I hope you all had a marvelous Thanksgiving. I certainly did, filled with delicious food and time spent with the family. I made a rustic roasted vegetable galette, roasted red pepper soup, mashed potatoes, no bake cheesecake and mom brought stuffing. I got the galette recipe from this website: http://www.onceuponacuttingboard.com/2011/10/thanksgiving-week-day-6-roasted.html and it was so good! I made sure all the leftovers went home with the folks because today was day one of hopping back on the Weight Watchers bandwagon. I had been doing good for so long, buuuuut, as I always do every year, I slacked off this Summer. I always promise I wont, I will eat right and keep exercising. Well that didn’t happen and now I am not fitting into my favourite clothes at all. I’m not the only one, half the office is going to be joining me on this one and I am so glad because we are all horrible for bringing in deadly snacks and desserts.
Last Tuesday I had started up jogging again, it is Monday night now and my calves are still sore! I guess you can’t slack off for 2 months and then expect to be where you had left off lol. So today I had an apple for breakfast (I usually have much bigger breakfasts, but so happy because I have enough points for the wine I am currently drinking!), my roasted red pepper soup for lunch and for dinner I made a roasted vegetable, bean and rice dish. The dinner at 1 1/2 cup servings is about 6.52 weight watchers plus points and I have enough points left for the previously mentioned wine. I must say, it is a little painful to be measuring out your wine :(, but I was going to cut down my wine intake anyway and weight watchers certainly helps with that.
Ah, but onto the potential Pinterest fail. So I saw this beautiful moss shower mat online: http://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/moss-bath-mat and I loved this idea. I figured I would make my own out of an old yoga mat (as someone suggested somewhere on a website showing this mat) since I had an old, disgusting, funky one that was ready for the trash heap. Waste not want not right?
I cut two sections off the yoga mat, drew some random shapes on the one piece and then cut them out.
I just used a hot glue gun to stick it together, I doubt it will stay glued long when the water and dirt work it’s way in, but I am not about to go out and buy special glue when my DIY projects usually aren’t quite what I’d hoped for lol.
I filled the holes with potting soil.
I added moss I had collected the day before in one of Kitchener’s green spaces. There were a few people walking on the trail and I wonder how nuts I looked carrying a knife through a wooded area sawing off bits of moss. Are you even allowed to carry a knife around like that? No idea, but nobody was hurt in the making of this epic monstrosity (so far anyway). I put the leftover part of the yoga mat under it and will leave it there until I know it’s not going to leak and wreck the floor under it. My bathroom never gets any light so I want to keep the bath mat by the balcony doors until the moss situates itself and roots into the new soil I added. Maybe once it fills out it will look a little bit better… maybe…
Does anyone know how long it takes for fig trees to grow figs? I just picked this one up last Summer at the Superstore. I must remember to water it more often…
I hope all of you had a happy, safe Thanksgiving.