All I have to say is T—-> G—> I—> F! This was a good but long Friday for me, and it’s SO NICE to have a break!
I was pretty excited about lunch today because I knew I’d be trying a new Amy’s soup! But first I had some clementines and fun with the camera:
Doesn’t Summer Corn & Vegetable soup sound amazing? I know I’ll probably be looking to buy just about anything that has the word “summer” in it…I’m just sayin’! I ended up making a provolone grilled cheese in the toaster oven to go with it:
The soup was nice and sweet from the corn with a little kick from some peppers in there too! Verrrrrrrrrrrrry tasty 🙂
Like I said, the rest of the afternoon went by pretty slowly until my lunch break walk, which I was SO excited about. Funny thing is I was wearing shorts and a T-shirt…and it was only 40 degrees! I didn’t expect that because the last time I’d gone outside it was WAY warmer! I decided I’d warm up as I went, so I just stuck with it. About 5 minutes in my knee was acting up again, so I tried stretching out my hamstrings and calves to help alleviate that. It worked a little bit, but I have a feeling that the pain comes from trying to walk too fast and striking the ground harder than I normally do. I still finished the walk, but my mood definitely took a hit from the knee issues flaring up again! Tonight I’ll have to finish up the arm workout on the HPJ page; I feel like I haven’t really done any strength training in a while, and I miss it!
We finished work and ended up going to Costco for dinner. Yes, you read that correctly. BUT we remembered it was Friday, which typically means pizza for dinner, and Costco’s got some cheap slices! I got a slice of cheese and Nate got a slice of pepperoni, then we split a slice of supreme (he took the meat off of my half). No pictures – sorry – but tonight was just one of those nights where I felt like sitting down and enjoying dinner sans camera! Besides, I’m sure you all know what a slice of greasy pizza looks like, right? 🙂
I’m going to see Dear John tonight with some of my awesome friends while Nate plays poker with the guys!
A while ago my good friend Jackie posted this quote on my wall (she knows me too well :)):
“We all need to eat and drink to stay alive. But having a meal is more
than eating and drinking. It is celebrating the gifts of life we share.
A meal together is one of the most intimate and sacred human events.
Around the table we become vulnerable, filling one another’s plates and
cups and encouraging one another to eat and drink. Much more happens at
a meal than satisfying hunger and quenching thirst. Around the table we
become family, friends, community, yes, a body.
That is why it is so important to “set” the table. Flowers, candles, colorful
napkins all help us to say to one another, ‘This is a very special time
for us, let’s enjoy it!'” – Henri Nouwen
While I was walking today I was thinking about why I love blogging so much. I’ve mentioned before that a LOT of it has to do with the amazing community of bloggers, which still stands true, but another part of the equation is that I just LOVE food! Not just the fact that it tastes good, but it has the ability to evoke emotion, create memories, bring BACK memories, and our lives are so built around it that it’s nearly impossible for me to remember something that isn’t tied to food. It sustains us, but it does even more than that: it stimulates emotions. It is part of the core of who we are. It’s a challenge to cook and prepare, and it’s one of the ways I share my love FOR others WITH others. I don’t really know of any other medium to do that!
What do you love about food? Is there any particular kind of food that brings back any specific memories? I know I have too many to name, but like I said before, I have so many memories that involve food that I don’t know if I have any that don’t!
OR, if you don’t feel like going into detail on that…
What are you doing this weekend? I need good ideas for fun weekend activities! 🙂