I was up early & set out a schedule for the day. First up was taking the kiddos to karate practice. I got in a quick workout while they learned "blocks". They are total newbies, & hilarious at practice.
After karate, I splurged on hot chocolate (it was 20 degrees outside!) for the kiddos & used a gift card at Starbucks, then we picked up a few groceries at two different places (Fred Meyer & Trader Joes). We also hit up the used book store (I've learned my lesson from selling on Amazon!) & I made $13 on a few books. My first snowball of the year! This will go toward my trip for my sister's 40th birthday. Win! I also finally bought something for my son that I promised way back at Christmas time. One of his most requested gifts was a sock puppet craft kit. Of course, on Christmas Day, all four of the boys wanted to make a puppet, & he graciously shared. Well, semi-graciously? As graciously as you might expect a five year old to share. :-) I promised to buy him another sock puppet kit, as he wanted two of his own to play with.
Once we got home, I made lunches for everyone & started on my work. I made:
- Chicken & Black Bean Taquitos (my favorite weekend lunch)
- Italian Baked Chicken Pastina (x2)
- Fiesta Casserole (x2)
- Taco meat (x3)
- Spaghetti sauce (x3)
- English muffin bread
I ran a race in the afternoon (25 degrees, but clear!) & had a great time. My goal was to finish in under an hour (on a very tight, hard-to-pass, windy & uphill 5 mile trail) & came in at 54:00 exactly! Yes!
There were definitely things that didn't go exactly my way today - we went over budget as a result of stocking up for a cooking day, M also made all of his grilled chicken for the month & we ran out of propane (and, propane is expensive!), my English muffin bread never rose (but tastes great!) & so on. But, I took Carla's fantastic advice today & made myself happy. And, it worked!
I had a glass of wine with dinner, & I'm enjoying my evening.
Bonus - I cleaned out my junk drawer! :-)
I'm off for a snuggle party with my boys! :-)
Hope you also had a fantastic & productive Saturday!