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I guess there’s no turning back now with my kitchen-painting project!

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Yesterday, Mal and I looked at color swatches and then selected four samples to try on our kitchen wall at home.

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Our picks from Valspar:

  • Gravity
  • Voyage
  • Drizzling Mist
  • Bay Waves

Don’t ya just love the names? They all sound so elegant.

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Left to right: Voyage, Gravity, Drizzling Mist, and Bay Waves.

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Mal and I narrowed it down to Voyage and Drizzling Mist since they seem to best compliment the color of our counter tops and cabinets. We decided to “sleep on it,” but we really need to make a decision today since I’m supposed to start priming the walls tonight.

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Which color would you pick – Voyage or Drizzling Mist?

Workout

I loved last night’s WOD. Check it out:

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You could easily do this workout at home or at the gym. Just substitute the Handstand Push-Ups (HSPU) for regular push-ups.

I kept up with Mal for the Burpees (we both finished under 4 minutes – I wonder how many Burpees I could do in 7 minutes now?) and then I was just a few sit-ups behind him when he finished. (I love working out next to someone who pushes me.) We were both pretty steady on the Kettlebell Swings (he finished a few reps before me), but then he blew by me on the Pull-ups. Frickin’ pull-ups, they kill me every time””even with a band! I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO DO THEM ASAP (and stop being a wuss). I used bands for the Handstand Push-ups, which weren’t so bad (I broke them up into sets of 10)and finished the WOD in 17:24. Fun stuff.

Dinner

Last night’s dinner was inspired by a recipe that I found on the back of a package of Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat pearl couscous that the company sent me to sample awhile back.

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It was for Whole Wheat Pearl Couscous with Pesto & Vegetables, but I sort of did my own thing. First, I made the basic pesto, which was 2 cups of fresh basil pureed with 1 minced clove of garlic, 2 tablespoons of sliced almonds, 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, and a pinch of salt. So simple, so delicious.

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While the couscous cooked on the stove top, I threw in a handful of broccoli to let it steam for a few minutes.

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And then I added some chunked chicken breast and mixed it all together. DELISH!

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After dinner, I enjoyed a small glass of chocolate milk for dessert. Mal’s been on a chocolate milk kick lately, so I gave it a whirl. I forgot how much I like it.

Be back soon with breakfast!

P.S. Jesse Pinkman fans: Check out this piece about young Aaron Paul on the “Price is Right” back in 1998. Omg, I love it.

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