I pretty much spent ALL morning reading blogs. Time really flies when you’re having fun! I know I haven’t been commenting as much, but I’ve been reading each post. Once I’m 100% caught up I’ll be back to full fledged commenting!
I eventually got hungry for lunch and whipped out my smuggled turkey artichoke sandwich half from Panera.
I opted to eat it cold and liked it lots better! I’m not a big re-heater of things like pizza, sandwiches, etc. I much prefer those kind of leftovers cold. My hubby, on the other hand, likes everything to be steamy hot. He was kinda grossed out that I ate this cold. LOL And the last few deck photos, I promise. Just wanted to show the completed projects that I’ve been babbling on about so much! :)
And here are how the deck lights from Target look, both with and without the flash(taken last night at dusk):
And here are some shots of the gardens I’ve been working on. Ya know, in case any of you thought I was slacking the past few days! HEHE
In both the above photos I turned all the dirt
We had a great summer dinner last night. I made bison burgers with my smuggled ground bison and there was also fresh corn on the cob the my neighbour gave us. I served my burger on a bagel thin with pickle, roasted red pepper, tomato and lettuce. For dessert I cubed a ripe, sweet pineapple for us all to share:
My kids have been helping the neighbour with some yard work so she took them to DQ last night and treated them to Blizzards. While they were gone my hubby and took our adopted doggie for a walk:
When we got back I tried this Skinny Cow ice cream cup:
This was not very good. Wegman’s was selling them as singles so we bought 4, but I wasn’t hungry for mine after my salad so I threw it in the cooler and popped it in the freezer when we got home. It didn’t have a lot of taste to it except for the bitter aftertaste. Good trial run, though. I know now not to fork over the cash for them here!
We were late going to bed again last night and early to rise. I spent another morning on the computer entertaining myself. LOL While at that I downed a bowl of my favourite Kashi cereal ever; Kashi U:
Crunchy flakes, walnuts, blueberries….Mmmm! I won’t say where I enjoyed my morning activities, but I’m sure you can guess! ;) Before I knew it lunch time had rolled around. I wasn’t terribly hungry, but knew that eating lunch where we were heading would be a challenge so I took one for the team and used all the burger topping leftovers and a few extras to make a light salad.
A little bit of lettuce, tomato, corn from the last cob, cuke, tuna and pear & blue cheese dressing. I also enjoyed half a Panera chocolate chip cookie. So! We took the kids to a water park that’s one city over from us. Can’t believe I haven’t been since I was a teenager. DS had never been down a “big” waterslide so I wasn’t sure if he’d like them or not, but he had a blast. And I knew without a doubt that DD would be jazzed. Here she is hitting the bottom of one slide. Unfortunately, everyone one I took of DS shows just a big splash! But here is is at the bottom of a tamer slide: DD went down some “cyclone” slide that dumps you into a cylinder and spins you before you get dropped in the water. No thanks! And lastly, the 2 of them happy as clams! Before we left they each got a “fake” tattoo… The fun and sun made us all peckish and the fam got soft serve cones at Mc Donald’s. I wasn’t feeling one so I waited until we got home then had a piece of Stonemill pumpkin seed cranberry bready with a touch of butter,
I tended to the veggie garden a bit and picked myself some kale for dinner. It’s so pretty! We did a beer butt chicken on the BBQ so I decided to turn my dinner into a big salad. I tossed the kale with some cucumber, yellow tomato, green pepper and a dressing made with some olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, chili powder, honey, salt & pepper. Then I topped the whole beast with some chicken breast! My sweet end was a chocolate Oikos yogurt.
Last time I bought the caramel and I like them both very much. A great healthy treat!! After dinner we hauled butt over to DS’s soccer game. He’s got one friend from school on his team as well as one of his All Star teammates and on the opposing team were 2 classmates as well. I had the camera so I annoyed them all taking pictures! Here’s the 5 of them;
DS is in the centre. The little rascals….but they’re all great kids!
Well, my hubby just came outside from having a shower and his back is BURNT. Guess he didn’t do such a good job with the sunscreen. I’m off to lather him in aloe….. ;)
Bye for now!!