Mother’s Day seemed a bit anti-climactic this year, following two years of giant floral bouquets and over-the-top takeout. After our recent trip to London, all I wanted to do was to stay home and make pancakes!Continue reading “Mother’s Day 2022”
where did May go?!
My last post was from earlier this month, about our trip to Alexandria, and here we are, coming up on Memorial Day! We’ve been SO BUSY, but haven’t really done anything…how is that possible?Continue reading “where did May go?!”
flowers, flowers, everywhere…
Today just seems like a day to blog about my day. I usually try to have some sort of subject, or point or just something particular to type about. But today my mind is all over the place!
Andrew got me flowers 🙂 I thought they were for Heather (we did just have Mother’s Day, and I’m not a mother), until she said they had come for me while I was working at the library! They are the white roses in the pale green fish gurgle pitcher (b-day present from Heather!). The other flowers are from Heather’s dad for Mother’s Day. And, on the computer, is a giant orange rose. I’m not really into orange (see yesterday’s post on color), but I wanted a new desktop photo and it’s full of energy.
That yellow thing in my water glass? It’s a cube of frozen pineapple juice. Awhile ago (like maybe last summer), I had a giant container of pineapple juice that I didn’t want to waste. So, I filled up ice cube trays, froze them, then noted how much juice was in each cube (2 tbsp) and then bagged them all up. I also did this with some limes. I’m loving the hint of flavor it gives my water.
It’s currently 80 degrees out and I’M DYING. I took a few minutes (literally!) to go outside before lunch and clear some dead grass and put down grass seed–I was dripping within minutes! This is why I am so glad we’re moving to western New York. I spent all last summer trapped inside because all I do is melt outside. I broke down and turned the AC on…
I did my long run with Susy outside today. Note to self: DO NOT eat a high-protein, egg-white and veggie omelet before running. You may balk at this, but I do typically eat breakfast just before I head to gym. Usually I have yogurt and granola with fruit, cereal or toast. Lately, because I’m watching what I’m eating and because I’ve had an abundance of produce around the kitchen, I’ve been making omelets. Very yummy. Also very heavy. I regretted it this morning. Lesson learned: smaller, higher-carb breakfasts before runs!
After my stomach FINALLY stopped feeling like it had a brick in it (around noon), I made a lunch of salad, Trader Joe’s veggie and flaxseed chips with my homemade hummus and a mango and strawberry bowl. I splurged and had ranch dressing on my salad–I LOVE ranch-anything. Seriously, unless it’s some fancy fruit/nut/greens salad–I want ranch. Not the Hidden Valley brand (which I lived on as a kid)…I’ve been using T. Marzetti’s Light Classic Ranch. It’s in the refrigerated section in produce at the grocery store. Love it.
I have a full afternoon ahead of me–cleaning because we have a showing tonight! Honestly, the house has stayed pretty immaculate lately, but it could use some tidying-up here and there. I also have to make bread for dinner, prep dinner and have it on the table by 5 p.m. so we can eat and run before the showing.
Scored some awesome sports bras and tanks at TJMaxx today! Been needing to replace some of my stuff for awhile now, and I had some time to run in after I ran an errand at Lowe’s. I love that store–well, I love Lowe’s too–but you just never know when you’ll hit the jackpot. I did today!
Tonight Heather and I are going to enjoy some wine, cheese and crackers that we got while shopping at Trader Joe’s–cannot wait! (Thankfully, it’s a long-run day, so I can splurge!)
That might be it for now…can you tell my mind is racing?? Except that this is pretty normal for me… After I do all the things on my list, hopefully I’ll have some time to sit and have some tea.