Firstly, to keep me accountable on the food front. Some things I've been enjoying this week include...
The ever popular eggs and bacon breakfast
Berry Kix (120 calories for 1 1/4 cups!!!) and a bagel thin with low fat cream cheese for lunch
Still eating those grapes!
Fig Newton crisps
Morning Star veggie burgers on Arnold's sandwich flats
Some faults this week...
Hot dogs from our local hot dog place
BBQ from Dickey's BBQ
For those of you that don't already know, I live in New York at the eastern base of the Adirondack Park. We don't have much in the way of BBQ that's easy to get without having to go in and sit down or over pay. Dickey's opened up last Friday and Janette can vouch for my excitement to try this place (while mentioning she has one on EVERY corner where she lives...lucky!). It was DELICIOUS and so hit the spot as I was craving BBQ hardcore. I had chicken, cole slaw and fries and did have intentions of going back this weekend to try the ribs but decided against it. It's still on my to do list!
All in all, I'd say this was a fair week. I kept up with my exercising and completed week 2 of C25K.
Onto other news...
No bike ride in this week. The weather was a little too unpredictable for me, although tonight has turned out rather pleasant. I did however come home to some HAPPY MAIL on Friday!
I completed my first successful Swap-Bot swap. It was a Tote and a Note swap, and my tote came all the way from the UK! The card I got in the mail was from a TOPS friend, she's a sweet lady and it made me smile to know that she was thinking about me.
On a Debbie Downer note, I think my partner for a blog swap that I signed up for flaked out. :( I haven't heard from her or gotten a package (it was supposed to be sent out on the 17th), nor has she updated her blog since she plugged the swap. I know that's the chance you take when you sign up, but I'd like to at least know that my package made it to her safely and that she enjoyed it.
Friday night I babysat for my favorite family for a few hours. This family includes three girls (8, 4, 10 mos) and I have to say that as much as I love them they were a little testy Friday night, particularly the oldest. She seems to be having attitude issues in general, and has been for a while but I hadn't really experienced it until Friday night. Yikes, now I know what mom and dad are talking about! I also haven't really gotten a close relationship with the infant at this point, even though I've babysat with her in the home many, many times...she's usually sleeping. So with that said, she doesn't know me and has crazy stranger anxiety which can make things....interesting. Needless to say Friday night was definitely a more eventful babysitting night but as always, well worth the cash and the opportunity to see my favorite family.
Saturday was spent getting a new hair cut! FINALLY! I've been wanting one for a couple of weeks now, see once my hair gets too long it just get narly and gross looking. In which I tend to just throw it back in a pony tail. Once it hits that point, it's time for a cut. I also made the decision to get my usual summer highlights, although I didn't want to pay for it to be professionally done, so I had my mom do it with a drug store kit (don't panic! she's done it for me before!). As usual, when I go to this particular hair salon, regardless of what I say, they always cut it TOO SHORT (really this is the third time in a row, I need to just stop going there). I'm a creature of habit, I like my hair trimmed, "an inch or two BELOW my shoulders, with a touch up of the long layers and my bangs trimmed to my eyebrows". I don't know if they think I say, "an inch or two ABOVE my shoulders" or they just choose to butcher it, but it's way way too short. My highlights however, came out well. I don't normally dig taking pictures of myself or posting them on my blog, but here you go (and yes they're super small because I'm the most unphotogenic person EVER):
I had my shades on because I was heading out to run, but they do a great job of hiding my dark circles. This is what my hair used to look like (after my last haircut which was probably a good 3-4 mos ago)...
So cross that off the Summer Wish List! Saturday night my favorite guy took me to go see...
Which I've been waiting FOREVER for. I LOVE Cars, it's in my top 3 favorite Pixar movies, and I have the bank checks to prove it!
Anyway, after much deliberation and me constantly saying, "it's not going to rain!!!" we decided to see the flick at the drive-in! I LOVE the drive-in. I love it because it's super cheap ($8 for TWO movies) and the food is amazing, although I didn't have any last night. But seriously, it's the drive-in, what's not to love? Our particular drive-in is one of the few that still have working window speakers. You can choose to use those or turn your car radio on:
We used the radios because SOMEONE was afraid that his battery was going to die from leaving it running so long (this only happens if you have a really old battery...not going to say it's never happened to me, but it's not a big deal if it does - they have jumpers!). One time a couple of summers ago, someone drove off forgetting to put the speaker back and it shattered their window, they're heavy and that is definitely NOT something you want to do.
Fortunately the rain held off and it was a lovely evening. I enjoyed the movie, but I knew I wasn't going to like it as much as the first one, although I will say that I don't think it warrants the bad reviews it's been getting. Unfortunately, Green Lantern was the second movie playing and we chose to not stay for that. I like comic book flicks, but Green Lantern looked lame.
As usual, my Sundays are spent lounging around and
cleaning. Seriously, my apartment is a mess, I'm such a sloppy bum.
All in all, I'd say it was a successful weekend! I crossed a couple of things off of my list and of course...it was enjoyable! Next weekend is a long weekend and as of right now, I have no plans. :( I was hoping for camping, but I don't think that'll be happening so now I'm hoping for fireworks at least! Either way, I am soooooo looking forward to another long weekend.
I hope everyone has as enjoyable of a weekend as I did!