What a long day at the office today! But it’s over, and now I’m less than 24 hours away from landing in Las Vegas!!!!
Today was made even longer by yet another night of too little sleep. I would be going crazy right now, but I know I can do all the sleeping that my heart desires while I’m on vacation. On the airplane, in my big hotel bed, on a lounge chair by the pool, in my own bed once I’m back… Lots and lots of sleep. Punctuated by lots and lots of fun, of course!
Last night, while I was waiting for Keenan to get home from work, I started cleaning the kitchen. We’ve had a fruit fly problem the last week or so, and I wanted to give them every excuse to leave! I emptied and sanitized the kitchen garbage can, scrubbed the counter, the table, the floors, threw out all our produce that was at all going bad, did all the dishes, and even did some reorganizing. Isn’t my bean shelf lovely?
Here’s the end result of all my crazy cleaning.
The kitchen table tends to get piled high with junk, plus it’s frequently used as counter space while cooking, since we obviously don’t have another option. It’s always such a relief to me to get it cleared off and clean. It actually stresses me out a bit when it gets as messy as it does. Have you ever noticed that you feel more relaxed when your house or certain parts of your house are clean?
While I was cleaning, I came across a jar of coconut oil that I had just used up as body moisturizer a few days prior, and decided that instead of just tossing it in the recycle bin, that I would rather re-purpose it instead.
Since Keenan had broken the Dollar Store wine glass that we had been using as a coin jar, the day before, I decided that this jar would be the perfect replacement. It was INCREDIBLY simple.
How to Make Your Own Coin Jar
1. Wash out your jar, and remove the label.
2. Using a knife (I used a serrated steak knife, which worked, but probably wasn’t ideal), cut a slot in the jar lid that is large enough to allow larger coins to pass through.
4. Enjoy your saved money!
I bet you’re wondering why I showed you such a simple project. Because I was bored. Duh.
Today’s eats were pretty standard with a couple little twists.
I drank a
green purple smoothie on the way to work
Those bars are awesome. Chocolatey goodness, for sho.
Trying to wake up, I made myself a Tazo Zen tea with lemon that I enjoyed at an umbrella table in front of the hospital.
Had to enjoy at least a little bit of the 80 degree sunshine that Seattle got today!
I enjoyed the last of my tempeh bacon on a tempeh BLT on my first break.
During my second break, I had my usual salad.
Romaine, spring mix, chickpeas, tomato, green pepper, and Annie’s Balsamic dressing.
I also tried the Kashi Mayan Harvest Bake during my final break for the evening.
I hadn’t tried it before, and it was actually really good! It also had nine grams of protein, which I loved. So many great ingredients, even kale!
Like Ice Cube said, “Today was a good day”. I was pretty much a little ray of sunshine all day. I was too excited about leaving for vacation tomorrow! I met Keenan at his restaurant when I got off the ferry tonight, and he confessed that he was feeling exactly the same way. We’re both in serious need of this trip, and I’m really looking forward to getting down into the sun and excitement.
Time for me to start packing!!! Uh, yeah, my flight leaves in less than 14 hours and I haven’t even started packing. Better get on that!
Have a great night, and I will most likely get at you from Seatac airport tomorrow afternoon!