Thursday, July 10, 2008

Well, it's almost Friday! Woo-hoo! This is the first 5 day week I've worked in months and it will be the last 5 day week that I work until the end of August. I know, life's rough. Haha. I know I'm lucky to have a job where I get every other Friday off. Tomorrow Stephen's 14 year old brother Tyler is coming to see us!! Stephen and I are both so excited to see him and hang out with him! He's such a cool kid. I love him. Honestly, he's one of my favorite people just because he's laid back and friendly and just an all-around awesome kid to hang out with. We're headed to the beach tomorrow evening once Tyler gets here and we'll be there until Monday. Then Tuesday and Wednesday we've got tours of the US Capitol, Washington Monument, Mount Vernon (George Washington's house), and the White House planned. I'm really excited about the White House tour!! The tickets are very hard to get but Stephen used his connections with a US Senator to score us a tour. Stephen and I neither one have gone a White House tour so it'll be something new to us as well. And then Thursday Stephen and Tyler will go to Canada and I'll have 6 days to myself (well, I'll have to work some of those days)!!

I have to give myself a huge pat on the back...this morning I stopped in at Starbucks to get a skinny vanilla latte (Stephen won a Starbucks gift card at work and since he doesn't drink coffee, he gave it to me!!). There were all these pastries and donuts sitting in the case and they looked so yummy...I really wanted to get one. But I kept reminding myself about the oatmeal I had packed to eat and it wasn't easy but I resisted the temptation of the Starbucks pastries!! Yeah!! Go me!!

Today's Plan:
Activity: Run at lunch
Breakfast: Oatmeal with banana, cinnamon, flax seed, brown sugar, and peanut butter
Snack: Mango with strawberries and blueberries, maybe a Clif Z bar?
Lunch: Leftover ham risotto with snap peas
Dinner: 1/2 pork chop, 1/2 steak, green beans (we're trying to use up all the meat in the freezer before we're gone on vacation and we've got only one pork chop left so we'll BBQ the remaining pork chop and 1 of our steaks and then split both between us)


Sparky said...

Holy man! You are a strong woman going with the oatmeal over delicious pastry!

the veggie paparazzo said...

Yay for resisting the pastries! All the sugar from the pastries added to the coffee wouldn't leave you feeling very good if you're like me, so the oatmeal was (of course) a great choice! Have a fun weekend at the beach--I'm envious.

Bi0nicw0man said...

Starbucks pastries are never as good as they good job girl!!

I'm jealous of the free Starbucks card. I would live there every day. haha.

Your tour of the White House would be sooo cool. Have a blast being touristy with the kid!

Jenn said...

Good job skipping the pastries.

I wish I had every other Friday off!! I'd save $15 every time I didn't have to drive to work...

Have fun with Tyler!

Sara said...

wow that is strength. The starbucks by me has pumpkin scones year round so I avoid it like the plague!

Jen said...

Oh that's so exciting! I love when people come to visit!! I get along with my brother in law FAIRLY well...however, after a few days he wears on me...Tyler sounds like a lot of fun!!!

You are so awesome for passing up the pastries...I have to tear my eyes away from the display otherwise I will order (and eat) EVERYTHING!