So with my husband dropped off, I had good intentions to clean the house while he was working, Instead I spent two hours testing a couple of recipes. (More on that later this week). Then I pretty much parked myself on the couch and caught up on a bunch of shows that I had recorded, but my husband doesn't watch. I was feeling super lazy. Then I read Mary at Runs to Get Waisted's blog post. She is in marathon training and ran 14 miles on Saturday. I kept telling myself if she was out running 14 miles the least I could do is get my buns off the couch and walk 2 miles for our 30 minutes/day challenge. However, I was still having trouble getting myself moving. So, desperate times call for desperate measures.
My niece loves playing characters. All you have to do is her and ask "is this.....?" She will always say "yes it is" in whichever voice she deems appropriate. I can't count the millions of dollars my husband has spent on hairstyles from the "world famous hair designer" character. I can tell you there is a direct correlation with the number of times he has appeared before the "judge" for writing bad checks to pay for the hairstyles.
So, I decided my only option was to call a "world famous motivational coach." Her advice - walk to her house (about 1/2 mile from my house). Once you are there you might as well finish walking around the loop. Then once you are finished the loop there is nothing left to do but walk home. And there it is - 2 miles.
I told her that makes sense and seems pretty easy, but how do I get out the door? Then came her final advice..."pretend there is a cookie truck at my house." Is it bad that I got up off the couch and got out the door??
She even sent me this snapchat to seal the deal.
Spoiler Alert! I was duped. There was NO cookie truck anywhere in the neighborhood. I thought it was a little ironic that she used cookies to get me moving. The inspiration for me to start my blog was from reading Runs for Cookies. I hope this doesn't need to be said...I never believed there was a cookie truck out there :)
Since I was out there walking I figured I might as well take a few pictures. I didn't take very many because I was really trying to move quickly.
This house is really coming along. I can't wait to see the inside. And I am little jealous of the new driveway it is getting.
Confession. On that same walk I think I got another sideways look from someone. As I am walking down the street, I hear this from about a block away.
A couple was sitting in their convertible listening to music and when I glanced over the woman waved with "a what are you looking at" look on her face. I thought it was odd. And it was even odder the next day when my sister and I walked by and they were sitting in the driveway again listening to music.
Sunday was a pretty laid back day. My niece spent the night with us Saturday night. Of course, we had to have Sunday breakfast. It was fun working in the kitchen together. My husband was in charge of making the Dutch Babies. There are similar to a German pancake. We served them with sliced bananas and a little cinnamon/vanilla syrup.
We sampled my produce find of the week. I was in the grocery store and saw Dragonfruit for 99 cents. I had never had it and figured it was worth a shot for that price. Then it rang up $4.99. Apparently, part of the price fell off the display. They ended up letting me buy it for the 99 cents :)
Finally, when I was anniversary card shopping last week I came across a type of card I have never seen before.