I had a great day! It started off with a 9 mile run which felt awesome. I hadn’t planned to go that far, but I felt so good, I just kept going. Time constraints finally brought me home. I love when workouts seem effortless. Some days my legs feel heavy and going even 4 miles is tough. Those are the days when I vary my cardio and add in elliptical and bike time. Other days I feel like I could run forever! It is a freeing feeling, as cheesy as that may sound. I also got in a good yoga session during lunch.
Thursdays are Jensen’s day off since he has to work a lot of Saturdays. I usually try to get home at a decent hour so I can spend some quality time with him. Today he was working on yet another project and I “helped” a little. Translation, I took pictures for the blog of my man working hard 🙂
Jensen is a home renovator as a hobby. I have to admit that when we first bought this house, he was so excited about finally owning a home that he had a lot going at once. I felt like something was always a work-in-progress and it was hard for me to settle in. Now, though, it’s great to have someone with vision and ideas and who also likes to do it himself. We repainted all of our kitchen cabinets and almost every room in the house, he put up wainscoting in our loft, and he has done so much work with our yard and flowerbeds.
His project today was to make a pathway from our back gate to our back door. It’s an area that can’t really grow grass and gets really muddy anytime it even smells like rain.
Obviously it’s not finished, but it’s a great start! Do you see the little “window” in the fence to the right? That was another of his projects. He made a little place where the dogs can lookout at passers-by or whatever else may be going on in the from yard. Leave it to a vet to think of something like that. They LOVE it!
Are you a do it your-selfer?
After all the work, we were famished. For dinner, I made a Bobby Flay recipe from Parade magazine that comes in the paper. We don’t get a newspaper, but I stole it from my parents house when I was there this past weekend. It was one of his ideas for Easter brunch and was called a Spanish Tortilla. Really is a crustless quiche. It sounded good, so I took it on tonight.
I’m going to post some pics but not the whole recipe. Neither one of us thought it was a keeper. It was good, but not great. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want the recipe. How could you not after that shining review 🙂
It was made up of caramelized onions, roasted red potatoes, roasted red peppers, and eggs.
All in all not bad and filled up our hungry tummies.
Do you ever get really excited about a recipe?/Do you feel disappointed when it doesn’t turn out as good as you hoped?
I’m a dork and can get really excited about new recipes. I’m practically singing in the kitchen as I make it and sit down expecting greatness. I actually get disappointed if it isn’t as good as I hoped. Sad, but true. At least I’m starting to realize that doesn’t necessarily mean I did something wrong. sometimes recipes just aren’t that good or aren’t that good to me. It’s not necessarily my personal failure.