Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday's Tidbits

Not a whole lot to blog about, or at least not a lot I feel like blogging about. I think I am in a writing slump...just haven't been moved on to write anything lately.

Trying to get ready for Lauren's arrival on Saturday. Doing a little house cleaning and rearranging so she will have a place to put her stuff.

Also planning our vacation. I am trying to find hotels and make our itinerary. We are doing a two cities tour. We are going to DC for a few days and then on up to NYC for a couple of days. Since our time is limited to only a week, we are choosing just the things that we really want to see while in both places. We aren't going to try to take it all in. So I am working our list down to a manageable amount of sightseeing.

Last week I went to the farmer's market and bought some veggies. Last night I made a wonderful tasting asparagus dish. Although it wasn't exactly the healthiest of recipes, it tasted good. I don't have any photo's but I put four pieces of bacon on the bottom of a skillet, put the washed and trimmed asparagus on top with some garlic, pepper, and sea salt on top. I drizzled some olive oil over the asparagus and covered it. I let it cook down until the asparagus was soft, ( I like it better that way). When it was finished I placed the asparagus in a casserole dish and chopped the bacon in small pieces and sprinkled across the top, added a little salt and pepper and enjoyed.

I had also purchased some leeks from the market and I made Potato and Leek soup with those. I was so good and nourishing. The only thing I will do differently next time is to puree the whole thing and eat it as a cream soup. It had such a soothing taste to it. I will definitely be having that again.

Today I am cooking some Banana Walnut Bread. I had some bananas going bad and hated to throw them away, (that is my excuse anyway!). So I found a recipe that includes crushed pineapples. I can smell it in the oven now. I am going to enjoy a little and freeze the rest until Saturday when Lauren gets here. She loves banana nut bread. That way, I don't trash my diet by eating the whole loaf today!

It is a rainy, lazy day today. I don't feel much like doing anything. I haven't done much all day.

I am still loving Curves. I injured my ankle and knee on my right side last week, and didn't go Thursday or Friday. I went back Saturday and they are closed Sunday. I didn't go yesterday because my ankle was swollen some and hurting. I guess I won't go this week, because I need my foot and knee to be okay by the weekend because we will be doing a lot of walking on our trip. Although I hate to miss this week I would rather be safe than sorry. I don't want to go to DC and NYC and not be able to enjoy the trip.

Well that is about all that is happening in my little world today. There are a few other odds and ends but nothing I want to write about anyway.

Thought For Today
A vacation is like love - anticipated with pleasure,
experienced with discomfort
and remembered with nostalgia
A vacation trip is one-third pleasure, fondly remembered, and two-thirds aggravation, entirely forgotten.
~Robert Brault~
Vacation: a period of travel and relaxation when you take twice the
clothes and half the money you need.
It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end
~Ursula K. LeGuin~
Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you
occupy in the world.
~Gustave Flaubert~

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