Wednesday morning I woke up not feeling like the walking dead! After some more delicious rice cereal (oh boy!) and some reading, I felt a strong urge to get out of the house. I put on my waterproof boots, put Santo’s collar on, and we were off to Tryon State Park!
One of my absolute favorite things about the city of Portland are the densely wooded areas right in the middle of the city. At Tryon you really do feel like you’re lost in the woods..and it’s only a 20 minute drive from my house! I have a feeling Santo and I will be returning there quite often. He could not believe all the smells there were to smell.
Wednesday afternoon I took Stevie to gymnastics and Kai and I hung out and played legos. Their parents told them they’d take them to see the “My Little Ponies” movie that night if they behaved…so they were extra sweet and easygoing. I see how parenting works…bribery. 😛
Thursday morning was another volunteer shift at OHSU! I really need to download an audiobook again for my commute there. Even though it’s not super far, I have to leave at rush hour and especially with this rain…it’s been taking me over an hour to get there. I met one sassy little boy who was so hilarious. Right when I walked into the room to check on him he said, “I’ve been waiting for you for so long!” He was also very disgruntled that I couldn’t be with him Wednesday evening when he got “poked” (his shot). I didn’t think reasoning with him (I just met you five minutes ago, I am not here on Wednesdays!) would cut it, so I brought him a bunch of PlayDoh and we rolled snakes. Then he wasn’t so mad at me 😉
Nannying yesterday afternoon was really fun! I helped the boys get all their homework done, we did some reading, built some legos, and then we played outside. Well…until the downpour came along. We got soaked and pretty chilly, so we ran back inside and I made the boys some hot chocolate and we all snuggled up under blankets to watch a show.
Elimination Diet Update
David made the most delicious meal on Wednesday night! Ginger and garlic crusted tilapia, butternut spaghetti squash, green beans, and baked sweet potato fries. My taste buds were in heaaaaaven screaming “omg flavor!!! what is this!!!”
However…after that my game has declined rapidly. Last night when I got home from work I just fried up a tilapia filet in nothing and ate it by itself. Then I ate some dry, plain rice cereal. Currently munching on dates and rice cakes for breakfast. I desperately need to go shopping..I feel like I’m force-feeding myself at this point. But today is day 5! I feel like once I get through the first week, the rest will be easy. 🙂
My sister is here!! And my besties Phoebe and Steph arrive this evening. Looking forward to an amazing weekend with my girls!
Even though I’m not drinking ;). TGIF!!! Have a great day!!!