Monday, August 1, 2011

Where Did You Go July?!

Holy moly!  It's August already! Where did June and July go?!  Well I suppose since a new month is upon us that means it's time for a little monthly recap...

Challenged myself with Mission: Simply Water
Had my first giveaway
Started my internship
Started working part time at the YMCA
Made hot pockets,
Moved in with my boyfriend and learned some lessons 

Fitness Plan
Monday: 3.5 mile run
Tuesday: Lift, 20 cardio
Wednesday: 5 mile run
Thursday: Lift, 20 min cardio
Friday: Lift, 25 min cardio
Saturday: 6 mile run
Sunday: Off

Weekend in Rewind
I missed my Saturday lift due to my trip to La Crosse to see my best friend who has been living in Indiana and will soon be moving to New Hampshire for graduate school.... boo NH!  Just kidding, she is really looking forward to it, I'm just not.

Anyway my friend CS and I spent most of Friday afternoon sipping on cocktails waiting for JC to get into town.

Happy hour

Hazelnut Tiramisu & Key Lime Pie 
After JC finally arrived into town, things got started!  We really didn't have a whole lot to drink, but I suppose you don't need to when you get drinks this size...

The three of us shared this drink, called a Snookie (some call it a beergarita) featuring tequila and two bottles of Corona, and a fish bowl (not pictured). We didn't even make a dent in the Snookie since it came second to the fish bowl.  Fun stuff :)

The next morning we woke up and went on a walk to get some coffee, only to find that the street across from where I used to live was on fire!  It started in one of the buildings and spread to the other connecting buildings, taking a warehouse, 6 apartments and an optometry shop.

2 roads blocked off

A look down the smokey alley

Street's starting to flood from all the water used

Rescue efforts
Thankfully no one was hurt, however, the cause of the fire is still under investigation.  A number of people have lost their businesses, jobs and homes from this fire.  Keep them in your prayers!

Yesterday the bf and I invited my family over for a cook out!  I've been so busy and haven't seen much of my family lately so it was nice to have them over.  We grilled up some brats (beers brats and jalapeno brats) for the adults and hot dogs for the kids.  I made BLT dip and cookies for sides and the family brought watermelon, potato salad and hummus.  

BLT dip

If you're interested in the recipe for the cookies here it is!  Note: these cookies have a cakey texture to them.  

Oatmeal M&M Cookies
Cream together:
1 c butter
1 c plain yogurt
1 c sugar
1 c MoreFiber Stevia Baking Blend (or add an extra cup of sugar if not using this)
2 c brown sugar

4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla

Mix together:
4 c flour
4 c oatmeal
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda

Mix all ingredients together & add one bag of M&Ms.  Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Makes 4 dozen cookies. 

This morning I got a call from my sister asking if I wanted to go to a movie with her and the kids...and get this, it was 25 cents a person!!!  During the summer the Micon Theater here in town has 25 cent movies on Monday and Tuesday mornings (10 am)!  This morning's feature was the Bee Movie.  I haven't seen this one and I had been wanting to so it was perfect.  If you're into cartoon movies, I would recommend this one.  It is great for kids, but has enough clever things in it to make it entertaining for adults. 

I asked if she would mind picking me up for the movie and then I would run home from there.  It worked perfectly because my breakfast was fully digested and I got my 3.5 mile run in before it was noon!

Off to work, do laundry and watch baseball later tonight!  Happy Monday!

1 comment:

  1. For a minute there I didn't see the "point" in 3.5 miles and thought WOAH! 35 mile run?! haha


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