And in other news: I’m home! I’m also still thinking about a blog name change; last night I was lying in bed trying to sleep, and Brit Chick Runs popped into my head. What do y’all think? I’d love some feedback 🙂
Anyway – this actually will be a quick post I think because I am SWAMPED with work right now. I’m trying to get my head round my lab report results data, and boy is it confusing…I did actually remember I was going to do Chika Part II as well! But that will have to wait til tomorrow I’m afraid.
Onto the rest of the arvo/evening – I drove home in the most skanky winter shower known to man; some weird concoction of sleet and snow and rain. It was messed up! It did not a pleasant drive make 😦
And weirdly, despite only having written a blog post and driven home, I felt really hungry! It seems my appetite is back! So before I did a 23minute aerobics section from a Davina DVD, I ate the banana that I missed out on this morning – stir fried baby!
With a little squeeze of agave, and then served covered in cinnamon (what else!?):
That was really, really good! The bananas were firm but fluffy and sweet and just…nom nom! Loves it! After my Davina DVD, I had a hot chocolate – all of that held me over a bit too well however, and I was still pretty full at dinner…but I had some lovely pasta organised for tonight 🙂
Basil scented! Delightful! You know what else is delightful? When manufacturers make the mistake of putting 340g of pasta into a box that is meant to contain (and is costed to contain) 250g!! MORE FREE STUFF! I have two portions of this pasta left over now 🙂
The next question – what to serve with Mr Basil Pasta….a basil tomato sauce! Pretty appropriate considering we have an abundance of basil growing at my house:
My gran has a thing about buying my mum plants and vegetables…:P
So anyway, I ripped a few leaves off them, and added them to some chopped tomatoes, dried mixed herbs, garlic, s&p and thyme:
And cooked it together for a bit so all the flavours could infuse and be lovely 🙂 Aren’t the colours pretty!?
Meanwhile, I roasted some squash, parsnip and garlic, boiled my pasta, added it all in together and voila!
It was a good meal! Probably the first time I’ve had plain old pasta (ie not stuffed) in…forever..and LIKED it! I think it was partly my amazing skills at boiling, and partly the nice basil scent 😀
For dessert, it was the old 2%, hot chocolate, and the other half of that Thorntons bar from t’other night – wow did that go down well! Especially since I had major stresses tonight – for this volunteer/job thing I’m doing, I needed two references, which were done probably around Novemeber time last year – at least that’s what I THOUGHT. Today, the lady (Karen) who needed them (and is also who I had a meeting with yesterday) emailed me to say that she’d checked through my file, and only had one, and could she have the other one by the end of the week. MAJOR PANIC! I thought my second referee had already done it (as she said she would) – turns out she hadn’t, and didn’t tell me she hadn’t!! And now she doesn’t have time to anymore!!
Big panic in my book – the Powers That Be are very specific as to who can be a referee (ie no family, must’ve known me X number of years etc etc), and now I’ve got to find another one [hard when all your friends are at uni], get them to write it and get it back to Karen, all before Friday….ARGH!!
Anyway…..I have to go and do more work, so I better dash. Sorry for the terrible posting tonight! Tomorrow will be better – Chika Part II, and (HOPEFULLY! If all goes to plan….) I should have a big announcement-type thing!! 😀
See you tomorrow!