I know, it’s about time…
Happy Waffle Wednesday! Even though I spent the majority of the afternoon writing my second post at College Lifestyles, I feel like I haven’t written a post in eons. I mean, it’s already June for heaven’s sake!
I said I would recap my weekend in Sonoma, so here I go with my memorable eats and activities from Memorial Weekend 2010…
Sunday morning, I fixed waffles for my grandparents. A triple decker for me layered with 2% Fage, organic strawberries, a bit of banana, and pecans. I’m not used to being able to dine outside in the sunshine at breakfast time – what a treat.
Sunday afternoon, my mama and I strolled the town square of Healdsburg amongst many other weekend travelers, bike riders, and wine country enthusiasts. It was a beautiful – hot – day. In fact, it was so hot, organic frozen yogurt was required.
Sunday evening, we went to my aunt and uncle’s house for Sunday Family Dinner. The dining table was set for 13. My aunt should compete with Martha, shouldn’t she?
Our family dinner menus always have a theme. This week: “small plates”. I think this was a favorite dinner for many. There was certainly something for everyone’s taste buds. Amongst my plate: tostones [Cuban fried plantains with black beans + sour cream], tofu nut balls + tofu tahini dressing, vegetable potato latkes, lemon + herb shrimp, fava bean spread, caprese toasts, dolmas, puff pastry and filo dough-wrapped asparagus, and a piece of corn on the cob [for the sake of summer]. Can you say holy yum!
On Monday, we headed to the fairgrounds to check out this exhibit. It was an audio exhibit [about 20-30 minutes in length] of 4 different children in Africa who have been affected by AIDS. I walked through as Kombo, listening to his personal story about being infected with “The Big Disease”. If you need to put your life into perspective, find an exhibit near you for an educational and touching experience.
We balanced out a more serious activity with something a little less intense. Hello, Memorial Day sales at Sur la Table [a.k.a. foodie heaven]. Then it was time to say good-bye to my second home and join the lovely holiday traffic.
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Somehow Wednesday is near over, and I haven’t eaten anything of notable interest. In terms of exercise, I picked up my slack with a 1-hour spin class yesterday and a 32-minute run [Happy National Running Day!] outside today.
Speaking of, College Lifestyles Post #2: Fit Fitness into Your Summer Fun
Before we continue on with joyous June, I don’t want to totally disregard the month of May and the goals I set for myself:
- at least 1 cup of green tea each day – sometimes there were 2 cups, sometimes there were none.
- at least 1-2 Green Monsters a week – didn’t happen.
- mindful eating/less snacking – negative.
- more interval & strength training – time to tone! – nope… about the same amount.
- limit the lattes – no again.
Clearly my May goals didn’t have the hottest results. I have decided not to make make another set for the new month. Although I think goal setting is a wonderful thing, I often find that things are more successful when you just let them happen naturally.
I’m off to watch the second round of So You Think You Can Dance auditions. Talk about natural talent!