That KIND of Week


Thank GOD it’s Thursday!

That’s right folks, I know most of you still have one more day to squeeze out before welcoming in the weekend, but today is my Friday and I’ve definitely EARNED the right to celebrate it!

Forty hours FULL of dashes back and forth to the emergency room, squabbles with belligerent drunks who think it’s a good idea to hop on a motorcycle after TEN beers, and more scans for “I’ve been hurting for like a month” than I care to even count!

Needless to say, after I clocked out this morning, I immediately flipped into weekend mode starting with a quick and DELICIOUS breakfast:

Vanilla casein protein mixed with peanut flour and water and topped with vanilla blueberry clusters and the last of my farmer’s market blueberries!

Whoa, hold up…back that thing up a minute…what KIND of granola?

Only the KIND that makes you literally SWOON over your bowl!!

I randomly picked up a bag at TJ Maxx a week or so ago thinking I’d save it for one of my future Foodie Pen Pals, but something just told me this morning that I “needed” it in my bowl and…

OMG, I’m in LOVE!!

So much in love that it might’ve KINDa sorta made another appearance for once I woke up this afternoon…

Microwaved sweet potato, cottage cheese, TJ’s Valencia PB, chia seeds, and granola….I the sweet p was a little dry from the micro nuke so I ended up drizzling a bit of  maple syrup over the top and then it definitely hit the spot!

Just the KIND of fuel I needed to get me through the rest of today!

As usual, I haven’t had ANY time to get things done around the house this week (I’m actually shocked that I’ve managed to post every single day) so after I polished off my bowl-o-yum, I decided to push up my sleeves and knock out a task I’ve been putting off for a while now…

After THREE MONTHS of sitting in the box in my garage, I FINALLY broke out my new lawnmower!

I couldn’t believe how simple it was to “assemble” (since it was pretty much 95% together straight out of the box)…I also couldn’t believe how many bajillion calories I probably burned once I mowed the front and back yards AND swept off the sidewalk and driveway!

Nothing like a good sense of accomplishment to start off the weekend!

But that wasn’t my only reward for a job finally well done…while I was working in the yard, I noticed a package on my doorstep!

The other day, I managed to find a few minutes to take Laura’s advice and check out the Healthy Heart Market. I was looking for one thing in particular (sodium-FREE baking powder) but of course, I couldn’t help myself and tossed in a few more things!

They carry a bunch of different things, but specifically low sodium, no sodium, and gluten-free products. And if there is ONE thing I look for in prepackaged foods, it’s is ALWAYS the sodium content.

Did you know you should consume no more than 2300mg of sodium per day…1500mg if you have certain health conditions? Sodium sneaks it’s way into a LOT of the foods we love…even if you’re not much of a salt-lover (like myself), you’d be surprised what your favorite cereals, granolas, and snack bars clock in at!

Btw, the KIND granola only has 20mg per serving!*

*I swear they’re not paying me for this review…they don’t even know who I am!!

I accidentally bought two packages of the chips, but after I cracked open a bag and had a few with my favorite salsa, I’m actually KIND of glad that I made that mistake!

And I couldn’t help myself…I’m a sucker for new snackage…so I might’ve dunked a few in the mustard too 😉

HOLY TROPICAL OASIS! This stuff is a mustard-lovers dream come true!

Now if only the jar was like 10 times bigger…so I could fit my face in there!

But anywho…before this post gets any more random…or I find any more places I can possibly place a pun…I’ll bid you all a good night!

Plus it’s getting KINDa hard to type with one hand shoved into a bag of granola! 😉

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