Superstitious? Maybe

I know I said earlier that I wasn’t superstitious, but I dunno – I’m starting to think some of the events from today were totally related to it being Friday the 13th!

After my meeting with my group, I made my way home. I stopped off at one place I wanted to put my resume in, but they wouldn’t take it! They told me they don’t take resumes to keep on file, and that I can only apply to jobs listed on their website. What if people don’t have computers, how do they apply? I was a little miffed, but hopped back on the bus to go home. I got the train, knowing I would make my second bus with enough time. Except when I got off the train, I watched my bus pull away from the station EARLY. Are they even allowed to do that?! ARGH. And that bus only comes every 30 min, so I ended up calling my mom to come get me. Not impressed.

Backtracking a bit – I tried out the Tropical Fruit Larabar. Me likey! It was very reminiscent of a pina colada, with the pineapple and coconut. They could probably lose the little bit of orange flavour in there, but I would totally buy it again. I think it’s definitely one of those love/hate flavours though. No “sort of” liking this one.

Once I was home, I set out making lunch. It was such a chilly, windy day that I knew soup needed to be on the menu.

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Luckily there was still some avgolemono soup left in the fridge. There was also some leftover orzo in there, so I added it to the bottom of the bowl, topped it with soup, and heated it up. Plus a little sprinkle of dill for that pop of colour.

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On the side I had the usual veggies – cucumber and carrot.

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With some Sabra Roasted Pine Nut Hummus for dipping.

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It turned out to be a warming, filling meal.

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I considered a nap, or going to the gym, but instead just chilled with some reading. And a little sweet treat – medjool date with peanut butter a few chocolate chips.

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I definitely had a second one of those.

Usually Friday night is take out night around here for dinner, but mom wasn’t feeling well, and decided to make oatmeal for dinner. Now, we all know I have nothing against a good bowl of oats, but I just wasn’t feeling breakfast food for dinner tonight. And since my lunch was pretty late, I just wasn’t hungry for dinner. I figured it was a good time to go to the gym.

Too bad I never even set foot in the building. I drive down there, and when I pull up there is a fire truck and 3 police cars, lights flashing. So I get out of my warm car, walked in the frigid temperatures up to the policemen, and ask if I’ll be able to get into the gym. He says they are just clearing the building right now from a gas leak. I figure okay, well, I’ll hang around, hoping it won’t take too long. I wander into the grocery store next door to keep warm and entertain myself. Probably 15 min later, I go back out, and all the emergency vehicles are gone. So I wander up to the front door, and there is a sign on there that “due to a heating equipment malfunction, the gym will be closed until further notice”. Damnit!

Dejected, I make my way back home. I contemplate doing a workout DVD, but all of the TV’s with DVD players are being watched. Grrr. Must be a sign to just make dinner.

I knew there was a piece of butternut squash in the fridge, so I planned to roast it. Too bad it was moldy. See what I mean about this Friday the 13th business?

Eventually I came up with an acceptable substitute, which turned into a full meal.

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I still got in my beta-carotene with a sweet potato. I sliced it up and threw it in the oven until I got bored waiting. Plus a little ketchup on the side for dipping.

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I also cooked up a salmon burger, and topped it with some smashed avocado.

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And made a small side caesar salad.

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Looks pretty good to me. Take that Friday the 13th! HA!

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After some digesting, I played my older sister card, and kicked my sister off the TV downstairs so I could get at least a little activity in today.

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Today I went with Bob and The Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga. I did the recommended first session, which works out to about 35 min from warm up through cool down. It was pretty good. Now, I don’t know that Bob has the best yoga voice, but I enjoyed the video, and was definitely feeling it afterwards. Good thing too, since it looks like my newly acquired DVD’s will be my go-to source of activity until the gym is open again.

And I think that about wraps up my evening. Hopefully you all had better luck today than I did. I’m off to get my beauty rest. Night!

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7 Comments on “Superstitious? Maybe”

  1. Nicole
    November 14, 2009 at 4:25 am #

    I say I’m not superstitious either, but I couldn’t help but wonder if everyone was acting extra crazy because it was Friday the 13th. When I was driving, I swear, like 12 people walked right out in front of my car!

  2. lessonstolearn
    November 14, 2009 at 5:36 am #

    The good thing about Friday the 13th is that is only lasts a day! I hope Saturday is a better one. I love those salmon burger…always have them in my freezer!

  3. November 14, 2009 at 5:52 am #

    I always think that OTHERS believing in Friday the 13th is what makes it dangerous… everyone’s looking for a black cat over their shoulder while running in front of a moving train. Good for you for working out anyway!

  4. November 14, 2009 at 2:37 pm #

    I’m nervous to try that Lara because I really think I would HATE it. However, I do like pina coladas 😀

    Sorry to hear about the crazy Friday the 13th!!

  5. November 14, 2009 at 6:18 pm #

    Public transit can really suck on the dependability front!! When I lived in South Oak Bay the bus would only run once every hour. And sometimes it wouldn’t come at all!!!

    I took a lot of taxis as a result! 

  6. November 15, 2009 at 6:43 am #

    The stars certainly weren’t in alignment for you today, were they/

    PS…my hubby wants to know if you can sneak him in to the gold medal hockey game. He’s claiming to be small enough to fit in your pocket….. He even said he promises not to trash talk the Canucks! 😉

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