Don’t hate on me for saying this, buuuuut I’m not really a fan of Halloween.
I noticed today when I went running that the Halloween decorations are out of control in my neighborhood.
So I took a picture of a tame display, but there are some seriously creepy characters around! I just didn’t want a picture of them! Including some hanging from trees over the sidewalk. Ewwww!!!! I ducked.
And with my poor vision when I’m running without my glasses, I’m not really sure WHAT I saw on someone’s porch today. I just kept running. 3.25 miles with Pippa C!
Kevin thought it was hilarious to come home and find me cooking in heels. He had to take a picture. I was dressed up because I had a piano student!! I take my little business pretty seriously. I do wear jeans occasionally, but it’s usually a dress or a skirt and heels. What can I say – the Dominican moms trained me in right!
Guess what one of the perks of teaching piano is? I could totally wear the same outfit every day of the week. Except I have one parent I see two days in a row, but other than that! Haha. And I do sometimes because I’ll only have it on for an hour or two. I would be wearing lower heels, but I threw out my old ones today on a cleaning spree. They really weren’t presentable!
I’m kind of winging dinners this week because I was trying to save on my grocery budget. I threw this together based on what I had in the fridge. I Googled around about pumpkin quinoa and sort of used this recipe from Fannetastic Food as a guide.
- 1 cup quinoa cooked in 1.5 cups of water
- 4 pieces turkey bacon
- Half can pumpkin puree (approx — it was leftovers)
- 1 bag spinach & arugula mix – sautéed in 1 tsp coconut oil
- A few tbsp of Fage 0%
It turned out really well. Kevin was definitely a fan, although it was probably the bacon that won him over.
At the gym…
My husband impetuously accepted a challenge to race me up 1,667 feet to the top of Tapei 101.
The winner got to choose dessert for tonight.
Yeah, I won.
I chose no dessert. That was predictable. Lol. It was actually just a ploy to get out of making apple crisp for the fiftieth time this month.
I did .50 miles on the arc trainer while I waited for Kevin to finish, but I couldn’t talk him into a mini WOD tonight.
Today’s Mini WOD:
Finished in just under 5 minutes, rounded up Kevin James, and headed out the door!
Pippa decided she needed a relaxed dinnertime tonight.
Or MAYBE she was just guarding her bowl from this little lurker. I need to start separating them at meal time. They race to finish as fast as they can so they can check on each other dog’s bowl status.
Anyone else not a fan of Halloween decor? Christmas & Thanksgiving decorations are another story! I just don’t like the creepy & the gross. I think some of our neighbors are competing because there are some pretty intense displays! I would seriously be afraid if I was a child. I think they make Pippa nervous.