On Saturday morning, A and I went strawberry picking. And pretty much everything has revolved around it since!
I did have one food fail, though I take no immediate blame :) I wanted a fresh loaf of bread, and it came out hard as a rock. I think my bread machine may be dying. It’s old though, so maybe it’s a natural death. The last several loaves I’ve made in it weren’t great – but if I use the Kitchen Aid and bake it in the oven, no problem.
This is my favorite time of year to run. I know it’s hot, but considering how much I hate being cold, it really doesn’t bother me. It is getting to the point where I’ll have to be better about wearing water belts though!
Sunday’s run in particular had me very hot and sweaty! It got up to almost 90, but it was still only in the high 70’s/low 80’s when I went. There was a light breeze, so it was actually very enjoyable.
I find that it’s when I STOP running that I become a sweat bomb. Or perhaps that’s just when I notice it.
That’s when the pool comes in totally handy though :)
Other than that, it’s been mostly body weight workouts.
I had one of those perfect weekends. The one’s where the weather is perfect, the company is amazing, there’s things to do (but not TOO much), and things are just glorious. It was the first really hot weekend, the first weekend our pool was open, and I seriously can’t complain.
Friday night, D and I went out. We don’t go out all that often (honestly, we can have fun in a paper bag, so we’ve never needed “date nights” or things like that), so it was really nice. We went to an Italian place, had a couple drinks and appetizers, and just hung out. Talked about life, the future, politics, sports (I know…baseball was on and he loves baseball), and nothing in particular.
Saturday was all about food! It started with A and I going strawberry picking, then she went to spend the day with her boyfriend, and I hit up the farmer’s market circuit…then came home, popped in headphones, and made stuff!
R had a couple friends over to swim and play video games, and then just as they left, M had friends over to do the same!
Yesterday was A’s 20th birthday! So crazy that my little girl is 20. After birthday breakfast, it was time for some pool fun. Then she was off with one of her oldest friends for an afternoon of antique shops (yes, they love antiquing), and then home for her requested dinner and presents. She got a new stereo with a turn table – so excited. Some records too (Beatle’s Yellow Submarine, Pink Floyd – that was D, and The Clash – that was me!).
We received a package this weekend (coffee order), and each time I walked past it, one of the cats was in it.
While she was gone, I pretty much spent the entire day outside either in a lounge chair reading, or in a pool floatie listening to my iPod audio book. As soon as D got back from running errands, he popped in the pool with a book and floated around too!
Today was business as usual, though perhaps a bit pink. See, for all my outdoor glory, I forgot to wear sunscreen. I’m crispy. Even the insides of my ears are burned!
It probably was comical that I had picked out an outfit for today with a pink top. It was almost like wearing camouflage!
Otherwise, today was a pretty good day too. After work and school, M had a bunch of friends over to swim and watch TV. A’s boyfriend came over for a bit too, and everyone had a relaxing evening. Everyone except R, who isn’t feeling well. She has a low grade fever, and I’m worried she’s catching the same allergy-induced sinus garbage I had two weeks ago. I hope not – and that it was just too much sun and not enough hydration – but we shall see in the next day or so.
Until then, morningpictures!