Ok, so, how many of you guessed I am THAT old? I actually think age is only a number, it definitely doesn’t tell you how OLD you are ~ it’s all about how you feel inside and out. I am totally younger than my number :D, how about you?! I think that is why I still LOVE celebrating my birthday or at least trying to 🙂
The Husband had such great intentions today to celebrate but the weather just didn’t cooperate. When I got up it was completely storming, pouring and windy :( We had planned on going to the Winchester Mystery House, but, since part of the tour is outside, we decided to wait. I had pondered putting off my 3.5 mile run, but, figured it would be better to check it off my list early and maybe THIS rain would lighten up a bit 🙁
After my run, I made a FANTASTIC BOWL of oats that involved TWO fun ingredients I wanted to use.
CINNAMON CHIPS that you grind like freshly ground pepper.
And my new TJ’s SUPER FRUIT JAM
BLUBERRY COCONUT SUPER FRUIT OATS
1/3 c Quaker Old Fashioned Oats
1 Tbsp ground flax seed
Big TWISTS of freshly ground cinnamon
1/2 c blueberries
1/2 c water
All micro-waved for 2 minutes, then, topped with:
Unsweetened Organic Coconut
1 dallop TJ’s SUPER FRUIT Jam
1 Tbsp crunchy almond butter
Completely delicious, warm and only 4 points!
We pondered what to do with our day as we headed out to Starbuck’s for a tall FF Chai Tea Latte.
We both LOVE driving around and looking at houses for sale so we did that for a bit while we sipped our drinks. Then, we thought, why not go bowling, we haven’t done that in forever. Um….I guess that is the thing to do a on rainy holiday. They had a freakin’ waiting list of 10 groups to get a lane….crazy.
We stopped for lunch at MS Tasty while we pondered other ideas. This is the diner that I have them make my order that isn’t on the menu. I LOVE that they cater to my requests.
FRESHLY STEAMED, CRUNCHY VEGGIES
THE BEST TERIYAKI CHICKEN
ALL TOGETHER WITH STEAMED RICE. I estimate this is about 7-8 pts and worth every bite. The Husband eats have my chicken so it’s probably less 🙂
After lunch, we did a little house remodeling research at Lowe’s and came across this AMAZING rainbow! The best part is that it ended at The Husband’s bank – IRONIC!
just wanting something sweet famished after shopping (seriously, men can spend HOURS in places like Home Depot and Lowe’s 🙂 so I snacked on a few bunnies is the spirit of my giveaway 🙂 for 1 pt
We spent the rest of the afternoon relaxing, watching our NetFlix before deciding what to do for dinner. I had the option of going out to any place I wanted, but, honestly, I wasn’t super hungry and I wasn’t craving anything either. I figured I’d save my calories and indulgence for later in the week when I didn’t want to cook and I really had a craving for something.
I whipped up a QUICK BUFFALO CHICKEN SALADS for us.
TJ’s Organic Herb Salad Mix
Organic Persian Cucumbers
Mini Red Bell Pepper Slices
Organic Cherry Tomatoes
1 LF Colby Square
Toasted Almond Slices
3 Tyson’s Buffalo Chicken Bites (a chickpatty with hot sauce would be awesome too!)
Topped with Annie’s Cowgirl Ranch (8 pts) ~ AWESOME!!! Lunch, crunchy, salty, GOOD!
In the spirit of my birthday The Husband whipped up a healthy BIRTHDAY SUNDAE for me. He gave me the option of cake or ice cream and seriously who wouldn’t pick ICE CREAM!!!
1 c 1/2 the fat Turtle Tracks (OMG – so AMAZING ~ caramel & vanilla ice cream with caramel swirls with toffee and choclate covered pecans) – TOTAL LOVE!
Mrs. Richardson’s Butterscotch Caramel (THE BEST store bought sauce!)
Whipped cream and sprinkles
If we had banana, that would’ve been AWESOME in this!
I didn’t calc the points, but, you know, points totally shouldn’t count on your birthday 😀
It was nice having a low key birthday especially since I feel like we have been celebrating all weekend. It was the PERFECT day to since The Husband had such great intentions – it’s all about the thought 🙂
Thanks to everyone for all the AWESOME Birthday wishes sent on Facebook, in comments, Twitter and emailed ~ You all are incredibly thoughtful and totally know how to make a girls day! I feel SO LOVED ~ THANKS a million times over!
It’s SCANDALOUS BACHELOR TIME ~ WOOHOO!!!!