Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Scary trip to the gym....

After my session with the trainer (an awesome free one from the gym!) yesterday, I definitely thought I wouldn't be able to get out of bed this morning. I actually did, and actually went again after work today.

So, I am there on an elliptical-ish (no, not a word) machine in the front row, listening to the radio while I exercise. They always give traffic reports and today they said there was an area blocked off because of a drive by shooting, and they told the exact area. That exact area was the street that runs by my gym.....I look around to see if anyone else is listening to this, and apparently nobody else noticed because they all just kept going. So I just kept going, because I thought, really--if there was a shooting, do I want to go to my car right now? I was a little paranoid the rest of the time though, since I was in the front row right by the parking lot where all the cars go by, so I was planning my route of escape if that same "driver" decided to drive by us. Scary thing to think about when you're working out!

So anyway, I'm okay, we're all okay, nobody was actually hurt in the drive by either. It was right by an elementary school, right after school, so even scarier. What are people thinking?!?

Came home to the boys working on our utility room--we have a pretty new floor and bathroom vanity!! I will post pictures as soon as I can get them. Since I'm not helping out there, I'm "helping" by making dinner for them. I feel like a farmer's wife preparing a hot meal for the men at the end of their work day... last night I made some tostadas with broiled, not fried, tostadas, refried beans, lettuce, cheese, salsa, and sour cream with a corn and black bean side. Yum!! Tonight I made up a mushroom sauce and broiled some pork (only thing on sale...) to put it on top of. Served it with some steamed peas and my favorite Applebee's bread--rosemary ciabatta--toasted with butter. Yummy comfort food, and healthy besides the bread...oops. We are almost out of it, and they no longer have the menu item they used the bread for, so we won't be getting anymore of it...I hoarded a few more pieces in our freezer for some day soon when I'm craving it!

Anyway, if I make that sauce again soon and remember to take a picture before it's all gone, I will post the picture. Nothing too fancy, but it tastes rich and definitely doesn't have anything "rich" in it. I'm thinking that some funfetti cookies sound really good right now....