I walk into the entry way of my condominium gabbing on the phone with my mother.
I spot a little box on the floor by the mailboxes. I yelp with glee! (Ask my mother.. I think she thought something bad had happened 😉 )
My heart beats faster. I am filled with excitement – but have a small fear of what is to come..
I feel like 4 year old Caitlin on Christmas morning…
(You know you love this Christmas dress. Be Jealous ;))
A package… for me.
Another surprise off my fitnessentials list?
No. Not this time. This… is even better.
I rush into the house and try to tear the packaging open.
This, however.. was not a job for hands – because after about 37 seconds of unsuccessful attempts, I needed a new plan…in the form of a dull kitchen knife.
Beneath a plethora of styrophome ‘s’s – I find my baby.
Ladies and gentlemen – Peanut Flour has returned.
I do not think you understand my addiction to this stuff.
It is not like I even use it all too often for baking.
I use it.. well, I mix it with water and almond milk.. and eat it with a spoon.
In unhealthily large amounts. I know.. what could 1lb of peanut flour do..
You see – I order in bulk. I do not have 1lb of peanut flour to devour.
I have 6lbs of peanut flour to devour.
This.. could be trouble 🙂
(However, I am hoping to incorporate the flour into some recipes I’ve been thinking about lately! 🙂 )
If you are looking to get peanut flour – now that TJ’s has decided to discontinue.. you can order it here!
Also – if you want to see Peanut Flour back in TJ’s .. CONTACT THEM! The more people who say they are sad to see it go..the greater the possibility it will come back. That is was a store employee told me anyway!
In other news – my day today was okay. Yeah. Just okay. Nothing special.
I did see a very pretty sunrise on the way to work this morning..
And I also fell IN LOVE with the Butter Toffee coffee that I bought this weekend. I even enjoy it without any sweeteners. This was not planned however. I usually bring my own packets of Truvia or Stevia to work.. because I am trying to stay away from artificial sweeteners like Splenda. I forgot them though. So I rolled with it. I am thinking of sayin’ PEACE OUT to sweeteners in my coffee.
My workout today was just a simple run. I completed 5 miles – all flat. While my achilles hasn’t bothered me since last week, I don’t want to push my luck.. plus I went balls to the wall in my race – and wanted to do something easy!
- Mile 1: 9:03
- Mile 2: 8:55
- Mile 3: 8:53
- Mile 4: 8:45
- Mile 5: 8:33
It appears as if my body wanted to go progressively faster. I didn’t have a problem with it. I was running along the water – once again taking a stop in the town I went to college on my way home from work. I took a lot of little side roads and was completely loving looking at the HUGE houses.. with beautiful landscaping.
While I love doing runs here, I am not sure if it is good for my body. See, as soon as I finish my run, I hop right in my car and finish the rest of my commute home (15-20 min depending on traffic). I do not stretch before getting the car. I walk for like 30 seconds to cool down.. which probably should not even be considered a cool down.
My legs are stationary – for a good chunk of time – right after I finish my run. This is probably a good explanation for the difficulty I had getting out of my car today. Yikes.
Completely random (but that is just ME) but I am looking for some good books – I want to start setting some reading goals since I always harp on my students about reading for pleasure. I suppose I should be a good role model. Suggestions welcome!
Stories from the Second Grade
Today in math, we were calculating distances between cities in the western United States. Being a New Englander for all of my life – my pronunciation of the cities is not always perfect.
Enter the city of: Butte
I am looking at this word, trying to determine just how I will pronounce this city. In my head, I have 2 options.
- Butt (you know, silent E)
- Boo-tay (a french twist on the word)
Regardless of which pronunciation I chose – it was going to cause quite a rile amongst 8 year old minds.
I chose option 2.
Eruptions of laughter. Not just the first time I said it. But every single time. And wouldn’t you know.. Butte was in every question. Multiple times.
You’d think that after the 10th time I said Boo-tay.. the peanut gallery would hush. Nope. The novelty never.wore.off.
It made for a light afternoon, however. And when I told another teacher what had happened, she looked at me like I had 10 heads for not knowing how to pronounce with word. Butte. With a long /u/.
Woopsies! But hey, I like to make up my own pronunciations of words!
Do you make up the pronunciation of words when you aren’t quite sure? I do it all the time. Fortunately – the people I am around all day (8 year olds) don’t know any better. They will be talking about the city of Boo-tay for years to come.
Hope you all have a relaxing evening. Rain is in the forecast here for 8 out of the next 9 days. Just showers.. but seriously.. its time for MAY FLOWERS.. Aprils SHOWERS should have finished on Saturday. Looks like I may become bffs with the gym again!