Sunday, October 27, 2013

Weekend Highlights: 10-26

Friday night consisted of some exciting volleyball action.
Casady dominated one of their toughest rivals in the last home game of the season.  All that's left is the big championship down in Fort Worth in two weeks.  I will definitely be there cheering these guys on.  It has been quite the exciting season!

Saturday was a bit rainy, and I wasn't feeling the greatest from chemo on Friday, so we had a pretty low-key day.  I spent a lot of time camped out on the couch watching football and at the table grading piles of papers.
Jay and I did make it to Whole Paycheck Foods for this week's groceries.  While it doesn't make good financial sense for us to do all of our shopping here, we always have a ton of fun when we go and usually come away with some new and exciting finds.  I also love that all the meat at Whole Foods is raised humanely.  The chicken is completely free-range and the beef is grass-fed.  Aside from the local farmers market, this is one of the only places I will buy meat.
Some of our fun finds of the day included:
  • Daiya Cream Cheese!!  
  • Alvarado Street Sprouted Wheat Sesame bagels
  • Norwegian Smoked Salmon
  • Engine 2 Curried Lentil Plant Burgers 
  • Cage-free buffalo chicken breasts
  • Grass-fed beef
  • Organic smokey tempeh strips
  • Newman's Own Organic Ginger O's (I am addicted to these but only buy them when I spot a sale!)
  • Blue Diamond Artisan Nut Thins
  • More purple sweet potatoes
  • An organic pomegranate 
  • Organic swiss chard
  • Organic grapes and apples
  • Fresh pressed kale, melon, cucumber, celery juice
I just ate a sprouted wheat bagel with Daiya cream cheese and smoked salmon for lunch, and it was heavenly.  

We also managed to squeeze in a simple little craft project on Saturday afternoon.  We have a big digital thermostat in the hallway right outside our bedroom, and the bright blue light drives Jay crazy at night.  We stopped by Hobby Lobby to get some wood for him to build a small box around it, but I spotted one that was already painted and decorated that we bought instead.  Jay simply sawed the back off and affixed it to the wall around the thermostat.  The front of the box was coated with chalkboard paint, so I used a chalk maker to label it.  I may write something more exciting down the road than just "thermostat," but it works for now.  The box totally covers the light and looks like a cute little piece of artwork in the hall!
Sunday was another laid-back day, although my friend, Zenie, and I did walk-jog in a 5k for a local Weimaraner rescue organization.  There was a surprisingly big turnout of both people and dogs.  Many dogs ran in the race alongside their owners, and a bunch were even dressed up for Halloween.  It was so cute!  I asked Wendy and Oliver if they wanted to come run, but they were less than enthused.  
In their defense, they did get out of bed to come cheer us on for a bit with Jay, even though they didn't run.  It was a beautiful day to be outside!
If you are still in the mood for more healthy reads, I saw this article posted to Facebook this week and thought it made some great points:

8 Foods Even The Experts Won't Eat

Most of these foods I already stay away from, but I can always stand to do better.  For example, I try to use canned tomatoes sparingly due to the bisphenol-A in the linings, but they are so easy and cheap I still occasionally turn to them.  I really need to find a reasonably priced glass-bottled brand so that I can eliminate the cans all together.  And, I completely forgot that potatoes are on the dirty dozen!  That is one thing I don't usually buy organic, but I need to start!

Hope everyone has a great week!

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