Well hello there, Friday. It’s so nice to see you again. Partly because that means it’s time for another five things Friday post!
This has been an interesting week, mostly because of this:
This week we bought a corvette! Sort of!
It’s a long-ish, mostly boring story. Essentially, C is a car guy and saw this pretty girl pop up on kijiji for a smokin’ deal. So we bought it for the express purpose of tooling around for a while and then selling it again (hopefully for break-even or even a little profit?).
Obviously, our respective middle names are NOT “financial” and “responsibility”. But hey, you gotta live a little, right?
We’re taking her down to Canmore for the long weekend and then saying goodbye next week. Personally, I hate driving so while this car is indeed very nice, I feel no particular preference for it over my ten-year-old Honda Accord, or as it’s affectionately known, “the FUG”.
Eats and treats! Mostly treats! My typical day of eating is pretty boring. I usually eat the exact same thing for breakfast and lunch every day during the week because it’s easier to shop for and prepare the same old same old than to craft multi-step, exotic ingredient, super-food, mason jar salads and artisan sandwiches every evening. Also I think most artisan sandwiches are made with bread, which is pretty high on the lchf no-fly list 😉
Despite this, dinner can throw off my macros, especially if it’s primarily a leaner cut of meat. I tend toward fattier meats, but C likes tenderloin and chicken breasts so compromise happens. Oh how I suffer!
To boost my fat macros, these:
are my go-to solution. My salted chocolate fat bombs are number one in my heart, but I also have a few other recipes for these little gems so I can mix it up like a fancy dessert plate. They’re pretty calorie-dense (as all fats are) and don’t offer too much in the way of micronutrient heft, but as a treat I’d choose these over cookies any day.
Books and audiobooks are constants in my world. I always listen to audiobooks when I run or do strength training, and I always have at least a few ebooks on my phone.
This week I polished off the audiobook version of The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.
It was a nice diversion for running, but I wouldn’t say it rocked my world. I also think that denouements are the laziest way for a writer to wrap up a story. The whole “here’s the story, but wait: here’s the real secret that I played on you, the readers! Ha ha, I fooled you, didn’t I!” I supposed maybe a doctor might have seen it coming, but fooling people without specific professional knowledge is not clever, it’s boring.
Despite what I just said, it was overall an enjoyable book to listen to while running 🙂 Though I enjoyed Big Little Lies (which I read as an ebook) more.
I have a few ebooks on the go right now, but I’ll hold off on my editorializing until I finish them.
I live less than ten minutes from my parents’ house, so I see my mom pretty frequently. But it was still nice to take her out for lunch and then putter around her awakening garden. I am a terrible daughter and neglected to make reservations anywhere, so we went to Earls. However, this worked out for the best for three reasons:
- It wasn’t too busy and we got a nice booth in the lounge right away.
- Most mother’s day brunches are
full of screaming childrencrowded, so this was much more relaxing.
- They not only gave everyone a Ferrero Rocher chocolate when they came in (and/or left), they also gave every mother a free small dessert plate with ice cream, fruit, and a little brownie-thingy.
My mom has a beautiful garden, and over the years she has developed it to the point where it pretty much takes care of itself so she can sit out there and read and just enjoy it. My current “garden” is a dirt pile and at the previous house it consisted of raspberries, rhubarb, and a struggling honey berry bush. Obviously gardening is not genetic. Or it skips a generation. Writing this is reminding me that I should probably go water my house plants…
And exclamation points!!!
But seriously, this week I received a notice from Runkeeper that I had just logged my 100th run!
I don’t keep track of the number of runs (just mileage) so it was a nice surprise to see how far I’ve come since I first started tracking.
In other news, I’m headed off to Canmore for the weekend (in the ‘Vette!). The weather is looking iffy for my long run tomorrow, but I generally prefer cool and overcast to hot, blazing sun so it should be good as long as it doesn’t pour the whole time. Worst case scenario: I’ll call it early and switch my long run to Sunday instead.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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