Sleep just wasn't easy to come by last night, I think I got all of 2 hours of sleep and while I laid on the couch this morning thinking that a long nice nap would be good, I thought, time's wasting, let's get up and do something that may give me some energy even if that thought is counter intuitive to me most of the time. I put on the work out clothes, went down stairs and broke out the Zumba Wii game that I bought and let me just say I love it. I love to dance any way and this makes me feel like I'm learning more about dancing than I am just doing exercise. I do need to buy a new Wii remote that will work better with the game, but this is awesome. I didn't last very long (to say I'm out of shape would be an understatement) and I couldn't always keep up, but I was moving and look 210 calories gone. Whooohooo.
Following Zumba, I took a shower and got ready for the day. Mail person came and look here - my package is damaged. Thankfully, nothing inside was - that would have been tragic. It's a scrap kit, guys.
Then on to the errands. Picked up Stew's dry cleaning.
Since it's Mardi Gras, I decided to make gumbo for dinner so I went to the grocery store to get the ingredients for that.
Found this magazine - I love my slow cooker and if I can make good for us food in it, all the better...
Got a new Tony Stewart shirt, I'm ready for the season now.
One of the main goals in running around today was to find ice packs for Stew's lunch. I searched and searched Target and the only ones I could find were these - Star Wars - how awesome is that! He's going to love them. Though I did eventually find the other ones, too.
Then I made my gumbo - had to peel and de-vein all of the shrimp. I finished this, but my fingers were tingling and I thought it was just the typical sensitive skin reaction I get like when I chop ginger - ummm nope, this was some sort of topical allergic reaction. My finger swelled and I started itching.
You can't really tell without a reference but my finger was swollen and tight to the point that I couldn't bend it. Needless to say, I didn't put the shrimp in the gumbo. Weird reaction though since I've eaten shrimp a lot and peeled them a lot - don't know what's up with that.
That was it for the day. Got a lot of cooking ahead in my future.