Arizona is a beautiful dessert.
So many odd plants… it’s like a Dr. Seuss book.
We spent the weekend in Tucson and enjoyed so many sights. Elvis even came along! Remember him from the cross-country move?
You know it’s hot when your shoulders sweat.
At least I wipe off my bench at the gym!
If I do cardio, I prefer to do it after I lift so I don’t get too tired. The problem is that it’s a 10 minute jog to the gym, so I feel like I should just add on another 20 and be done with it. Yesterday was one of those days. By the time I arrived at the gym I was burning up and covered in sweat.
Lifting after that was hard at first, but I got into the groove. I felt bad about being so sweaty in the weight section, but hey… it IS a gym. And I am a good citizen of the gym world – I always use the stray to clean off my sweat puddles.
Unlike some other people.
Pancakes are never a bad idea.
Especially when you have a super-ripe banana.
My bananas have two speeds: too green or too brown. How do I miss that window of a perfectly yellow banana? I guess I can’t complain if it results in pancakes!
I’m not going back to school.
That would be strange and not good.
Grade school, college, and grad school was enough for me, but congrats to all the kids (and their parents) braving the start of the year! I’m here for you in spirit… and in taking the strange but goodness to school.
If I was going back to school or sending a kid to school, here are 10 Back-to-School Recipes I would make.
Vegas claims not to like leftovers.
Both of us used to compete basically constantly ate leftovers.
At the prime of my meal prep, I was eating leftovers 7 meals a day, 7 days a week. I got used to it. Vegas got sick of it. She claims not to like leftovers.
Until I put them in front of her…
Soup in August?
When you’re sick, that’s a must.
Some of my souper creations were chilled, but the recipe I’m going to share today is for a hot soup often referred to as Jewish Penicillin.
Vegas caught a summer cold. How you can get a cold in the summer, I have no idea… but it happens to me about once a year. And apparently to Vegas. I decided to cure her with a big bowl of Matzo Ball Chicken Soup.
I’m a snack junkie.
If I’m honest I’d rather snack and have a meal.
If you’re a snacker like me, you can imagine my excitement when I received a GIANT box of jerky from Jack Link’s. Turkey jerky, teriyaki turkey jerky, chicken jerky… it is basically outdoor snacking deliciousness.
And by outdoors, I don’t just mean sports (though Vegas and my favorite softball snack is jerky).
It’s been one of those weeks.
I’m not really sure what day it is…
I started the week in San Diego, now I’m in Vegas, and I’m driving back to San Diego tonight. What’s more confusing is that this weekend in San Diego it POURED down rain. I thought it wasn’t supposed to rain in paradise?! (Actually this is a good thing since California is having a drought.)
It was also Pride weekend, so I watched the wet hot mess from a bar.
We all learned to share in pre-school.
Some of us learned better than others…
I’m alright at it… until it’s food.
My mom and baby sister are here.
Watch out San Diego!
I haven’t seen my family since leaving Atlanta in February. I’ve been looking forward to having my mom and one of my sisters here for weeks! Naturally, the first thing I did way try to kill them with an 8 mile hike in 90 degree temps.