Thursday, July 3, 2014

4th of July Eve

Another day off work :)  I could get used to being a stay at home wife.  This morning we did our usual workout routine.  It was still in the 50's when we were out - felt so good.  When we got home I opened windows and enjoyed the fresh air all day.

My niece came over for a bit. We made lunch for my husband after work. He took the afternoon off to get an early start on our long weekend.

After lunch we took our race registrations to turn them in.  Yes, that is right we are signed up for another race. This time it is a 5k on July 19. It should be a good time. It has a 6 pm start time then it is followed by a party at the water park.  Guess that is why it is called the Dash N Splash.  The registration fee includes the water park after party with dinner provided by one of our favorite restaurants. My sister, brother-in-law and nephew are all doing the race too.  Yay! A family event :)

I went with my husband to the gym this afternoon when he went to do weights. I rode the bike and watched Family Feud - I am slightly obsessed with that show.

After I rode the bike I planned to go in the aerobics room where they have some kettlebells and hand weights.  I thought I would do a little arm work.  I was not amused when I saw a guy was in there with his two little boys - guessing 7-8 years old. He was having them lift a barbel that he had perched on a couple of steps (for step aerobics).  I had heard a lot of thudding while I was on the bike - apparently they were dropping the barbel.  I can't think of a good reason to be having little kids lift weights. And if you did, there certainly shouldn't be any reason for them to be dropping them - get off your butt and spot them!!  Okay, enough of my rant. I went downstairs to see how my husband was coming along in the weight room.

I should have known better.  I knew I would get sucked in.  This is the only exercise I did and I bet I am going to feel it in the morning. I know at some point I should add some strength training...

We had a bit of a dinner crisis tonight.  I was making my husband's new favorite burger...turkey with cilantro burger filled with jalapenos and provel cheese.  I got everything going in the bowl and added the last ingredient a little bit of panko bread crumbs. But it wasn't panko...I accidentally grabbed the bag of crushed eggshells waiting to be taken out to the garden. Disaster!  There was no rescuing this batch and it was the last of the ground turkey. Of course, I had to run to the store for more turkey because once you tell your husband you are making his favorite burger you better make it :)  Thankfully, the store is close and it only set me back about 20 minutes.

I don't think Millie wants to watch tv with us. She is working her best "poor me" look.  She is such a goofy pup :)

Good luck to all of us navigating all those yummy BBQ goodies tomorrow. We can all do this!!  We are planning a good morning workout and an evening BBQ and fireworks show at a friend's house. She always has the best sundae!

Hope everyone has a safe and fun 4th of July.


  1. Millie is adorable! Sounds like a good workout despite the barbell dropping! (*I hate that!!!*) Happy 4th to you guys!

    1. I think her cuteness has saved her more than once. - she is quite the little chewer.

    2. Yay! I finally got my profile pic to work...cute puppy face!

  2. I think you should have finished the burgers, who knows ? the eggshells may have added that extra crunch they needed ?? hehehehe Added calcium too !! *evil grin*
    Good luck on the long weekend, I came home to no less than 20 bags of chips and 5 cases of soda on the counter .... oh vay !!

    1. Don't think I didn't consider finishing the burgers...I am glad I didn't. UGH! 20 bags of chips!! Good luck with that!