Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Little Firecracker

On the Fourth of July I took SB to see the fireworks while the husband stayed home with QT. It was nice to have a little mom and son time as normally SB does all the "fun" stuff with his dad. We found a decent parking spot and walked a few blocks to the park where we found a great piece of grass right near the double R's. What are double R's you ask? Well, they are the two R's that are on railroad crossing signs. SB is a little, no, a lot obsessed with trains and in particular railroad tracks. Lately every car trip we take requires us to find some tracks so that we can drive over them and then the minute we get over them he says "I want to go over them again." So, finding a spot right near the tracks was both a blessing and a curse. SB loved when a train came by but I did not love him asking a million times if we could go walk over the tracks. It was fun just to sit on our blanket enjoying the warm night air and waiting with anticipation for the show to start. When it finally got dark and the fireworks started it was wonderful. I had such a hard time watching them because I was having so much fun watching SB's reaction. He was awestruck by the colors, the loud bangs, the height and the reactions of everyone around us. After the grand finale he clapped and cheered and just could not stop talking about everything he had just seen.

I wish that the rest of the weekend had been as much fun. As is always the case, I don't feel as though I got enough accomplished. And, as so often seems to be the case, I used the holiday weekend as an excuse to eat unhealthy foods. There was a small break through this evening though. I made a quick stop at the grocery store to grab something for dinner prior to my acupuncture appointment and I fought off all temptation. I wanted the tuna salad sandwich, I wanted the cheese spread with crackers, I really wanted the triple chocolate cake, I wanted chips and salsa but at some point while wandering the aisles trying to decide what to get I realized that if I bought and ate any of those things that I would just feel stuffed and bloated once I was done, not to mention all the disappointment from knowing that I ate healthy all day up until then. So, instead of buying junk, I bought cherries, Greek yogurt, low-carb tortillas, sea salt almonds and a Healthy Choice frozen dinner. For dessert I had this:

I love that these are single servings and although it's not ice-cream or rich creamy yummy custard, it was very refreshing for a summer night and well worth 210 calories.

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