The list is dwindling down for today and I am feelin’ pretty accomplished!
Let’s see, I:
- ran 4 miles
- did some yoga
- plugged away for 2 1/2 hours on the blogger dessert e-cookbook
- got a handful of emails done
Pretty successful little Saturday I would say. The dessert e-cookbook is coming along great!!! After this morning, I have 37 pages done and they look fabulous. All the dessert recipes sound absolutely delish and I can’t wait until I have a finished product. The perfectionist English major in me likes to have my projects very very organized and aesthetically pleasing, and this is no different! I urge you to send me your recipe today if you have not already so that you can have a spot in the e-book. Also, those that did already send me recipes, if you have a picture somewhere can you send that as well? The pages look so much prettier when accompanied with your wonderful picture under the recipe title!
After a few hours of plugging away, my mom and I decided we needed a little adventure and I took an apple for the road—
We set out for the brand new (as in just opened in January) Tampa Bay History Center!!
I don’t know if I have ever gotten into it on here, but I have a serious love affair for history museums. I always was “that kid” in school who ADORED history class. If I hadn’t been an English major in college, I most definitely would have been a history major. I love all things history…..historical novels, history textbooks, history museums, war history, epic movies…..the whole nine yards. I was SO excited to finally get to experience this new state of the art history museum in downtown!
We had a light lunch in the museum at the Columbia Cafe, a branch off of my favorite restaurant.
I ordered the 1905 salad and black bean soup combo, my two favorite things at the Columbia. I got the salad with no meat and the dressing in the side and dumped copious amounts of hot sauce into my black beans and rice.
And relished a couple huge bites of warm Cuban bread (drool)–
And then we were off! The museum was, hands down, one of the best I have ever been in! There were so many interactive things to do and I had a little too much fun in the pioneer house….
I am five years old.
We also watched a very interesting short film on the Seminole Indians that was shown in an amphitheater that felt like you were outside in the forest, which I loved.
The little museum store had a big glass candy jar filled with Mike n Ikes!! I naturally had a tiny handful.
And then we got home just as my stomach was rumbling for the millionth time today (gahhh what am I going to be like when I run 13 miles if this is what I’m like when I run 4?!) and I had the classic granola + yogurt combo for the second time today….
And now I’m all set to work a couple more hours on the dessert e-cookbook, hit up the library and help my mom make dinner. She’s making whole wheat spaghetti with homemade vegetarian pasta sauce. Recipe to come later!
I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday!