Life is good, y’all. Here are some updates in pictures.
I went home last weekend. It was so nice. I woke up Saturday morning to my Dad riding his bike in the living room. For like three hours. My old bedroom is slowly turning into his trophy room. Go Jeff, go! Visit him over at http://grandmastertriandfly.wordpress.com/.
Brother – also my little triathlete family member. We were at Chuy’s where he ordered a…gulp…SALAD. Lawd, child. You are dedicated. Please step aside as I eat my weight in queso.
I went in Belk with Momma, and saw this display and gasped. I’m so ready for fall and BOOTS! Boots! and more BOOTS!
East TN was so pretty. It was a great weekend with great weather. On the left is somewhere along some road. I actually had no idea. I don’t remember. But the right is Mom and Dad’s backyard. So pretty.
Mom sent me back with lots of fresh produce from the garden and yummy homemade food. She treats me right.
I made this Rosemary, goat cheese, tomato sandwich with tomatoes from Cyndy and Jeff’s garden. Recipe here. Once I started eating it I realized it was like a huge piece of bruschetta. Fine by me! I had two.
Callie did cute things. As usual. Rog was out of town for six days and she took it upon herself to sleep in the bed with me while he was gone. She doesn’t do that when we’re both here. But she feels the need to protect the other one when one of us is gone. Or else she’s like “thank heavens, you fat bed hogs – some space for me, finally!” I prefer to think she’s protecting me.
She greeted me extra warmly while she was by herself all day without her daddy.
We talk and talk.
My super talented Daddy made me a standing desk. Sitting down all day is killing us, you know. I really like it so far and am surprised at how long I can stand. I usually stand at least 5-6 of the 8 hours I’m at work. In between sitting down to eat, sitting down to take some phone calls or sitting in a meeting, I’m standing most of the rest of the time and I really do feel more energized and DEFINITELY more productive.
I got my hair chopped off. I mean, like whoa. It’s a bit shorter than I first imagined I’d get it, but I really, really like it. It’s lighter and cooler and has shape and volume again. My long hair got real dull, real fast.
I got to visit the sweetest little nephew (he’s not really – but he really is). He’s my best friend’s baby and I looooove that Brantley! Just look at him. I arrived at his house at just the right time, because he’d just woken up from his nap. He came groggily wandering out of his bedroom and saw me, opened his arms, ran to me and I scooped him up and gave him big sleepy kisses. Then, he pulled back, took it all in and realized I wasn’t his momma or aunt or nana. Ha. It’s JennWade! Surprise!
There’s my best girl. She’s pregnant again and having me a little girl, next! OMG I can’t WAIT!
In other news, Rogers left me funny grocery lists. He’s a music man. No denying it.
Callie and I had a lazy Sunday on the couch. With Daddy too.
This morning – Monday – I kicked this week in the rear by swimming 1200M and then eating this delicious, healthy smoothie. Take that, Monday!
I finished it with yoga and dinner at home with my man. See – life is good, people. Hope yours is, too.