Friends, I’m in the midst of a crisis.
Since I got my Canon DSLR camera back in April, I’ve been uploading all my photos into iPhoto. Unfortunately the file sizes are huge, and they are overtaking my macbook! I’ve finally decided to start uploading to Flickr instead, but I also am going to have to move all my photos over from iPhoto as well.
This process is going to take forever. I’m just so deep in this hole. Not only is my computer moving slower than ever, but the process of transferring the photos is going to slow it down even more. Argh!
Okay, rant over. Thanks for listening;)
warning: if you aren’t a dog lover, just glaze over this next part:) and don’t think I’m crazy.
First things first – Olive wants to say Happy 1st Birthday to her cousin, Bentley!
We still love you little B, even though you chewed up 2 of my retainers this summer.
This morning has been so productive! Don’t you just love super productive days?
First, I went for a four mile run. I planned to go to the gym, but the second I stepped out onto the porch, I changed my mind. It had to have been about 80 degrees. And there was even a cool breeze. I couldn’t pass up the chance to run outside. Unfortunately my Garmin wasn’t quite as thrilled apparently and didn’t find its satellites until well in the run. I know I ended up at about 4 miles, but have no idea what my time was. O’well!
Before I went I had a piece of canteloupe, sans salt and pepper
Once I got back, it was still cloudy and breeze, and our scraggly yard was giving me the eye. I couldn’t resist the nagging and immediately changed shoes and revved up the mower!
About an hour later I finished, a sweaty, hungry mess. Seeing as how it was after 10:30, though, I opted for a little snack instead of breakfast to tide me over.
I got this herbal water in the HLS swag bag, and I am now obsessed. I must find a place to buy these. They have no added sugars or preservatives, and the water is infused with a perfectly subtle ginger lemon flavor.
These pistachios and dried pineapple are also from the swag bag, courtesy of Oh Nuts. The pistachios were great, but I wasn’t a huge fan of the pineapple. I don’t like added sugar on my dried fruit, and this definitely had some. I don’t know why companies always feel the need to add so much sugar to their dried fruit!
Anyway, I answered some emails and before I could turn around twice it was lunch time.
My sister bought me this garlic olive oil from The Olive Tap. It gives off just a nice, subtle hint of garlic. Judging from her description I really wish I could have visited the store too.
I mixed 1 tbsp+1 tsp of garlic olive oil + 1 tsp water to 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp seasoned salt and a sprinkle of ground red pepper.
I filled a gallon sized ziplock bag with sliced sweet potato rounds and asparagus, and after adding the oil and seasoning mixture, shook until I couldn’t feel my arms (it really is an exact scienceJ I then dumped it out onto a cookie sheet (don’t forget to spray it!) and roasted at 400 degrees for about half an hour. Don’t forget to stir and flip occasionally. I actually think the asparagus was a bit too soft, so you may want to take it out after 20 minutes or so.
I toasted a piece of Ezekiel bread and spread it with Earth Balance to have on the side. Plus, another piece of canteloupe with salt and pepper.
Dessert was an Adora Dark Chocolate Calcium supplement disk from the swag bag. Love these. lol. What did I eat before HLS?
I just wanted to give a quick shout out to my awesome co workers from my teaching job. I stopped by the school for a visit yesterday and loved getting to see everyone. These people are a huge reason why it was so hard to leave, and I’m going to miss them dearly!
my best friend, Teri, Bryan, and me
Meghan taught in the classroom next door to me and was a fellow first year teacher. This girl is a hoot!
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