Poolside Picnic

June 8, 2009

Greetings from the pool! I’ve got my suit on, but I think the water is still very chilly. And it’s not hot enough out to be able to handle the cold!

Midmorning I squared away some work and Matt and I hooked up with Karen, who invited us to her condo to exercise, have lunch and “sunbathe” by the pool, or in our case, “shadebathe” :)

We biked here – about 5 miles – and then used the exercise room for about 30 minutes (I did the elliptical).

After a quick rinse-off shower, we went down to the pool and unpacked our picnic lunch.

Leftover Tripleberry Salad


Leftover curried salmon salad on half a slice of Dakota bread


A carrot


More melon


And some more JJ Flats crackers


With some iced tea. Sunny + delish.


I brought my laptop to get some writing done.

The good news: I found Wireless.

The bad news: My battery has 10% left.

Gotta go find an outlet!

Later guys!

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1 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats June 8, 2009 at 1:33 pm

Sitting pretty poolside?! Lucky girl – have a fabulous and relaxing afternoon :)


2 brandi June 8, 2009 at 1:33 pm

what a nice day!

that wheatberry salad sounds good. I make one in the fall with fresh cranberries that’s awesome, but I should try a summer one.


3 Anne K. June 8, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Sounds like a fun afternoon! Too bad the water’s chilly, though. The triple berry salad looks delicious, and I love the watermelon.

Hope you can find an outlet! :)


4 april June 8, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Have a fun afternoon! The salad looks delicious! Good luck finding an outlet!


5 Amelia June 8, 2009 at 1:36 pm

Haha shadebathe – love it! Enjoy your pool time! :)


6 Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) June 8, 2009 at 1:37 pm

Your triple berry and salmon salads look so good! Seems like the perfect summer lunch.

Just wondering – why is the bread called ‘dakota bread’? Is it because of the ingredients? Or the recipe’s origins?


7 sue June 8, 2009 at 1:47 pm

yay for poolside blogging! ours is too cold to swim in too…i can’t wait for the weather to get HOT!


8 Katherine June 8, 2009 at 1:48 pm

Enjoy your time poolside!


9 Shannon June 8, 2009 at 1:49 pm

I’m addicted to watermelon!! Hope you find an outlet soon!
-Shannon :)


10 Acadia Durham June 8, 2009 at 1:52 pm

If only there was an easy way to install solar panels on laptops, eh?


11 Run Sarah June 8, 2009 at 1:55 pm

Have a great afternoon – your lunch looks perfect for shade-bathing!


12 Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) June 8, 2009 at 2:00 pm

Glad you’re having a great day!


13 Amanda June 8, 2009 at 2:01 pm

mmm watermelon is the perfect poolside treat!


14 JENNA June 8, 2009 at 2:02 pm

Such a relaxing day! Enjoy it! btw that wheatberry salad sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it.


15 Mara @ What's For Dinner? June 8, 2009 at 2:11 pm

Enjoy your day!!! Sounds great!


16 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 8, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Glad you’re enjoying the day.


17 Priyanka June 8, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Have fun shade bathing!!


18 [email protected] June 8, 2009 at 2:20 pm

So jealous that you get to eat outside!


19 Tyler June 8, 2009 at 2:45 pm

Looks like a healthy treat!

I like to bring Tomato and Mozzarella- my favorite picnic treat!


20 Melissa @ For the Love of Health June 8, 2009 at 3:19 pm

lovely lunch- so much colour! I adore that!

Too bad it’s cold! Keep coming summer!

Have a great eve!


21 Stacey June 8, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Gah, if I get into any more sun today I will fry!! I got a little sunburned being at the lake yesterday, even though I was wearing SPF 70 :( Be careful out there….ah a nice cold pool does sound refreshing though :)

Have fun!


22 Jenn (www. j3nn.net ) June 8, 2009 at 4:25 pm

So colorful!



23 Lindsay June 8, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Look at you, being productive even on a pool day!


24 Jo June 8, 2009 at 5:24 pm

Haha, I prefer shade bathing to sun bathing too!


25 K June 8, 2009 at 5:33 pm

Hope you enjoyed your afternoon by the pool! Sounds relaxing!!


26 Help Meghan Run June 8, 2009 at 5:34 pm

What an awesome summer day. And I’m a redhead…I know a thing or two about shade bathing. :) Much better for the skin! And check out the Adora Calcium giveaway on my blog!



27 NT June 8, 2009 at 5:58 pm

Loving the colorful lunch!


28 CaSaundra June 8, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Gosh–if I were to go in the pool here I would freeze my tush! It still gets in the 30’s here at night 😐


29 Bec June 8, 2009 at 7:14 pm

mmm water melon!


30 rhodeygirl June 8, 2009 at 7:25 pm

hope you had fun today!

thinking about bridal showers since my bridesmaids threw me a surprise shower this weekend… you’ve done lots of wedding recaps but did you ever post pics of ur shower/bachelorette/bridesmaid brunch????


31 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) June 8, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Oh, lovely watermelon. Summer is official! 😀


32 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope June 8, 2009 at 8:08 pm

Sounds like the perfect way to get some work done… outside, in the sun, by the pool! Good luck and enjoy your afternoon! :)


33 Tammy June 8, 2009 at 8:29 pm

That salad looks awesome — definitely one to try!


34 Candy June 8, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Tried your triple berry salad today – scrumptious! Tough time with portion control with that explosion of flavors! I usually just do a savory version of wheat berry salad and this was an awesome twist on one of my favorite grains!


35 Kath June 8, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Megan (The Runner’s Kitchen),
I’m not really sure, but probably either the inventor’s location or where the ingredients come from?

Acadia Durham,
That would be brilliant!

rhodeygirl ,
I don’t really have those photos in a public-friendly format for viewing, but I s’pose I could dig some up from my computer.



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