Monday, May 30, 2016

California babe

We've spent the majority of the weekend at a soccer tournament in the *very* hot city of Tracy. We tied one, lost one, and one won. We were one goal short of returning for the semi-finals today. I'm grateful we have the day to relax & unwind instead. :-)

In the meantime, this guy was chilling in Santa Cruz with his buds. His mom sent me this picture - one of my new, all time favorite pictures of Nick.

Apparently, he's having fun without us. ;-) Do I ever miss that child!

I've done some kitchen prep work, in between driving the 90 minutes each way to Tracy & suffering through double soccer games.

  • I baked cookies for one of the games, and for Nick's trip
  • I made cashew chicken salad for sandwiches
  • Tried my hand at homemade chicken broth for the first time, using the leftovers from a rotisserie chicken. Pretty easy!
  • Found an imitation recipe for one of my favorite restaurant's peanut kale salad, and made that
  • Shredded all of the cheese for the next few weeks (parmesan & cheddar). I shred & then freeze in smaller portions, so we can quickly grab & go during meal prep.
I still have a ton of things I'd like to get done today, of course. ;-)

  1. Yoga!
  2. Get in some sort of cardio - I think I'm hiking with a friend
  3. Drop off my clothes/pick up last week's clothes at work (to prep for biking)
  4. Figure out commute schedule for the week
  5. Coordinate carpool schedule
  6. Plan menu 
  7. Dig out refinance papers to locate our most recent lender
  8. Laundry
  9. Wash all sheets, blankets, & bedding
  10. Make blueberry muffins
  11. Make homemade taquitos for the freezer
  12. Make homemade French bread
  13. Finalize May spend/budget
  14. Clean my closet
  15. Read at least 1/2 of a book. Got to have something to look forward to. ;-)
What about you? How have you spent this long weekend (if you are in the US)?


  1. We had our long weekend in Canada last weekend (Victoria Day) but we had my stepdaughter visiting so we got nothing accomplished. Did some work this weekend and then on Thursday we are going away for a couple days to Ucluelet/Tofino so nothing accomplished this coming weekend. Can you see a pattern :)?