Racing the sunset

Hi! Hope your week is going great so far. Things are good over here. It’s been hot again, which I love, and we’re trying to take advantage of it with outside time in the morning and squeezing it in between dinner and Vera’s early bedtime. Yesterday was kind of a weird day. It started off…

5 meal planning principles

Every week, I share our meal plan for the following week. Sometimes I get asked whether we also stick to the plans exactly. LOL. Many weeks, we’re shifting things around, either within that week or pushing things back to the following week. Why bother meal planning then? I’m not the kind of person who can…

What to do with all those raspberries

As I mentioned yesterday, we spent part of Saturday morning picking raspberries. So now we have a lot of raspberries. 🙂 Plus I learned raspberry picking goes until Halloween, so I hope we’ll be back to pick some more. Vera and I love our raspberries! I started thinking about what I can do with all…

Weekend highlights: raspberries, tacos and ice cream, and a new look

It feels like we just talked, no? That’s code for weekends fly by way too fast. That said, it was a good one and I feel like we soaked up every moment. Let’s recap the highlights… Saturday:  Wandering around the neighborhood. After breakfast, we headed outside to stroll around with Vera. It was our village’s…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 5

Happy Friday! I ddn’t mean to disappear yesterday, but I started reading I Know How She Does It and I got a litle caught up. It upends the assumption that working mothers have harried, frantic, impossible lives. I also appreciate the tidbit that almost everyone signficantly overestimates the number of hours they spend working – aka…

A day in the life

Here’s a peek into a random Tuesday around here! 4:30 am: My alarm goes off. Time for a workout. After some water and a small spoonful of peanut butter (I usually wake up hungry – but it’s not enough to wake me up…anyone else?), I venture downstairs for a workout. Usually, I try to get…

Go-to lunch and dinner bowls

It’s easy to over-complicate lunch and dinner, don’t you think? I feel like I am always trying to out do myself, be more creative, or heck even just figure out what to eat.   I tend to focus on dinners on the blog – because that’s the toughest meal for me.  My breakfasts are usually…

Weekend highlights: not many photos and…sick again

Hey hey hey. Hope all is well with you on this fine Monday morning. I’m feeling pretty good this morning, which is good news since, of course, I was a little sick again this weekend. Ugh! I was feeling “off” all day Saturday – really hot and then really cold, and no interest in food…

Last week’s workouts + next week’s meal plan 4

Happy Friday! What a week – oof. It was all good stuff, but tiring. Vera and I drove down to Mike’s work yesterday for the annual family day. We chatted with colleagues, chased the kiddo around and enjoyed a good meal. It was lots of fun! Before signing off for the weekend, I wanted to…

Taking full advantage of an extended workout break

Hey hey. Hope your week is going well. I’m finally back into my workout groove after being sick and my mini-mamacation.  Honestly, I usually don’t appreciate extended workout breaks, particularly when they are forced on me due to a health issue or injury, and I’ll always make time to workout on vacation. Not this time…

10 years of being together

Today is a special day: it marks 10 years since Mike and I first started dating. TEN YEARS. That seems like a freakishly long time. It is, in fact, one-third of my life. In honor of our decade of togetherness, here are 10 things I love about Mike: He’s the best at making me laugh. He’s…