So, I think it’s going to be quite normal for me not to blog through the weekend. Although I may not do much because well, I don’t have much of a life/things to do in my little town, it gives me time to focus on me and relax around food. As much as I love food blogging sometimes it truly stresses me out: too little, too much, not healthy, too healthy…I’m sure you know how it goes. I just can’t help it. The comparison trap is lethal.
Anyhow…sorry to be so somber! How was your weekend?! I’ve loved having time to read up on your blog…which btw, if I haven’t commented, let me know! I might have missed you on my reader! And new followers, gimme a shout out! I want to know how/who you are!!!
Friday was nothing too extraordinary as we are hopefully going through the last heat wave of the summer (first of autumn?) and it was starting to get hot…but nothing compared to the rest of the weekend!
But I can’t forget about the little experiment I did to get Honey to stop jumping on the kitchen counter. So unsanitary!
You should have seen her face after she jumped up there and ripped at the foil…she.was.pissed. Learned her lesson though and hasn’t jumped up there once in the past two days!
I woke up before it started to get too hot and headed out for a 7 miler around town. The heat we are having is the dry kind, so I made sure to wear my camelbak for water because I sure did need it! The run didn’t go well but I got through it and finished. Just in time for the parents to show up and for us to venture out into town…of course after the mandatory play time with Honey.
I took the parents out to the scenic route through the back of the town on the way out to a farm where we could purchase some of their favorite jams and some other fruits and vegetables they had in season. We continued to a tree farm, another farm with some awesome organic broccoli and orange tomatoes, lunch at the small German bakery, a nursery and last but not least, more apple picking!
And through it all…I forgot my camera. Oops! Mom had hers but didn’t take any shots…oops again.
We came back so my parents could each take a nap before their 2+hr drive home and all the while fixed my coffee table and played with Honey. Oh, and of course ate some Jonagold and Jonathan Apples. How could we pick apples and not eat any afterwards!? Come on now!
I was excited for dinner as I’ve had some tempeh hiding out in the fridge screaming my name so I couldn’t neglect it any longer and made a saute with fresh farm squash and TJ’s marinara. All topped over a salad and dessert served after with Mama Pea’s Cookies for topping! I’m ready for my mid-70’s again thank you very much!
I spent the rest of the evening watching horror movies in the dark before falling asleep on the floor, and eventually moving to my room. The joys of living single.
I woke up this morning feeling pretty good but still a tad worried about my leg…What about my leg? Oh yes, after that speed session on Thursday my IT band was a bit sore…and ended up making my whole entire leg feel weird. I’m not talking about pain, but more like a tingling…like a slight, “My leg is falling asleep” feeling. This screams back problem to me, but it wasn’t radiating down my hip, but just from my knee to my lower calf…just strange.
Anyhow, I headed out for a run this morning for a short run and test how my leg would feel. I figured, if I needed to stop short I would just make my planned trip to the grocery store to pick up some lettuce and grapes (man, our green grapes are so good right now…I eat them like candy…and they’re not very cheap…I need to start rationing them!) and walk the rest of the way home. Well, I ended up running a nice dirt trailed 4.7 mile run then taking the 2.2 mile walk home with my 4 items worth $13.44. Oh yes…that’s how expensive my grapes were, because all else I got was red leaf lettuce, a carton of strawberries and spinach.
Anyhow, the 80+ degree weather by that time called for a smoothie, so thank goodness I had a banana in the freezer! Two minutes later with ice, USVAB, PB Chocolate Protein Powder, Guar Gum and banana, I was set. Topped with High Fiber O’s. I know, such an exciting color.
The rest of the day was spent deep cleaning the apartment with a lunch and snack in between there…
Then giving up my comfort to turn on the oven and roast up tons of vegetables I have been wanting to make since well, it started to get hot. Go figure.
Roasted butternut squash, zucchini and yellow squash with ketchup? Yes please!
There are lots of leftovers, so I’ll be making things with them during the week…ideas? I’m thinking soup with the butternut…or a frittata…maybe?
Now I’m munching on some strawberries, peach pieces and grapes to round out the night…and some peanuts too. No protein in dinner means I’m hungry two hours later. Even if all I did was sit and read blogs and swoon over Josh Hartnett on Pearl Harbor (and Leo from Titanic earlier…swoon).
I’ve got a super early wakeup call for birding tomorrow since it’s going to be over in the 100’s tomorrow in the desert…yikes. I hope I don’t melt!
Ok, lets get this week done quick! Is that too early to say? Haha!
PS I’m sorry if there are typos and grammer errors. My eyes hurt too much to reread. So I apologize now.