June 09, 2023

Friday Night Photos #119

Not a super eventful week, unfortunately. The biggest thing for me was that I started running again. Sure, it's only been two runs so far; but considering how difficult it's been for me to convince myself to run for the last couple of years, running twice in three days is pretty good!

We don't have any plans for the weekend, and I'm really looking forward to that. If the weather is nice, I really need to pull weeds and tighten loose screws on the deck.

Anyway, here are the photos I have in my camera roll this week...

Jerry took this picture a couple of minutes ago... I'm trying to write a blog post and Duck *always* senses when I'm working. Then he comes over and walks all over my lap, preventing me from doing anything. I just threw my head back, closed my eyes and sighed.

And speaking of Duck, he LOVES the backpack that Noah bought for the cats. He goes in there and just chills for a while.

I started the 2,000-piece puzzle I bought at a garage sale last weekend. I just took a few progression pictures of how *I* put together puzzles... (I love puzzles!)

First, I start sorting by obvious colors or patterns. If I come across an edge piece, I set that aside as well.

This puzzle has way too many pieces to sort them all at once, so I started to piece together chunks of similar colors and/or patterns.

This is how much I got done a couple of days ago

And this is how it looked yesterday. I haven't touched it today, though.

It feels so good to be able to do puzzles again (my chronic pain kept me from being able to do them for a few years). However, I noticed that the day after I started the puzzle, my calves were *killing* me. And I realized it was from standing on my toes while I worked on the puzzle!

Remember when I wrote about the pan that I completely ruined when I was making a tofu "ham" for Christmas? I was super bummed--it was a pan that I had since my wedding shower! It sat in the sink for about two weeks, and Jerry and I would give it a scrub every day to see if we could save it. And finally... we DID! We were able to use the pot again.

Well, the other day I was cooking soy curls in curry sauce and I completely forgot about it. The curry sauce completely evaporated away and was stuck to the whole bottom of the pan. Now, the pan is in the sink, hahaha. I don't think it's nearly as bad as last time, though.,

Jerry had to kill time in an area we never go to, and he went inside a grocery store. He found these vegan marshmallows--they are SO SO SO good!! These are part of the reason for my weight gain this week. 

This was my run on Wednesday. I started the Galloway run/walk method (with a 90 second run and 30 second walk split). I'm following my Base Building for Beginners plan to slowly build up mileage. (I actually finished the run at 30:00 minutes, but forgot to stop the watch.)

A few weeks ago, I had a bunch of peppers that were going to go bad if I didn't use them, so I sautéed them and added a bunch of homemade fajita seasoning mix. Then I rehydrated some soy curls in water with fajita seasoning mix and combined it all together. It was SO GOOD and Jerry and I were craving it again.

Last week, peppers were on sale and I wanted to make the fajita bowls again, so I bought five. A few days later, I noticed that the veggie drawer was super full--and discovered that Jerry had bought five peppers as well! So, I had to use up the peppers yesterday--I cut up all 10 peppers and a few onions. Then I sautéed it all until still a little crunchy, added the fajita seasoning mix and some water. Rehydrated the soy curls in hot water and fajita seasoning mix, then squeezed out the liquid and added them to the pan. I don't have a picture of the final product (naturally, I'd forget), but I thought all the peppers looked so pretty after I cut them up!

I would never normally take a photo of this, but I was in a humorous mood, so I figured, "Why not?"  I came across these wax strips that I've probably had for 10 years and I decided to wax my "mustache", hahaha. My roommate and I used to do it in college all the time and it was kind of nostalgic, actually.

And lastly, this is my run from yesterday. My pace was quite a bit faster (I ran farther in the same amount of time) but it may have something to do with the fact that I didn't bring Joey with me on my run yesterday. It's hard to pace myself when he's with me. I felt better (physically) during this run than I did the first, too. I hope I feel motivated going into tomorrow's!

And that's all I've got. Have a great weekend. xo


  1. It is great to hear you're getting back into running. I have days where I really don't want to exercise but the older I get, I ache more if I don't move often enough. I never tried soy curls. Are they really good?

  2. Isn't "uneventful" wonderful!! Sigh. Love the running, of course, and that wax kit - ha. Serious memories.


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