Ok, before I forget – I read on a blog earlier that today was humpday – what on earth is this day!? I often see it on Carrots n Cake as well..please someone explain!! Am I being really really dim, or is it an American thing? (To be honest, the first explanation sounds the most likely…..)
Anyway – PHEW! I’ve had the most busy day known to man! So many emails to reply to, a CV to sort out, revision to do, lab report to make sense of…it’s mad, I’ve had people in my lab group asking me if I can help them – all I can say is ‘I have no clue either!! Don’t ask me!!’ Oh goodness. It’s exciting to think that in 7days time, this lab will be over. And then the next one will start…but let’s side step that issue for now!
In other exciting news, guess what arrives tomorrow, albeit 4 weeks later than it should have? Drum roll please…..
Yes, at LONG LAST, Carter and Kovac will be with us as of 6pm tomorrow evening 🙂 I think some kitten fun is just what I need! I also think it’s just what poor old (young) Obama needs – she gets so bored by herself in the house during the day. You’d think she’d want to go outside and hunt and explore…but no. That cat will NOT go outside. If she thinks she’s going out, she runs away. When she does go out, she doesn’t venture more than 10m from the door. To think that she used to live full time outside before she picked us…mad.
Anyway! For ‘lunch’, I had piizzzzaaaahhh. I had the other hald of the spinach and ricotta pizza I ate around the time of the half marathon, so I threw that in the oven (sprinkled with extra garlic :p) along with some parsnip and squash. It was weird, I wasn’t hungry for ages, then suddenly BAM! I was wanting food!! I had to act on it sharpish cos I suffer from low blood sugar – I can be feeling fine, then I’ll suddenly be starving and if I’m not fed..beware…But yes, here was lunch:
It was very very tasty 🙂 Next job up was horses – Now, I would take this opportunity to do Chika Part II. But I’m too angry with her right now to present her in a positive light, so again, it’ll have to wait.
Why am I angry, I hear you cry!? WELL.
Chika is very mannerly – in that, you walk into her box, she steps back. You ask her to move over, she moves over. You leave her stable door open, she stands there and doesn’t leave.
Except since I’ve been away from home, she’s getting a bit big for her boots! And today she apparently had a touch of Spring Fever…!! I opened her door, went to the back of the box to get her rug, and she thought it would be a FAB opportunity to go for a spin round the garden!! Oh, and then not be caught *MAJOR ANGRY FACE* SO unlike her!! Chika is the easiest horse to catch in the world – you could literally run up to waving a fire torch and screaming SPARTAN and she’d be like, ‘yeah catch me, cool, whatevers, don’t care’. BUT NOT TODAY!
Cue 1/2 an hour spent trying to catch her…she just ate the grass, jogged off if I got near, ate more grass, knocked down a mini wall and generally destroyed the garden somewhat.
Meanwhile, poor old Tig was stuck in his stable having a panic attack cos his friend had disapeared!!
Eventually I managed to catch her – nothing a scoop of feed won’t solve….
But GAH. HORSES. Who’d have them!!?? Do any of you guys have any majorly misbehaving/naughty animal stories?
After that, I did yet more work, and completely lacked an appetite throughout it all. I figured after my 15mile run this morning though that I needed fuel! So I roasted up chickpeas, mushrooms, squash, brussels and broccoli with lots of garlic, nutmeg and cinnamon:
Don’t you love how chewy chickpeas get when you roast them!? I also served it with some boiled swede chips and added soy sauce (I want salt today, lots of it!!):
On the side for mah pro-teeeeen, I had a pot of full fat Greek yogurt with a bit of agave:
And a hot cinnamon apple:
I was going to mix them together, but I was so blown away by my incredible skill at popping the yogurt out of the pot (look how neat it is!!) I decided against it – I like things to look pretty sometimes 😛
For dessert later on, I had an Alpro Soya chocolate yogurt, 2 squares of dark chocolate, and a hot chocolate:
LOL, there’s a lorra lorra chocolate in there! Meh, I deserve it after my day I reckons!
Ooohh I am so glad the day is almost over….I want tomorrow to come so I can be busy doing something other than sit in front of my laptop typing and writing! I never thought that day would come when I’d actually look forward to my Cognitve II lecture…
I’m off to do my next set of tasks then, so adios til tomorrow!
(Oh yeah – what do you guys think of Brit Chick Runs as a blog name!?)