Our office kicked off the celebration with a barbecue and margaritas. Knowing this was on the horizon for today, I opted for my berry, Fage, flax oil and protein powder smoothie. I love this to start my day but I always find that I'm hungry around 10:00 or so. I made sure to bring a pear and some Laughing Cow cheese and almonds for a mid-morning snack.
My company and my husband's company share an office so on special days, Michael barbecues. I have to say, Michael makes the best hamburgers in
I know how good these burgers are and I am fully aware that I am missing out just a little bit by not indulging, but this is part of the sacrifice to be made for that balance thing I look for. I always bring a turkey burger on cookout days. And, instead of the regular hamburger bun, I toast an Orowheat sandwich round. I've actually started to prefer this instead of all the bread.
I did get a little pour happy with my Galeos salad dressing. I love the stuff but today was a little overkill.
After work, Ken, Jolee and I hit the driving range again for another practice round. I planned on going for a run but when Jolee called I was too tempted by my chance for revenge. Wednesday's lesson just did not go well. I was much happier with today's performance and actually made contact with the ball. Progress.
Dinner at The Brigantine for a simple blackened chicken salad with the gang.
This weekend we plant my raised bed garden, which in some circles could be construed as premeditated murder. I don't exactly have a green thumb and as Michael would say, I am the queen of the dead potted plant. Proof:
The empty on the right was cilantro. It died a week ago. The one on the left is thyme. It is about to die. The middle is basil. It's hanging on but needs CPR. You can see though that I hope for a better future. Seed packets sitting to the right are filled with possibility. I actually love this Sagaform Herb Pot and am determined to grow lush, beautiful greens that I can get all culinary with when I cook. I actually purchased two more for people who know their way around this stuff a little better than I do.
At any rate, I can't wait to find success in the garden. I know there are some learning curves in front of me but I'm ready.
My Good Earth Tea quote for tonight is:
Every artist was first an amateur - Ralph Waldo EmersonHmmmm....
Every chef first understood how to measure dry ingredients
Every gardener first learned to care for a houseplant
Every writer first cut their teeth on a daily blog
Okay. I'll take that.