I wished we lived close enough to exercise together. You talk about the gym and I'm like "omg I really want to go!" I should look into the local YMCA, maybe. Someplace cheep.
Oh man, me too. I used to have a workout partner and it made weight lifting so much more fun.. just having someone to mock the gym bunnies with. :(
I just checked out your local Y (because I have this gene that makes me go all MUST RESEARCH!! NOW NOW!!) At least, I think it's your local Y. Anyway.. family memberships are like $70 a month with a $110 enrollment fee. There's a decent option, a "special hours" membership that might work better for you given your schedule.. you can only use the facility between 9am and 5pm and that one's $40 a month and they may be able to prorate your enrollment fee.
On the other hand, your local parks and rec department has some great classes for between $35 and $60 for a couple of months. And they've got a sports complex that has a $7 day (or $45/month) rate. Also, check with your local community college to see if you can get access to their fitness facility. I've been known to run/walk at the local high school track after hours too.. especially during the summer.
I'll .. umm.. stop being all pushy now.
*prints this out omg*
Melly! You're the bestest best Melly there ever was. *kitten paws and loves all over you*
Seriously, thank you so much. You're not being pushy at all, yuo're being your usual brilliant self. I really need the encouragement, and I can't tell you how much it means to me.
Well, watching the commitment you're making to yourself is encouraging to me.. so I try to give back. :) I'm glad it doesn't come off as pushy.. I worry sometimes.
Anyway, if you want links or anything .. let me know. *hugs*
No worriting, my pretty. You're lovely. Thank you again.
And I got your card in the mail today! They look like Dom and Billy before puberty, ahahha. You're such a doll.
Our usual salmon dinner meal is prepared thusly:
-get butter (a tablespoon?) and tab on fish
-grate or chop fresh ginger, put on fish
-get orange juice (from an orange or just from the carton), pour over fish
-bake for 10-12 minutes (we do it with fillets, and it always takes longer)
We've got some OJ that could use a purpose and I love ginger. Perfect. :)
CALL AND MAKE PT APPOINTMENT!!! I'll text you later, too, just to be annoying. *snicker*
Jr Cheesburger Deluxe um. I NEED LUNCH NOW KTHX. *paws at you*
You couldn't be annoying. Not evah evah. Especially with your super sexay new do.
Go git lunch! Bring me back a Frosty.
My salmon recipe:
Oven to 450.
Lay out some aluminum foil, spread olive oil onto the surface of the foil. Shake the spices you want onto the oil. My favs for salmon are rosemary, basil, a touch of cayenne, lots of thyme. You can also use oregano, lemon pepper, or anything you like. I tried it with cinnamon once, and it was... interesting. Not bad, just interesting. Anyway. Place the salmon, if a filet, skin side up into the foil and wrap it up.
Bake for 8-10 minutes per half inch thick.
Yupyup. I also like to make a cream sauce using thyme and basil to draw it together. It goes well over pasta and steamed veggies.
Sid's Cream Sauce for One
Sautee a half clove of garlic in a couple tablespoons of olive oil. If the garlic is popping, it's too hot. Put in a tablespoon of butter and as it melts, add a pinch of the spices you want to bring to the sauce. Stir until the butter is completely melted. Remove from the heat and add two tablespoons of flour or cornstarch and stir until smooth. Pour in a cup of milk and return to reduced heat, add about a slice and a half of cheese. I'm a fan of provolone and parmeasan for this sauce, but it can be made with just about any cheese. Allow cheese to melt and mix until smooth. If the sauce is too thick, add a little milk. If it's too thin add either more cheese or mix some oil and flour together then add to the pan. Yum!
OI! Get those cookies out of my journal. If I spend the afternoon craving them there are going to be some serious spankings.
Ok.. see.. now I'm totally going to have to cut the fillet in half so I can do your recipe AND starfishchick's.. this sounds fantastic and as Matt's a fan of the "less stuff done to fish the better" I like the idea of just spices and olive oil as much as I like the idea of ginger and orange. Happiness.
I have the most cleverest friends.
Theoretically I think a big cooking day sounds splendid.
In actuality my schedule over the next month is just nuts. Not so much busy as confused. I need to talk to CM about what we're doing with K, my weekends are getting messed around, I'm just... pfeh.
So yes, maybe, need my calendar in hand to make plan one.
Figure out your K schedule and let me know.. July is mostly open what with only the Jamaica trip and Novice and those are on the same weekend. So if next month works better I think that'll give me time to figure out what recipes I want to do and stockpile some ingredients.