A Flat Tire, Two Boxes, And An Election

I think that basically sums up the highlights of my day.

Today was my first Bike To Work Week bike ride. My rear tire seemed a little low when I was getting ready to leave, so I put some air in it, and was on my way. I stopped again along the trail to put more air in, but eventually, the damn thing went completely flat. I ended up walking with my bike the last little bit to work. BAH! One of the guys at work checked it out, determined I had a tear in the inner tube, so I took the wheel down to the bike shop and had them put a new one on ($5 for the tube, $8 in labour! Can you believe that?!). My office mate drove me there, and we grabbed lunch – sandwiches at the grocery store. No pics of that, but I did pick up a new jar of Peanut Butter & Co. Cinnamon Raisin Swirl (and convinced the coworker to try out the Dark Chocolate Dreams).

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Although I didn’t bring lunch to work, I did bring a couple of snacks. Yogurt with frozen raspberries & hemp seeds, and a Coconut Cream Pie Larabar.

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The yogurt combo remains uneaten, in my fridge at home. I did nibble on the Larabar throughout the day at my desk though. The sandwich I had (cappicola and salami on ciabatta – heaven) was stupidly filling. I probably didn’t need the Larabar, but you know…coconut & me. How could I resist?!

My bike ride home was SO MUCH BETTER than to work. It was at least 10 min shorter, and significantly easier. It’s amazing what a properly inflated tire can do for your ride! I’m sure tomorrow will be great 🙂

I dropped my bike off at home, and walked down to my polling station to get my vote on. Proof I completed my civic duty:

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Then it was back home, and off to the grocery store to get some food – my fridge was looking sparse after my absence this weekend.

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How cute are these little acorn squash? Perfect for a single gal – and only $0.59/lb!

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I also mentioned I had a couple of packages waiting for me on my doorstep when I got home. Let’s check them out – contents of package number 1:

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Uh…plain white mystery package? It’s a sample that a survey company sent me, to try out some product for them, and report back. What was inside, you may ask?

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Whoppers! Yum! Free chocolate – how can you go wrong? 😀 Don’t worry, I didn’t devour the whole bag, although it was tempting.

Then I dug into my second package.

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It was my prize from the Kingslake & Crane giveaway that Sarah from Mom On The Run was hosting. Holy granola batman! I didn’t realize I was going to get all those sampler packs – how awesome! I’m set for all my granola needs for awhile now 🙂

So eventually, my hunger returned, and I made myself a light dinner.

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Spring mix/romaine lettuce with strawberries, goat cheese, walnuts, and cranberry peppercorn vinaigrette.

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Toast with smashed up avocado and Laughing Cow.

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Dinner totally hit the spot, especially the toast with the avocado & Laughing Cow. I think it’s better than garlic bread – and that’s saying something!

Now I’m sitting here, watching the election results (as I have been all night), thinking about how I should do the dishes piled up in my sink. Or perhaps I should just hit the sack, so I have some energy to bike in the morning. I must say, my legs don’t really want to get going first thing in the morning! I’m so not a morning person. Either way, it’s time for me to end this. I hope you all had a good Tuesday – “see ya” in the morning 😉

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7 Comments on “A Flat Tire, Two Boxes, And An Election”

  1. May 13, 2009 at 5:45 am #

    I am so jealous of your granola prize! Let us know how they are and your favorite flavor. Aren’t you loving this TSL challenge?! I am really learning new ways to be simple and green in my life.

  2. May 13, 2009 at 6:59 am #

    Awww sorry to hear about the flat! GRANOLA!! That’s an awesome package!

    Laughing Cow is good with everything – I’m just convinced of it!

  3. May 13, 2009 at 7:05 am #

    WOW! I think you hit the mother load on that one!!! Enjoy the granola! 🙂

  4. May 13, 2009 at 8:07 am #

    Great packages and great salad!!! I bet they made your day!

    Sorry to hear about the bike tire, but at least it’s fixed now, right? 😉

  5. May 13, 2009 at 10:57 am #

    Why does your food always have to look so damn amazing?!

  6. broccolihut
    May 13, 2009 at 9:43 pm #

    Can’t wait to see what you do with those petite squash!

  7. Tra
    May 14, 2009 at 1:14 pm #

    i love that lara bar! i microwaved it once too and it was delish!

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