I am back after a few days of taking a blog break. I hadn’t written in a while because of a few reasons:
1. Uploading pictures takes a long time.
2. Out of town guests were here for the weekend.
3. I don’t know if anyone looks at my posts, so I figured nobody would miss me!
But anyway, I’m back, and I am ready to get on track with writing again. Maybe someone out there give me tips on uploading pics more quickly/efficiently.
Anyway, some highlights from my life, over the past few days…
I got a pedicure (check out Buddles’ toes). Actually, I take that back. I did not get pedicure; I just got my toes painted with a french manicure. I always just get them painted because I don’t like it when people pick on my toes, and because it’s also a lot less expensive. It was only $9 (instead of $23).
A party at the family-owned outdoor farmer’s market at my house. I bought FOUR red peppers for a dollar here, which cut up and froze. What a deal! Now I can just throw peppers into my omelettes (or whatever) whenever I want! Anyway, there was a band at the party, and they had homemade cake with fresh fruit and cream on top, so I splurged. I could not resist. And you know what? I didn’t feel guilty!
Edgefield, with friends. I wasn’t hungry, so I just had a Diet Coke.
Running around downtown Portland with my boyfriend, his best friend, and his best friend’s dad. It was so hot this weekend that I felt like I was going to pass out. We started the day with breakfast at a local place called Cup and Saucer. I wasn’t impressed. My veggie/egg white omelette was FULL of oil. The plate was smothered in it, so I hardly ate any of it. Instead, I filled up on coffee :-). We went to the waterfront and checked out the view from the Nines (which is a very fancy hotel), and wrapped up the day by eating dinner at Blue Moon. Blue Moon is where my boyfriend and I went on our first date, which is why we love this place. Not to mention, they have a really delicious hummus platter (my usual).
Chris and I wrapped up the weekend’s activities with a little hike in Forest Park. By the way, I do not like hiking, but when it’s only for about 30 minutes, it’s not so bad.
Oh, I’ve also been eating a lot of almond butter. I’ve never had almond butter, but I saw it at Costco and thought it looked interesting. I like that it doesn’t have any ingredients beside “almonds”. No sugar, no high fructose corn syrup, no crap! I tablespoon has about 100 calories. Not too bad, since the stuff is pretty rich–I’ve found that I don’t really need more than a tablespoon.
Off to tackle my Monday “to-do” list and enjoy the day!!!