I didn’t cook at all this week.
PhillyBoy has been away for work all week (he is on his way home this afternoon). Somehow, with him being away and me not feeling as good as usual, I just… took the week off from cooking.
Just like with exercise, sometimes I need a short break from cooking big meals or creating new recipes. It can be great to just take a step back for a few days and refresh yourself to get back in the kitchen. While I absolutely love cooking and find it to be very relaxing, I sometimes do need a break. This week was it!
This is extremely unusual. So no, I don’t have any great recipes for you this week, but I will share what I did instead.
I deep cleaned my kitchen… twice. That meant not only the usual cleaning of the counters and floor, but I got into the cabinets and cleaned the stove top. The stove top still does not look as shiny and new as it does when PB does it, but it looks pretty good!
I only turned the stove on to make tea.. the entire week.
I went shopping and bought myself one of my favorite OPI colors: strawberry margarita. I then gave myself a fabulous spring manicure.
I sat on my couch with a book, some nice music (Jazz + Glee soundtrack + Classical) and read. I haven’t done that since… well probably since I got married. For some reason we always have the TV on! Note to self: Less TV in the background.
Speaking of TV, I watched the first three episodes of Season 1 of True Blood. So far I liked it, but I hate the cliffhangers because it is hard to stop watching!
I ate foods we already had in the fridge and pantry to empty them out a bit.
I only spent $8 at the market, for whole wheat bread, bananas, and carrots. I can’t live without these 3 items.
I got my hair cut. Just a few more layers. I was going to chop it but I chickened out.
I also exercised, but probably less than I should. I did workout videos and funny workouts at home, and of course taught boot camp.
I put a new profile photo up on my home page.
I also guest posted on The Fitnessista.
I took inspiration from the I Love Salad! page and made some funky salads.
I flipped through a few magazines while chatting on the phone with some of my dearest friends. I have missed girlfriend gab sessions.
The only time I left the house after dark was to teach boot camp. When PB goes away I barricade myself in our apartment and think I hear and see things all night long. I am a scaredy cat.
I threw away my favorite sneakers of all time. Purchased May 2006 in Florence. I wore these to the death.
I missed PhillyBoy a lot. I also missed cooking. I feel refreshed and renewed and I can’t wait to make a nice dinner for our little happy family tonight!