I had been dreaming that I called in sick to work. After my alarm went off for the third time, I realized that I did, in fact, have to go to work and not only that, but I was late! I took Murphy for an abbreviated walk. It was 22 degrees out and I was already running late.
I got to work and had decided that I was going to ignore the rules that we have that say we can’t stream video and watch Obama’s swearing in. Before I had a chance to break the rules, I was invited to watch at a bar which sounded like a much better idea. The three other democrats in my office and I went to Meehan’s where they had several TVs on CNN. A lot of the people that I work with are big on lunchtime drinks. I rarely partake. I feel so out of it and tired when I get back to the office. At first I was going to stick with water, but I thought, “What the hell? It’s a celebration!” so I ordered a Stella Artois. I had brought my lunch and decided not to eat at the bar, which I was proud of doing. I did have a bite of a co-worker’s ahi tuna nachos.
After work, I made Braised Balsamic Chicken with Broccoli and Cheese from the PDQ cookbook. It started off not so great:
Note to self: Don’t microwave broccoli in a tuperware container with the lid on! Fortunately, dinner was a rousing success.
I also had a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich for dessert and a handful of trail mix. I did go over my 1500 calorie limit which I attribute to the celebratory beer. This 1500 calorie thing is hard! I decided to take today as my rest day. Mostly because it’s so freaking cold out. I can’t help it; my body has become accustomed to living in the south. It’s not supposed to be 20 degrees out!