Good Morning! It’s Tuesday but it’s my last day of work for 5 glorious days. :) Dane and I are leaving for North Carolina early tomorrow morning to spend the long weekend with his parents. I have a feeling today is going to be a long day considering it was a ghost town around the office yesterday. I think a lot of people decided to take the entire week off. I’ve been taking a lot of time off lately, so my vacation time is dwindling fast and I still have my cruise coming up in August.
On Sunday, I told Dane I was thinking about getting a treadmill for the house since that’s what I utilize most when I go to the gym early in the morning. Later that night I decided to see what was online. I found several on Craigslist but most of them looked really old and flimsy. I did respond to a couple of ads asking if they were still available and I received a response yesterday from a lady telling me that hers was still for sale. The ad stated that she was asking $100 but it also said make an offer. I asked her if she would take $50 and her response was, “sure.” I forwarded the e-mail to Dane and he agreed that it was a great deal. The ad did include a picture and the treadmill appeared to be in good condition. She said she needed the money to get her garage door fixed, so I could come pick it up that night. I responded back asking for her address and she said, “please call me to make an appt.” (and listed her phone #) I called a few minutes later but it wasn’t a good number. I sent her another e-mail telling her that number she gave me didn’t work and I never heard back again.
I figured there was something funky going on. I haven’t had a whole lot of experience with Craigslist but I always hear of people being scammed.
Have you ever bought or sold anything on Craigslist? If so, was it a good or bad experience?
My Monday started at 4:15am. My alarm went off and for 2 seconds I contemplated rolling over to sleep for another 2 hours but instead I got up. I already had my workout clothes laid out in the bathroom.
My coffee was already brewed, so I poured myself a cup and caught up on some blogs while my cats chased each other like a herd of elephants. We have wood floors, so it’s extra loud and running usually turns into sliding and running into a wall or piece of furniture. They didn’t seem to care that it was only 4:30am! You can only say shhhh so many times. (Dane was still sleeping) They’re not always sweet, innocent and cuddly like this.
At 5:00, I headed to the gym and did 45 minutes on the elliptical. I honestly can’t remember the last time I was able to do 45 minutes! I can feel it in my hips this morning, especially my right one.
When I got to work, breakfast was overnight oats. Is it weird that I’m excited to eat breakfast when I get to work? ;)
I added a little bit of granola and cinnamon on top. Yum!
I brought the last of the leftover chili for lunch, but one of my co-workers offered to bring me a sandwich. I had a Turkey Ryder with mustard, cheese, lettuce, onion and tomato.
My afternoon snack was some juicy, sweet watermelon (that I forgot to snap a pic of). Watermelon screams 4th of July, doesn’t it?
For dinner, Dane made turkey meatballs w/homemade gravy, mashed sweet potatoes & carrots and green beans.
I was going to say this is one of my favorite meals, but really everything he makes is awesome and I love that I have leftovers for lunch today.
I couldn’t resist a Healthy Banana Muffin after dinner. They’re really good and I didn’t even need to add butter or anything. By the way, I added all of the ingredients (including my changes) into MyFitnessPal and one muffin = 183 calories. That’s not awful for a big muffin.
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Do you have big plans for the holiday?