…I would squeal that we get to chat over my FAVORITE MEAL OF THE DAY!
overnight oats in an almost empty pb jar + granola on top for crunch
…I might yawn and say, “excuse me,” because I woke up at 6am (which is E A R L Y for this night owl) to work out with my dear friend Elayne.
Elayne: “Oh my gosh are you limping!?”
Me: “No I just can’t walk this early in the morning.”
‘Twas so worth the sleepy sweat fest.
3 sets each:
- 10 DB overhead burpees (10#)
- 15 side plank hip dips (each side)
- 20 KB swings (25#)
1 min. burpees
- 10 renegade rows to plank jump
- 20 alternating single leg v-ups
- 20 overhead tricep extensions
1 min. burpees
- 10 bird dogs
- 10 plank kick throughs (each side)
- 10 tabletop sit throughs
1 min. burpees
…I would ask you if you saw the solar eclipse, even though you’re probably 120% done with that convo. Madre and I saw it from home in New York, where we had 76% coverage. My brother’s girlfriend kindly gave us the special eclipse glasses for optimal viewing!
AND for optimal photo-taking. (Hundred percent accidentally looked directly at the sun for a millisecond.)
I was so stoked to get this shot of the eclipse right around peak time for us!
…I would tell you about this weird breakfast I had at home, made with whatever we had on hand. I warmed up some frozen bananas, mashed them, mixed it with some brown rice Madre had just cooked, and topped it with cinnamon raisin peanut butter. IDK. It was delicious though! Rice-pudding-like.
…I would surprise you by saying that I bought running shoes (more accurately, Madre gifted me new running shoes – thank you ma!). I’m not currently planning on running any races or anything, but a pair of comfy Asics were on sale at TJMaxx, so I just went for it. I do run occasionally, so it’ll be nice to have proper running shoes.
I ran a couple miles in them on solar eclipse day, and then I played around with these pistol burpee handstand ma-jiggies:
…I would excitedly tell you that my family and I ate a fantastic Italian dinner as we got to meet my brother’s new significant other 🙂 So much love for them.
burrata to share as a starter (SO CREAMY AND DREAMY)
salad that came with my pasta
rich and delicious lobster ravioli with artichokes and roasted red peppers
amaretto cake (and unpictured profiteroles) to share for dessert
…I would say that I love my brother. We only had an hour to really hang out and catch up with each other before I had to leave for Boston, but it was great QT. Grateful for this goon!
are the feelings mutual? *shrug*
…I would tell you that I had homemade baklava with homemade skyr (Icelandic yogurt) for breakfast before driving to Boston. Ben’s girlfriend made a huge batch for all of us!! So sweet (literally and figuratively) of her. It was perfect.
…I would remark at this gymnastics/stretching mat that Madre bought for me as a surprise. My room is a mini PT clinic.
…I would proudly say that I finally picked a good pineapple. The last time I bought a pineapple, I had to drown it in honey and microwave it because it was THAT bad.
…I would talk about how grateful I am for Rachel. It’s been so good living with her again, because now we can have girl chat with a glass of wine (or sangria) on the couch at the end of the day. That might change once classes start for me, but for now it’s delightful.
proud of this working woman
…I would show you last night’s tasty dinner. I made Budget Bytes’ glazed pork chops, (← so easy and good!) roasted broccoli, and a random cheese quesadilla on the side (ended up dipping it in ketchup #sorry).
…I would say that God has reminded recently to not be anxious about saying “yes” just to the big things He asks me to do, but to more importantly say “yes” to the very little and mundane things He asks me to do in daily life. If I cannot do His will in little things, there is no way I can do His will in big things. Loving in the littlest ways is sometimes the HARDEST.
…I would squeal once again that I’m going to my friend’s wedding tomorrow! I LOVE WEDDINGS. AND I LOVE MY FRIENDS.
…I would ask you:
What did you eat for breakfast today?
What are some things you want to share? Happy, sad, cool, “aha” moments?
What are your favorite little ways to spend time with loved ones?
Plans for the weekend?