Oops, guess I went MIA for a bit. Jason had yesterday off so we spent the day together. We had originally planned to go hiking at Kennesaw Mountain, but then decided to look at houses with our realtor instead. We still haven’t heard back from the short sale house and if they decline or counter our offer after April 30th, we’re SOL on the tax credit. We decided to look in a suburb that is pretty close to where we were looking. Originally I was completely against living outside of the perimeter, but where we were originally looking was like a quarter mile inside so there’s not really any difference. ATL peeps – what do you think of Tucker? We found a really nice house there.
I went on a tangent there. My point was that we spent all morning with our realtor and then I got into some family drama for a while and by the time we realized it, it was almost 2pm and we hadn’t eaten lunch. We decided to scrap the Kennesaw Mountain plan and took Murphy to Piedmont Park instead. We stopped at Trader Joe’s beforehand to get some snacks. We just hung out at the park for a while.
I’m not sure why my arm looks so mis-shaped in this picture! Or why Murphy looks like he’s been hitting the bong.
Jason and Murphy.
We had a good time although Murphy got a bit hot. Although I was pre-occupied by the above mentioned family drama.
This morning, I wanted savory oats again and had a total oatmeal FAIL. I decided that I would use 1/2 cup oats and 1 cup of water this time since 1/3 cup oats wasn’t enough. I cooked it for the same amount of time and it was like all slimy when it was done. So I tried to cook it for another two minutes and it blew up all over the microwave. I lost all my oatmeal and ended up eating cottage cheese mixed with chocolate protein powder, naturally more, dry oats and frozen berries. I swear that’s better than it sounds.
For dinner tonight, I made Kung Pao tofu which I served with brown rice. I followed the recipe exactly but didn’t put peanuts on top.
I really enjoyed this dish and it was easy to make. Jason is a big fan of Kung Pao Chicken so I thought this would be a good healthy alternative. I could make it with chicken too, but I happened to have a block of tofu in the fridge.
So, good news. My dad has been released from the hospital. He still has to go meet with his surgeon tomorrow cause they still aren’t sure what was wrong with him, but apparently they thought he was okay enough to go home.