I didn’t mean to be MIA all week but I was a little bit of a sour puss and didn’t have any particularly noteworthy meals to blog about. Still don’t so you get a random post today.
1) Apparently there is a downside to being a non-home-owning DINK (dual-income-no-kids).
We got hit hard this year thanks to some miscellaneous income from me and a pay bump for him that jumps us up a bracket. We have no kids and no mortgage interest to write-off which sucks but at the same time is awesome because I know our four figure tax bill is still a hell of a lot cheaper than day care and an infinite supply of cheeries and I don’t have to give two shits about the woodpeckers going to town on my house right now because it ain’t my house. But ouch, this stings a bit right now. Adjustments to withholdings have been made so hopefully next year we are more prepared.
2) I made chicken with lemon basil sauce.
I had high hopes because, let’s face it, lemon and basil is awesome, but this was pretty unexciting. It does make for a quick and easy weeknight meal though.
3) I got orthotics this week.
No, not the old school grandma kind. Just inserts for my running shoes. My knees seem to be on the mend and I actually managed to run 2.5 miles, twice, this past week. I think I owe you guys a post more on that. Note taken. For now, I’m trying to break in the orthotics with some walking. I might try a short run tomorrow to see how they feel. I’m having a hard time taking it easy and slowly ramping back up but I’m trying to be patient. I’m hoping that the inserts also help keep my plantar fasciitis at bay.
And on that note…
4) Our Ragnar team is officially registered and we have 10 of our 12 slots filled which is amazing considering we are still almost 6 months out from the race.
We decided to name our team None of the Above to pay homage to the election year, and one of the best movies of the 80’s.
5) Last night, I made a bastardized version of Shelby’s Almost Perfect Pad Thai thus making it not even close to perfect but still delicious.
I didn’t have shrimp or tofu so it was vegetarian, and I added carrots and stirred in the bean sprouts and had extra noodles so the sauce ratio was off and used cilantro instead of green onion because that’s what I had and ended up adding tamarind because I though pad thai is always supposed to have tamarind? Anyway, it got devoured while watching Gossip Girl.
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