Greetings from FedEx/Kinkos TMobile Hot Spot in Columbia, SC!!
We arrived at the lake just in time for cocktail hour yesterday. My PB&J surprisingly held me over all afternoon. I think it was the combo of a huge pile of veggies (fiber) along with it. I started to get hungry during the drive and had packed a handful of snacks but decided just to wait until I got there to eat.
Once we arrived I had a few mixed nuts…..
….And a glass of white wine leftover from our rehearsal dinner last summer!.
….And a second glass of white wine (both were small – maybe 3-4 oz?)
There are a bunch of cute dogs here!
Senora, the sweet rescue Chihuahua
Petey, the rescue Chinese Crested
Panda, the hilarious French bulldog
And Patches, the Jack Russell, who the boys’ have had since they were kids
The dinner menu included grilled salmon and mixed veggies and rice.
The grillmaster (the husband’s dad) hard at work on the salmon –
Salmon (with a lemon-mustard finish)
The most delicious grilled corn, which tasted like buttered popcorn
Zucchini strips and portabello mushrooms
Brown Rice -
My plate –
Conversing with the husband’s brother -
Dessert! I probably had 10-12 oz total, which was a little much for me but I love wine!
After dinner we watched the movie Sling Blade (the best line is when he walks up to the Frosty Queen and says “I kinda want somein’ nother ta eat.”!!) It was a favorite movie of mine back in the day but the boys had never seen it.
During the movie we passed around this jug of mixed nuts. Ummm…it’s all gone now! I had too many – probably 5-6 small handfuls – but there was something about those nuts that was filling a deep void in me and tasted SO good. Couldda been worse, right?
I woke up this morning not feeling that great because of my cold. My head was a balloon like on TV! The husband and I had plans for a run but we decided to take it easy and go for a long walk instead. 15 minutes in I felt much, much better and our walk turned into an easy jog. We ran for about 30 minutes, talking, and then ended with another 10-15 minutes of walking. I’d say we covered about 4-4.5 miles?
The plan for today was to have a late brunch and then drive into Columbia to see Batman, do some shopping, and have BBQ for dinner. So after our run the boys wanted to go skiing before breakfast so I had a few plumble jumbles to hold me over until it was waffle time.
By the time they got back from skiing it was 11:00 and I was one starvin’ marvin’!
The husband and I split a blueberry waffle (I topped mine with mashed banana and a little lite syrup)
And had an egg on the side for some protein -
I ended with the best peach of the summer –
I packed the husband and myself small turkey sandwiches with a half slice of pepperjack and avocado on english muffins to have as a snack around 2 or 3pm. I didn’t want to have to rely on popcorn at the movie if I got hungry. I asked the others if they wanted me to make them a sandwich and I got the smiling response “We’re rather have to eat unhealthy things “
I also packed some veggies that I didn’t eat yesterday and a LaraBar -
I plan to do some water skiing and swimming tomorrow (but I am also terrified of lakes and fish!). I think the boys have already pooped out –
I’ll be back on Sunday for a full weekend recap