I am posting more than I thought I would this week which is making me happy. While I still haven’t written the speech that I have to give Saturday during my son’s Bar Mitzvah service, at least I can find the words to type up these posts in order to chat with you.
I guess that expecting myself to be able to write the speech far in advance is sort of silly since I am not a write things in advance type of person. I like to be more in the moment and usually can’t find the right thoughts and words until right before I want to hit publish so perhaps that’s how it will go with the speech. Saturday morning, I assume, is when I will figure it out and then I can print a copy and place it in my bag to bring to the Temple later in the day.
Anyway, let’s take a look at what I ate yesterday in honor of What I Ate Wednesday.
I am slowly returning to eating peanut butter. For now I am sticking to just Crunch Time from Peanut Butter & Co. because I still can’t look at the other types in my pantry but hey, it’s a start.
There’s a bit of a stock pile of almost empty Crunch Time peanut butter jars waiting to be used for oats in a jar so I decided yesterday morning after my 8 mile progression run to skip the bowl and make use of the jar to hold my post-run breakfast.
Yesterday morning was busy. In addition to finishing up some work things before the holiday (today is Yom Kippur), I had to run around making final payments to the vendors for the Bar Mitzvah. I felt like such a big girl going to the bank for the certified checks!
I received an email from Red Mango earlier in the day reminding me to use my $5 reward before it expired so it was a perfect opportunity to stop for a Red Mango parfait while I was in the area.
Red Mango was out of blueberries but I didn’t even care. What has happened to me?! I used to take my Red Mango parfait so seriously but now, I just don’t care that much. I added extra strawberries in place of the blueberry layer so my Red Mango parfait included original yogurt, lots of strawberries, Nature’s Path Pumpkin Flax Granola and dark chocolate chips.
They call last night’s dinner Erev Yom Kippur which is the meal before fasting for Yom Kippur, which is the holiest day of the Jewish year.
I made my usual side dishes and my parents handled the rest. There was a time when I was famous for supplying fresh baked desserts like one of my signature cookie recipes but now I think people expect me to produce roasted vegetables and potatoes more than anything else.
Aside from returning to peanut butter after that virus from a few weeks ago, I am working on getting back to my vegetable consumption. I am not loving the taste so much just yet but I am making progress because I know the nutrients are important.
I said to my mother just the other day that you would think I have consumed enough vegetables over the last few years to last me a lifetime but it just doesn’t work that way!
I can’t help but always remember that I went into labor at 3:45 am on Yom Kippur 13 years ago. My due date was October 7, 2003 but my baby chose to come a day early when most of the doctors in my practice were off for the holiday. Luckily one of the doctors wasn’t Jewish and was on call.
I didn’t mind that my son requested that my parents pick up an apple pie for dessert last night because I was not about to bake. My life is so upside down right now getting ready for this weekend that I was totally fine with not being in charge of dessert!
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Which type of peanut butter is your favorite right now?
What are you known for making when you cook/bake for holidays/parties/get togethers?
What’s on today’s workout agenda?