Friday! Only a little work to do today. I headed out to the gym for some lifting this morning. It was a good workout:
|Barbell squats||3 sets of 10 at 55#||Lower body|
|Wide grip lat pulldown||3 sets of 10 at 50#||Back|
|Single-leg deadlift||3 sets of 10 (each leg) with 20# DBs (40# total)||Legs|
|Reverse Crunch||3 sets of 15||Abs|
|Push ups||3 sets of 10||Chest|
|Seated Calf Raise||3 sets with 10 at 110#||Calves|
|Reverse fly on bench||3 sets of 10 with 12# DBs (24# total)||Shoulders|
|Triceps pulldown||3 sets of 10 at 30#||Triceps|
|Hammer Curls||3 sets of 10 with 12# DBs (24# total)||Biceps|
I thought about running after the workout, but changed my mind. I really don’t like to run right after (or even before) my lifting. I just do it when I need to get it done. Today, didn’t need to get it done early.
Cooler morning, and had pumpkin to use up, so I made some pumpkin custard cream of wheat:
Topped with toasted pecans and crystallized ginger. Yummers!
My mom and I went blueberry picking today, and the bushes were pretty bare. The season is ending early this year (started early), so I’ll have to go back to store bought soon until the price goes back up. Sigh….
Came back to snarf a quick lunch.
Then had to run out and get my hair trimmed Came back and did some work for job #2. Dang I feel busy sometimes.
After work I had a snack:
Here is what is blooming this week. I am also going to include a video at the end of this post, which I will say is pretty long and the sound is not great because of the traffic on our road. The camera picks that up like crazy. This video is just a little tour of the garden as a whole so that you can see it and I talk a little bit about some of the plants and our plans for different areas (if you can hear it).
The sedum have their buds – looks like broccoli!
Flowering tobacco are going again.
Cool snapdragon color:
Who says purple and orange don’t go together?
I had an urge to make cupcakes, so I did a half batch of devil’s food. This made 6 small cupcakes – which is good because I don’t have a ton sitting around (and John likes all things chocolate, so he will eat them). I tried a real buttercream frosting too.
Went to cook chicken for dinner and it was still rock hard frozen, so we walked up the street for a slice of pizza. I got the white pizza with sedum broccoli:
Pretty good. Very friendly staff here, and you get 2 slices plus one drink for $4.50. We each have a slice because they are really big and I bring my own water. What can I say, I am a cheap date!
After dinner was one of said cupcakes.
Yum. The buttercream is not very sweet. It was the cooked kind with the egg whites, sugar and butter beaten in. I added some cold coffee, too. I am used to a powdered sugar version. Nice small size, though.
Then I decided on an evening run, which I am just about to go out and do at dusk. It is a gorgeous night!
Here is the garden video: