fancy foods and more kid books

My weekend is off to a nice start!  I usually wake up at 4-earlycrazydark-o’clock on Saturdays, run a lot of miles with friends, and am done moving for the day by 9am.  But this time, I slept in and enjoyed the morning with untired legs.  I switched the long run to Sunday morning to coincide with training partners’ schedules, so I am basking in a sunny and unsore Saturday.  Even better, Ryan is here!

He got here yesterday afternoon, so we hung out, got groceries, and made probably the fanciest meal we’ve ever made together: sautéed green beans, a rice medley with bell peppers and beans, tiny sweet potatoes, and chicken sausage from Sam’s.  We like to keep things casual with Veggie Smash, so this was a step toward gourmet.
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We gave the chicken sausages an “A”, thankfully, because there are 13 left.  We also tried Mini Babybel cheese and thought that they were pretty gross (a generous C grade), so let me know if you have any suggestions on how to choke down 20 more mini cheese wheels.  Maybe we can make a sculpture out of the wax..

On Saturday, we spent a few hours being productive at school and then walked to  Potbelly for their beloved Mediterranean sandwiches.  It’s been too long, Potbelly.  If I were trapped on a desert Island with only one food item, I would rally for this sandwich.

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So good, you could eat the wrapper!

Then we went for a walk in the warm-ish sunshine, watched the clouds, and saw these weird twig balls nestled all over a tree.
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aaaand we ended up back in the Barnes & Noble children’s section (just me; Ryan read age-appropriate books).  Something about that Winnie the Pooh stage just draws me in.IMAG0873

I read a kid version of Anne Frank, and then my toddler friends got a little too rowdy, so I joined the “over 7” crowd again and got sucked into Eleanor & Park.  Ryan must have really liked what he was reading too because after we left the store, we stood in the parking lot for a minute and then decided to go back in and stayed for another hour.

Tomorrow I’m planning for 20 miles, so I hope it goes well!  I haven’t run since Wednesday; after the achilles soreness earlier this week, I took a break from running and did the AMT at the rec center instead.

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Where do you work best? Library, home, office?

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6 thoughts on “fancy foods and more kid books

  1. My work place depends on my mood- sometimes Starbucks in my jam, other times I prefer my house by myself. Hope your run this morning went well!

  2. Lol you in the book store!! Haha I used to like those mini Babybel cheeses when I was little. It’s actually how we found out I was lactose intolerant. I tried one as an adult and I don’t get why I was obsessed. Where I work depends on my mood and what I’m working on. If I’m blogging or doing something for fun that is more creative, I could work anywhere. If it’s school work or work work, it needs to be in an office (actual or home office). I have never been able to work in a library though- unless I have a carrel in the corner with no foot traffic. I get too distracted when people walk by haha. I’m like, oo something shiny!

    • you have such interesting kid food stories! I’m kind of the same way–I need somewhere with minimal distractions to get work done, though I’m usually pretty productive in libraries

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