Sunday, November 28, 2010

Doing weights is not my favourite or my best....

I swim twice a week. It's OK, it does me good. I play sport twice a week. It's fun. Sometimes I run or walk, for extra fitness.

And I do weights twice a week. Fortunately, Rob does them with me. Otherwise it would be even harder to make myself do them Sometimes, we don't start until 10pm at night, but we still do it. We have barbells, dumbells, steps, mats, and about 6 different "Pump"-style dvds that go for an hour. It is good for us, and we are slowly getting stronger. But it is not my favourite or my best.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Like wasabi cheese.

So I've read a few blogs/heard a few people raving about Lindt dark chocolate with seasalt. Of course, it's important to try new products, but I have to say...underwhelmed. I mean yeah it's chocolate, yeah it's salt, but why? It was OK, but naa. It's kinda like the way everyone raved about wasabi cheese 4 years ago. Like it was an amazing new discovery. Same thing. OK, but naa.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sometimes, leftovers just come together. Last night after my swim I had a wrap (or three) with Moroccan cous cous and chickpea salad, fresh coriander, grilled haloumi (I LOVE HALOUMI), lettuce, and some sweet chilli sauce. Yuuuuummm!

The Moroccan salad had cous cous, chickpeas, grilled red capsicum, Masterfoods Moroccan Seasoning, spinach, and coriander (from a squeezy thing). I made it for a salad on Friday, but it's much better in a wrap with cheese and lettuce.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Today Jamie is recovering after a fever last night, thus I am home "caring" for him (go Thomas the Tank Engine!).

I've made and frozen a tandoori-lentil-eggplant curry, and a pumpkin-lentil-balti one. Both tasty and easy to make courtesy of Patak's curry paste. We could eat some tonight, but after I've been surrounded by rich, garlicky curry smells all morning I think I would appreciate it more another time. They freeze well. We'll eat it with brown rice and Mission yoghurt and mint naam bread which is a new favourite. Yuuum.

Days like today are great for me to kind of stop and breathe. This 3 kid full-time work thing is go-go-go - weekdays are packed with work and exercise and driving people and clearing up, weekends are packed with kid's activities such as parties, judo grading, swimming lessons, bqqs, and other social events. I've noticed it's really been taking it's toll lately - I've been both a bit frenzied and fatigued.
Simple things like supermarket shopping, having time to garden, manage the family budget and do laundry are squeezed in. Of course here I have to make the obligatory disclaimer that this is the life I chose and the one that's making me happy, but it is all exhausting. I'm so glad we organised a weekly cleaner recently, even though it doesn't take long it's one less thing hanging over my head every weekend.

The upshot of being busy and trying to fit everything in, is of course, less sleep. Less sleep isn't really working for me either. In the last 7 or so months I've gained 4kg, yeah may not sound like much but it upsets me, particulary when it means needing bigger clothes sizes that i don't have or have any inclination to buy. this in turn has meant short-term attempts at restrictive diets, followed by inevitable pig-outs. Yo-yo, anyone? My mojo of the last year or so has kind of got waylaid.

It all seems to be sorting itself out in my head now - today - that I finally have some spaaaace for an hour or two to do this - to cook, to blog, to contemplate the world. Still tired of course (up with sick toddler) last night, but that's family life.

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Hi. I'm Denny, a 47 year old mother of 3 from Tassie. I run, swim, play basketball and bushwalk. I love woodfired pizza, icecream and chocolate, and I've been a vegetarian for more than 5 years and can't imagine ever "going back".