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Day 10

I got some much needed me time today. My mom came with me to look at countertops for the kitchen remodel that feels like is never going to happen and then took the kids so I could go to my chiropractor appointment without them. I love my mom.

I have been really stressed about our moving timeline, the start of school, and the money tied to all of it. I feel a bit paralyzed right now, there's not much I can really do until there's a bunch to do at once. It makes it kind of difficult to really enjoy my last few days of summer. So does not eating ice cream. Or anything that gives me joy.

I took advantage of the little bit of "me time" and went to Costco to replace the mass amounts of fruit my kids eat. (yes, I spend my "me time" grocery shopping) I'm already starting to dread having to feed them when they're teenagers. It was a bit more brutal than I had anticipated. Who the hell decided to put the pastries right next to the produce?! Really?! I could have seriously done some damage to some Costco muffins today.

And to all the samples.

I also probably seemed a bit weird to all the people whose carts I was staring at longingly in line.

I stayed strong. I'm proud of myself.

In fact, there was a sample I could have, but I decided I didn't need to have it just because I could. Also, it was La Croix and I know what La Croix tastes like and I was just annoyed.

Things I can work on: I need to get to bed earlier (I say as I'm typing this at midnight). I was so sleepy all day (I fell asleep at the chiropractor when they were electrocuting my butt...I'll explain later) and I know I ate well so it wasn't a lack of energy from my food. Against my better judgment, I got a nitro coffee after my appointment near 5 pm.

So here I am.

Awake again.

The barista warned me.

The upside was that my nitro tasted better than the last time I had it. Could be that it was a better batch than the last one I had. But it could also be that I'm adapting to not having sugar.

My new favorite meal is roasted tomatoes over chicken tenders and super thin sliced and fried zucchini. I use this amazing good olive oil from Sotto Voce, drizzle it over cherry tomatoes and purple onion and add some chopped fresh basil near the end of roasting. I slice the zucchini on a mandoline slicer as thin as it can go and fry that over high heat with a little olive oil and salt until it's just browned. I love the texture! That with the tomato sauce and the chicken. Molto bene!

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