On Friday night, we had friends over for pizza night that was inspired by Katie’s homemade pizza sauce. I custom ordered 10 whole wheat pizza doughs at a local Italian bakery, that I froze. I made 3 pizzas – cheese pizza for kids; fig, arugula and prosciutto and veggie for adults. It was very good. I had 5 slices (yes!) washed down by a few glasses of wine. Picture forgotten but you got an idea.
Breakfast: 3 boiled eggs and banana (somehow Alex decided I eat food in bite size pieces (?)).
Followed by a hybrid of vanilla chia pudding and overnight oats, with pureed frozen strawberries and honey sauce on top. I also added some bits of coconut manna because I have a hard time using it up. It is so hard and is hard to spread on anything.
Lunch: leftover pizza in a car. Just one slice because I felt stuffed from the night before – wheat is quite heavy, that is why I always say I eat it in moderation and that is why I can eat it.
With a red delicious apple. Conventional fruits with #3 stickers are my sad winter reality. Lack of fresh local fruit is so sad, everything seems to be from Mexico and farther out. Kyle washed fruits with stickers, why not?!
Afternoon: waffle egg and ham sandwich because lunch wasn’t just enough. I was craving grease because the night before I had too much wine, honestly. 3 glasses make me hungover. I’m gonna switch to beer ugh. We had a nice family day out and about.
For dinner we went out to a friend’s birthday party. I had one lettuce wrap, one beer and this amazing salad below.
Late breakfast: Kyle made whole wheat pancakes that I enjoyed with Greek yogurt, honey and cinnamon; and tea.
For lunch were 2 no bake peanut butter bars. Alex was out for hockey for like 5 hours, I was by myself, I didn’t wanna cook. We had a rough weekend re: parenting which I spare the details, so I didn’t feel inspired to cook on Sunday.
For dinner, Alex made venison stew in a slow cooker which was delish. I had 2 servings. I was craving meat.
In between, I had lots of tea, coffee for breakfast and probably more fruit. Oh yes, we had fruit for dessert on Sunday night after dinner and a walk.
Monday morning was gorgeous. I waited for the ice to melt on sidewalks and went for a 7K run. Punch you in the face, La Nina. It was nice to run again and clear my head. All I can say is that we have entered a new stage of parenting with our 10 year old, which consists primarily of mental games now. It is like learning how to care for a newborn baby, now it is about learning how to live with a pre-teen involving lots of emotions etc. I’m sure many of you can relate and I’m open to an advice. Trying to stay strong and not take it to heart (Alex’s advice). Looking forward to the first Stitch & Bitch my dear friend Katie has put on this Friday night. Can’t wait to bitch about life with kids with other moms aka superheroes. The Guinness World Records ain’t got nothing on us!
Yesterday there was grief and tomorrow there is hope, tomorrow anything is possible.
Have a great week!