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Year Two, Day 281: A Joyful Day and a Penguin Musical!

Having a good day today. Still feeling my allergies: Itchy, watery, poof eyes and sneezing. But not quite as tired as yesterday. The swelling in my lump (the lymph noted under my right jawbone), has gone done.  I still smell burning oil everywhere....that is the weirdest symptom ever. I know, I know. Dr. appointment will be made soon!

However, good news!

Drum roll.....

I made it to the gym!!

It was a short workout, but I got there!  I did 7 very vigorous minutes on the elyptical, bench press, shoulder press and lat pull down. 

I also managed to get one of my favorite comfort foods in the crockpot before I left. Tater tot casserole!

We are a gluten free household and I was horrified to discover recently that cream of mushroom soup has gluten in it, so I made my own! 

I layered tater tots on the bottom of the crock, topped it with grilled, chunks of boneless chicken breasts (I used Tyson frozen white meat, 22 oz), topped that with a 16 oz bag of frozen veggies, topped that with the homemade cream of mushroom soup, followed by a bag of shredded cheese (I used Lucerne "Mexican Style Nacho Blend with Jalapeno Peppers", 8 oz), covered in a layer of tater tots.)

I seriously am salivating as I type this! Can't wait for dinner!

After the gym, I headed down to play the piano for "The Penguin Musical", at an elementary school. A good friend of mine wrote and directed it.  First graders. So cute. And amazingly they memorized their lines. And there were MANY lines!

I am going back this evening for a performance for the families.

I am just so pleased with myself for putting one foot in front of the other.

And in fact, this is my "joy" day. I am focusing on a different fruit of the spirit each day from Galatians 5:22.  And I am indeed feeling joyful!

Happy Thursday!


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