Disappearing Act

April 10, 2009 at 10:15 am 13 comments

Sorry for disappearing for a few days.  I’ve been pretty busy at night and have crashed out as soon as my head has hit the pillow.  I have a ton of catching up to do and a to-do list a mile long, so let’s get into it.

On Wednesday morning I had brought oatmeal again but completely forgot my training started right at 8 so I wound having a clif bar while sitting in training for breakfast.  This photo is from last weekend because I ate this in class I didn’t want to snap a picture.

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Training went really well and made the first 4 hours of work fly by.  I kind of assumed we were going to get treated to lunch like last time so didn’t bring anything.  I wound up going to the Subway nearby.  While I was in line waiting to order there 5 very annoying people in front of me singing the 5 dollar foot long song.  It was so irratating but they did convince me to get a Veggie Delight Foot long.

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He may have put a little too much vinegar on it but I loved it anyway.  I ate this half and then on the other half just ate the green peppers and cucumbers, a foot long is a lot of food!  On the side I also had a bag of baked lays.

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Dinner that night was actually a brinner.  I had 3 whole wheat pancakes, one with blueberries, one with chocolate chips, and one plain.  I couldn’t decide how I wanted it so I had one of each.  Perfect in my opinion.

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Chocolate Chip.

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All together.

Later that night my sister called asking us to come over so we went over there, by the time we left and got back I was exhausted so I put myself right to bed.

The next morning I had the oatmeal I had brought to work with me on Wednesday.

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This was over-two-night oatmeal and it did not disappoint.

This is when I became a bad food blogger I had completely forgotten lunch and wasn’t hungry enough to want anything so I didn’t eat lunch.  I believe this is the first time I’ve skipped a meal since starting the blog.  It was something I used to do all the time and of course by 5 I was famished.

My Uncle Bobby was stopping by my parents house on his way down to my Aunt’s house in Virginia where he will be celebrating Easter, so Andrew and I headed over there to visit with him for the night.  For dinner my mom made a great baked ziti!  Yummy, the first time this year I’ve had any, it of course was delicious.

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I definitely had a little more.

And I had 2 pieces of sourdough.

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Hanging out with my family last night was a ton of fun and we didn’t wind up getting home until almost midnight, so I wrote out my to-do-list read for about 10 minutes and then fell right to sleep. 

This is my first Friday off and I’ve decided to most of the time use Friday’s to be my big day to run errands and do things around the house, that way I still have 2 days of the weekend to enjoy.  After watching the weather last night I saw that today and tomorrow are going to be rainy so when I woke up and saw sun at 6:30 I jumped out of bed, waking Andrew up, and asked him if he wanted to walk on the trail.  He also wanted to before the weather turned crappy so we got up, got dressed, and got out the door.  On our way out the door I snacked on a new bar.

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I got this from Melissa at the blogger brunch back in March.  Thank you Melissa this was delicious.  The texture was a lot like a larabar and the flavor of the cranberries were perfectly sweet and tart, it was a really great bar!

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Andrew was nice enough to snap some pictures for the blog of the trail for me today.  The sun was still coming up as we were walking and we only ran into 3 other people on the trail, going that early in the morning was so nice!

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Here’s the ramp at the marina for loading the boats into the water and taking them out.

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In the back that big boat is the SeaStreak ferry that takes you right into NYC.

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The rest of these shots are from on the trail.

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There are some boardwalks to cross.

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But most of it is gravel.

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Most of it goes right along the beach.

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Right across the bay is Brooklyn, I waved to all you Brooklyn Bloggers, did you see me?

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I can’t wait till all those trees are green, we’re getting there.

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Our walk lasted 1 hour and 21 minutes and I burned 599 calories, can we round up to 600?  It sounds so much better.

After our walk we headed right out to grocery shopping the store was empty!  Once again I rushed to put everything away and didn’t get a picture.  Once everything was in it’s place we ate breakfast, I had a smoothie.

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This smoothie contained:

  • Spinach
  • POM juice
  • Skim Milk
  • 1 scoop soy protein powder
  • frozen sliced peaches
  • blueberries
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So it’s time for me to start to-doing.  Our list is very very long, want to see?

  1. Grocery Shopping
  2. Blog
  3. Vacuum
  4. Dust
  5. Put laundry away
  6. Wash windows
  7. dishes
  8. organize office
  9. clean bathroom
  10. wash floors
  11. scrub counters and cabinets.
  12. clean closet in bedroom
  13. gym
  14. comment and read blogs
  15. Bake/and mail Banana bread for blogger bake sale.

These are in no particular order, it’s just how I thought of things as I laid in bed last night. 

So I’m off to get to work, I’ll be back after lunch!

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Where Did the Sun Go? Halfway There

13 Comments Add your own

  • 1. dailygoods  |  April 10, 2009 at 10:25 am

    um those pics are absolutely breathtaking! iw ould walk there everyday! absolutely GORGEOUS 🙂 hope you get all your to-do’s done!!! enjoy your day off!

  • 2. katecooks  |  April 10, 2009 at 10:27 am

    i love those 3 pancakes. you are too cute!!! that walk seems like the perfect way to start your first friday off on a wonderful foot. such gorgeous trails!! im jealous that you got to walk along the beach 🙂

  • 3. Melissa  |  April 10, 2009 at 10:41 am

    Glad you liked the bar. LOVE the trail and beach photos.

  • 4. Sweet and Fit  |  April 10, 2009 at 11:39 am

    that bar looks so good, Ive never had any of those bars yet. You are so lucky to live near that beautiful trail – the pics are gorgeous!

  • 5. Hallie  |  April 10, 2009 at 11:51 am

    Gorgeous photos! I need to take some San Diego scenery shots for my blog, too.

    Happy Friday! That’s the best part about 3-day weekends: one day of errands/productivity, and then you have two days for fun/relaxation!

  • 6. ellie  |  April 10, 2009 at 11:52 am

    yum pancakes! I’ve been intrigued by the Dr Weill bars- my list of stuff to get when I am in NY is growing by the day, lol.

    GREAT pics of the trail and beach! I thought you were in NJ so now am all confused picturing opposite Brooklyn…

  • 7. Sharon  |  April 10, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    There is a five dollar foot long song? LOL!

  • 8. ksgoodeats  |  April 10, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Perfect trifecta of pancakes 🙂 Sourdough bread is amazing!!

    Gorgeous photos!

  • 9. Sarah  |  April 10, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    i love the scenery. and your pancake sampler!!!

    enjoy your weekend, and good luck on the list danielle!

  • 10. Melissa  |  April 10, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    What a GREAT walking trail!

  • 11. Emily  |  April 10, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Awesome pics!!!

    How did you snag free BB samples?!

  • 12. blogdreamer  |  April 10, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    rail and the sun is beautiful. Good luck on yr adventres!

  • 13. Caroline  |  April 10, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Ooh! Love the idea of having 3 different kinds of pancakes in one meal–that way you don’t have to choose!

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