I hope your Tuesday went well. Mine was filled with work and one of these bad boys:
Mmmmmm I really love this Naturally More pb! If I didn’t work to maintain some sense of decency I would eat the entire jar in one sitting.
And, lucky me, I got a birthday package in the mail!!!!!!!!!! My birthday isn’t officially till June 11th but I was super psyched to rip into this package from my cousin, Lauren, out in Beverly Hills. Surprises from Lauren are always the best because she rather lives the dream life working as one of the producers for America’s Next Top Model and gets all sort of goodies on the set!
Lo and behold, she sent two absolutely phenomenal dresses!!
I love them both and think I’m going to wear the blue one tomorrow night because I’ve been invited as a member of the media to a tasting at Fleming’s Steakhouse. They are starting a brand new more affordable menu called “5 for 6 till 7”. Basically they are going to offer five full sized house appetizers, cocktails and wines by the glass, all for only $6 each until 7:00 each evening. I’ve been told to come hungry and I responded that that wouldn’t be a problem. 😉 Can’t wait to report back on how it goes! I think that definitely calls for a new dress, no?
Thank you, Lauren!! 🙂
And then I finally got plastered for my new orthotics! I couldn’t even believe what a procedure it was. Lots of long medical terms thrown around, my leg all drawn on and my feet wrapped in plaster sheets. Hmmmmm.
Of course I rushed them so I will receive them in a week rather than four weeks. I can’t wait to get back out there with my Team in Training teammates!!! I’m not having any pain right now at all, even after all that walking in Charleston, so I have been given clearance to start *walking* on the treadmill, easing my way into a solid and pain-free 3 mile walk. When I can do that (and I’m sure I can), I can break into a slow jog midway through the walk for only about 1/2 mile at first. When the orthotics come next week I can slowly keep on increasing my jogging until I can make my way up to a steady and slow 3 miles on the treadmill. He doesn’t want me anywhere but the treadmill for the next four weeks until I see him again. Its a good thing the race isn’t till October!!
I didn’t get home until around 5:00 and was starving so I had some “appetizers” by myself 🙂
A few raw quackers from One Lucky Duck and my last slice of watermelon! Sigh.
Ryan got home around 7:15 and we headed over to Grandma Dot’s house for our fresh fish dinner! I mean, come on….couldn’t get much fresher than THIS!
Let me just tell you Ryan was SO excited to get these pictures on the blog! He went spearfishing while I was in Charleston (while the cats away the mouse plays, eh?) and him and his friend, Paul, went 20 miles out in the gulf to catch the big boys. Ryan dove down 70 feet deep to spear a HUGE grouper and hogfish. Its so great to eat something you know is the freshest quality possible!
Tonight I was in charge of frying while Ryan was grill master. Grandma Dot is on a salt-free, sugar-free, pleasure-free (hah) diet so we just stuck to the basics. I dipped slices of fish in beaten egg, and then into seasoned bread crumbs before frying them in veggie oil.
While I fried like a true Southern cook I sipped a glass of merlot and chatted it up with Grandma Dot, who I swear has more energy than me and she’s 83! Seriously, this woman is wonder grandma and still goes out drinking and partying with her friends all the time. I hope I’m like that someday!
On top of the fish, we brought over some Cuban black beans and rice and sweet plantains (my favorite!), which I admittedly did not make from scratch but indeed purchased from Pipo’s, a great little Cuban joint here in Tampa. We also had corn for a balanced, yummy meal!
I obviously slathered everything in hot sauce and went back for seconds on the beans and rice. I ADORE my Cuban food! 🙂
Mr. Texas Pete, I am in love with you.
Upon arriving home, wouldn’t you know I went straight for the cookie jar. Or in my case, the Newman’s Own cookie bag.
I totally went back for another. I won’t lie!
It is past my bedtime!! Tomorrow I have a busy day involving a special media interview on the blog, which I am quite excited about!
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