I made an executive decision to take a rest day today. I probably should have worked out, because I had a date with cereal and chocolate chips last night while watching Project Runway….
Yesterday my muscles were sore and stiff, and I woke up today feeling the same. It was a combo of increased reps at the gym Wed and getting used to my new bike. Since we are planning a long ride for Saturday, I decided to just take it easy today. I had a nice quiet start to the morning outside watering the garden, then came back in for some pumpkin oats:
I topped it with strawberry jam. I wish I had cranberry sauce (although no excuse there because I have frozen ones), but this was quite good.
Then I started work. Just job #2 today. So that is only about 4 hours or so. 😀
Had a lunch break of greek yogurt, strawberries, and Uncle Sam cereal.
So many great textures in this bowl. After that, I mowed the lawn and clipped around the garden bed.
So it’s not the botanical gardens, but my garden is nice, and I can park my bike here and have it not be stolen…..
The 100-pound rose bush is blooming again (and I still have 100+ pounds off LOL!)
Butterfly weed (asclepias tuberosa), which I grew from seed this year. This is in the milkweed family.
Self-seeded snapdragon. I love the white color:
Sometimes I remove self-seeded plants, but most times I just don’t have the heart to and get some interesting combos.
Remains of the scentimental rose bush:
This thing never quits. I just wish it were fragrant.
My mums aren’t even close to blooming yet. Funny how the stores have blooming mum pots and mine are just starting to form their buds. I will get some of those for pots, though.
It’s amazing how much time I have when I am not working 9-10 hours in a day. I was able to have some fun for dinner. I did sort of a chana masala with some chicken put in there for protein.
I’ll post the recipe at some point (and put it in the recipe book!). It was tasty.
John invited me out for a kiddie cone down the street. It was nice to get a little walk in for that.
No eyes on this cone 😐 Mint chocolate twist. Nom!
John thinks I am pretty silly.
I think he is pretty cute….
I am off with my mom to her gym tonight. She is going to show me all the moves she does and ask for some pointers. I’ll get her in the squat cage yet!
Long ride on tap for tomorrow!