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Gram loved receiving mail, and we exchanged letters regularly. I have all of her cards, many of which she painted herself, tucked in a box. I re-read her final note this morning. I had sent her an article on doll houses (this one from Country Living) telling her I recognized the Converse from her collection. She confirmed – her dollhouse was a Converse. She was also so excited to hear about our new house, and ended the letter by telling me not to exercise too much : )
See the Converse doll house in the top left of this photo:
I did exercise too much over the weekend – I had a soccer game on Sunday and felt obligated to go as captain of the team. I subbed out a lot though, so I didn’t play too hard. My legs actually felt better after the game than before. I think I worked out the soreness. Yesterday I got a much-needed massage and am taking today off as well to rest one more day.
My weekend was full of highs and lows – a big high from the race and then the low when my mom called me later that day with the news of Gram’s passing. Sunday I attended a very beautiful but intense funeral for my friend’s mother, who died unexpectedly. It was a weekend of many tears.
But Sunday ended on a sweet note when Ellen brought over Duck Donuts, our new DIY donut shop that traveled west from the Outer Banks to open a Cville location. The chocolate coconut and lemon were my favorites!
I started the week with pancakes for breakfast, a big salad with lots of roasted veggies and leftover jerk chicken for lunch and slow cooker Cook Smarts beef stew for dinner. Plus delicious chips with hummus and a glass of wine with my new friend Leigh.
This morning we had oatmeal – whipped banana style with flax and an egg stirred in. I’m into adding a bit more protein, and love using something real food like an egg. Peanut butter on top!