I’m not sure where the time went this weekend. It seemed to have just flown by! I did have some fun and got to meet some great people. After I got some things done in the a.m. I went to a craft fair at a local church to check out the wonderful things my daughter’s future mother-in-law paints. She had painted vases, candle holders, glasses and salt and pepper shakers with beautiful flowers and seasonal scenes. I picked out what I wanted to buy with gorgeous fall colors and she gave them to me! I could not believe her kindness and generosity and hope to be able to repay her someday with another kindness. I also met my future son-in-law’s grandpa who has been giving me beautiful produce from his garden. We had a great chat about gardening and I can’t wait to visit his garden sometime. His wife was also lovely! I spent the afternoon making deviled potatoes and a black rice salad to take to my father-in-law’s 75th birthday party and off we went to celebrate. We had a wonderful time and he really enjoyed visiting with all of his friends and family. When it was time to leave, my husband heard my sister-in-law was going to a jazz club to hear a band with her partner and work friends and we ended up going along. I have not been out that late in many, many years! We had fun but didn’t get home until around 2 a.m.
Sunday was spent working on my course work for the ECornell course on plant based nutrition and then meeting plant based friends for lunch at our favorite Indian restaurant. It was fun to relax and visit with them and have delicious spicy fare. I decided afterward to bite the bullet and finally buy myself a new computer. I have been using my daughter’s old Dell laptop and it is very slow. I still may get it checked so someone can use it, but I got myself a new Surface and a lightweight projector which is wireless. It will be great for showing plant based documentaries and both are very portable! Back to more coursework tonight and learning about the environmental impact of what we choose to eat which is very eye opening. Goal for tomorrow is to finish the remaining coursework!
Breakfast day 27 and 28- oats with arugula, grape nuts, a dash of maple syrup and almond milk
Lunch- Yesterday I had a casserole dish full of salad and leftover roasted butternut squash and cauliflower soup and an Engine 2 crispbread. Today I had mushroom mutter at New Amber Indian restaurant with rice and lentil wafers and whole wheat chapati bread
Supper- Yesterday at the birthday party, I had my black rice salad and a deviled potato, a whole wheat roll, pickles, cashews, almonds, and peanuts, and I did have some crackers, but was able to avoid the cheese. It looked really good to me last night for some reason, and I had grapes for dessert. Today I had leftover black rice salad and a red potato with the last of the leftover chili while watching videos for my course.
I can’t believe another challenge is over! Hoping my local Engine 2 members weigh in about what they learned about themselves, this way of eating, or whatever they would like to share!