Lessen the Stress!

Happy Sunday afternoon! How is it Sunday already? Sorry I’ve been MIA for a few days, but the work stress reached a new level on Thursday and Friday. Both days are sort of a blur because I was going, going, going all day, and ended up working late both nights. This weekend has been me catching up on some much needed rest and house-work.

I don’t have any new runs to report. I plan to get back into the swing after this big meeting on Monday.

As far as eats, I made a different dinner on Wednesday night that I liked, but Hubby did not.

Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, chicken sausage, and apple in a white wine, lemon and butter sauce. Like I said, I thought it was good, but Hubby did not.

On Thursday night, I finished Cutting for Stone and it was amazing! Seriously, it was so good. I was crying hysterically for the last 100 pages though – just a warning. The glass of red wine that I had in conjunction with finishing it probably increased the waterworks. I hope to have a review coming soon.

Friday was work and more work and then Saturday was some much-needed rest. I also whipped up a few cookies from my family’s “Bump Cookie” recipe. I halved the recipe below:

Bump  Cookies

1 stick of butter
2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of milk

Mix together in a saucepan over moderate heat.  Once it comes to a boil, boil for approx 2 1/2 minutes.  Take saucepan off the burner, add 3 cups of Quick Oats and 5 Tablespoons of cocoa and 1 tsp. vanilla.  Stir quickly until is combined and starts to come together.  Quickly drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper to cool and set.

These cookies get their name from my childhood – whenever my aunt would make these, I’d call them “bump cookies” because they looked so bumpy. The name stuck. They aren’t the healthiest cookies, but they are really good.

My last noteworthy eat from the weekend was my breakfast this morning, which really hit the spot. I haven’t been craving oatmeal lately, but today I was and this banana and peanut butter bowl was delish.

Yummy and I loved the light.

The rest of today is cleaning up the apartment a bit, making some steak for dinner and then watching True Blood at 9 p.m.!! I’m soo excited.

Tomorrow is going to be crazy hectic, so I likely won’t be posting. But then Tuesday will be back to normalcy and hopefully back to me running a lot more. Also, my friend Lauren starts her marathon training tomorrow! I’m excited for her and am hoping that her training will inspire me to run more as well.

How was your weekend?!!

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7 responses to “Lessen the Stress!

  1. Lindsey Lou:) you are so funny… I was hoping your training would motivate me, but that never happened! You’ve inspired me to run another marathon, and run like the wind! I’ll try to make you proud:) and then Boston and Disney!!!

    • Yay for training starting tomorrow!! I wish I could run tomorrow and train with you in spirit, but I know with my big meeting it won’t happen. Run like the wind friend – Boston 2011 here we come!!

  2. That meal looks great to me! I love brussel sprouts but my husband hates them! He thinks they stink! haha! 🙂 Glad you had a good weekend.

  3. I’m glad work will start to settle down. It’s always stressful when it gets in the way of our other activities!!

  4. he he he… I love those cookies! We just called them “no bakes”. I feel like we all know what they are, but everyone has a different name for them. My mom always added coconut to them, too- which was awesome if you’ve never tried them that way!

  5. I need to get that book! It got amazing reviews on Goodreads, are you on there?

  6. Those cookies look great!

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