We’ve got a beautiful day here in Charlotte so I’m typing as fast as possible to get outside in the hammock and start a new book 8)
I went for an easy run this morning at a considerably slower pace than yesterday. I probably did about 9:30 miles? I love running in hot weather and really sweating. It makes the workout that much more satisfying.
Turns out the strawberry picking is over It ended yesterday. Guess we’ll have to wait for blackberry season.
So we spent the rest of the morning hanging my grandmother’s painted Broomstick Garden in our token backyard tree. My grandmother is very creative and quite the painter. She collected old broomsticks and garden stakes, painted them and hung them in a tree in her yard along a hidden path. Since they’re moving this summer, I asked if I could have them and she shipped them down to me. I’m sure UPS had never seen a muddy collection of painted broomsticks before! As my grandmother pointed out, most broomsticks are made from plastic these days, so it’s a unique collection. They look really cool in our tree!
Monkey in a tree! You should’ve seen how fast he got up there.
My favorite one is red and aqua:
Lunch was just as colorful.
I made a sandwich on Rudi’s Honey Wheat with a little of this and that:
- 1/4 a cup mashed navy beans
- Avocado slices
- Zucchini, yellow bell pepper, carrot and radish
- Goat cheese
- Dijon mustard
- Fresh basil
- Drizzle of honey (the secret ingredient to any good sandwich!)
Leftover salad from last night’s dinner. Too bad I ate all the good stuff off last night!
Greek yogurt, half a peach, some granola -
From above -
This morning I also made some steel cut oatmeal for the week. We’re low on rolled oats so I’m trying to stretch them until next weekend’s grocery store trip.
I combined 1 cup of dry oats (4 servings) with 3 cups of water and cooked until the water was almost gone. Then I stirred in 1 cup of milk in the last 10 minutes or so. I packaged them as 3 servings and 2 half servings to mix with wheatberries and such.
I felt fine this morning without coffee, but I feel my afternoon shoulder ache coming on. Hopefully I’m past the worst of it by now.
See you for meal #3!