My People

My People
My matched set of grandchildren - Oliver and Cosette

Friday, February 19, 2010

Weekend countdown recap....

8 and a half hours to go: wearing purple today with my cute new purple scarf that Shirley made for me. I love it! Wish my mom and dad (hint, hint) would make me a REALLY long scarf out of really lightweight yarn… maybe a light pink…I love scarfs but I want them long enough to wrap around good. we’re down one person today but it’s slow… already quoted some life insurance today… hungry for a big sale! Breakfast was a smoothie with blueberries & pomegranates, greek yogurt, skim milk, flax seed. It was awesome! Still in that interminable four pound window on the scale. Determined to get moving!

7 and a half hours to go: sold a renters insurance policy! Cha-ching! I’m freezing. Our office is always cold. My bursitis in my left elbow is acting up. Need to eat more anti-inflammatory type foods. Just did a few changes on my dad’s insurance policies. Since Uncle Bruce has retired, I’ve been working to get the family’s business at my agency. Cha-ching!

6 and a half hours to go: just made up the staff meeting I missed due to the weather threat on Monday. Working on some new business… 3 cars… one hour until lunch and I’m hungry. Had part of a pear for snack. I’m coughing today and I’m not happy about it. It’s not bad… just a little tickle in my throat. It’s not in my chest at all.

4 hours left. Lunch was yellow carrots, navy beans, spinach and ½ a grilled chicken breast. I have the munchies so I’m eating some stale crackers. Yummy! Had a good prospect for life – only trouble was – he didn’t speak English. After he left I kept thinking about him… so I found a Spanish brochure about life insurance and mailed it to him. We’re supposed to keep our printing to a minimum but I printed two more copies to give to the next two Spanish speaking customers I see. Really, really, REALLY determined to meet my life insurance goals for the year. So far I’m at a big ole ONE policy for the year.

3 and a half hours – prospecting for life insurance with young people. Theirs is super cheap – if you can convince them that they aren’t immortal. BTW… my sons need to get life insurance. Just came across the name of a young man in our agency who died last spring. So sad.

3 hours – Theresa bought a bonsai tree at Walmart for $9. Austin has been begging for one for MONTHS. We’re going to pick up snacks for his spend the night party after work. I think we’ll check out bonsai trees.

2 and a half hours – time is flying by and dragging all at the same time. Time to do some telemarketing. And an orange. Not at the same time. Well, sorta.

2 hours to go – just sold a life policy – will be a huge bonus for me if it issues without any problems! Praying it succeeds! It’s finally warmed up around here. I’m still sporting my gorgeous lavender scarf that Shirley made for me. Don’t be surprised if I wear it to church Sunday! The weather is predicted to be nice and mild this weekend. I’ll have to get those boys out to enjoy the fresh air for a bit. There’s a game of putt putt in my future. Or in Austin’s. Ugh. Just got a call about a claim. Roof damage due to hail. I hate those. Waiting for estimate to come over.

Recipe I’m going to try this weekend:
Kale, sweet potato, coconut soup…
YIELDS: 4 servings
1.5 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil3 large garlic cloves, minced1 small onion, diced6 cups raw kale (pictured, right)1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth1 can low-sodium chickpeas2/3 cup unsweetened coconut milk2 teaspoons curry powder1 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon paprika
1. Saut̩ garlic and onion in olive oil for about 5 minutes over medium-high flame, until lightly browned.2. Add kale and stir continuously for 2-3 minutes.3. Add broth and sweet potatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer for about 20-30 minutes, until sweet potatoes are tender.4. Add garbanzo beans and coconut milk. Stir for 2 Р3 minutes.5. Add spices, stir for 30 seconds, and serve.
OPTIONAL: Top with chopped scallions
NUTRITION FACTS (per serving)
354 calories7.2 grams saturated fat (see NOTE)300 milligrams sodium10 grams fiber6 grams protein
Excellent Source of: Manganese, monounsaturated fat, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K
Good Source of: Calcium, copper, iron

One hour and fifteen minutes to go: Weekend! Here I come!
We had a hugely successful day at the office. The power of prayer!

First hour of my weekend: driving home... driving to Walmart to pick up junk food for Austin's sleepover. Poor kid... Devyn has a church thing tonight so they're coming around nine AND Devyn has to babysit tomorrow so he'll have to leave early. Austin is taking it in stride.

2nd hour of my weekend: I would feel sick over the amount of junk food we just bought but your kid only turns 16 once in a lifetime. It ought to be special. We got three different kinds of little debbies, a cookie cake, a 1/4 of a cheesecake, pringles, cheezits, chips and dip, beef jerky, fudgesicles, hamburgers and fries, two kinds of soda, arizona tea... tons of stuff.

I came home and fixed salmon and collard greens.
But then I ate some jelly bellies and a few multigrain pringles.
I'm so sleepy and Austin's company isn't even here yet.
Austin plans to stay up all night and sleep all day tomorrow so maybe I'll have a quiet weekend.
Hope y'all have a great one! Love and hugs~!