Missing in action…

…but now I have returned. Sorry for the lack of posts the last couple of days.

Here’s what’s been happening in my world.

Thursday–we spent the day at Universal Orlando and had a lot of fun. I still prefer the Islands of Adventure and mainly the Wizarding World of Harry Potter from that park. More on that later. I’ll do a top 5 or 10 recap of Universal, etc. for those of you who are interested in traveling to Orlando sometime in the future.

Jaws at Universal

Lunch was a chicken panini with fruit and potato salad. I also had an iced coffee from Starbucks.

lunch at Universal studios florida

After Universal, we headed to Menchie’s for the last time and I had a cake batter, cookies n’ creme combo with lots of pb and chocolate on top.

Menchies

Then it was time to pack up our hotel room and get ready to leave early the next morning.

Friday–we ate breakfast, checked out of the hotel, returned our rental car and got to the airport early. Our flight on Southwest was good.

It felt weird to be home again. Once back at our house, it was so nice to see our cats. We missed them a ton and it’s still been fun to spoil them with pets and kisses over the last couple of days.

My parents had picked us up at the airport and before leaving our house, my dad threw the local section of Friday’s newspaper at me and told me not to tell Craig until later. I knew right away what news was contained in that paper. I looked at the obituary section and saw Craig’s grandma’s name listed. She got sick right before we left on our trip and had been in the hospital. She passed away on Wednesday morning and his parents and sister didn’t want to tell us while we were on our trip, because we would have been sad and thinking about it.

Needless to say, it was a sad day yesterday with getting that news. I didn’t really feel like blogging because I was tired, did endless loads of laundry and unpacked in general.

Today–we slept in a little and I woke up craving oatmeal and peanut butter, like I had been having at the hotel. I think this is going to be my new “go to” breakfast before work. The protein in the peanut butter might be perfect to prevent my stomach from grumbling at work mid-morning.

oatmeal with peanut butter, coffee

Craig had to get new lenses in his eyeglasses again, so we were off to the mall and then the grocery store for a huge stock up.

I snacked on half of a Luna White Chocolate Macadamia bar while we were out.

Luna White Chocolate Macadamia bar

We also went to the library and I picked up a few food oriented magazines and the Skinny Bitch cookbook. I have seen it on a few blogs and the recipes inside looked good.

Skinny Bitch cookbook

A 6 inch Subway ham and cheese sandwich was my lunch.

Subway ham sandwich

Dessert was a few mint oreos. See, normally I would never buy those at the store and my husband did. This is why he shouldn’t go grocery shopping with me because he just picks up bad food and I want to eat it!

mint oreo

I relaxed this afternoon, took a nap with the sunshine beating down on me (to remind me of Florida), and then headed to the gym.

I biked for 18 minutes, did the elliptical for 15 and lifted a full circuit of weights. I checked out the Fitlinxx top gym members list for the month of January and guess who made the list? I did! Granted I was 25 on the list of 25 women, but I was still so psyched to see my name up there! One of my goals for the gym was to make that list and I did it! Now my new goal will be to move up a lot and earn more points in a future month. I don’t think that will happen this month because of our vacation. The Fitlinxx program gives you points for the cardio and weight activities you do at the gym or outside of it. I guess I was pretty active in January!

Dinner was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a tangelo.

peanut butter and jelly sandwich, tangelo

Oh and while we were gone, I received the new flavors of Chobani in the mail! I tried Strawberry Banana yesterday and it was so good. I am looking forward to trying Lemon and Black Cherry too. Thanks Chobani!

Chobani Strawberry Banana

Aaah, I feel better now that I am all caught up!

Not sure if/when I’ll post tomorrow because we are going to the funeral. I have to take Monday off of work too because the burial is then. I guess I’ll just work from home a bit on Monday afternoon. I already took a peek at my work e-mail and I have a lot of stuff to go through.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

3 responses to “Missing in action…

  1. LOVE this post and all your eats! welcome back :)

  2. I’m sorry to hear about his loss, hope he and his family are doing ok?

    I dont even like Oreos but those things look awesome. I love anything mint!

  3. I am so sorry about Craig’s grandma. How are you two doing?

    I didn’t know Skinny Bitch has a cookbook. Interesting! Do you feel like the recipes are accessible or do they have too many fancy ingredients?

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