Sunday, July 6, 2014

A very sunny Sunday

The weather has been a bit too warm for my taste over the past couple of weeks. It makes it hard to get out & do my runs. I was out at 8:00 am yesterday, which was nice & cool. I missed the window today, but have a 5 mile walk planned. Let's see how I do. ;-)

I've been off since Thursday, and it's been a great mix of relaxing & productive! On Thursday, we went to a water park (we have season passes) & it was great. Not very crowded & perfect weather. I put on loads of sunblock, but still managed to get a few small patches of burn. This is what happens when you're extremely pale. ;-)

I made a quadruple batch of fresh tomato sauce, using all of the fresh tomatoes from the garden - plus our basil & green peppers. It turned out extremely well. That's all now frozen in individual dinner portions, ready to go. I also made homemade bread, a chocolate cake, cranberry muffins, homemade pizza dough, and this morning, I made 9 dozen muffins - 3 dozen pear muffins (loosely based on this recipe), & 6 dozen orange muffins - to use up our stray yard oranges. The muffins will be frozen & added to lunch boxes for the kids.

We barbecued burgers on the 4th of July, so I turned the leftovers into homemade pizza yesterday, using up extra green peppers & tomatoes.

I have some additional housework to tackle today, but am looking forward to relaxing (maybe doing some reading?!) & planning the week ahead.

Here's what's still on my list:

  1. Complete 30 Day Shred workout DVD.
  2. Yoga
  3. Walk 5 miles.
  4. Clean kitchen
  5. Finish laundry
  6. Pack lunches for tomorrow
  7. Menu plan for the week
  8. Plan calendar/week/camp drop offs & pick ups
  9. Find an alteration place to hem a dress.
  10. Finish packing for my trip in a few weeks. (I like to have the majority packed well in advance, so I can just top off the suitcase with the final stuff the day before. Especially important, as I have a late meeting the night before the trip).
  11. Figure out dinner for tonight.

I think that will do it. I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend!


  1. I just found your blog when you commented on mine. How did you get the tracking bars on your blog? I'm looking to do that!


  2. You are doing awesome!! It's been 100+ degrees here and I'm dying!! I can't do anything useful right now...