Austin and the entire Central Texas region has been without rain for a very long time. The most recent statistics say that even if we start getting rain right away that we could be in this serious drought for another 15 years. The effects of this are tremendous – and scary.
However, rain is not what I want to talk about today. No – we didn’t get any of that precious clear stuff that falls from the sky. Instead we got a lot of clouds, some cooler temperatures (I’ll take that!) and a very serious case of thunder and lightning – which came at a horrible time since I wasn’t home, the dogs were alone and Abbey is petrified of thunder.
I mentioned yesterday that I had an interview this afternoon. Yay! But during that interview, unbeknownst to me, the storms rolled into my little town. As I was driving home I could see the dark clouds over on the horizon – and then the lightening. Uh oh.
I rushed to pick up Alexis from school and got home to a very scared Abbey-dog who had torn down the baby gate that we use to keep the dogs in the hallway. She had also torn down the gate that we keep at the bottom of the stairs to keep them from going up there as well. After she escaped the confines of the hallway, she tore through the house and tried to find a safe place to lay where she felt protected. She got into our closet and scratched her way into the corner under the clothes – demolishing everything that I had stacked on the floor in neat piles.
My poor baby. I felt absolutely horrible when I got home. She was breathing heavy, was thirsty and incredibly stressed out. I felt like a horrible horrible Mommy. I had absolutely no idea that the storms were going to come while I was gone. I’m so thankful I didn’t stop at the gym on the way home.
The interview went well, though. I hope to hear something soon. Cross your fingers for me?
I started off the day preparing for said interview with a Cliff bar and coffee. I didn’t actually make it to the banana…
Lunch was my absolutely wonderful leftovers from P.F. Chang’s last night. I was surprised I could eat anything – I was so nervous for my meeting but I stepped away from the computer, sat down and watched the latest Up All Night episode while eating. Wow, that show has such potential but it’s so not funny. It’s officially fired from my list of shows. I’m over it.
After I got home and cleaned up Abbey’s house demolition I sat down and had a little snacky-poo of leftover cookie cake. That’s it for me though. All of that icing is making me sick. I should have stopped at just the one piece yesterday…. Oy.
Dinner was as easy as could be. Whole wheat spaghetti and sauce. It’s also one of my absolute favorite meals…
It was a very decent day in the food department. I hit all of my numbers (low on the fat today but that’s ok) and had some pretty decent food. The stress of the interview though has affected my appetite – I guess that’s a good thing.
The downside though is that I didn’t get to the gym. But everything else about the day was incredible. I consider that a win!
Now I’m off to go love on my puppy who is really mad at me for leaving her alone during the storms today. I have alot of making up to do….
Calories consumed – 1380
Exercise minutes – 0