Tolerable Tuesday

Is it really only Tuesday?

Today was such a long day.

From 8 am – noon, I sat at my computer at work, watching it start and stop working, having to “rebuild” my database over and over again, and just hoping it wouldn’t crash again. We think it may be something wrong with my email setup, but our IT guy is still working on that part.

Right before lunch time, it started working right again, so I guess we’ll see how it does the rest of the week?


Nick and I ate lunch together before running some errands, and we both had leftovers today.


Leftover shepherd’s pie, broccoli, and an apple for me.

Since I couldn’t do much in the way of work the past day and a half, this afternoon was super busy. I was going through all my emails that came in all day yesterday and this morning, processing stuff, getting it where it needed to be…it was nuts!

I ate my snack while going through emails this afternoon, but this did nothing to curb my hunger! I was starving this afternoon for some reason.


After putting gas in the car at lunch, we ran over to our favorite little bakery (Our Daily Bread) and I got a golden raisin and black currant bran muffin to try.

I actually brought granola to put in my yogurt, but decided to save that and have my muffin instead :)  It was really good! It has this light sugary glaze on the top of the muffin, so it didn’t taste too healthy AND it wasn’t really dense and heavy like most bran muffins tend to be.

Before I knew it, it was 5. I didn’t get through all my emails today, but I only have a few to do tomorrow. Of course, there will already be new ones in the morning but it shouldn’t be too bad to finish catching up.

I think this day filled with doing nothing and then busting my butt at the end of the day just wore on me. I have been in a weird mood today and I’m ready for it to be over. I’m also really sore from yoga yesterday and it keeps catching me off guard – especially in my abs! I kept laughing at stuff at work and would forget I was sore until my muscles were killing me a minute later ;)

Dinner was a toss up tonight and I decided at the last minute what to make.


I had a bag of chicken/veggie potstickers in the freezer, so I made a stir fry with lots of veggies, some seasonings and the potstickers.


I just took 2 bags of frozen stirfry veggies and cooked them in a large nonstick skillet with a little oil. Once those were heated through, I took the veggies out of the pan, added a bit more oil and put the potstickers in with 2/3 cup water.

Then you just cover the pan and let them cook for 8-10 minutes or until most of the water is evaporated. Take the lid off and let them brown up on the bottom.

Once the potstickers were ready, I put the veggies back in the pan with the sauce that came in the potsticker package along with some extra soy sauce, garlic powder and ground ginger.


And we always top our potstickers and dumplings with red chile paste – spicy! I had a huge glass of water and a bunch of napkins with this dinner  :) My nose always runs with spicy food.

Not surprisingly, I’m sitting here hungry again already. I think I may have some popcorn tonight – it’s been a while!



I woke up on time today – I think my body is just getting into a rhythm of sleeping a bit later on the days it knows I work from home  :)  Because Mondays are the hardest days for me to get up now!

The only thing that took some time this morning was getting a few wrinkles out of my corduroy pants for today.

But my method lets me make breakfast while waiting. ;)


See, I don’t iron. Well, I don’t iron unless it’s absolutely necessary OR unless Nick has it out and I ask him nicely to iron something for me.


I just put my pants in the dryer for about 5 minutes – perfect!

And by then, breakfast was ready.


  • 1/3 cup oatbran, 1 cup water, pinch salt
  • 1/2 banana, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp crunchy pb
  • dark chocolate chips, butterscotch chips
  • cinnamon!

If nothing else, at least my pants will be wrinkle free today. I’m not sure what work will be like when I get to the office!


Do you iron, steam, or fluff your clothes to straighten them out?

Good, Bad, Yoga

Let’s start with the bad.

I’m pretty sure my work computer is shot. Our awesome IT guy was working on my computer all day and has some of my data moved/saved, but will probably be working on it tomorrow, too.

The good?

There’s an extra computer at work that I’ll be working on until we figure out what can be done with mine. I can at least get stuff done, thank goodness! It’ll just take a little adjusting in the processes since I won’t have all my files yet, but it’s okay.

The other good?

I did yoga today! 45 minutes, thanks to Brooke Boon.

Although most of my day was topsy turvy…frustrating…slow…and not what I expected, I put that all on the mat, stretched and breathed into it, and then let it all go.

I mean, it’s only Monday! I can’t let an out-of-the-ordinary day mess up my night or my day tomorrow.

I had some veggies + hummus + kashi crackers this afternoon while working + finding out the updates on my computer and then got out my yoga mat as soon as 5 pm showed up and I got my computer at home turned off.

— insert 45 minutes of calm here —

Another good?

Dinner was easy  :)




We heated up some of the shepherd’s pie and I steamed some broccoli to have with it.

And I only had half a roll because I burned 2 of them! I let Nick have the full one, and I just took the unburned bottom half of one.

The last good for today:


Seriously, Liz. Amazing.

A Barefoot Contessa Blondie, How I Met Your Mother…and probably a cup of tea.

All in all, a pretty good Monday.

What were your good and bad moments today?



Computer Crashes, Christmas Colors

Well, thanks technology.


My work computer is apparently in bad shape. I started out working fine this morning, but then it disconnected and once I got hooked back up, it just wasn’t working right.

Our IT guy is working on saving my data and is going to have to transfer everything to a different computer.

Thankfully, my supervisor just sent me a few things I can do on my laptop on my own so I don’t have to go in this afternoon – I just hope everything can be saved!

While waiting for an email from my boss, I made a quick lunch since I didn’t know if I would have to drive in for the rest of the day.


After having those huevos rancheros for lunch yesterday, that’s all I could think about!


and today, they were decorated for Christmas with both red + green salsa.


Instead of using tortillas today, I cooked some oatbran while I worked on my eggs and then layered everything in a big bowl:

  • oatbran
  • refried beans
  • corn + black beans
  • eggs cooked with olive oil, salt, pepper, ancho chile powder
  • TJ’s green salsa (the last of it!)
  • red salsa


I’ve got to eat and get back to work – wish me luck!


Have you ever had a bad computer crash?

And no, my work computer is NOT a PC – it’s a Mac. So yes, Macs crash, too. :)


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