When I left work this morning I headed straight to Publix and bought a 12 pack of Michelob Ultra to help me unwind after the stressful week I’ve had so far. I had two before I went to bed this morning! Only a true night-shifter can stomach beer at 8:00 in the morning.
I was scheduled to do a 4 mile easy run today, but I thought I might trade it in for elliptical time instead to give my shins a good rest before my 10 miler this weekend. I set my alarm clock for 1:00 so I would have plenty of time to head to the gym this afternoon. When I woke up though I decided I really needed an off day. I’ve been very stressed and burnt out this week and my shin is still bothering me a little bit (not nearly as bad as before). So I spent the afternoon with my little man instead! A great trade 🙂
My mood was lifted when I received my Disney Cruise DVD in the mail.
You might remember that one of my New Years Resolutions was to plan a big Disney vacation for my family this year. The problem is that I can’t decide if I want to do a Disney Cruise or go to Disney World. Lincoln will be 2 1/2 around the time we go, so I’m trying to decide which option would be best for vacationing with a toddler. I was initially leaning towards the cruise since I’m planning on going to Disney World in January for the 2011 Marathon, but now I’m getting alot of feedback that a cruise might be more appropriate for when he’s older. To help me make my decision I bought The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World 2010.
Ok, confession time. I “accidently” broke my Veg Pledge tonight. I cooked a huge pan of Tofu Stirfry for dinner tonight and just as I was pouring in the Stir-fry sauce I saw that one of the ingredients was oyster sauce. I didn’t have any other sauce options and I had already cooked all the veggies, tofu and rice so I decided to use it anyway.
I immediately felt bad, not because I’m so opposed to eating oyster sauce (I actually think oysters aren’t that big of a deal since they don’t even have brains!) but because I broke the pledge, but I just couldn’t justify throwing away an entire pan of food because of one little uh-oh. I wouldn’t have used the sauce if I had realized ahead of time that it was made from oysters, but I found out too late.
So … dinner was a big bowl of Tofu Stir-fry with brown rice. I added some black beans to the veggie mix.
Time to start paying more attention to ingredients before preparing meals. I imagine these are things that all vegetarians have had to learn at one time or another.
What’s your vote for traveling with a 2 year old? Disney World or a Disney Cruise? Any experiences?