Hooray it’s Friday! Work has been swamped this week and if it turns out rainy, I might pick up some lines this weekend for extra $$ to put towards Disney World!
It was the most gorgeous of mornings today. The heat wave has broken and I had to get out for a ride. John was still sleeping at 6:30, so I just went on out. I did a nice easy ride at an average of 12 mph for 10 miles.
Great pre breakfast ride! Or I guess that could be my commute to work?
John was still sleeping when I got home. Unbelievable! Usually he is up and has coffee brewing when I get back from a workout. I had soaked some steel cut oats last night, so I got those cooking with a mashed banana.
Topped with peach jam. I may go on a jam canning spree this weekend if it is rainy.
I worked for 2-1/2 hours on the stability ball this morning. Remember how I said I don’t think it did much? I was wrong. I just needed to sit on it for longer. My legs were definitely a bit tired and I could feel it in my glutes a little when I transferred to a chair later. Good deal! The ball is much easier than standing while transcribing.
Lunch time! I have been bringing potatoes back into my life more. Starch without the wheat. Point to note. This is a serving of a potato. A regular serving is about a 5.3 ounce potato for 110 calories. It looks this size.
Do you know how hard it is to find potatoes this size? Normally they are like footballs, but the Yukon Gold seem to normally be much smaller. Score!
Lunch on the porch. The potato was topped with laughing cow, sauteed broccoli and a couple ounces of cooked chicken.
Shall we take a tour of what’s blooming this week? My roses are all flushed out now.
The scentimental bush has wonderful fragrant blooms on it.
Wouldn’t it be cool if this one smelled like peppermint?
Gaillardas blooming. They are so cheery!
This is a volunteer snapdragon. I just let it grow where it was, which is in a cluster of mums. It’s a bit taller than the normal dwarf size I buy, but that is common for the seed offspring to be different than the parents.
Zinnia from my sister’s family.
This is the saddest basil ever. I started these from seeds in March! I think I mentioned about how our new windows blocked the UV light and the seedlings were all stunted. These are now just starting to grow being outside. Hurry up – I want pesto and pizza with you!
This is my liatris. It isn’t blooming, but getting close. I just thought it looked really cool at this stage.
Next week the astilbes will be in bloom!
John made lattes today. You know the drill.
I was really spot on with no extra snacking today! I had about 1/2 an ounce of peanut and a date just before we left for dinner. Double dip ride today. It was too nice not to bike! This is my belated birthday dinner.
We biked to Wholy Crepe.
My bestest biking bud:
Obviously we sat outside. I had a crepe that was stuffed with eggs, feta and bacon.
Tres delicious! One nice thing about crepes is that they aren’t super filling so you can save room for dessert:
This was a crepe filled with lemon curd, topped with fresh blueberries and a dollop of whipped cream on the side. This was outstanding! I must try to make some lemon curd. I don’t know what it is about the blueberry lemon combo. Is there another fruit other than citrus that goes so well with lemon?
Then it was biking home. The dinner round trip was 13 miles plus a tiny bit. Total miles for the day – 23. I will take it! That burned off my dessert crepe at any rate.