I forgot to tell you that I found TWO colorful visors last Thursday! Although you might have already figured that out, seeing as I was wearing the turquoise one in my race recap post, and the hot pink one in my WWU post. My sporting goods store got in some more running gear, and guess what I discovered? The Nike "youth" size is the same as their "woman" size - but is a couple of bucks cheaper. So woohoo, I was able to get a bargain, at least on the hot pink one. Something to check out, if you're in the market for visors.
I made Helen's Roasted Zucchini Soup the other day and boy was it good! Super easy, chock-full of veggies and creamy without adding any milk or half and half. Really tasty the next day, too.
A ginormous new grocery store opened up last week - it's an HEB, for you Texans who are familiar with it. It's about 5 miles away from my house, and while there is another one that is much closer, it's right on the main street - very congested, plus most of the students shop there and I'm telling you, they regularly clear out the shelves, which is really frustrating. This one is on the south end of town, and it's just a hop on and off the highway for me. They had a bunch of grand opening specials, which is why I stocked up on this ridiculous amount of bars:
The Lara bars were the best deal at 50 cents each. I eat the Builder's bar in the morning before I go for a run (I used to do this before my workouts, too) - I can't stomach much of anything first thing in the morning, but I can usually choke down these pretty well. And actually, they are tasty - kind of high in calories (270 for the entire bar), so it's a good thing I only eat half at a time. Oh - the Almond and Coconut Kind bar? Amazing! Loved it - apparently I am liking coconut more and more (says the person who would spit out the See's candy if she bit into it and discovered coconut). I don't eat the Lara bars that often, but thought they would be handy to have while we travel later this month. Same for the Clif and Luna bars - sometimes I can go overboard with snacking on them, so I've stashed the extras away from my pantry - out of sight, out of mind, hopefully.
The new store has an amazing cheese section - I couldn't help but think that Biz would be in heaven if she could shop there. I don't normally sample food at the grocery store (just one way I try to not have extra calories add up) but the cheese samples were so good! I had my hands on a tiny block of German Swiss cheese, but finally set it down after deciding I didn't need to spend over $8 on less than a quarter pound of cheese. Glad I came to my senses in time!
Oh, and here are a couple of blogger-influenced purchases:
Jalapeno mustard after I read about Biz using it, and the chocolate chips after seeing Debby make her own version of the Oikos chocolate yogurt (not the mildewy mold kind, lol) by melting chocolate chips and stirring them into some nonfat plain Greek yogurt. She is a genius, I'm telling you! I think she actually added walnuts to her creation, but then again, she adds walnuts to just about everything. ;)
On tap for this weekend is the annual Crosstown Showdown football game between the two local high schools - this is a huge event and the game is held tonight at Kyle field. It's fun for the kids to get to play at a college stadium, and usually close to 20,000 people attend the game. Both teams are having a great season so it's anybody's game, but I just want to say GO TIGERS!!!
On Saturday I am excited beyond anything - it's the 4th annual Wiener Fest! And for the first time ever, I finally get to attend! Not working on Saturdays is paying off - woohoo! A day full of dachshunds? I am all over that! Jeff can't go, as there is also a huge boy scout event that he committed to help out with - apparently they are going to launch something like 3000 model rockets all at the same time. Should be wild. But I'm glad I'll get to be with the dogs (and no, Paco will not be attending as he is not nice around other dogs save for his best friend, Ginger).
I'm afraid I am a Fashion Friday Failure this week. What can I say - pretty much all I wore was running outfits, as evidenced by the five tech shirts I currently have hanging to dry after I did laundry. But I have to share one thing with you - I am going to be somewhere this afternoon that I need to dress nicely for, and I knew that I wanted to wear my black skirt, so I did a search on my blog to see what I had worn it with. I chose this option - it's still plenty warm to be able to wear the short sleeves and my awesome platform sandals. My CRS* may be acting up, but thanks to the magic of blogging, I can overcome it, lol!
Oh! I just remembered the new shirt I bought - I'll show it to you:
As soon as I saw this shirt, I knew I had to have it. Decided that it would be my reward for getting through that race last Saturday. Plus my new pink visor goes perfectly with it - I'll be wearing this at Wiener Fest tomorrow!
Have a great weekend!
*Can't Remember Sh*t