Monday, May 16, 2011

Back to Us

It seems like it takes just about nothing to get me behind. Trying to juggle any errands during the week is fairly laughable, because when I do I'm barely able to fit in making dinner, lunches, and laundry. Remember when I had all the laundry done and folded two weeks ago? Well we're back to a full basket of clean clothes just dying to be put away.

The last time I wrote about how behind I was, was coincidentally also I introduced one of my worst habits for Eat.Live.Be. - failing to take care of myself. This week we're talking about how we're doing at breaking that habit. And unfortunately, it's been hit or miss.

I took a full 2 weeks off running to let my body rest and recuperate. I could probably have started up again last Wednesday, but wanted to give myself a couple extra days - just in case. I've been amazing at drinking loads of liquids. And then Friday came. And I started running again (that's okay - I was definitely healthy enough to get back into it), and my drinking dropped off again (not so good) and I spent all weekend running around like a crazy woman and staying out WAY past my bedtime (also not so good.)

BUT I try not to beat myself up about the whole ordeal, even though it set me back in a lot of ways. See, Thursday is Prez's birthday. And our friends came down from LA and SF to celebrate. So I was spending time with the girls. Heading to Temecula for wine tasting, eating amazing dinners every night, staying up late and talking, getting up early and heading to breakfasts. By 4pm on Sunday I was spent, but I always have next weekend to catch up, right? Assuming I can get there.

Between a busy week and an insane weekend, I feel like I didn't get to see Thatboy much at all. (It's a good thing we live together or he might have completely forgotten about me). So last night I carved out some husband/wife time. He poured some of the wine I brought home from Temecula and I poured myself a glass of green apple soda. I made a special homey dinner for the two of us, complete with chocolate cake and ice cream for dessert. Thatboy loves pot pie, and I've figured out a way to make it in the perfect size for the two of, so there aren't a ton of leftovers. Sure the laundry didn't get done. And yes, I probably could have used that time to take a nap, but sometimes it's good to just connect.

Steak Pot Pie - for Two
2 slices bacon
1/2 onion, chopped
1/2 lb sirloin steak, cooked and chopped
3/4 cup gravy
2 carrots, blanched, and slice
1 russet potato, peeled, chopped, and boiled
cinnamon, salt, and pepper
pie dough

  1. Preheat oven to 425. Cook and drain the bacon on paper towels.
  2. Add the onion to the bacon fat and cook until translucent.
  3. Add the beef, gravy, carrots, potatoes. Season with a sprinkle of cinnamon, salt, and pepper.
  4. Pour mixture into a 1 qt. casserole dish. Roll out the pie dough to fit over the meat mixture. Crimp the edges and cut a couple vents into the middle. Bake 20 minutes.

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  1. Time to recoop and get back to what you love to do and have time for yourself sounds good to me.

  2. Laundry can always wait, I say. Good for you for spoiling your husband a bit (and for sharing your wine, giving up alcohol sounds like one of the more negative parts of pregnancy)!

  3. This sounds really good to me. It looks delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...MAry

  4. Aww husband/wife time sounds like exactly what you guys needed! (Especially if it involved pot pie and chocolate. Two of life's greatest pleasures.)

  5. Love your carved out wife/hubby time. I am sure with a beef potpie and cake you have totally made him fall in love all over.

  6. May has been an insanely busy month for us right now, too. I am really looking forward to hopefully having one night next week of husband/wife time myself.