This past weekend was everything I could wish for in a holiday weekend. The Pilot was home for 4 days in a row (!!!), so we were able to take care of projects around the house,
enjoy a couple of parties with friends and family,
and spend time together.
I would like to let the world know that the Pilot said “it would be ok” if we got another dog.
The major concern is the ratio of humans to pets — he has always said that we can’t have more animals than humans in the house…I agree. Since we have Oliv now, we could have 3 dogs 😉 The above pug-poodle mix made us decide we could add another to the clan.
For the BBQ we attended yesterday, I made a giant batch of guacamole to share.
I used the standard recipe but with 10 avocados. I also nixed the sour cream (I used goat’s milk cream cheese instead), and added a finely minced fresh jalapeño for some kick. It came out pretty dang good.
It’s not the most photogenic food, but let’s just count our lucky stars I could take a pic and avoid making a plateful until we got to the party.
Livi had a blast swimming with all the other kids, the Pilot and I got to see our friends, and it was a wonderful evening. I have to put it down on record as the first night that I’ve ever changed Livi’s diaper and entire outfit without her waking up. She was CRASHED when we got home! I totally get it, though. After swimming (err, floating around), I want to eat an entire pizza and take a nap.
This morning, I managed to get in an early workout before everyone woke up. It’s always so nice to check it off the list early, plus it makes me feel more energized throughout the day. Liv and I are hanging out before heading to story time, and later today, taking dinner to some friends who have new baby twins.
Hope you have a great day!
Guess what?! It’s time to SHAPE UP! Summer Shape Up is almost here, and I’m so excited to share this year’s workouts and meal plans with you. It’s going to be a little different than last year, because I’ll have all of the documents out to you much earlier (by Friday before each new week begins, at the latest) with a workout calendar for the entire month. Another big difference is that everything is going to be in one spot, which will be a password-protected page here on the blog. In previous years, my workouts and recipes were replicated on other sites, so I’m hoping to hinder this by protecting the Shape Up page.
(Shout out to the lovely Cindy, who made the logo for me! If you’re looking for graphic design work, hit her up: cindysawochka at gmail dot com)
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Q: What is the Shape Up exactly?
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