Today was just one of those days that was AWESOME!! It started off well by getting up early for my morning walk/run. I am getting back into running and so I have started Couch to 5K again. This morning was crazy hot, but still a good workout. Started my day by stopping at the library to drop off books, gas in my car and Dunkin Donuts for some iced coffee. It was a great morning. I had some hard times concentrating today, my brain was on a million different things. I am thinking a lot had to do with my coffee. For some reason Iced coffee from Dunkin makes me a but jittery.
The rest of the day progressed well at work…came home and was still productive. Did 2 loads of laundry and made a delish dinner….from guess where!?! Wegman’s! I bought marinated steak to make for dinner. It was very tasty with flavors of onion, garlic, teriyaki, and some other stuff…I also grilled some mushrooms and had a salad to go with it.
It was a great Wednesday…how was yours?
It’s open, it’s official, Wegman’s in Columbia is open! I was part of the excitement when the doors opened at 7AM today. Yes I was/am one of those. I actually expected it to be a lot worse but when I got there at 6:20 there were probably only a couple of hundred people in line. I was surrounded by some very nice people as I waited with my Starbucks coffee.
Here’s are some pics from the waiting game:
the line in front of me
cars still coming in just before 7…can you see the Howard County Police controlling traffic?
As we started walking in only a few people got upset. Why you may ask? Sadly as we all waited in the line to get in a bunch of others found another door they opened and were bypassing the line to get in that door. Let’s just say it didn’t make some people happy, which I totally understand, but it wasn’t like they were giving away free laptops. Once inside I was greeted by lots and lots of smiling employees. I also saw Ken Ulman (our Howard County Executive) and he said hello. I continued through to the baking section knowing my first stop was some pretzel rolls. I also figured why not try a bagel, but didn’t expect them to be that good…here’s an everything bagel I had for breakfast once I came home!
It was delish! Just like I was home in NY having a local bagel, almost as good. Although a little softer than typical NY bagels. I was happy that I found a new replacement though since I don’t make it up to NY nearly as often as I should.
Next up was some fresh produce. I almost bought some cheese too, but decided to hold off for now. I did snap a quick picture though.
Would you like a potato too?It was a great opening day shopping experience and really liked how calm and friendly everyone was. I was helped by 3 employees without even really trying. It was also a breeze to check out, perhaps because I only actually spent 30 minutes looking around. I figured it was not the best day to do real grocery shopping. I didn’t want to walk through with a cart because it was too crowded for that and I like to be able to jet up and down the lanes. The only area that was really busy was the produce and prepared food sections.
I loved the store mainly because it was so pretty and shiny! But really I will love it for the convenience once the crowds settle down. I love the idea of picking up some fresh prepared food on my way home, or sitting out on their patio to have a lunch on the weekend.
What do you love about Wegman’s? What are you excited about?
What do these two things have in common? It’s pretty easy really…I love them! Here’s a delicious (and I mean slightly amazing) orange slice I had with my lunch today:
Ok yes I know you can’t quite get how amazing it was from a picture, but I will attempt to describe…It was cold (since I had it in the fridge then on ice), it was sweet and it was juicy! Yes take your mind out of the gutter please. I enjoyed each and every bite of my orange and really wish I had more to enjoy. I am going to next focus on some sweet cherries.
Do you see a theme here? Yes it’s all food, but more importantly it’s sunshine food. Huh you ask? Yes I know greenhouses exist but really good fruit needs good old fashion sunshine to make it grow! And right now I am loving my sunshine (after yesterday’s horrible rain) and my fruit.
I even looked at the five day forecast and did a double take…I thought I was in Sunny LA for a minute because the weather (at least right now) is perfect for the next few days!
Thu Jun 14
Fri Jun 15
Sat Jun 16
Sun Jun 17
I am looking forward to some fun in the sun!
New recipe…FINALLY!!! It’s only been a few months but I finally made something new. In this case it was for lunch. My salad was quite yummy for my first go and I will definitely be making this again. I also have a few new recipes to try in the next few weeks.
1 1/2 TBS low-fat mayo
1 tsp of lime juice
1/2 tsp of curry paste (believe me that’s all you need)
4 ozs of chicken (i used shredded chicken after I bought a rotisserie chicken)
1 1/2 TBS of cucumber (i used a seedless one)
1 1/2 TBS red onion (I omitted this because I was eating at work)
In medium bowl mix first 3 ingredients. Add chicken, onion, cucumber. Mix well. You can serve immediately or save for the next day.
I made the first one on an English muffin, I am going to try a tortilla and the other option is a pita pocket. You can also add other veggies like lettuce and tomato to your “sandwich”.
Overall I rate it a 8 out of 10 likes for lunch. Let me know if you try it and what you think.
So I am not sure I actually accomplished much this month, including updating the blog. But here goes my update:
Goal #1: Put my toes in sand at least 5 separate times. no sand in May…but let’s see if I can get there in June.
Goal #2: Have at least 100 workouts at Curves and 50 more general workouts.I worked out only 6 times in May. Yes that’s pretty sad, but I have been working on getting more steps in even when I don’t “officially” workout. You can follow my updates on the Workout Tab.
Goal #3: Try on average one new recipe a week and blog about it (that’s 52 recipes). I don’t think I tried one new recipe in May, but I did in June. So that’s something right (I will post soon).
Goal #4: Visit at least one new place. Since I did this in April it’s accomplished…I also visited the largest tree house, check out some pics.
Goal #5: Spend more of my time (not just my money) on doing good in the world. I don’t think I did any in person volunteering this month besides church.
Goal #6: Read more intellectually stimulating books (not just chick lit), goal of 5 this year. Still nothing….
Goal #7: Take at least 10 pictures a month (with my new camera) and blog about them, no iphone photos! Lot’s of photos taken. You can check out some of the photos (just click the photos tag).
Goal #8: Make healthier choices when I eat out so I feel better about my food choice. I wasn’t so great with this in May since I had lots of birthday meals out. But I plan to make June back on track month!
How are you doing on your 2012 goals?