Kevin and I were emailing each other all morning:
“Hey! It’s Date Night!” (Yes, Date Night has become an entity worthy of capitalization).
And, “COOKIES!!!!” (I’m a cheater now that I’m a worker bee and I usually make them Thursday night).
We so look forward to Thursdays!
Kokoro was suggested to us by our friends Ryan & Amelia, and since they gave us a coupon we couldn’t resist trying it out right away!
Since Kevin totally stole what I wanted to order, I chose the chicken soba-ghetti with steamed vegetables. Pretty good overall, but I wasn’t wild about the sauce. So I did what I do best and sweet talked Kevin into a little trade.
Much better. Kevin ordered the chicken curry bowl over brown rice. Yum!Also, can I just say that I love restaurants that give you the option to order all-white meat! Totally wins my heart.
The restaurant had a quirky, casual vibe and looked a bit like it used to be an old-fashioned diner. Cute!
We had a few things to pick up so we headed Target while where we were out. I always like checking out their grocery section to see what goods they might have that the grocery store in our hood is missing.
I found two very important things:
German Chocolate Cake marshmallows? Are these supposed to be snacks? I’ve learned my lesson about using marshmallows in baking, but there’s got to be a use for some of the cool flavors. Bars? I don’t like them, but Kevin would! And you can always pawn that kind of thing off at the office!
A new Sun Chips flavor!!! I am not going to say no to Creamy Roasted Garlic Sun Chips! I did have to pitch a short fit in the snack aisle that it’s a smaller bag for the same price. They’re not fooling me! I even suspect that the regular flavors were in smaller bags.
By the way, did you hate the extra noisy Sun Chips bags? My nerdy little brother did, but I didn’t think it was a big deal. Maybe that’s because I’m just always noisy when I’m eating.
I can barely squeeze my mini breakfast plate on the table with all the puzzle action going on (or not going on) all over the dining room table! I got up a whole 5 minutes early so I could have eggs & English muffins with jam and honey. I’m dying to make English muffins from scratch… maybe if I can ever get them to lay me off!
Good news! My co-workers have long since given up on offering me the caramel corn and the cookies, but they know I won’t say no to fresh berries. This is the second time this week they brought in raspberries and blackberries!!! They’re so sweet. They told me today that they’re going to miss me when I’m gone, and one of them is always threatening to call the school that was crazy enough to not hire me for that job last month.
If you still look pretty when you’re done, you did it wrong!
That’s not really my life motto since I like to wear mascara, earrings, and coordinated Nike outfits when I run – but I’m going to claim it for today!
Today’s workout: 1.06 mile warm-up + 4.50 miles in 33:13 (7:22 pace). I was drenched because for some reason I chose to wear pants. I didn’t really plan out my workout ahead of time, and I was feeling lazy when I left so I didn’t want to get my legs cold. The funny part? I forgot the code to our apartment’s gym. Do you know how many times I’ve been in that place? I mean, I literally couldn’t remember one number. Luckily, the office was open so I could go around the other way!
I got some feo new weights! Kevin found those 8 pounders by the dumpster yesterday and came in to ask if I wanted them. What a good husband. They’re the perfect weight for me since I’m getting a little to ripped for the fivers most of the time. After my run, I had a sudden panic that I hadn’t done anything but cardio this week. So I did 27 minutes of Nike Training Club’s Endurance Master workout. Kind of makes me sound like I’m not the Endurance Master since I only did 27 out of 45 minutes, but I didn’t have the luxury of spending my entire afternoon exercising today.
What piece of workout equipment do you wish you could find by the dumpster? Haha. Awesome question, right? Well, obviously a treadmill would be #1! But I’d also like some more kettlebells!
English muffins or bagels? English muffins!!! I do like bagel thins. The everything ones are really good.
Girls, do you wear lipstick? No, but I spotted this today. I might be able to handle it. For special occasions like Date Night! It looks like a giant crayon. I chose the Cruella color because I had a student who used to call me that all the time. She was joking, right?