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How pleasant to have a day off work and have the weather be amazingly gorgeous. I went out to the farmers market this morning, bought a butternut squash and some other cute little squash (I can’t remember the name of it, but take my word for it, it’s cute!). I also bought a bunch of kale to use in my minestrone tomorrow. Whatever’s left over, I’ll bake as kale chips. Think I’ll flavor them with some garlic this time. There were really a lot of people at the farmers market for an October Saturday. Of course, the weather might have had a little to do with that.
I wanted to go out for a drive and take some pictures, but I just didn’t feel up to it. I’m still feeling kind of sick to my stomach and tired. So I decided to just kind of take it easy today. I went through my coupon files and got rid of all of the expired coupons and cut out the coupons from the flyers that were kind of piling up. I gathered a bunch to take to work to share with my co-workers. There are so many coupons that I have no use for, but I hate to just throw them away. So sharing them with the people I work with is my answer to that.
I hate to admit this, but I did no exercising today other than the walking around at the farmers market, and that was more of a stroll. Well, I say no exercise, but I guess I can count the range of motion exercises and stretching as something.
My eating was, once again, just okay. Not enough veggies and only two fruits for the day. I’ve got to make that minestrone tomorrow to up my intake of veggies. If I can find the link to the recipe (I’m pretty sure I found it on SparkPeople.com), I’ll try to post it tomorrow. If you like the minestrone at Olive Garden, you’d like this recipe.
I’m going to have to go in to work for a little while tomorrow morning to do payroll (yeah, I guess that’s somewhat important) and exercise my creative abilities (ahem) in putting together an ad board and then send a picture of it to the district manager. I also need to make sure they do a good job with the ad set. All in all, I’m hoping to finish in 3 hours or so and then get out of there and enjoy the rest of my weekend off. Who knows, maybe tomorrow I’ll feel like taking some pictures.
I wanted to share this picture of a pumpkin that our floral designer created as a way to honor breast cancer survivors (and those, like my mom, who lost the battle). My mom is never far from my thoughts.
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