I can’t believe it, but this is my first post in over two weeks. Where did the time go?
Over the past few weeks, I have been really out of touch with the blogging community. It has been entirely out of choice. I had gotten to the point where I was just tired of blogging and I felt like maybe I was posting for the wrong reasons (like gaining readership). So I decided to take a break.
I still read a few of the blogs that I keep up with, but I haven’t commented on them in a while. Honestly, there were some comments to the last post that I didn’t even approve until today. If you made a comment to my last post and I didn’t respond, I am sorry. I promise to be better. :)
The past few weeks have been nice without the pressure of blogging. I actually spent time with my husband (I admit that I neglect him occasionally) and I ate and cooked without the pressure of what the blogging community would think. I am such a people pleaser. But over the past few days, I realize that I kind of miss blogging. I like having this as an “outlet” and like that it is something just for me. So here I am!
I will catch you up briefly with my life over the past two weeks.
I became addicted to my iPhone.
And isn’t it sad that my iPhone actually takes better pictures than my regular camera? Maybe Santa will be good to me this year . . .
My husband and I went back to Farm Burger. Mmm, best burgers I have ever had!
We also had a date night at Seasons 52, one of my favorite restaurants. I was anxious to try the Fall menu and it did not disappoint!
During the course of this meal, I realized I do NOT like beets. Not at all. My grandmother claims I liked them as a child, but maybe I just ate them under duress? ;)
I did clean my plate when it came to the Pumpkin Pie for dessert. So delicious!
I tried brussel sprouts. No, I did not like those either. I didn’t bother to take a picture of those because they were kind of forgettable. Maybe it was because the brussel sprouts were frozen. Maybe I would like them if they had a different variety of spices? I am not anxious to try them again.
I also made a Pumpkin Cheesecake!
You can find the recipe here. I did not do anything to modify it and it came out beautifully. The only thing I did differently was that I left out the pecan streusel topping. I may have to try that next time. It was still delicious though. And it was so much better the next day!
I got too many migraines and had a wonderful companion to make me feel better.
My husband was an okay caregiver too. :)
I tried Honeycrisp apples for the first time.
These were so delicious! I think these are my new go-to apple. Love the flavor!
I realized I like peanut butter better than almond butter.
Blasphemous, I know since almond butter is all the rage. But there is just something comforting about the taste of peanut butter.
Love, love, love this cereal. For my mix, I chose cinnamon granola, organic good morning flakes, sliced almonds, raisins, and dried pineapple. It was so yummy and it’s also gluten free!
I also tried a new strength training workout. Thanks to Comcast On Demand, I was able to try Jackie Warner’s total body circuit workout.
Oh. My. God. This workout was 45 minutes and worked EVERY single muscle. Seriously, she had section for quads and hamstrings and she even had three different sections for abs (upper abs, lower abs, and obliques). I did this workout last week and I was sore the entire week. So sore that I couldn’t do another strength training workout. I did this again on Monday. I didn’t get quite as sore as last week, but my biceps and triceps are still sore today. I am going to do this workout yet again today and I hope I will get stronger as time progresses.
I believe I like Jackie Warner a lot better than Jillian Michaels. Jackie isn’t as annoying or drill sargent like, but she gets the job done. And I love that she works every single muscle so thoroughly. There were times with 30 day shred that I didn’t feel like I was working all of my muscles.
So I guess I have done a lot and eaten a lot over the past few weeks. I was happy for the break, but now I am anxious to get back to a routine of blogging again.