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Meal Plan – Week 3 and winter weather

This week was not a good week, with regards to, keeping to the program. I did not keep to the plan, I ran late all week so skipped breakfast, thinking I would pick it up at work – did not work. Lunch was the only menu where I did ok. The good news is, I now know, that I eat when I have a high-pressure day at work and come home tired. So, I will just have to make sure there are prepared meals in the fridge.

Here’s this weeks menu, where most of this are variations on last week since I have most of the ingredients still in the fridge. Goals for this week is to get on plan and introduce the exercise.

Saturday Egg Tempeh Stir Fry
Sunday Oatmeal with grated apple + sultanas Slow-cook Dahl + Wild Rice
Monday Oatmeal with Banana+Unsalted Peanut Butter Steamed Fish and Vegetable Pockets + Quinoa
Tuesday Fruit Salad with Flax seed Vegetable Pasta Bake
Wednesday Fruit Salad with Flax seed Pizza (using FlatOut Bread instead of Whole Wheat Pita)
Thursday Oatmeal with grated apple + sultanas Vegetable Frittata
Friday Fruit Salad with Flax seed Bean Burgers + Salad

Budget this week, will be easy as there is nothing I need to go out and buy. Funny thing is yesterday’s ice fall (yes ice fall – not snow) has made it very unlikely to get out of the house today anyway :-). The ice is at least an inch deep around and on the house and my poor plants are buckling under the weight. I am refusing to look at the veggie garden, as I will be upset if I loose all of the crop.

The ice is starting to melt but the concern will be if it can completely melt in time before the evening drop in temperatures again – which means it could be another inside day tomorrow. Anyway, this is how it looks at the moment.

One of my plants buckling under the weight of the ice (photo taken through the window – too cold to go outside 😉 ):IMG_0806IMG_0810

Sean’s Playground had a nice coating of ice. His job today was to de-ice his playground which he thoroughly enjoyed.
IMG_6831 IMG_6832 IMG_6833Our table on the deck, with an inch of ice cover….hmmm I seem to remember asking the hubby for a table cover to  protect the table. Wonder where it is 🙂 ?IMG_0807

Our Deck covered with ice, it’s like walking across a grater – the ice is that hard and has the lumps from the ice pellets that fell.IMG_0808

Icicles forming as the ice starts to melt; that is, ice also going down the chimney as well.IMG_0809

Photo Journal: Elf on the shelf Week 3

So our elf, Mr. Underpants has moved around a lot this week ;-). Our son has got use to him completely now, and he actively searches for him in the morning. No more avoiding him – it only took 3 weeks. Here are the positions we found him this week.

Day 15: Master Bathroom – Towel RackIMG_0637

Day 16: Bonus Room – Lego London BridgeIMG_0644

Day 17: Bonus Room – Amongst my fabric stackIMG_0654

Day 18: Living Room – Between the vases (where’s the flowers??)
Stayed here for 2 days as Mr. Underpants did not have good things to report today.

Day 20: Kitchen Room Divider – Amongst the flowersIMG_0663

Day 21: Kitchen Sill – Camouflage (is it working??)IMG_0664

One more full week before Christmas and then Mr. Underpants job is done for the year.

Photo Journal: Elf on the shelf Week 2

So our five-year old is now use to the elf (see our previous problem) – in fact he ignores him until we do something wrong. I called something, the hubby did the other day, stupid and our five-year old told me that I should say “Sorry” as the elf could here and I was not nice. I suppose it will keep us all in line :-).

Day 8: Hallway – Window sill (Mr. Underpants (our elf) stayed here for two days since behavior was a slight issue on the first day)

Day 10: Master bedroom – Side table lamp

Day 11: Toy Room – ShelfIMG_0623

Day 12: Kitchen – Pot Plant

Day 13: Sun room – Record Player

Day 14: Sun room – French doors