I have been having the strangest dreams ever since the Ragnar Relay. I wake up in the middle of the night, thinking that I fell asleep mid-run during the race. I get all panicky, worried about getting to the next exchange, and then I start to realize that I'm actually home, in bed.
When I woke up this morning, I had a vague memory of possibly having a dream like that at around midnight, and I thought I remembered taking a picture of myself with my phone. In the dream, I thought, "I'd better take a fun picture of myself to text to my team, so they don't know that I fell asleep while I was running!"
And I actually took the picture. Of myself. Sitting up in bed, in the middle of the night, smiling big, like I'm having a blast. (Only, the picture turned out so dark that you can't really see anything--for that I am grateful! What if I'd tweeted it? Or ACTUALLY texted it to my team?!)
It's kind of creepy how realistic these dreams have been.
Anyway, this morning I went out for a quick four-mile run after the kids went to school. It was 20 degrees outside, so I was a little chilly at first. I decided to run at a tempo pace (faster than normal). I ran a different route, a route I'd been avoiding because of unleashed dogs, and thankfully didn't have any encounters today. It was so cold that nobody was outside!
The first couple of miles felt pretty good, and by the third, I really wanted to be done. I was running a good pace though, so I toughed it out.
After I showered and dressed, I headed to Wal-Mart for some groceries. I've been craving bell peppers and Sabra hummus in the worst way ever since the Ragnar! It started with my breakfast of Pretzel Crisps and hummus...
I've had hummus a million times, both store bought and homemade, and usually I just think it's so-so. I don't love it, but I like it once in a while. (Although, I do LOVE the hummus at La Pita!) But for some reason, I couldn't stop thinking about that Sabra hummus after Ragnar, so I bought some today, along with a bag of the mini bell peppers. Such a yummy snack! The hummus is 4 PP for 1/4 cup; not bad if you eat it with 0 PP veggies, but a lot if you eat it with the Pretzel Crisps.
I also bought a new basil plant. My basil plant has had a very rough life since I bought it in the summertime. I had it only a couple of weeks, sitting on top of my refrigerator, when I heard a crash and saw Estelle flying across the kitchen. She'd jumped up there and knocked it to the floor, breaking off two of the stalks. Damn cat.
Then a couple of weeks after that, it crashed to the floor again (shattering the plate it was sitting on), this time from CHANDLER--yes, 25-pound Chandler, who somehow got the idea in his head that he was graceful enough to jump on the fridge (he crashed to the floor as well). Chandler was fine, but my poor basil plant was not. Two more of the stalks broke, leaving just three remaining.
For the past four months or so, Jerry has been asking me, "Are you sure you don't want a new basil plant? That one looks, well, dead." I told him, "No, I'm going to revive it, just watch!" Well, this is what it looked like:
Hoping I get a good, restful night's sleep tonight! ;)