This may be the longest post in the history of TCEM but I hope you enjoy!
I had a fabulous weekend – finally some decent weather in Seattle!
Saturday I woke up and ate a piece of toast +PB and consumed a cup of coffee.
I knew Seattle was going to get pretty warm, in the 80’s in some areas (!!!) so I went on an early run. I ran 6.40 miles in 58.37. I was pretty hot and sweaty after that!
I was craving something cool and semi sweet and I knew just thing to ease my post run craving.
I was still hungry after my shower, this time for something savory. Beans, rice, salsa and cilantro. Simple is always good!
Let me ask you this: what does one do on a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon? Get ice cream, of course!
Everyone in the car!
And if you are wondering, J is still way to young and small to be without a car seat. I had to put it in and the little monkey beat me to it! I think he feels like a big boy sitting in the car. =)
YAY for ice cream!
I choose a soy Cinnamon Swirl – my favorite! I absolutely love cinnamon!
Now to walk off that ice cream – what a beautiful day!
Even though we live in the suburbs, nature is in arms length. This is also my running trail as I love looking at green while I run.
We also found several families of duck and geese. You should have seen J! He was so excited, he ran right up to them and wanted to touch them. Of course I was right there making sure he didn’t get to close, but they seemed friendly. Of course I am sure they were just looking for hand outs – I don’t feed wild animals, period.
Let me just say that J zonked out as soon as he took his bath and was all snuggly in his jammies. He was one tired boy from all of the running around.
I was still a little full from ice cream so I ended up eating late, like 9 – crazy for me. I made a home made vegetable ragu with whole wheat noodles and sweet peas.
I sautéed yellow onions, kalamata olives, garlic, fresh basil and parsley, mushrooms, red bell pepper and a little of jarred sauce. It was so fresh tasting with the herbs and I love the addition of kalamata olives to my sauce – delish!
Today is my Mom’s Birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!
There were a TON of good eats, vegan of course 😉
My plate consisted of a veggie burger with the trimmings (lettuce, pickle, tomato, mustard, ketchup, onion) green salad with homemade garlic-lemon dressing, orzo Mediterranean salad that my Grandma bought for me =), and raw veggies!
After lunch, there was some play time!
I know my mom is going to shoot me for putting this up, but I think J’s face is effing hilarious!!!
And of course there were presents – many presents!
My beautiful Mama!
She loves grapes and has grape decor in her kitchen and dining area. A few years ago I had made her a set of placemats, but over the years they have started to look a little… meh. I surprised her with a brand new set of placemats. She loved them!
They are made out of batik fabric. I appliquéd a grape motif on the front of each one, then quilted the entire top. They turned out great!
Happy Birthday again, Mom! I hope you enjoyed your special day!
Phew… well that’s a wrap!