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Rain or Shine

Well my weekend is best summoned up in three little words…..Rain or Shine!  And, that also pretty much covers how the weather was for the weekend as well.   

RAIN

We pretty much had RAIN off & on all day on Saturday, 2/27/10!   

However, that didn’t stop me from getting out there and running of course.  I had my doubts at first, however luckily for me it wasn’t a hard rain and it also wasn’t to windy so that helped.  It was pretty chilly, but I dressed in layers so that helped.  So despite the not so great weather conditions a 3 Mile Run  in 30+ Minutes was completed around 10am in the morning and to my surprise it was a VERY GOOD run, which was nice after Thursday’s not so great run!  =)   

Upon returning home I couldn’t wait to eat as it was so late in the morning and I had not had breakfast yet so I headed straight for the kitchen and ate a nice size bowl of Frosted Mini-Wheats Little Bites with 1% Milk and a glass of orange juice.   

Breakfast

   

This is the 1st time I have tried the “Little Bites” and all I can say is they are so much easier to eat then their other sizes, so I highly recommend you trying them.   

After I scarfed down my breakfast I headed for a much-needed “warm” shower and then headed to the grocery store after putting in a load of laundry.   

   

An hour+ later I was back home and unloading the groceries “quickly” as we (my husband, daughter & myself) had plans to meet my Mother-In-Law for lunch and then some shopping.   

I hate to admit it but I had a cheeseburger again today for lunch.  =O    

Lunch

   

Typically, I never plan on having them twice in a row like I did this time, however sometimes it goes that way and I just roll with it and try to keep my eats for the rest of the day as clean as possible.   

 We headed to the following stores after lunch:   

  • Target
  • Pay Less Shoes
  • Ross

My daughter found a few pairs of shoes that she just loved, but one was too expensive and the other was too big.  I found some shirts I liked but I am afraid funds are a bit tight with rent being due next week so I didn’t get any of them.  I did buy a poster board for a project my daughter has to do tomorrow and a birthday card & bag for a birthday party my daughter will be attending next Saturday.  I spent a whopping $5.36!  =O   

We got home just before it started to get dark outside.  Since we had lunch so late we weren’t hungry for dinner until after 8pm so I just whipped up some “salads” for us.  I had a strawberry walnut spinach salad with raspberry walnut dressing and the hubby had a italian chicken salad.   

Dinner

Hubby's Dinner

We then watched The Toy that we DVR’D earlier in the week.   

   

It was just as funny as I remembered back in 1982, however there were many parts of the movie that I did not remember at all……..seeing as I was “5 years old” at the time.  Like, that the Ku Klux Klan was in the movie!  At the time I had no idea who they were of course.    

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On to Sunday, 2/28/10 and let the sun SHINE begin!   

   

Even though the sun was shining brightly early on I managed to sleep in until 9am on this fine morning, which was fine with me as I rarely get to sleep in so I am happy when it does happen every blue moon.   

After walking the dog around the entire block due to the amazing to too cold sun shine cloudless sky weather I made a big breakfast for myself.  The little one had cereal, the hubby had a bagel and I had two pieces of toasted Publix breakfast bread, scrambled eggs, melon and a glass of orange juice.   

Breakfast

The rest of my morning went a little different then it usually does as instead of cleaning the house I helped my daughter with a project that is due next week for Black History Month.  I managed to do a few loads of laundry though while doing so and then we headed out to help at a Girl Scout Cookie booth for a few hours.   

We got home just before 2pm and I made spaghetti for lunch, though I also made strawberry spinach walnut salad as well.   

Lunch1

Lunch2

While making the salad for myself I told my husband he might like it also as it didn’t have anything in it that he didn’t like (cheese or creamy dressing) and to my surprise he asked if he could have a small one.    

   

He then proceeded to tell me how when he was a little boy he watched Popeye the movie with Robin Williams that he wanted to try spinach in a can like he ate and despite his mom telling him that he wouldn’t like it he insisited she get it for him.  He tried it soon after they got home from the store and of course “hated” the green mush that was inside the can and has yet to try spinach of any kind again!  So I am very happy to report that he LOVED the salad and will be eating it, thus ending his 30+ year spinach strike……..”I eats my spinach!”   

The rest of the afternoon was spent doing the following:  

  • Laundry
  • Helping my daughter finish her project.
  • 30+ Min. 3 Mile Run in the sun SHINE!  =)

I typically do not run on Sunday’s, however with the weather being SO NICE I couldn’t resist it………especially after driving home earlier from the Girl Scout Cookie booth and seeing lots of runners outside!  It was a nice run but very windy so that kind of made it not as enjoyable as it might have been otherwise.  BUT, hey I logged 12 miles this week so that is good! 

A shower, more laundry, dinner & desert prep and then dinner followed my run.  We had steak, cabbage and loaded sweet potoates.  Everything was really good….though the steaks took a bit on the grill as it was chilly outside. 

Dinner

The dessert I whipped up (literally) before dinner followed dinner pretty quickly as it was getting late and I had been craving it since I bought it earlier in the day.  I made homemade cook & serve chocolate pudding.  =) 

Desert

IT WAS SO GOOD………thick, creamy, chocolatly & still a bit warm!  =)  A perfect way to end a very nice weekend. 

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