Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Houseguest

There is nothing like having a house guest to make you clean like a meth fiend!!! Today, we have a police trainee moving in with us while he goes to the academy.  I know, I know, I am the best for opening my home :) stop, I'm blushing, no, really, stop.

So, we had to clean up C's room after I dropped him off at the airport, and the bathroom what he shares with H.  Including cleaning out C's closet, so that our guest, T, will have a place for his crap. That was accomplished, including all linens washed, bathtub scrubbed, and medicine cabinet cleaned out so T has a place to put his crap. Whew!  I told the hubster that we need to have people move in more often, it is very motivating!

After that, T came over while the hubster and I did our workout.  And he needed to put 2 giant tubs of egg whites in our fridge. (He's an amateur bodybuilder and needs a lot of protein) And the fridge wasn't super clean, and there wasn't any room in there, so we cleaned it out and washed all the shelves.  And T used Clorox wipes to clean the rubber gaskets around the door and he told me about black mold. Talk about fun!! What a way to spend my Saturday.

Did I mention that Charlie and Bruce hate house guests?  They forget that we have one whenever he goes to the bathroom or up to his room, and when he comes back, they go into spasms and fits of barking like they think he is going to steal our tv.  And Bruce is a nipper, so he jumps up and tries to bite his hands. I bet I know what you are thinking! That this sounds like the most perfect paradise ever. I know, I can hardly believe it myself!!! They are resting now, since T has gone out for the evening.

Tomorrow we are supposed to go to a beach barbecue. I am hoping for some good fun, I kind of want to rock a bikini, but: a. My belly still folds over when I sit down and b. I am a very pale white girl and don't want to get a sunburn on my tummy, nor do I want to blind people with my startling whiteness when the sun hits me.  If only I could sparkle like the vampires in Twilight, that would make my paleness worth it.  I need a spraytan, stat!!
We had a great time at the beach!!!! It is amazing how relaxing it is to go hang out there for the day. I felt like I had taken a whole vacation and we were only there 4 hours.

We took my daughter and my oldest niece, B with us.  The girls had a great time playing in the waves and digging for sand crabs.  H convinced B to bury her in the sand.  

I decided to wear the bikini after all, and I knew I had made the right choice when the hubster said wow. I still need to wear a higher rise bottom because I have a little pooch I am still working on, but I felt completely comfortable all day and not self conscious. Thank you, Mike Karpenko and TapouT XT!!!!  Neutrogena Wet Skin SPF 100 had my back in the sun, so no burning!

All in all, it was a productive and fun weekend!!

Saturday's Menu

Breakfast: 2 turkey sausage patties with 2 eggs topped with lowfat cheddar
Lunch: chicken fajita pita from Jack in the Box with a salad and Bolthouse yogurt ranch 
Dinner: salsa turkey with cottage cheese grits (see recipe below) I wish I had a picture, but we ate every last bite!!

Workout: ripped conditioning from TapouT XT. Lots of resistance band work to build your biceps, triceps, chest, shoulders, and back. I love this one, it leaves my arms feeling like limp noodles.

Sunday's Menu
Breakfast: banana and coffee
Lunch: quinoa w/ veggies and mozzarella 
Dinner: bbq beef, brown rice, tortilla chips and 6 layer dip, Persian kabobs w/ saffron rice, crab leg and lobster tail, half an ear of corn.  Dump cake for dessert. (I know it sounds like a lot, but it was like a tasting menu, a little of everything)
Snack: freeze dried pineapple and a few pretzel crisps

Workout: Muay Thai. I love this one, it is a lot of punching and kicking and it leaves me a sweaty tired mess.

Salsa Turkey
1 pkg ground turkey
1 16 oz jar of chunky salsa

Brown turkey in frying pan.  Add jar of 
salsa, stir and heat.  Serve over cottage cheese grits.

Cottage Cheese Grits

4 cups of water
1 cup of quick grits
1 cup of cottage cheese
1/2 cup lowfat shredded cheddar cheese (more or less to taste)

1. Bring water to a boil in sauce pan
2. Stir in grits, lower heat cover and cook        5 minutes or until thickened
3. Stir in cottage cheese and cheddar


  1. I'm right there with ya on the super white belly. I'm probably the only albino latina you'll ever meet!haha
    I need to sit in my backyard and try to get some color soon.
    I hope your lil pups get used to your house guest soon. I was laughing at their little bits of amnesia when they'd go up stairs and by the time they came back would forget about your guests!haha
    Thanks for linking up!

    1. Yeah, I really hope they calm down soon! Thanks for reading!!!


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