Iâ€™m waiting for the UPS man to make a very special delivery â€“ a Netbook, my (early) birthday present from the Husband! Well, technically I bought it for myself on BestBuy.com and told the Husband not to buy me anything else. :) Yes, I have two weeks until my birthday, but whoâ€™s counting?
A Netbook is basically a mini laptop. I really need one for traveling because my laptop is heavy, and the power cord is duct taped to the laptop. Maggie tripped over the cord once and itâ€™s on the verge of breaking off. I look extremely professional when I lug this duct taped monstrosity to conferences and presentations.
Butâ€¦ I canâ€™t leave for my bike ride until the UPS man makes his delivery, and the weather forecast calls for intense rain this afternoon. Looks like I wonâ€™t be able to squeeze a long ride in before my work trip. 🙁
Lunch featured one of my favorite recipes.
Flax-Encrusted Sweet Potato Balls!
These balls contain sweet potato, black beans, salsa, and jalapeÃ±o. The complete recipe is on this page (towards the bottom). The mustard is key!
Plus, an arugula, strawberry, cheddar, and balsamic dressing salad.
I love the peppery taste of arugula.
Do you buy yourself birthday presents? I always do. As I get older, birthdays get less exciting. Might as well gift myself something fabulous!