I have had an extremely busy week, as I’m sure most of you have too! I feel like I have been running around like a crazy person!
Monday morning, I was not very hungry for a long time. I think around 10, I finally ate a Bear Naked bar. Then, for lunch I made a salad.
It was a Dole sunflower chopped salad, and I added grilled chicken to it. It looked really good, but I had a couple of bites, and it just didn’t taste very good and I didn’t have much of an appetite. So I didn’t eat it. Later that afternoon I had another Bear Naked bar and some turkey snack sticks. I had planned on running, but instead I took a rest day. Not necessarily because I needed it, but because I had so much stuff to get done before Thanksgiving. I had to make a last minute mad dash to Wal-mart. That place was absolutely crazy! There were people everywhere, and it makes it so much worse when you’re in a hurry. I only needed a couple of things, but I ended up being in there for half an hour. When I got home, I took Jake for a run/walk.
We ran the trails in our pasture. They are just trails that the horse has made, but they work! He ran a mile with me, and then we walked for a mile. We have to go around and around the pasture, but he loves it! At least in there, he can be off of his leash and run as much as he wants to.
Once we got back from his walk, I got busy doing things around the house. I started picking up everything and getting ready to clean. One of my friends told me that she hired a house cleaner to come this week. Jeremy offered but I said no. Now, I’m wishing I would have taken him up on that! Then I baked a cherry pie. My grandpa and I love cherry pie. I always bake him one for Thanksgiving.
After that, I had to get all of Jeremy’s refereeing clothes ready for Tuesday night. And then, I spent forever cleaning up my room. (It’s our guest bedroom, but it’s where I get ready.) I had clothes strewn all over the bed, shoes thrown all around the room, jewelry lying all over the dresser, and makeup scattered everywhere! Plus, Jake had drug out all of his toys and they were all over the floor. I don’t know how it got so bad because I am very OCD about keeping things picked up.
After all of that, I stayed up until 11:30 so I could watch Adele on Jimmy Fallon. She is really funny!
Tuesday I had my normal green tea and yogurt for breakfast. Then I had some chicken strips for lunch. I went to a bird show at our local university. The show was put on by the Sutton Center. They are a conservation organization from Oklahoma and they work with OU to find conservation solutions for birds. They had a lot of birds and owls, but the Bald Eagle was my favorite! I wanted to hold it really bad!
Later in the afternoon I got in a 3 mile run. It was chilly!
My weather app said that it was 60, but I don’t believe it! Plus, the wind was blowing 22mph, and it was cold!
But I like running in the cold weather once I adjust. I had a good run. I felt really good, and was pretty much pain free. I did start having a dull pain in my foot during the last mile, so I slowed way down and just jogged it. I ran up and down a little side road. I went up and down it probably 3 or 4 times and then on my way back down, I ran into these little guys.
I thought they were turkeys at first, until I got closer. LOL
They didn’t even run from me!
And then there was the swarm of the birds. There were literally hundreds of them, and every time I would run under these trees, they would all fly to another one. I wasn’t fast enough to get a picture of them all flying away, but I got a few.
After my run, I went home and got busy! I did not sit down until I went to bed around 11:30. I had to run back to Wal-mart to pick up some cleaning supplies and dog food. (I have not been very organized for this holiday!) I also grabbed the ingredients for corn casserole. Monica at RunEatRepeat posted it this week. This is one of my favorite dishes, and I can’t remember the last time I had it, so I decided to make it too. You can find her recipe here. When I got home I started my house cleaning frenzy! The first thing I did was wipe all of my cabinets and furniture with Liquid Gold. It just makes them look new and shiny.
Then I started baking pies while I cleaned the rest of the house. I made good use of a lot of those pecans I picked up! First I baked two pecan pies.
Then I baked two pumpkin pies.
When Jeremy got home from his basketball game, he wanted me to fix him a frozen pizza. I realized then (at 10:30) that I had not eaten anything. So, I fixed him a pizza and had a piece of it. I was exhausted by the time I went to bed.
I woke up this morning with a sore throat, headache, and was having trouble breathing. I immediately did a breathing treatment and started some medicine. I don’t worry so much when it’s just a cold, but when it’s in my chest it quickly turns into a respiratory infection and I can’t get rid of it. Seriously, it will last for months! I was just thinking yesterday that I hadn’t been sick in a while! I guess I jinxed myself. Since I wasn’t feeling so well, I just went for a two mile walk. I didn’t want to try to run and make it worse. Plus, it was misting really heavily, and I didn’t want to be out in that for too long.
Once I came in, I threw the corn casserole together and put it in the oven while I showered.
Jeremy came home from hunting with a surprise for me! He got my deer back that I shot last year!!
This was my first buck, and I have been really upset about it because the taxidermist promised us it would be ready in June (we even paid extra to have it rushed), and after June we have not been able to get a hold of him. He won’t answer the door to his shop or his phone. I was really afraid that I wasn’t going to see it again. But, here it is!!
Jake wasn’t so sure of it.
Then, Jeremy and I ran to town to pay a bill. He had to go to the ER back in September. We got a bill for an insane amount of money, and it showed that his insurance had only paid $200 of it! When I called the insurance company, they told me what they had been billed, and it was $700 less than the total amount of the bill that we received. This made no sense to me! So, when we went today to pay it, I asked about that, and the cashier said that they had not billed his insurance yet, that they had given him a $200 discount because he was put in the computer as “self pay”. So, that was good news! Hopefully now his insurance will pay some of that ridiculous bill.
After that, we came back home and I baked the green bean casserole.
Now all I have to cook tomorrow is hot rolls and ham.
This afternoon I started feeling a little nauseous, so when Jeremy went hunting, I laid down to take a nap. I felt a little better when I woke up. I really hope I am not getting sick! I am so excited for Thanksgiving tomorrow. And, I’m really excited to watch my cousin on TV in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade! Her group is the Spirit of American Dance Team, they will be after Mariah Carey and right before Santa.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
What are you thankful for this year?