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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Other than laundry and cleaning....

Well, now that I have more time....house is spotless...laundry is folded and put away...dinner is ready....I will update you on the rest of today....

Woke up early...had oatmeal...then, went to the YMCA....ran a slow 2 miles....first time in 2 weeks....

Came home and fixed lunch for Asher...he requested fishsticks....I had eggs with mushrooms and onions.....


Asher likes these the best! Sometimes I make a couple for myself.....

Then, I cleaned....and cleaned...and cleaned....did laundry, which allows me to sit on the couch and watch something....I dvr'd Love & Basketball this weekend....Eric and I agree....this is a classic!



Got to watch bits and pieces of it....in between laundry and fixing dinner....fajitas or questidillas...fresh pico de gallo and bean dip.....

I am waiting on Eric to get home.....on the couch with the heating pad on my back.....think I am catching what Eric had last week....sore throat...achey...not good...

Cleaning Day

Monday's are always my "Cleaning Day"....yuck....


Too busy right now...will write more later!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Today we did something different....

We woke  up this morning and went to Church....yes...we went to Church.....we have no excuse not to go....we decided that we'd try Chester Baptist Church....also, Asher's Preschool....purely out of convenience....honestly, we were probably the youngest in the congregation, yet we both thoroughly enjoyed the sermon and it was a very very "Traditional and Conservative" Baptist Church....this made Eric very happy.....which made me happier....

We came home....Eric had some errands to run....haircut....drycleaning...Target....while I made some some sides to go with our dinner....baked beans....peach and berry cobbler....

I drank some sangria....Eric had some beer....Asher played outside for awhile, colored some pictures....we ended up watching episodes of Cougartown.....it was a good Sunday....could I be any happier????? I think not.....:)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Saturday's are the best!!!

We did the Petersburg Battlefield this morning again....

Eric ran 22 miles and I pushed Asher and walked about 11 miles.....we are both hurting a little...Soooo proud of Eric....
Asher has such a great time going there!

I just ran to the store, picked up some beer and wine....steaks are marinating....and our plan for today is just to hang out on the deck for awhile...grill...maybe order a movie on Demand later.....Saturday's are the best!!!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Yipee It's Friday!

Started morning off with a bang of a breakfast!!

Then off to the YMCA....This is the Chester, VA YMCA...this picture doesn't really do it justice....had a pretty good workout, but still no run...



Then, Asher and I met our friends for lunch at the Chick-fil-a....yum!!! Asher could play in there all day if I let him! We spent 2 + hours in there today!



It will probably be a low-key evening tonight....Eric runs 22 miles tomorrow!!! YIKES!!!..I'm going to try and walk 16 miles....we'll see...my foot feels a lot better, but I'm still scared to run....

TGIF!!!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

This really disgusts me...

First of all, I am a huge fan of the TODAY show...this is how I start off most of my mornings....

Wish they didn't have her though....



Anyway, I was soooo disgusted by one of the segments....It was about Thinspiration....I had never heard about this before...these blogs and websites giving advice on how to be anorexic and bulimic...these websites are revolting and sad....here is one of the websites that was featured....

ana-beauty.webs.com/inspiration.htm

Disgusting...


Anyway, on a brighter note, Asher and I went to his preschool orientation this morning at 10am. He will be going to Chester Baptist Preschool starting Sept. 7th! The classrooms are small, the teachers are great, it is close to our house and we get to do a lot of field trips! I am so excited for him!


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Quiet Time....

Cleaned this morning.....still not able to workout.....I feel a little stressed about the upcoming 1/2 Marathon I am supposed to run in less than 3 weeks....:(

Asher and I played outside for awhile....


He finally tuckered out....had to take him an early bath he was so sandy!

So now I am going to read my new cookbook that came in the mail yesterday....


and just opened up some bubbly....


I know it's just sparkling mineral water....but it makes me feel special...:)
I am hoping to find a good recipe to try for dinner tonight!

This will change my life!!!....well, kind of...

So, yesterday I went to the commissary. One of the things I hoped they would have was an all natural peanut butter or an almond butter....just something extra special to put on my oatmeal in the mornings....I found this....
Mix 2 Tbsp. of powder with 1 Tbsp. of water. It has 45 calories in it!!! It tasted amazing!!! And....the only ingredients listed was peanuts, sugar and salt. That's it!!! This will deffinitely be eating more pb this way!!!
YUM!!!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I don't want to blog right now....

Tough day....spent way too long at the commissary.....it was madness....


Came home and spent too much time trying to fit all the grocieries into my tiny kitchen....

Too tired to make dinner.....Eric is fixing one of his favorites for dinner....

Going to watch more of Cougartown......

Monday, August 23, 2010

Great weekend....


We got to go inside and see the center!


We ate great mexican food and had a pitcher of margaritas.....


We visited Dupont Circle where I had a tarrot and palm reading from a woman sitting on the street.....
She was very insightful...


Good times....anyway, I think Eric thought I was going to spend another $20, so we went back to a cool place that David goes often...


It was a really fun night....we woke we a terrible HUNGER....so we got in a cab and asked the driver to take us to a great place for breakfast.....he took us to Adams Morgan......



We had so much fun on this one night trip!

Great Weekend...

This weekend was amazing! Friday night was really low key. We went to bed early, anxious for the morning. We have been planning for weeks to go to D.C.! This is a run down of some of the things we did!

1. A friend gave us a little tour to the center of our Nation's Capital.
2. Ate at La Lomas...great place on Capital Hill!!!
3. Hung out at Tune Inn
4. Ate at The Diner in Adams Morgan
5. And walked....and walked....and walked....my foot is sooo swollen....

We didn't do anything yesterday except lay around and eat pizza.....my house is a wreck....I need to go grociery shopping....Eric has a sore throat and coming down with something....my foot hurts worse now than ever before......

It was soooo worth it though! We had such a great time! Eric really enjoyed his birthday!

Thanks David!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!

happy birthday to you.....happy birthday to you....happy birthday Eric Roby....... happy birthday to you!!!!



Friday, August 20, 2010

TGIF!!!

It was a busy day! Asher and I worked on homeade gifts all day! Eric's birthday is tomorrow and I'm so excited to be spending it with him this year! Anyway, baked a ton of cookies and made Ohio State stepping stones....looked like a bomb went of in my kitchen...cookie dough and cement EVERYWHERE!!!!



Eric is home now and we are going to watch some of our favorite shows and drink some beer....snack around for dinner.....we just saw a commerical for Sharpie....



Eric wants to know...."Why does Sharpie spend money on commercials? Doesn't everyone already know that Sharpie is the best?".......

I LOVE HIM!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Instead of chicken...

Eric had to work late....he said "don't worry about dinner"....so instead of cooking that chicken...this is what my evening looked like.....

Netflix....it is AWESOME...by the way!!!

This is what I had for dinner....




Yes... I know I'm wierd...I thought it was delicious too....

Right now...

In a hurry...going to meet Eric on base....we are taking Asher to get his hair cut...he desperately needs it! Not sure what I am going to make for dinner.....nothing really sounds great....I just know it has to be something with chicken....I took it out of the freezer yesterday....



This chicken is the opposite of how I feel about making chicken for dinner....

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Exhausted...

Today has been a little crazy. Woke up this morning...raining cats and dogs...we went to the Y...had an appointment in Richmond....just got back....ready to sit and relax.....with a Mike's Hard Limeade....sigh...

soooo refreshing....



So, since my foot still hurts, I haven't run in about a week....It's killing me yo!! I am doing other things at the Y...like the bike, elleptical and the often overlooked rowing machine......I really like this machine....it is a great workout, yet nobody seems to get on this lonely, (only 1 rowing machine at my Y) old rowing machine....
I know that it isn't a "popular" machine anymore like it used to be back in it's heyday......




Not sure, but didn't these guys promote the rowing machine????

Anyway.....I think it is a great workout....and I am glad that I never have to wait in line to get on it!
Thanks Fee Fee for getting me on one!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

This is what's for dinner....

Turned out perfect....Yum!!!



What's For Dinner???

each one rolled out on a baking sheet or stone....


spread queso (left-over from this weekend) on each biscuit round....and top with following ingredients....









put in oven....400 degrees for about 20-25 minutes...

This is an experiment....will update later....

Granola...

Yesterday I had a hankering for granola. I thought I would pick some up at Target......WRONG!!!!....

Question:  Why is granola so expensive???

It was almost $5 for a little, stinkin bag.....so, I picked up the bag and put it in my cart....then, I picked up the bag and put it back on the shelf....I proceeded to do this again....I know...yes, I am crazy....
Asher won't eat it.....
Eric won't eat it.....
This $5 little, stinkin bag of granola would only be consumed by myself.....
I don't really need it......but, I want it.....

Yes. This convesation was going on in my head while I was in the Bread/Cereal Aisle of Target.
Poor Asher.....he has a Crazy Mommy.....:)

So, instead of getting the $5 little, stinkin bag of granola that I so desperately wanted.....I decided I could make my own granola.....enough granola for a year by purchasing the huge box of Quaker Oats that was less than $3.....did I mention I was crazy????

Came home....googled a recipe for granola.....it took 30 minutes.....Viola!!!....it was delicous!!!




2 cups rolled oats


1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon vegetable oil

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/3 cup whole almonds (Note:  I didn't not use any of the following ingredients....just more oats...)

1/3 cup whole hazelnuts

1/3 cup golden raisins

1/3 cup dried cherries
 
Temp:  325...30 minutes
 
Mix in bowl. Spread out on baking sheet. Toss every 10 minutes.
 
 
Anyway, I've decided to blame the hippies for pricey granola....