Today got started a little late. Last night I had just crawled into bed and laid my head on the pillow when my phone rang. It's never a good thing when my phone rings after 9pm because all my friends and family know that I am not a night person so no one calls me just to chat at night. It's always because something is wrong. Last night was no different. I picked up the phone and my oldest son, Chris, was on the other end of the line saying, "Mom, I think Courtney's (my middle son) hurt. He broke his ankle or something."
You know, can I just tell you...it makes very little difference if your child is two or thirty two...those words hit your heart the same way! Your child is hurt and your heart kicks in to "I need to get to him" mode!
Chris explained to me that Courtney had somehow hurt himself at the bowling alley and his friend Mike had taken him to ER. But Mike couldn't stay because he had his little boy with him and Chris couldn't go because he had Autumn...of course, at the words, "Mom, Courtney's hurt" I was already putting my clothes back on and getting ready to make my way to the hospital!
So, to make a long story short, I spent a few hours in the ER with my son. It turns out his ankle wasn't fractured, just badly bruised. He smacked himself in the ankle with his bowling ball while he was bowling...OUCH!!! When I got to the ER he was in so much pain he was shaking. But a good dose of narcotic pain reliever injected into the muscle of his upper arm, some x-rays, and a very pretty young nurse had him on the road to recovery in a few hours.
I slept in a little bit this morning...I made us almost late to church...
So....I skipped breakfast. Not the healthiest way to start the day but it happens. I was making us late and Vern was playing on the worship team so I had to just go...So breakfast was coffee....and more coffee when we arrived at church. Thank goodness our church serves coffee!
After church we had to go to Costco to garb some fresh fruits and vegetables for the week. My cat Fred LOVES tomatoes and he won't leave them alone when they're on the kitchen counter...and putting them in the frige makes them yucky. So I had the brainstorm idea to store them in the plastic container that the apples come in! I felt pretty clever for coming up with this solution!
Lunch was a wrap made with a LaTortilla Factory Multigrain Smart Wrap, a wedge of Laughing Cow Cheese, a couple of slices of turkey breast lunch meat, lettuce, & tomato. I had some snap peas, carrots and apple slices on the side. This was a very filling lunch and I didn't finish all the snap peas or carrrots.
While I was at Costco, these caught my attention and I picked up a bag. I munched on a handful...actually I munched on an exact, weighed out portion...while I fixed my lunch. These are pretty good and have a nice crunch.
After lunch I went over to vicit my Mom and my older sister. We sat and drank Iced coffee and chatted for a couple of hours. Honestly i forgot to take a photo of my iced skinny vanilla latte so I found one on line...mine looked just like this one and set me back 4 points....and it was worth every single point!
After I came home I made up a big pot of lean ground turkey taco filling meat and of course made tacos for Vern and I for dinner. I found some extra thin corn tortillas at the grocery store that are 80 calories and 1 gram of fat for two tortillas! SCORE!! The "refried" beans are just some canned pinto beans that I dumped in a pan and smooshed up. These were really good and Vern didn't even know that I fed him lean ground turkey! I was left with lots of taco meat to portion out into individual portions and freeze for meals on the go. That is one of the things that helps me to stay on track....making up meal componants and freezing them in individual servings sizes with the points marked on the outside of the freezer bags.
Lastly, for an after dinner snack I had a peach and a plum cut up in a bowl and topped with greek yogurt.
These last two photos are simply here because I think I have the most adorable cats in the world! These are two of the three cats we share our home with, Fred & Ethyl.
Earlier today I walked into the living room and found Ethyl snuggled down into a shoebox watching televison very intently. I thought it was completely adorable so I captured the moment to share here!
Here are the two of them watching the world go by outside our window. See...I told you they are the cutest cats ever!