Weekly round up 10.24

Meal prep 2

At the beginning of each week I like to get prepared and meal prep some lunch, dinner and snack ideas for the week.

This week was pretty quick meal prep, but here is what is on the menu:

B- smoothie w/ protein powder

S-almond flour strawberry shortcake muffin

L-protein pasta with turkey meatballs and side salad

S-yogurt with nuts mixed in

D-bean burrito with cheese and Greek yogurt (great sour cream substitute)

I also love painting my nails a new color at the beginning of each week! This color is from Ulta’s brand of nail polish…Love the it


Also last week I finished up a really good audio book that I listen to in my car on the way to / from work. I listen via a free audio service offered through my local library. I love that libraries are offering more digital services these days so I can listen  or read books right from my cell phone! This service is called Hoopla, and there is a good selection of ebooks and audiobooks available.

This book was called “People over profits” by Dale Patridge . You can read reviews on Amazon here.

It was a really good book, definitely recommend a read / listen.


Audio book savings

I like to save time and money by renting audio books from my local library. I have about a half hour commute to and from work every day, making my typically time spent in a car 1 hour every weekday.

Audio books are more expensive than the paper versions of books, but getting them at the library is a money saving alternative.

I’m lucky because my library shares resources with several surrounding libraries. So this means if my local library doesn’t have an audio book I want then I can request it from another library nearby and they will transport it for me to pick up free of charge.

My latest completed audio book was Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

steve jobs audio book

For those of you who don’t know he was the creator and founder of Apple. While this was a long audio book (20 hours!) there was a lot of details and years to cover. Having been too young to know about Jobs back in the 80’s when Mac first hit the market, it was interesting to hear the recount of the trials and tribulations of Apple pre iPhone era. The book can become technical from time to time while discussing the engineering of products.

Listening to the book I was torn about how to feel about Jobs as a person. He was so smart and so passionate, but yet he was so unnecessarily mean to people, even those who trusted him and cared about him. The author of the book was very honest in his portrayal of Jobs, and he included people’s honest thoughts about Steve throughout the book. A majority of the book focuses on his professional career, but it does touch on his personal life which he didn’t seem to have as good a handle on as his company. Overall I think the book was a good read and I’m glad I know more about this creative person who’s legacy will live on through Apple for decades to come.