Just like that we’ve made it to Sunday evening and are now staring down another Monday. Sunday evening shares an odious border with Monday morning. No matter what is on the weekend docket, it seems to fly by! Friday ended late with hellish traffic on the turnpike and 441. By the time I picked up Goalielocks from his friend’s house, it was well after 7:00 pm. When I finally got home it was after 7:30 pm. Friday night was such a blur, I can’t even tell you what we had for dinner.
Saturday brought a busy schedule with a stretch session at Massage Envy in the morning and two games for the Mayor in the afternoon/evening. Since my injury and diagnosis, I haven’t been able to do much at all. Consequently, I’ve been quite stiff. Teodora is a gem, thought, she gave me a nice, easy and effective stretch. It would have been great to have an hour session, but I wasn’t sure how I’d tolerate it. Simply put it felt amazing to stretch and be stretched.
No sooner had I gotten home then we had to head up to the rink for the Mayor’s games. Thankfully, his two games were local this weekend. After coaxing with a trip to the Apple Store, Goalielocks joined me for the games. The first game, against our organization’s 07′ team, was quite close. The Mayor opened up scoring with a nice shot in the first period. Fortunately, I not only had the goal horn queued, but it worked almost immediately. That contest ended in a 2-2 tie. Bottom line is we needed at least a point out of that game and we got it.
Between games, my plan was to go home, relax and have my groceries delivered, but with a little coaxing I quickly changed my plans. We headed to the Brass Monkey, our favorite dive bar/restaurant near the rink with some of the Mayor’s teammates. Fortunately, for me and my sparkling chardonnay, Jake was home to receive the grocery delivery (#crisis averted.). The food at the Monkey is quite good, but the service is less than stellar. Saturday’s performance was no exception to these rules. I think my favorite part is when the server charged all of the bills on the wrong credit cards. Unbelievably, our bill and the family whose bill we paid were within cents of each other. It was, however, quite entertaining.
Post dive bar dinner, we headed back to to rink for game two. I was hoping it would be a good game, but we didn’t play our best. We ended up giving up two short-handed goals due to silly errors. Again I had the goal horn queued, but sadly wasn’t able to use it for our boys. I wish I had more photos and videos to post, but I was playing music at the Mayor’s request.
Today Goalielocks and I endured iPhone warranty hell courtesy of Best Buy and T-Mobile. The process to get it handled by insurance takes entirely too long. While going outside of the insurance process costs entirely too much. Ultimately, I ended up paying out-of-pocket, so Goalielocks could have a working phone. Last Friday his school had a gas leak and his phone stopped working. Fortunately, he actually knows my phone number, so he called me from his friend’s house. After more than two hours, his phone was finally ready and operational. He was ecstatic and I was exhausted!
Before venturing into iPhone repair hell, I made some blueberry muffins, as part of my meal prep, for the week. Sadly, they didn’t make it past 12:00 pm. Fortunately, I wasn’t the one that ate them all. After fixing Goalielock’s phone, I came back to prep my meals for the week. This week I made butternut squash noodles with lemon chicken sauce. I adapted the recipe from a great recipe I saw on Facebook using spaghetti squash. To save time, I opted for the pre-packaged butternut squash noodles. This saved forty minutes of cook time and cut down the work. Here’s the recipe: Lemon chicken with butternut squash noodles.
According to Myfitness Pal, with the butternut squash noodles and no added cheese, this dish has 229 calories with 16 net carbs, 20 grams of protein and 8 grams of fat. Lastly, it is 3 Weight Watchers points. If you try it, let me know how you liked it. The meal prep containers came from Amazon and are available for purchase here. Their top and bottom shelf dishwasher safe, freezer and microwave safe and free of BPAs.