meal is ‘wraps’, and we pulled it out for a simple, hearty, healthy meal that came together in less than 15 minutes. The big news of the day is that we decided which (of three) painters we’re going to hire to take care of the downstairs and hall. (The long-left-bare walls.) It’s a big project, and we’re thrilled to have someone else do it for us.

Friday was an experiment: Ina Garten’s Sole Meunier was the centerpiece, accompanied by couscous and green beans. A very French meal.  It was also, to our surprise, not a hit.  For John, too much lemon. For me, too much butter. So it’s not a recipe we’ll try again. Saturday we consumed all of the leftovers, and I made a Spinach-Bacon Frittata to sustain us for lunch/brunch over the weekend.

Looks gorgeous, doesn’t it? No cheese, the only fat is from the bit of oil the onion is sautéed in, the 1/2 cup of bacon, and the eggs. Pretty tasty with a slice of whole grain bread. On a very happy note, I managed to sleep until 6:30 this morning, which is a great sign.

In closing, John and I would like to thank everyone we know whi is, or was, in the military services. Because of you, we enjoy profound freedoms. Thank you.

 

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