Sunny Morning

March 7, 2009 at 9:13 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments
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Ahhh! It’s so beautiful outside! And I feel like I’ve already had such a nice and productive day!

I started out today with a delicious and filling breakfast: 

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 Egg scramble with mushrooms, spinach and light shredded cheddar cheese:

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 Plus some TJ’s Euro Yogurt + sliced strawberries + TJ”s High Fiber cereal:

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Check out that awesome natural light!!!

James and I spent the morning going to the farmers market which is always fun. With this nice weather, the market is bumpin again! We found a cool new vegetable to try out and I can’t wait to see what it tastes like!

I also got something I should have gotten a looooong time ago:

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NEW SHOES!

I got the Asics Evolution 4.  They’re motion control because I have really flat feet which makes me overpronate. I was previously running in the Asics Evolution 3 so I know these will be winners! I also did the running on the treadmill test at the store where they slow down your feet to see if they’re staying straight and I was all nice and aligned in these babies!

I calculated it the other day and I had run over 1000 miles in my old shoes!! Could be why my knee started acting up..the guy at the store said shoes are only good for 500-700 miles. Woops.

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Those are my running shoes resting on top of my new Runner’s World mag!! This weather + new shoes has me ITCHING to go run. It’s just not right to go inside to the gym on a day like this.

On the agenda:

  • Ellipticize
  • Yoga
  • Vacuum
  • Laundry

Off to test out my new shoes!

 Edited to add: Just turned on the tv and the CSI:NY that is on is all about marathons!! Evil!!!

Love Songs, Candles and Sweets

February 15, 2009 at 1:13 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments
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When it was almost time for James to come home from work I kept telling him to let me know he was on his way. He told me it would take him 25 minutes to get home so I started setting up my little surprise and he showed up in 15 minutes!!! So I quickly banished him to the bedroom to set everything up!

I had hustled around all day getting the apartment all cleaned up which included folding about a million loads of laundry and putting them away:

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Then I got to work on making the sweet treats for the evening 😉

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Chocolate covered strawberries and bannana pumpkin oatmeal cookies. They were actually supposed to just be banana oatmeal cookies but I realized I only had 2 bananas instead of 3! So I had to improvise with some pumpkin. I actually got the idea to make these when I saw the recipe on my sister’s blog. I had given her the recipe ages ago and forgot about them! (Recipe at the end of the post!)

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Then I worked on the ambience which, of course, involved candles….

 

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Charles Schwas Cabernet Sauvignon from TJ’s….

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and flowers….

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Making the strawberries was so ridiculously easy. I just melted some semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave and spooned it over some cleaned and dried strawberries (on sale buy one get one free at Harris Teeter!!). Then I put them on a plate that I put wax paper over and popped em in the fridge.  

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I also had the pandora station “Love Songs” playing on the laptop which was basically playing a bunch of 90’s-riffic ballads. It was awesome. I definitely serenaded James to some songs including Angel of Mine and the Titanic song by Celine Dion…of course all of this involved interpretative movements and large hand gestures and me proclaiming “I HAD THIS CD!”

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Banana Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

  • 2 c. rolled oats
  • 1/3 c. applesauce
  • 1/3 c. pumpkin
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 c. chocolate chips (I may have used a few more then this….:) )

Mix all ingredients together. Let sit for 20 minutes. Bake for 15 minutes in a 350* oven. I shaped them into hears with my fingers for fun heehee

Now I am just blogging and waiting for the boys to get out of bed so we can go get amazing breakfast at Brigs. I can’t wait! I still have no idea what I’m going to get.

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On the agenda today:

  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Trader Joe’s
  • Buy a kite
  • play with kite in field
  • workout
  • make sushi!!

Have a good Sunday!!

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