It seemed a little weird to not get up and run right away today!

Cooking:

Last night I had put apple pie oatmeal into my crockpot and used a timer to have it turn on around 2am. I still got up to burnt oatmeal. I think it’s the recipe and I keep forgetting which recipe I’ve done and keep using it:( If anyone has a good crockpot oatmeal recipe, I’d love to hear it!

Knitting:

I got my first sleeve finished and reattached this morning and was super happy with how it looks now. I think that if I get the second sleeve done, this will actually be a sweater I wear a lot:). Unfortunately my hand is a little sore from all the knitting😂

Purging:

I went through this morning and gathered up 6 bags of clothing and books for donation. It felt super great to get rid of some stuff and I know I have more that can still go! I was selling my stuff on a Facebook group but my clothing doesn’t seem to go well. I’m guessing because of its size😂

I was really ticked when I got to the store and they only gave me four stamps for my six bags. They are being given things to sell- you would think they could be generous with the stamps!! Then I saw the stamp card was only valid until March 31st. Grrr I don’t like companies that are out to get the customer any way they can. I’m going to have to look for somewhere else to shop!

Shopping:

My mom and I tackled the rest of the store that I started earlier in the week. It took me about two hours and yet again I came home with a ton of workout gear. At least I got about five things that weren’t:).

Eating:

We were both hungry by the time the marathon shopping trip was over so we stopped at the local pub for lunch. This is one of my favorite places to go because they have gluten free/ dairy free fish and chips. My mom and I split a two piece order and get very kindly brought it on two plates for us:) It was still way too much food for me!

Exercise:

We stopped in at my place and then were off again. I had planned on doing a ten kilometer run on Sunday for the Squad Runner mission but it got changed and I had to do it today. I didn’t really want to run the same thing I had run yesterday so my mom volunteered to go for a walk on the dyke so I could go do my run out there. It turned out to be super busy out there so I suppose I could have gone by myself. It was a beautiful day for some exercise though so I won’t feel bad about dragging my mom out🤣

Of course I somehow managed to screw up Runkeeper so it wasn’t doing my four and one intervals, so I changed it and every time the announcement came on for another kilometer I walked while counting to 60 in my head. I had to go a lot further than I expected before 5km came along, but it was a nice day for a run, except for the headwind going both ways!

Lately, I had been thinking that maybe I could handle a half marathon but after how tired I was today after 10km, I’ve changed my mind. I’ll need to work on that longer!

Beauty:

I went and got my eyelashes and eyebrows dyed this afternoon. This is a necessity when you’re as blond as me. I often wonder why I didn’t start doing this much younger?!

I also had a lovely nap this afternoon so now I’m going to spend some time knitting my second sleeve.

Have fun!

AJ

25 thoughts on “Topsy Turvy Day

  1. Well, you’ve been sick so that’s why your usual energy is lacking!
    What kind of fish was that? It looked like a burrito 🤣
    I think you need to check out a new fitness tracker. I can’t remember what mine is but I think it’s linked to MyFitnessPal.
    I can’t have it right now, but my favorite oatmeal is baked blueberry steel-cut oatmeal. It’s so good, it’s hard to keep from eating the whole pan! It’s Paleo though, not Keto so I can’t have it anymore. 😔 You should look up oatmeal recipes on Pinterest, they have crockpot ones too. 😊

  2. I can’t wait to see the sweater all finished as well!
    Have you tried Strava for your runs?
    I don’t know anything about stamps, I like using Facebook marketplace to sell things. All and all, another great day it sounds like!

  3. I really need to do some purging…. It’s good that you packed it up and took it immediately. I packed up a bag of some things about a year ago and it’s been sitting in my closet since with things gradually finding its way back out of the bag because I change my mind! Lol!!

    1. Oh I do that though too! I put things in tho king of getting rid of into my hall closet and if I go to get an item, I figure I didn’t really want to get rid of it😂

  4. looks like you had a fun and busy day. I hate businesses that limit when you can use their discounts like that. It doesn’t seem right especially since they are benefiting more than you. That fish looked really good. I can’t wait to see how the sweater turned out.

    1. Right?!? I’m glad it’s not just me. I was worried after I wrote it😂
      Oh the fish and chips is always good there. It’s just a problem that it’s a five minute walk for me😂
      Hopefully it’s done today!

  5. Soon you’ll be headed back to work after Easter holiday – you’ve had quite a busy schedule since I started following you during your Easter break. That apple oatmeal looks delicious. I have oatmeal every morning for breakfast. I put baby food in it sometimes to make it thicker, especially bananas, sometimes Honeycrisp apple baby food. It’s good, but doesn’t look as good as this does.

    1. Oh I love oatmeal and eat it for either breakfast or lunch most days! There are just so many options- oatmeal with peanut butter is one of my favorites!

      1. I love it too and I’ve done oatmeal with peanut butter too! Of course, I could eat peanut butter with anything, especially right from the jar with a spoon. I bought some of the “Simply Jif” with the low sodium/fat/sugar content and it comes only in creamy. I really like chunky better. I was trying to toe the line on “treat things” … then I read that it is better to have regular peanut butter as it is better for you in many ways. So I switched back – for good this time.

      2. That’s the way to do it AJ – I shouldn’t have bought it, but was trying to be “good” … peanut butter has to be enjoyed without cutting corners.

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