They finally arrived. I haven’t seen these guys in so long and really needed them in my life again. I knew they were coming and couldn’t wait for late afternoon for my loves to arrive. I waited all day and finally they came… this lovely box of spaghetti squash!
Just kidding. Of course I am talking about my grandparents! They arrived this afternoon after driving all day from Regina, SK where my dad’s brother, my Uncle Dave lives. They brought this giant box of spaghetti squash which I was way too excited about and a box of homemade applesauce. My grandma’s applesauce is the best because it is not puree like store-bought, it has chunks of apple, and isn’t overly sweet… delicious!
When they got here we had an awesome dinner of pork chops, roasted potatoes, green beans, and steamed broccoli. I ate potatoes like I was carboloading for a 318956914 mile race. They were too good.
I think I was talking too much at dinner… my grandparents look extremely bored.
My mom likes to play the ‘Sliver Game.’ Did you know that if you eat 13 slivers of carrot cake it doesn’t count as eating one big piece? This way you say you will only take a sliver and feel really good about yourself and the fact that you portioned out only a small piece of dessert. Then, because your piece was so small you justify one more sliver because really that is only like a quarter of a piece right? Then you promptly repeat this process nine more times or until someone catches onto your game.
Dessert logic. My mom has it mastered.
I didn’t have any carrot cake for dessert but did eat about half of a loaf of zucchini carrot bread while writing an English paper this afternoon. That stuff is addicting. It has vegetables in the name so it is just like eating servings of raw vegetables. I’m a science major… I know this stuff.
Good thing with all of those carbs I went to the gym this morning after work. After warming up for twenty minutes on the elliptical I attempted a run on the treadmill. I ran for 3.0 miles, at a 9:00 min/mile pace, and was DONE. Football highlights were the only thing getting me through those 27 minutes. I did some arm strength training after my cardio fix. I was going to try and do a chin-up or at least see how long I could hang onto the bar in chin-up position (or most likely walk around the chin-up bar, get intimidated, and walk away defeated) but some dude was using the bar and doing clapping pull-ups. Um what? I didn’t even know those were possible. Then he did one-handed clapping push-ups. Get. Out.
I should have tried those clapping pull-ups. They are obviously the next step after accomplishing 0.4 of a chin-up.