When Murphy is being bad, Jason and I like to say that it’s not Murphy, but his evil twin Lurphy. Lurphy definitely made an appearance last night. It was my fault initially. He barked at like 4 am and I thought he had to go to the bathroom, so I let him out and fell back asleep. About a half hour later, I was jolted awake by his incessant barking. I went outside and he was barking at a squirrel or rather, what I think was a squirrel since he had his front legs up on a tree. Our backyard is very big and very dark and it took me like 10 minutes to coax him back inside. Then I couldn’t sleep. Argh, Lurphy.
I was really tired today at work. So tired that instead of going to the gym after, I drove home. I made a quick, easy dinner with stuff that I had in my fridge. I cooked some sort of Trader Joe’s polenta with spinach and cream sauce (frozen) and bulked it up with frozen peppers and onions. Then I heated up some Pasta Slim (like Shirataki noodles) and topped it with the polenta and veggie mixture.
I know that people have strong opinions about Shirataki noodles. Yes, they are slimy and yes, they do smell sort of bad, but I really like them to bulk up dishes. I like meals with volume.
After dinner, I plopped down on the couch and fell asleep. For two hours!! Oops. I didn’t wake up until like 8:45. I thought about postponing my 3-mile run until tomorrow, but ended up talking myself out of that and headed to the gym at 9. The run wasn’t so great, but I fought the urge to stop and did the entire 3 miles. I’m glad that I did it because now I can take tomorrow as a rest day which will be good for my legs since I’m running a 5K on Saturday morning.
Tomorrow evening is going to be all about party prep. I’m trying to figure out how much food and alcohol to buy. I think we’re going to have around 20 people. We’re probably going to go to Costco and pick up some hummus, chips and salsa. I also want to make avocado-feta dip (I’m too lazy to link to the recipe, but I will if I make it) and Oreo Truffles. Plus, a cake for Jason’s birthday. As for the drinks, I have no idea how much to buy. Four drinks per person, on average? We also have to clean. Unfortunately, neither Jason nor I were blessed with a cleaning gene.