Holy smokes. I just took a nap friends. A NAP!!!!
I had to. It wasn’t even an option. My body and brain just gave up this afternoon and made me rest.
It was glorious.
I made myself this homemade café Americano when I got up.
You like that bird doody on the railing? So professional.
Speaking of doody, this morning Joaquin ran away from me without his pants on and said he was going to go poo poo outside. I ignored him because I was busy getting Judah ready.
Well, the guy wasn’t kidding. STUFT Daddy found him squatting and doing his thing out front by the garage door.
Yep, that’s my kid.
Oh and I’m sure you don’t care, but this was my afternoon snack today.
Another stellar photo. I’m on a roll. My snack- summer surprise cookie dough dip, Flatout cinnamon crisps and an apple pear. That “frosting” is a mix of ice cream dream protein frosting and low calorie peanut butter frosting (protein powder, PB2 and sugar free maple syrup).
I’m not sure how I feel about the apple pear. Tastes like a pear, but a bit crunchier like an apple. Not a huge fan. I think I’ll stick with my Fuji apples.
Oh look, at least I took a good picture of something though to post to Instagram.
So friends, I’m a bit of a mess lately. Not that I’m not always a mess, but more so lately. I’ve got a lot of things going on and recently made a pretty big career decision that has me all frazzled. I’m so not one to be able to make a decision and just go with it. I never have been. I always second guess myself and usually change my mind at least 3-4 times (lucky STUFT Daddy).
I usually have some races to distract me. Since I don’t have any coming up in the near future I’ve been stressing myself out about life stuff- what’s the right thing for me to do career wise for the family, how I need to be a better mom and wife, how I need to get my act together and get things organized, etc. You know, all that kind of fun stuff.
I won’t bore you with all my worries, but I will tell you that I have done more than my fair share of crying lately and confess that I’ve consumed way too much nut butter in the past week to avoid dealing with things. And I mean way too much nut butter.
Let me just tell you there was quite a bit more than just a spoonful left in the jar (like way more than a spoonful) and I filled that baby up with two Vitatops, some frozen frosting and some almond coconut ice cream.
I’m still feeling it today. Ugh.
Oh and going for an early morning 10 mile run after eating way too much Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter the night before was not the best idea.
I was slow and wasn’t feeling great, but I kept thinking about this quote.
Isn’t that awesome? And so true? Love it.
You know what else I love? This Nike Plus GPS iPhone application.
And the fact that I have Kenny Loggins and Kelly Clarkson on my running playlist.
I’m only a couple weeks late with this, but hopefully a couple pictures of Flat Kitty will make you smile.
Here you go.
The Flat Kitty Roast
Roasting with Friends.
Sara roasted up some cauliflower for the first time with a little help.
She roasted hers with coconut oil, salt, pepper and fresh garlic. I’m going to have to copy her.
Sam went for the brussel sprouts. They don’t make the house smell bad at all or anything. Ha.
With our friend Michelle he got to roast slaw
Dang I need to try both of those. How have I not roasted regular slaw or carrots yet?
Hanging with friends.
With our friend Dawn up in Canada, Kitty didn’t quite get to roast, but he had a heck of a time going to day camp with his new cute friend.
He even got treated to a movie and popcorn with these ladies. Lucky guy.
Um, yeah, and with my friend Danielle Flat Kitty freaking got to hang with Buddha. Talk about awesome.
With our friend Susan, Flat Kitty got to go to the DCAC Fitness Convention and hang with the pros.
Mindy Mylrea (I hung with her at IDEA- she’s awesome), Abbie Appel
and Clay Grant.
Fun stuff and I’m sure he got a good workout.
Around our house, Flat Kitty has been hanging out and roasting anything and everything he can get his hands on. I always think about that movie quote from Meet the Fockers:
Random, I know, but I like to think you can roast (or burn) anything with, well, just anything I guess.
Mushrooms and broccoli slaw
(Tip- Burnt veggies are usually nothing a little basil and marinara can’t fix up and make edible.)
Costco sweet kale salad (Don’t mind the pen on the ear- Joaquin got ahold of Flat Kitty for a bit.)
Yeah. Yum. Oops- looks like I spilled a little something. LOL.
Well, that’s all I’ve got friends.
It’s time to enjoy the weekend.
My chilies currently look like this right now though.
I wonder if they’re ready?
Enjoy your weekend with your loved ones friends! We’ll be living our summer priorities over here.
I’ll leave you with this.
Even if you’re just walking for 5-10 minutes or just going down the street and back and going very very slow, you’re doing something. You’re moving. Something is better than nothing and you’ll feel that much better for it.