Primal Day 5

Heather Fail.  I didn’t make a post last night.  The evening just kind of got away from me, all sneaky like.  Next thing I know, Tim’s falling asleep while watching Star Trek TNG, and it’s time to hit the sack.

Breakfast was the usual.  I got kind of lazy and didn’t want to dirty a bowl, so I dropped 2 eggs right into the sautéed spinach, leeks, and onions, and then scrambled them together in the frying pan.  It wasn’t as tasty as doing a real omelette, but it will do in a pinch.

I met a few friends for lunch at Granite City.  Of course they mocked my new healthy habits. I told them that it will be I who has the last laugh, when I’m all toned and healthy, and they are still pasty and pudgy.  Well, I didn’t call them pasty and pudgy, but I should have for making fun of me.  ANYWAY, I got the Bruschetta salad with no bread (the bread is the tastiest part of the salad – thin slices of French bread, spread with butter and toasted cheese.  Sigh).   The salad had greens (of course), olives, feta, onions and chicken.  It was really tasty.  It came with a free soup, which caught me off guard, so I ordered the clam chowder.  It was creamy, rich, and delicious.  I basically just dunked my spoon in and licked it off, I did end up accidentally eating one of the potatoes in it.  Plus, I probably ate a good amount of cornstarch.  But it was soooo tasty.

For a snack, again I had a couple of kiwi (I just remembered that I left one on my desk at work.  Hope it doesn’t get too disgusting over this 3-day weekend…) with macademia nuts.  With not eating a lot of sugar, they seem soooo sweet to me.  They are organic, so they shouldn’t be modified to be sweeter.  Well, I guess they could be bred to be sweeter.  Anyway, I think I’ll stay away from kiwi for now – makes me all phlegmy.

For supper, I basically cleaned out the cupboards and fridge and threw everything into a stew pot – the rest of the arm roast with bone and broth, 1/2 a head of cabbage, some leeks, onions, celery, a can of chicken broth, 2 cans of diced tomatoes, a can of tomato sauce, 4 gloves of crushed garlic, garlic power, a little thyme, a little basil, salt, pepper, and you got yourself a stew!  Tim and I both added a little Tabasco to our bowls, and it was pretty good for a kitchen-remnant stew!

Since it’s Friday night, I did enjoy a glass of wine – Tim picked up a Tempranillo from HyVee.  I restrained myself to one glass.  It was very nice.  It helped calm my mind down before bed-time.

My allergies since Monday had been fantastic – until last night.  My eyes were itchy, I started sneezing a lot, and the roof my mouth got all itchy.  Was it the wine?  All those tomatoes?  I don’t know, but I don’t like it.  I’ll have to see how today goes.  I will probably be drinking more wine (our company party is tonight), and I’ll eat some of the leftover stew.  So maybe I’ll have to see how tomorrow goes instead.

This morning for breakfast I am going to make pancakes with coconut flour.  Tim is going  to get us some bacon and berries from HyVee.  I can’t wait. After that I’ll have to make a trip back to the Farmer’s Market to restock on eggs and grass-fed meat.

I woke up this morning from a fevered dream about shopping at Sephora. I had stopped really quick over my lunch hour, to search for just a few things.  Of course, they didn’t have any of the things I wanted, the store was all disorganized, and the stuff I did find, I kept losing somehow or realized after I had in my hand for awhile that it had already been opened and used.  It was a bad, bad dream.  So I woke up and came out to our frigid living room and wrote a blog post.

So that’s the story for yesterday and a little bit of this morning.  Hopefully I can stay pretty much on the wagon today, despite this party tonight.

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