Today Maggie was having friends over, so I helped her fix a special lunch: pasta salad with tons of veggies, oat and chocolate bars, and watermelon spritzer (messy to make but SO GOOD!). When I was done doing that, I went ahead and prepped tonight's dinner, Spicy Moroccan Bread Salad from an old issue of Every Day With Rachel Ray. I sneaked a bite and it is oh so good! :) It's not really spicy, just very earthy with a nice crunch from the celery. Not all of my family likes raisins, so I'm leaving them on the side, but I'll definitely be enjoying them on my portion!
This afternoon I went shopping for the supplies to make lasagna for a friend for co-op who woke up one day last month having suddenly lost the hearing in one ear. This week, my aunt and uncle lost a family member unexpectedly. :( Life is fragile. This sounds a little cruel, but it's really not. Every day is a porcelain vase than could easily be shattered. What a reminder to me to treat every day and every person in my life as the treasure that they are!
In short, the kitchen and I will be spending some quality time together!
Also interesting: last night I was able to do a full workout on my WiiFit without the pain from my hip forcing me to stop - even my yoga routine! I was super excited about this, since I've missed it, and my hip felt great afterwards (I was able to stretch and bend and was completely pain-free!). Then in the middle of the night, I was up for several hours, unable to find a position that didn't cause my hip to protest. I finally was able to go back to sleep, and when I woke up, my hip pain was gone again. So, I'm a little sleepy from the interupted night, but feeling hopeful. :)