Guess what got a little use today?!
This morning, I decided to take a break from the treadmill and roll out the ‘ol yoga mat. I searched around on my On Demand channel to see what was available. Unfortunately, one of my favorites from before isn’t on there anymore, but I did find a different one that was great. About 45 minutes of pilates/ballet moves which was nice, gentle, but able to work up a sweat.
Around 1pm I had a conference call to hop on to, which worked out perfectly timing wise. I had just finished up a batch of my Pumpkin Black Bean Soup, so I let that simmer while the call was going on.
I also made the photo black and white because, well, a big batch of that stuff just never looks all that appetizing in the big pot.
I had to make a couple slight adjustments to the original recipe this time around – I didn’t have any red wine, so I used white. I also accidentally bought chicken broth instead of vegetable, but both substitutions turned out great!
About 3/4 of the way through the call, I couldn’t hold off any longer so I grabbed a bowl. I also topped my soup bowl with a fun little purchase I discovered the other day…
Mini saltine crackers! Not sure how I never spotted these before but I love them…perfect for soup!
And for snacking on well after your bowl of soup is gone.
After l finished up with lunch and my call, I snacked on an apple and worked on putting away all of the Halloween decorations.
Apple is gone, decorations are put away…and we’re just that much closer to being about to put out the Christmas decorations(!!).
Yep, I said it. Christmas decorations. I’m eagerly anticipating Thanksgiving and I’m trying so hard not to rush the holidays, but these darn Christmas commercials I’m seeing and hearing are just getting me excited! I mean, they’re already playing the Hershey Kisses Bells commercial?!
Question for the Afternoon:
For those who celebrate Christmas, how long does it take for you to start “getting festive” (i.e., decorating, listening to music, etc.)?