Saturday, June 11, 2011

Thirsty Girl

by Meghann on June 11, 2011

Water! Water! Water!

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I don’t know what it is, but I can’t seem to quench my thirst today! I’ve been chugging water like there’s not tomorrow and I still can’t seem to hydrate myself. I think the sun took a lot more out of me than I had originally assumed. Along with chugging gallons of water, I’ve also enjoyed two naps today – I’m usually not a napper- it’s so odd.

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The water bottle is Camelbak’s New Groove Bottle that features the built in filteration system. I’m more of a fan of the bottle for the bite valve straw than the filtered water, but if you’re a filtered water fanatic then this bottle is for you. ๐Ÿ™‚

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My day at my parents has been pretty relaxed. My Mom and I spent the morning napping and watching Bridezilla (My Mom warned that if either my sister or I turned into a Bridezilla she would have no problem setting us straight. Good to know Mom. ๐Ÿ™‚ ).

I made a small lunch around 2:00 using what ever my parents had on hand.

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I discovered fresh cherries (yum!)

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Pre-cut broccoli

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And left over pork roast that I turned into a sandwich using a bagel thin, spinach, and mustard.

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After lunch we took a trip to the local bike shop to check out clip-in pedals for my bike.

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Unfortunately the smallest shoes they had were still too big for my tiny feet. Fail. ๐Ÿ™

I’m still not 100% sure what I want for shoes or pedals. Cycling gear is as foreign to me as speaking Spanish (though I do speak a mean mix of Spanglish when prompted). With running gear, discovering what I was comfortable with was a live and learn process that took a while to work through. It was hit or miss for a while of bad running shoes, chafing tops, and blistered ankles, but I eventually figured it out. Unfortunately with clip-in pedals it’s a $$ process as well. Hopefully, I’ll have a chance to check out a few more stores to find shoes that actually fit my feet. I also want to price hunt online to see what will be my best deal.

These things take time. ๐Ÿ™‚

We ran a few errands while we were out and hit up a new Ice Cream place that caught our attention.

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Cute, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

I ordered the Peanut Butter Twist (their version of a blizzard) which was made with peanut butter ice cream, reeses peanut butter pieces, and peanut butter cups.

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It was rich, thick, and absolutely delicious. Definitely heavy on the peanut butter, but I liked it that way. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Dad made a kick ass dinner (but who’s really surprised by that? ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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There is nothing as good as my Dad’s cooking.

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Don’t worry – I helped too!

I was in charge of sauteeing the zucchini and yellow squash

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And I mashed the sweet potatoes with a little butter and milk.

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Dad and I have a little battle over mashed potatoes. He prefers them runny and thin and I like them really thick. I maybe add a couple of tablespoons of milk to mashed potatoes when ever I make them because I really don’t think it needs it. Dad adds a cup or more and then added chopped pieces of potato for ‘chunks.’ We’re a like in a lot of ways, but mashed potatoes is definitely not one of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Fortunately we both agree that Beer Butt Chicken maybe our favorite way to prepare chicken.

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Guaranteed moist chicken every time. Love that. ๐Ÿ™‚

Our evening ended with games

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and grocery list building.

We’re spending a week on a secluded island next month and have to make sure we have everything we absolutely need before we head out because the nearest grocery store will be a 30 minute boat ride away! Meal planning for 9 people (and four dogs) for 7 days is tough! Especially when I’m used to just cooking for two.

Alright, I’ve got big cycling plans in the morning with my sister.

Good Night!

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