Two walks in the sun today and my shoulders are mad at me. I always wear sunscreen on my face, but I didn’t think about my body….yet. Not very responsible! At least I remembered my water bottle this time out. And I’m going to need a second shower…
I met with a blog reader who is interviewing for jobs at both Davidson and UVA, so we had lots to discuss and we covered another 3 miles around town.
I really, really wanted a popsicle in that heat, but sadly Pantheon Pops does not have a storefront this year. Store-bought is the next best thing. Feet up, ice in mouth.
Miss Karen was over planting some flowers for us! She loves to garden and we like to plant green vegetables, so she offered to add a splash of color to our yard for us. I had these two big pots that my grandmother gave me that made perfect planting spots!
We now have a splash of color that we (and Karen!) can enjoy. Mint in the back!
I just love the view of them from the porch!
Pizza, it’s what’s for dinner.
We try to eat it once a week – because it’s so delicious!
Matt made a whole wheat crust and we topped it with some cooked lamb sausage (from Whole Foods), red pepper, shitake mushrooms and lots of cheese. I had only had a handful of almonds all afternoon in addition to my popsicle, so I was ready to EAT!
Sautéed bok choy on the side. Matt seasoned it simply with just olive oil, salt and pepper yet it had SO much flavor!
This evening’s activities included more gardening (his favorite post-dinner pastime!)
4x peppers, okra, big eggplant, Japanese eggplant, zucchini!
I went to clean up the kitchen and went overboard making it shine.
Have you ever heard of the cleaning cloth brand called Norwex? Becca, who lives in NC and sells Norwex for some extra dough, sent me one to test out given my love for a shiny clean house.
This is what she said about the Envirocloth:
Norwex’s flagship item is a microfiber cloth with silver micro-particles embedded in it so that with just water you can leave a surface clean and sanitized. With this cloth you can clean up after raw chicken with just water. The Enviro cloth (that’s its name) is based on a microfiber cloth that was designed by scientists in Europe to clean their labs. They wanted a way to clean without cross-contaminating but also without creating a super-bug (like MRSA).
It’s a great green product for the kitchen since there aren’t any chemicals involved like in some traditional household cleaners. After a few weeks of use, I’ve determined that it’s a pretty neat product. It did not replace my Shaklee + cotton cloth for cleaning up the spills in my kitchen each night. I didn’t like that I had to completely saturate the cloth with water and then had a sopping wet towel that needed to air dry out in my kitchen (the laundry room is too far away to use as a drying spot). But I DO use it for a weekly deeper clean around the kitchen after I’ve wiped up the messes with Shaklee. It really cuts the grease (on my stove) and it works fabulously on stainless steel. I love that I can breeze through nooks and crannies without using a spray. It’s my go-to for wipe-downs now. Check out the site and some of the You Tube videos if you’re interested (or if you’re like me and just enjoy watching cleaning before and after videos : ) )
I’d like another popsicle, but I think one is enough for the day. Perhaps a fresh strawberry instead!?