This woman is an old friend. I emphasized the old because she got year older yesterday.
I have known her for 13 years–back when she wore geeky glasses and spoke softly like a mouse. I have seen her transform over time to this confident and cool chic who commands an army of highly competent people at work.
I am so proud of you, Maggie.
Happy birthday, old friend.
Savanna took me grocery shopping on Sunday. But she didn’t check that CostCo opens at 10 am on Sundays. We got there at 9:15 am, and had to wait outside. Damn kid.
This is the reception area at the SPCA. We went there on Saturday to visit some animals. We may have come home with a new family member.
We regularly play this game called “airplane”. I lay on my back, and lift one of the kids up into the air with just my legs. We always call out “lift off”, then “fly away Savanna/Joshua”. They stay up in the air for a while, then we hit some turbulence, then we call out “may day may day”, then they crash to the ground, and we all giggle.
It was Valentine’s Day on Tuesday. When I got home, Savanna ran to me with a big smile on her face, and gave me a heart sticker. With her sweet little voice, she said, “Mommy, here’s a sticker for you. Happy Valentine’s Day!”
I melted into a puddle.
I told her I would put the sticker on my heart rate monitor, because the monitor knows how fast my heart is beating. She thought it was a good idea. The sticker has stayed on now through 3 workouts and a spin class.
I eat a lot of chicken breasts. It’s lean and healthy. I have tried all different ways of making chicken breast to try and make it tender/juicy. Some methods work better than others.
The only method I haven’t tried is sous vide. I have heard about it and have seen it, but have never tried it myself. I finally broke down and bought an immersion circulator.
The first thing I made was some brined chicken breast. 90 minutes at 140F later, I was blown away by how juicy and tender the chicken was. I am never going back to any other cooking methods when it comes to chicken breasts.
Today is BC’s Family Day. I was very tempted to go to work, as last week’s conference just means a backlog of work sitting on my desk. In the end, I decided to spend the entire day with the kids. Josh and I did a workout together (well, I worked out, he sort of did a few minutes before running off), we went to the theatre and watched a movie, made some homemade food at home, and crammed in some time at the park to ride our skateboards.