As I expected, Keenan fell asleep as soon we drove out of the parking lot. Thinking that he would transfer well (he usually does), I transferred him to his crib, but after a few minutes, he woke up and didn’t go back to sleep. I let him sit in his crib (in hopes he would fall back asleep), but it didn’t help. He kept talking to his animals and then eventually calling for me. Needless to say, today wasn’t the best! I definitely don’t feel like I’ve earned the “best mom” award. I can’t help but feel bad about the whole day: broken glass everywhere, staying out too late this morning, thus causing Keenan to act out in frustration, and keeping him in his crib in hopes of him falling back asleep while I got some work done. The lesson learned is I need to learn to take a step back and reevaluate the situation and let things go. I also need to not worry about getting “everything done,” and just appreciate these moments (good or bad), because they go by so quickly.
Well, on another note, I survived yesterday’s extremely challenging WOD, “ Murph “, yesterday. I finished in 49minutes and 24 seconds! I was SO relieved when it was over! I have to say that was one of the most mentally challenging WODs I have done. It was hard to stay focused when there were so many reps to do! At least today’s workout wasn’t too bad. We had a small WOD of 15 hang clean and jerks of 65 lb and 15 box jumps, completing as many rounds as possible in 10 minutes. It was a nice change from yesterday! In addition, I did 100 burpees after class, as extra work our coach is having us do in preparation for our upcoming competitions (and for being a few minutes late…).
Before I forget, tonight we made Kabocha squash for the first time! We quartered it, added spices and roasted it in the oven for 45 minutes. When it was ready to eat, we just scooped it out with a spoon. It was really good! I’ll definitely be buying it again!
To go along with it, I made pork with apples and onions in the crock pot, a recipe I found online. It was good, though a little too acidic. I accidentally added too much apple cider vinegar. With a little less vinegar, it would be much better. Here is the recipe. It is super easy, since you throw in frozen pork chops or country style ribs!
Good (though it doesn’t look that great)!Crock Pot Pork and Apples: (serves 2-3) Adapted from Frugal Foodie Mama Ingredients: - 2-3 pork chops or boneless country pork ribs (frozen) - 1 medium red onion, chopped - 2 medium apples (any kind), cored and chopped - 1/4 cup apple butter - 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar - 1 1/2 tbsp whole grain Dijon mustard - 1 tsp salt - 1 tsp pepper - 1/2 cup apple sauce Directions: 1. Mix apple butter, vinegar, mustard, apple sauce, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. 2. Place apples and onions at the bottom of the crock pot. 3. Place pork on top of the apples and onions. 4. Top with mustard mixture, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
After a day like today, it is time for a much needed hot shower and heading to bed early. Have a good night!
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