there is going to be a whole lot of lifecasting this weekend here on the blog. hope you guys don’t mind— i am sure i will blog about something useful again sometime soon.
today was a busy saturday! i am just now opening my laptop for the first time all day and it is almost 10 PM. i like that. i think the laptop should be put away more often. too many hours are spent online in this house and i am making a conscious effort to minimize that business.
i woke up and DIDN’T do insanity! it was our day off. hooray for making it one full week!
i started my day with a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel thin + PB&Co cinnamon raisin swirl peanut butter. i won katie’s PB&Co giveaway awhile back and am fully stocked with SIX jars of PB&Co peanut butter.
marshall cracked open this gem the other day and i think mighty maple has some competition.
it is amazing. side note: remember when i hated raisins for the first 27 years of my life? glad that’s over with.
i kept breakfast light because i went to bikram yoga with a V.I.P.—momma b! it was her first time doing bikram (or doing any yoga at a studio for that matter) and guess what? she LOVED it! i am so glad. i knew she would!!
it was a great class and we spent the drive home talking about all the positive energy that was in the room and how yoga really does have healing powers. do i sound like a crazy, spiritual person yet? i am sure it will get worse.. i am loving bikram more and more each time i go.
if you want to see a horrible photo of me post-bikram, click on over to momma b’s photo-of-the-day blog.
i got home and was hungry, but nothing sounded good. i kind of feel like that after sweating profusely for 90 minutes. hungry.. but not in the mood to eat. it’s a weird sensation. i decided to blend up a protein smoothie.
did i mention it was a blizzard today? yes. a blizzard on april 9th. the perfect time for an ice cold smoothie.
in the mix:
- 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- splash of POM wonderful pomegranate juice
- 1 serving tera’s whey cranberry pomegranate protein powder
- 3 frozen strawberries
- half of a banana
- sprinkle of both xanthan gum & guar gum
i made a last minute decision to sprinkle on some love crunch granola because granola makes everything better. i am sure you could sprinkle this stuff on a shoe and it would taste great.
hot cocoa it was not. but i do love this long spoon!
from 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM i cleaned. my. heart. out. scrubbed the cupboards, organized the pantry, mopped the floors, dusted the furniture, cleaned the range.. you get the point. four and a half hours later and i hadn’t even started on the bedrooms or bathrooms. eesh. but i LOVE a clean kitchen and an organized pantry.
lovely. for now, at least.
while i was mopping my floors i thought about celebrities and wondered which ones clean their houses and which ones have someone hired to do it for them. and then i wondered when the last time the celebrities who DON’T clean their houses actually did any type of house cleaning. i also wondered if, during the last time they cleaned their house on their own, they knew it would be the last time they did any floor mopping or furniture dusting. and then i wondered if they would ever clean their house again. this is what goes through my mind, people. i am a total nut job. i don’t care about the latest sex scandal or who got busted with cocaine. i care about who cleans their own toilets.
okay, moving on, sorry about that.
i had to stop cleaning because i was heading down south to american fork to meet some very special people for dinner!
the bills!! oh, by the way, that is my sister. her last name is bills. make sense? and that is her husband, eric, and my three nieces: kaylee, lucy and sofi. i really like how they all have an “eee” sound at the end of their names but each name achieves that sound with a different spelling. again—these are the things i think about. again– i am a total nut job.
the bills are in town from california because eric’s grandma died. it’s a sad story. but it is also a reason for them to suddenly drive to utah which makes me happy because i never see them!
we ate at paradise bakery.
i got a greek salad and a half of a chicken artichoke panini on wheat.
it was good, but not great. i don’t love paradise bakery, but i don’t hate it. ya know? their coffee is good. i snagged one after eating so i could warm up!
family photo ops!
max, lucy + luke~
P.S. marshall is missing because he worked 8 hours in the blizzard today and was sleeping on the couch instead of eating dinner with us. but my nieces called him and took turns talking to him about very serious stuff, i am sure.
(most of) my nieces and nephews.. izzy, greyson and jake are the only ones missing!
i love these little ladies!
it was great to see them, if only briefly.
well, i have some black bananas to deal with. hopefully some protein banana muffins will be on the blog in the very near future.
enjoy your sunday!
1. do you have any siblings? how about nephews or nieces? how many? i have three siblings: two sisters and a brother. they are all older. marisa is the oldest and has her 3 girls. suni comes next and has 4 boys. my brother, doug, has one of each: izzy and greyson. me and marshall have two furry kids: penny and randy. that’s all we will have for awhile!
2. if there is one chore you could have done for you for the rest of your life, what would it be? me=FOLDING LAUNDRY. i hate it! there is currently a whole room full of clean clothes just waiting for someone to fold them.. i nominate marshall.
xo. janetha g.