Monday, October 27, 2008

A Lazy Post

I have two new favorite things, and because I am lazy and do not feel like getting the camera right now we will be sans photo...even though the apple butter looks really cute all dressed up in the jar. Maybe tomorrow I will not be so lazy. Geez..I can't even think of an interesting title. Anyway - I am rambling (another sign of lazy..and tired) here are my two newest favorite things.

1. Homemade apple butter, deeee-licious. It all started whe my delightful neighbor brought us a bag of freshly picked apples from Carter Mountain. There were so many I knew they were destined to be more than just sliced up apples.. thus started the search for apple recipes. I found an apple butter recipe in an old issue of Gourmet Magazine that was really simple, and thought..I can do this!! I've never canned anything before, and I must say - once you have all of the necessary tools (and a great neighbor who lends them to you so you can try it out) it's really no big production. Our bag of apples turned into 3 lovely jars of Apple Butter.

2. Trader Joes. It's new to the Richmond area, and now I see why people love it so much! What's not to love? It's inexpensive, there is a great selection, and the Trader Joes Pancake Mix is the best I've ever had. Serve the pancakes up with homemade apple butter on a chilly fall morning with a nice cup of chai...yummm!!! This is exactly why I have to keep running...I love food WAY too much.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Here's what I got...

...when I asked him to get his "night-nights" on...

I didn't know tonight was a full moon.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Shower Art

From Left to Right: T, Daddy, Oakley, Mommy

by T....

Week In Pictures...

Monday, October 6, 2008

1.6 miles

I did it, I broke in my new shoes and actually was able to run 1.6 miles this morning without much trouble..I think I will try to make the full 2 miles tomorrow morning. I definitely wouldn't have done so well without my handy new Nike + gadget...I am in love! Have you heard of this? It's a sensor that goes in your shoe (or in a pouch on your shoe for non Nike shoes) and it transmits your distance/time/calories burned to your i-pod. She tells you when you hit the halfway point and will tell you how much you have left at any point if you hit the button on the i-pod. It's like a coach & running partner that keeps the same pace as's wonderful! I am in love.

I also discovered this morning that my neighborhood is filled with morning runners! Who knew!? All this activity happening before 8am!? And now I'm part of it...Go Me!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

I'm So Proud...

This morning while getting ready I heard T. talking to himself. When I poked my head out of the bathroom, I saw this...

How did I get so lucky to have a kid that loves to read this much?

Friday, October 3, 2008

Hi there. I am still here. T. is doing great in Kindergarten and the craziness of getting used to such an early schedule is starting to become a routine. The great thing about the super early schedule is that I now can make time for myself without impacting anyone else...which feels great!

Here's my new goal (because if I write about it, I will feel accountable to do so, please bare with me as I ramble). I am going to start running..yes, me..running. I know, sounds like a joke. I want to be around for a really long time, so I can see all the cool stuff T. is going to do, and I worry that I'm not doing enough to keep myself healthy..and it's selfish to be lazy. I'm going to get myself a new pair of shoes this weekend and the routine begins Monday...NO EXCUSES! Ok, I'm done motivating myself and boring you for now.