I have been a sleeping champ lately. However, this is not a good thing for me. Perhaps it’s the stressful load which weighs upon my mind and perhaps it’s the early mornings which have occurred since last week. No matter which, or the combination of both, my evenings have been ending at ridiculously early times.
Willy’s Sounded Good, Until The Line Didn’t Move
I hung around work until about 6:30pm last night before heading home. One change I’ve noticed in my life is that since my house has been a major source of strife I’ve avoided returning home. It’s like I’m living in denial. I wonder if this is how battered spouses deal with their situations?
I decided that the evening’s vegetarian fare would be one of two choices, Willy’s Mexican Grill, or some bread and cheese purchased at Kroger. Willy’s was the original choice, until I noticed that I was about fifth in a line which was not moving. My impatience flared and I bailed on Willy’s and headed to Kroger.
While at my almost-ghetto Kroger I decided to also pick up vegetarian items which could be heated and eaten with little preparation and mess. Sadly my local Kroger doesn’t cater to the meat-avoiding crowd as well as the Bi-Lo in Chatsworth seemed to; this Kroger carried some Boca and MorningStar products, but it didn’t have nearly as large of a selection from which to choose. In addition to last night’s bread and cheese meal I left the store with a box of vegetarian burgers and a box of vegetarian “chicken” wings.
This morning I learned that last night’s meal would have been better if I had read the bread package which clearly stated “Bread must be further baked before consuming.” I did not, and for what it’s worth they are wrong as I managed to eat a good portion of the small loaf without baking it further.
I Think I’m Off “The Running” For A While
I know that running, except for the damage it causes to my feet and knees, is a good thing for me. I know that I’ve signed up for the Atlanta Half Marathon (I refuse to use the sponsored name), which will be occurring next week. I also know that I currently don’t give a flip about running right now. The weather is cold — I don’t like it. My pace is slow — and won’t pick up any time soon. I just have no desire to run. I’m currently in the mindset “If it doesn’t make me happy, then I shall not do it.” in hopes of knocking myself out of a prolonged funk.
I assume that I will regain the desire to run at some time, and when I do it will be on my terms. Until then don’t expect to see me out there pounding the pavement. And, as it stands currently my participation in next week’s half marathon is “undetermined.”
ITP Flickr Pic
You know about my passion for free-standing hearths, right?
You know about my “Home Was Where The Hearth Is” art project, right?
If you know of any free-standing hearths which I can photograph, please let me know. You can either post a comment here or email me. I’d certainly appreciate it as I’d like to make this art project grow.
What Would You Make For A Pot Luck Lunch?
Each year my office holds a pot luck lunch on the Thursday prior to Thanksgiving. This year is no different. What is different this year is that I have no idea what I want to make to bring in.
Even though Thursday will be a meat-eating day for me (my last of the week) I’d like to bring in a vegetarian dish so that a larger number of people in the office can consume it. Preferably I’d also like for the dish to be constructed and heated in a crockpot because the office has no oven, and microwave space and time is at a premium on the potluck day.
Can you help me?
Who’s Ready For Some Hockey?
A week or so ago the idea of attending the Thrashers game on Sunday November 30th surfaced. On that day the Thrashers will be hosting the St Louis Blues in an afternoon affair, 3:00pm EST to be specific. I’m going, who’s going to join me? With enough participation we may be able to get a group package. And with a 3pm start there will plenty of time to mingle in the food court, say near Gorin’s, for some pre-game libations.
In case you don’t realize it, the 30th is the Sunday following Thanksgiving so if you go out and run the half or full marathon on Thursday you’ll probably still be able to drink on that day and not put on any weight. 😉
And now for some ideas stolen from LiveJournal…
Current Mood – scattered
Current Music – Sirius Satellite Radio, Channel 26 playing Cold War Kids — “I’ve Seen Enough”
Website Of The Day – Ever wondered what’s been removed from Wikipedia? Check out Deletionpedia (note the odd URL, so you just can’t type this one in).
Mode Of Transportation To Work – my car
Exercise (b)Log – nothing
Foot Mileage – 15 miles
Wheel Mileage – 0 miles
Consecutive Days Of Bed-Making (Longest Streak) – 18 (18)
Vegetarian Days – 12
Carnivorous Days – 5
Marta Rides – 0
Books To Read To Earn Kindle – 4
1) Lose no fewer than three pounds
2) Drink no soda
3) Run no fewer than 75 miles
4) Bike no fewer than 100 miles