Day to Myself II

Happy Monday! Today I was lucky enough to stay home so I could work on sanding and do my own thing. It was a very good day, but let me begin by taking you back to last night. I made another creation using egg roll wrappers and it was SO easy and tasty. And when the ingredients are this simple, flavor can punch you in the mouth in no time at all! All I did was thinly slice an apple and top it with cinnamon. Then I folded up the edges of the wrap and popped it in the oven for 10. I made my mom one as well that she ate for breakfast this morning.Image

My breakfast this morning was another “breakfast in a bowl” (or “loaded oatmeal”) that I enjoyed with peach tea and a chai latte.Image I relaxed as I ate it and then I got to work on cleaning up the kitchen.

Mid morning I decided to make an easy fix breakfast for the upcoming week. I had all the ingredients so I made a simple spinach quiche. Image

  • 7/8 cup egg whites
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • lots of spinach
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • frozen deep dish pie shell
  • add onion and spinach to the pie shell, mix remaining ingredients and pour over veggies. Other veggies or cheese could easily be added. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Makes 6 servings

I enjoyed a slice for my morning snack and it was very delicious topped with pepper and a little hot sauce.Image

After my snack I went outside to work on our new table. There were a few small splits in the legs that I attempted to fill but I don’t think I was all that successful. I went on my 3 mile run around the neighborhood while I let the wood glue dry.Image I had my recovery chocolate milk and then got to work on sanding!Image I did the parts that I could reach. That table is way too heavy to move it by myself.

I came in and made my lunch. I cooked up chicken sausage with onions and tomatoes and added it to brown rice. I also had carrots, an apple and baked Ruffles. Image

Then I went out to the barn! I took my time grooming Vinnie and then I took him up to the arena to long line. At first he was trying to follow the rail and therefore he was doing a wimpy jog instead of a trot with his head bent to the inside. Then he got it figured out and was able to work in the circle I was asking him to work on. Then I swapped directions and things went down hill very quickly. He could figure out how to canter and not follow the rail. That resulted in lots of bending, backing up, bucking, changing directions and so on. You name it, Vinnie did it. My forearms were burning from trying to get him to listen. When he finally did what I asked of him I rewarded him by calling it quits. It was a very long lesson though. He got lots of work in and he was foaming at the bit which meant he was really trying to work hard and listen. Even when he has a bad day of work, he is still the sweetest guy ever once the pressure is off. I was able to snap a quick action picture, mostly for my benefit so I could go back to look and see how he carries himself, but here it is! Not the best picture but it’s ok.Image

When I got home I did some more sanding before relaxing and fixing my snackImageImage

We had a late dinner tonight (like past 9:15) because my dad went to the gym late and we started making dinner late. We had pork tenderloin and sweet potatoes and broccoli. Image

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