Thursday, June 10, 2010


And the livin' is eeeeaasssssyyyyy. (That works better if you sing along in your head.)

Here's how we've been enjoying summertime here:

Rockin' out to a little Barenaked Ladies. I love the Ladies. This was my Mother's Day present from the Rev, and I must admit to having screamed and sang the whole night. Sunday morning I was still a little squeaky. There's nothing like an outdoor concert with your favourite band to kick off the summer.

I've also been running. I'm trying to alternate being 2 and 3 miles, 6 days a week. This week, though, I've been adding in some time on the stationary bike at the Y. I'm in need of new running shoes, which is making running less comfy. I always put off buying new runners until my feet are in agony. Here's hoping I don't do that this time.

Wiggle Man spent the first of what will likely be many days at the lake. We learned that it's funny to smear muddy sand all over Mommy's legs. Wiggle Man laughs hysterically, and Mommy gets some nice exfoliating action on her rough knees. So it's a win/win, really.

And then there's my newest love: Dark Chocolate Almond Butter. Or Spread. Or something. It's almond butter with dark chocolate. A college roommate got me hooked on almond butter years ago (something about the fat being better for you...I don't know, really. But it's yummy.)

Well, the other day I discovered MaraNatha's Dark Chocolate Almond Spread. (I just looked it up. So it's definitely a "Spread.") Well, it was like an angelic choir sang as I honed in on the jar on the shelf. It's my yummy treat for the week, and because it's got protein, it keeps me full longer. And it's got less fat and calories than peanut butter...another win/win for me.

So that's been life here in my valley. What's new with you?


PS--MaraNatha did not ask me to write this, nor are they compensating me in any way.