so i was going to blog yesterday but too much of nothing happened…and you know how when you are really busy you seem to get more stuff done, but when you do nothing and have tons of free time nothing seems to get done? the latter was me yesterday. we were supposed to serve dinner at the union gospel mission and go out to a birthday dinner with friends, but due to inclement weather we just stayed in and i got nothing done. well not nothing. we watched cocoon, dirty dancing, the wedding date, and knight and day. okay judge judy, we did not watch all of each of these! but most. let’s be honest. most. i had never seen coccon…it was hilarious to me. old people and aliens. nothing better.
okay so the last two days of detox have been really good. today i had to work an extra long day at work (11.5 hours!) and i was expecting to feel pretty exhausted…but guess what? i felt really good all day! i couldn’t believe how good i felt, and then i realized that it has been 6 days of no caffeine (even now i can’t believe i can say 6 days! spoken like a true addict i guess..). i think that has really made a difference. that and no sugar. i am not having the caffeine and sugar highs, but also not suffering those crashes either. i think that helped me tremendously today. so i have decided to continue to go without diet coke for lent too. i mean i do work at a catholic preschool after all so that means no diet coke until easter! God willing….
also, i am getting more and more used to the taste of these detox shakes. thank God! thursday is my last day of this, and i know i can do it!
last night paul and i made an amazing salad. here’s the link. it was so so good. we, of course, tweaked it a little bit and that will, of course, be going on my food blog, but this link has the original. seriously, this is a great alternative to coleslaw or similar salads, but without all the heavy dressings. i also whipped together some AMAZING pancakes. i don’t think i can eat them any other way now! oatmeal flour, vanilla, cinnamon, and coconut oil…oh man….i’ll post that sometime here too. and real maple syrup? umm. where have you been all my life??! aunt jemima has been lying to me…
school was fun today, too. i worked up stairs in the “tweety bird” room (ages 3-4). they are so cute. it was fun to see them play and interact with each other. i think little girls playing ‘mom’ is so funny. one little girl (3.5 yrs old) yelling across the room to her “daughter”: “Oh honey bunny, sweetie pie! mama needs to talk to you!” it was precious and hilarious.
here’s a pick from one of my 1st graders as well, just in case we needed a reminder of the importance of dogs in our lives.