1. I’ve been a busy non blogger this week, mostly because I was getting ready to come here:
2. At work I tend to talk to a lot of the support guys. They are closest to me and they are typically the most interested. But with that said, it’s also their fault I ran across this right before we left for our trip: 5 Scientific Reasons a Zombie Apocalypse Could Actually Happen
3. On Tuesday, when we get back from our trip, I’m getting a lot smarter.
4. This weekend we will be reliving some of this:
5. In case you aren’t jealous enough, the trip started with this:
That’s a Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcake, aka Nutella!
It’s amazing how something so small and seemingly insignificant can make such a big impact. For reasons I don’t want to get into here, I was an emotional mess last night. The kind of mess that leads to sobbing on your husband’s shoulder so much that you wake up the next day, your eyes still exhausted, your eye lids heavy and this need to just climb back into bed and never get out.
I wasn’t very enthused about work, or the day ahead. I wasn’t wanting to be really friendly or productive. A headache has lingered all day, and it’s caused my eye to hurt. The list of negativity pretty much continues much like that.
Then, around lunch time my day changed. I got an email from someone with a unique and gracious offer, one that made me think that what I do isn’t a total waste of time. It cheered me up and lifted my spirits a notch, simply because someone noticed me.
Then, as I was sort of dreading making it through a lunch hour with just my own thoughts, a friend from over the cubicle wall goes “Hey, we’re going to lunch today, want to go?”
Small miracles, seemingly inconsequential and insignificant can do a lot for a person. Today was one of those days I was especially thankful for them.
What small miracles did you experience today? What are you thankful for?
Five Things Friday:
1.This is old but has been making the rounds on the internet. I think most women who have ever struggled with weight and working out can relate to this and find it motivating.
2. On a pretty regular basis I get views from Canada, United Kingdom, Australia & Italy. Often enough that I assume they are repeat readers. Not gonna lie, I would LOVE to know who you are! Leave me a comment and talk to me!
3. A bitter sweet love story in pictures. Warning this gallery will make you cry but in an awesome way.
Top Ten Favorite Internet Videos
(aka, this one is for you James)
You can ask my brother in law Stephen and he would tell you that typically, whenever mention of “check this out on youtube” is said, I get sort of disdainful. For the most part I have very little patience for watching clips. But, there are a few that crack me up. (Honestly, just be impressed if I can come up with 10 without 5 of them being Rhett and Link)
- Charlie the Unicorn
Want to know what is better than watching Charlie the Unicorn? Having your adorable nieces and nephews quote it
- The End of the World (beware of language)
If I ever type “ok so” in my head I’m pronouncing it like from the video.
- Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur’s Inspirational Transformation
Want to see me cry like a little girl? Watch me watch this video. It’s amazing
- Fast Food Folk Song by Rhett and Link
This is probably my favorite Rhett and Link video, after all the Taco Bell employee actually gets their whole order right. Plus, who knew you could actually spend THAT MUCH at Taco Bell?
- Suicide Cat Runs Into a Wall
Shortest and still one of the funniest videos on the net
- Epic Rap Battles (Another language warning)
These guys are weird and entertaining all at the same time
- Edward & Bella A Bad Lip Reading
Bad lip reading of a bad movie? Yes please!
- Call Me Maybe 2012 USA Olympic Swim Team
Perhaps it’s just me, but they make that song enjoyable
- Bizkit the Sleepwalking, Barking Dog
Why are animals so funny?
- Fast Food Lasagna – Epic Meal Time
Disgusting looking as crap but amazing what these people think of (and then actually PUT in their bodies)
As I previously have stated, Joseph and I have been taking turns cooking. Tonight was his night and he had grand plans for his dinner including home made chicken nuggets. Typical chicken nuggets are fried in oil and covered in flour. While, I’m not against the deliciousness of those options they aren’t necessarily the healthy we are going for. I mean, flour goes in all sorts of delicious things but cavemen didn’t eat it.
Instead, Joseph made a few swaps to make them align a little better with how we eat that turned it into a pretty tasty nugget.
And by pretty tasty, I mean they were FAB-U-LOUS!
We mixed up a little dijon mustard and honey to dip them in and they were a match made in heaven.
Primal Chicken Nuggets
1/2 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
1 cup Pork Rinds crunched into crumbs
Salt & Pepper
Pre-heat the oven 350
Chop chicken into bite sized nuggets
Whisked the egg in a bowl
In a separate bowl mix together seasoning and pork rinds
Form an assembly line of chicken, whisked egg, pork rinds and sprayed baking sheet
Dip chicken into egg white then pork rinds then place on sprayed sheet
Bake for 30 minutes, flipping half way through.
That title is such a lie. I’m not menu planning today. On the contrary, I already know what I’m having all week and it’s going to be glorious. But, let’s pretend I’m only just now considering what would be delicious for dinner. It’s rainy and starting to get chilly (you know, not in the 80’s constantly) so I know I want something warm and comforting this week. I also know I want to let Joseph cook some more. Hmmm, what should we have?
Totally Primal Chili (me)
Taco Spaghetti Squash Casserole with a side Salad (me)
Primal Chicken Nuggets with Sauteed Onions & Bell Peppers on the side and a Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce (Joseph)
Basil & Artichoke Heart Chicken Bake with Caesar Salad (me)
Bacon Wrapped Sirloin over a Fried Egg with sliced Pepper Jack Cheese & a side Salad (Joseph)
Breakfast will be composed of Oven Baked Bacon, or Chocolate Coconut Smoothies, or Deviled Eggs (if I get around to making them)
Snack Options will be Bananas, Cheese Sticks, Tossed Salads
Dessert Options: Dark Caramel Sea Salt Chocolate, Candy Corn Oreos (in moderation, of course)
So, what’s on the menu in your household for this week?