The high of my week was spending Tuesday night with Phil. It was a beautiful night so we went for a run and then made dinner, and watched an episode of Anthony Bordain's show, The Layover. Specifically, we watched the Paris episode which has me missing that city even more! My calendar is filling up fast these days so I savor these quiet nights in with Phil.
The low of my week was awkwardness at work. Everything is fine, but suffice it to say that my team/work environment is not exactly ideal/fun. My boss would not be surprised if he read that, by the way. He knows the team environment leaves a bit to be desired.
A book I am reading is Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay. It's a collection of essays about topics such as feminism, politics, and pop culture. I don't agree with some of Gay's opinions but it's been an interesting read.
A recipe I made was Spiralized Mexican Sweet Potato and Chicken Casserole. It was really good but kind of a putzy recipe. I made the sauce and shredded the chicken ahead of time, which helped. I'd recommend the recipe, but I'd suggest using 2-3 10 oz. cans of enchilada sauce instead of making the sauce (unless you've got a lot of time to make the recipe) and sauteing some cut up chicken breasts instead of boiling the chicken and shredding it. That said, it was very good and something we'd make again, and it's great as leftovers!
|Spiralized sweet potatoes|
|All ready to pop into the oven. I forgot to take an "after" photo as we were starving so dug into it right away!|
A podcast episode I loved was the latest Happier podcast with Gretchen Rubin and her sister. I think this was my answer last time I did a TGIF post. I like the format of this podcast - it starts with a small recommendation for how to invite more happiness into your life (this week's advice was to always give warm hellos and goodbyes to everyone in your household), then Gretchen poses a question that is supposed to help you get to know yourself better, they answer a question from a listener and then they share a moment when they either succeeded or failed at bringing more happiness to their lives.
For my workouts, I completed a strength training workout and speedy walk in my neighborhood on Monday, runs on Tuesday and Wednesday, and another strength training workout on Thursday. Today is my rest day and tomorrow I will run 14 miles with my club.
The best money I spent was on dinner with my book club last night. I love our monthly meetings! This month we discussed Euphoria. I can't say I loved it but it did have an interesting twist at the enD and it made for a good discussion.
My plans this weekend include dinner tonight with a family that I met through my church years ago. I haven't seen them since I moved back from Charlotte so it will be great to catch up with them. On Saturday I'll run with my club in the morning, get a recall fixed on my car in the afternoon, and then we'll spend the evening with Phil's high school friend and his wife. Sunday morning we'll meet up with Amber and her husband for brunch (can't wait to see her!!) and then the rest of the day is unplanned which I am excited about!! That said, showings are starting to get booked so this might be an awkward weekend of not being able to be in my home during the day on the weekend.
What is the best recipe you've made lately?