Busy busy day!! But this whole week have have gotten so much done for our bakery. Today started with a meeting with our contractor –
Every time we meet we get so much more nailed down. Things will really be picking up on Monday! I came up with the idea of turning a random power pole into an archway – and our project manager’s sketch brought it to life!
After our meeting we went to Lowes to pick out some paint samples
It seems overwhelming, but if you know what colors you want, the process isn’t bad!
We want grey, green and orange.
And I’m digging Oatbran, Organic Garden and Orange Maple!
Want to zoom in on my new SPOON!? I am obsessed with all-things-Etsy and when I saw a similar spoon on HEAB last week I had to have it stat! It’s from WoodenHive’s shop, and she can customize the spoon with anything you want. I have 2 others to debut later this week!
My date with Faith was to a yoga + movement studio downtown to try out Dance Asana – which is a dance | movement | yoga class.
The class so different from anything I’ve done in the past 10 years! It took me right back to dance class of elementary school. Lots of “across the floor” combinations, group circles, funny moves with our hands and hips. It was quite hilarious!!!
We left totally embracing the inner goddess. I had a good time, but I didn’t really break a sweat, and to be honest, I don’t think I’d go back for $15 a class. But if it were a free class, I’d definitely go back just for fun!
As we left the studio, I rolled out with Faith in the passenger seat and knew something was not right.
I HAD A FLAT TIRE!
Now I know many of you are thinking that I drank a Fat Tire – because I do love beer!
So in case you missed it – the tire on my car was flat 🙂
And I only wish it looked that nice! Instead it was rainy and dark and muddy!! I quickly parked in a 2-hour spot and Faith and I debated what to do. I have AAA and Matt was on the way to pick us up. But the super-amazing Tate decided he wanted to save the day and showed up to put on my spare so I could drive to the shop.
So in the rain, Tate and Matt replaced the tire. THANK YOU TATE!
Then I drove to our auto repair shop a mile away and was able to put my key in the drop box along with a form. Hopefully the repair will be short and sweet. I first remember feeling my tire do something weird when I was in Richmond, so I sure hope I didn’t drive 60 miles on a deflating tire!
Thankfully Matt was home making soup for dinner, so the night ended well!
He made a delicious Split Pea, Sweet Potato and Ham soup! It used a cured pork side he picked up from The Organic Butcher this afternoon. SO GOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDD!
Split Pea and Ham Soup
Yield 4 big bowls
Cured pork and sweet potato pack this split pea soup with flavor.
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 celery, chopped
- 1 medium sweet potato, cubed
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 cured pork side
- 1C split peas
- 5C water
- Sautee carrots, celery and sweet potato in some oil for 5-10 minutes until tender.
- Add garlic and cook for a couple minutes more until brown.
- Add all other ingredients, bring to boil, and simmer for 45-60 minutes until peas are soft and creamy. Add salt and pepper as desired, as well as any spices.
- Remove pork side, trim off the fat, and finely chop for garnish.
More spoon action 😉
I ended my day with a Hail Merry Macaroon! LOVE these!
I am hoping that when I wake up tomorrow the sun is shining. Two days of rain and I’m ready to get outside again!