I am extremely tired this morning and woke up with a headache. I use the term "woke up" loosely; I barely slept at all. The lovely neighbors must have gone away and left their dogs in the yard again, which always leads to their dogs taking turns barking ALL NIGHT LONG. From the time I laid down until the time I woke up, the barking continued. Insane. I turned my radio up to try and block it, but still had a very fitful night.
Today will be busy with kids' sports and activities. I have a nice beef roast in the crock pot already, cooking in a hot mixture of herbs and spices so that at dinnertime, all I have to do is saute some peppers and mushrooms, shred the beef, and let the kids have hot Italian beef sandwiches while I have mine with the sauteed veggies and a salad. Easy!
I've been living on coffee drinks in addition to my usual hot black coffee lately, because I like them. Most of it is decaf and I make it "legal" by combining my coffee with Medifast meals:
hot coffee + Medifast hot cocoa = mocha; also good iced
instant coffee + Medifast pudding + water + ice (blended) = mocha "frap" (chocolate pudding) or vanilla "frap" (vanilla pudding)
instant coffee + Medifast dark chocolate shake = mocha shake
instant coffee + Medifast chocolate chip soft bake cookie + vanilla almond milk + ice (blended)= java chip "frap" (my favorite!)
Not sure if drinking so much decaf coffee has any drawbacks, but it sure tastes good! I think I could do better by starting to cold brew real decaf coffee again and keeping that in the fridge; I'd guess real brewed coffee has more antioxidants than the instant stuff.
Here's to a great weekend! Make the best of what you have.
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