Anna leaves in the morning
So we really spent today having a blast! We did fit in our hour-long power walk and are looking forward to visiting the gym at 5:30am !!
For lunch we had leftover navy beans 3 ways:
In my leftover mystery soup –
As a sandwich spread (mixed with some canola oil, S+P)
As a tomato bruschetta (with oregano, tomato, balsamic, EVOO, S+P)
Plus leftover salad and some pineapple and a little extra bread for dipping –
Our massages were FABULOUS!!! Except for the fact that my shoulders were dubbed “bubble wrap” by my therapist because they were full of little “bubbles that popped.” EWWWWWWW!! Literally every time he went down my shoulder blades things popped and moved. He said my shoulders were some of the most tense muscles he’d ever felt. Not really sure why, but I do have a lot on my plate at all times (the proverbial plate, that is ) I think I should schedule massages more often. They are really so much more than just a luxury. My upper back feels SOOO much better after this afternoon.
After the massages we stopped by EarthFare to say hi to the husband and pick up a few things for dinner. Anna graciously bought some cheeses and grapes to set up an appetizer plate for Karen and Andrew. (We also had a few EarthFare samples while in the store)
We enjoyed a bottle of Sauv. Blanc that Karen brought when she arrived – L.O.V.E. this wine!
And there was also home brew free flowing. I had about 1/3 of one. Have I mentioned yet that the husband not only brewed this fantastic beer, but he also drew the label (“Presidential Pardon Pale Ale”) himself, scanned it, shrunk it down and printed it into these cute labels??
For dinner I made Clam + Mushroom Pasta –
The sauce was a combo of: sauteed mushrooms, 2 tomatoes, Bertolli sauce, 2 drained cans of minced clams, sun-dried tomato paste, oregano, S+P.
Along with a spinach, craisin, walnut salad in Annie’s Maple Ginger dressing –
And Karen brought her famous Southern Pecan Pie!! It’s so dark and authentic and the best ever –
I had 2 slivers –
It was a wonderful dinner.