Baking · Cooking · Lunch

The week so far…

Is this a long week for anyone else or is it just me? Just wondering.

So. On Tuesday I had lunch with my friend Nichole and she recapped her most recent success running the Philadelphia Marathon the weekend before Thanksgiving. I had butternut squash soup and a piece of Arnold’s double protein bread while we talked about running. I love my running geek friends. (Does that sound mean? Just that some of us are running geeks, that’s all. It is a term of endearment.) My running friends inspire me to keep reaching for my next goal (a marathon!!) and there is nothing better than friends that inspire you to keep going.

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As I left work and headed to the gym the other day, I caught the most beautiful sunset. I am so glad that I thought to snap a photo of it:

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Isn’t that sort of amazing?

Today I had a 15 hour day. I left the house, went to work and did not get home until after 8:30 tonight. When I got home I dropped my bags and went right into the kitchen. I whipped up a batch of whole wheat, chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. While I waited for the cookies to bake, I chopped up scallions and celery and made a homemade chicken salad. I added about 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise and 1 1/2 tablespoons of whole grain mustard. Then I added the scallions and celery and then I added a small handful of dried cranberries. It made a pretty salad, and I had a bite of it and it was tasty too.

The kitchen looked interesting tonight:

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I thought the chicken salad looked good and I almost got excited for tomorrow’s lunch:

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Anyhow. That’s about all I’ve got because I am out of gas. I need to pack an overnight bag, get things ready for tomorrow and hopefully go to bed before 11 o’clock tonight. See y’all tomorrow – have a great rest of your evening. Congrats in surviving hump day – maybe tomorrow will be a better day!

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