Breakfast/ Dinner


The fair was fun last night. I almost ran off with this baby!

Five months old and all he wanted to do was dance! I held him for about an hour while we listened to music and he couldn’t stop moving his little legs to the beat. I tried to sneak off with him but Melody (his mama) grabbed him just in time.
Other fun fair stories to share: it was randomly about forty degrees outside and I drank a very large hot chocolate with whipped cream. It was delicious. I also had a bite of Ashley’s funnel cake. When did fair food become so expensive? Six dollar funnel cakes? Seven dollar garlic fries?? What is the world coming to???? I wasn’t that hungry though because before I left I ate a big salad with Athenos feta (for the last time! Summer salad month has officially ended!), hard boiled egg, carrot and a piece of toast with almond butter and jam.

This morning I had a small bowl of muesli (when will it end??!)

Ran a couple miles in the COLD…and then ate a ab&j waffle with a Siggi’s

It’s blazing hot pretty much everywhere else in the country right now. Why must California be such a rebel?


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  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    July 30, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I know it really is crazy for the price of fair food these days! It sure is good, though. 😉

  • Marilou @ Mostly Healthy
    July 30, 2010 at 10:25 am

    .. hmm .. Maybe your definition of cold is my definition of incredibly hot? 🙂

  • Amanda
    July 30, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Embrace the cool weather…the heat advisories in Charleston are NEVER ending right now!!! I need a break!

  • Exercise and Eat
    July 30, 2010 at 10:27 am

    It’s in the 90s in Florida- can’t believe it can be that cold!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    July 30, 2010 at 10:28 am

    oh man, i wish Colorado would be a rebel! i can’t wait til fall when it really starts to cool down 🙂

  • Tina
    July 30, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I just bought a big cup of fresh cut fries at a local fair for $1-maybe its just CA?

    Its finally down to 78 degrees today-I’m so happy since I have a wedding today-sweaty with big frizzy hair is not the look I’m going for!

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef
    July 30, 2010 at 10:32 am

    i was able to enjoy some cool weather today… for about 1/2 of my run! it was 66 when i woke up @ 6:15 and after i had run 4 miles it was much hotter. but i am grateful for the brief break in tempertaures! it’s normally been about 72-77 in the mornings for my run.

    and yes, fair food is expensive. as is almost all food out. ridiculous for some of those greasy, cheap things… but some of them taste soooo good! 🙂

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef
    July 30, 2010 at 10:33 am

    and i totally spelled ‘temperature’ wrong. whoops. 🙂

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    July 30, 2010 at 10:34 am

    It is randomly cool here too. I really want hot coffee to help warm me up.

    Little dancing babies are so cute. I’m sure they are fun while they dance but not as much when they start screaming.

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    July 30, 2010 at 10:37 am

    I’m usually summer’s biggest fan, but even I’m ready for the cooldown. I think California has the right idea…

  • Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine
    July 30, 2010 at 10:39 am

    I wish it was freezing here! In GA, it’s unbearably hot right now. And my job requires pants! 🙂

    That fair food sounds expensiiiive. Wow!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is
    July 30, 2010 at 10:41 am

    I wish it was cool where I’m at. Not at all!

  • Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    July 30, 2010 at 10:45 am

    I SO wish it were cold here!! Enjoy it, girl! I would give anything to run outside and not melt to death. That baaaaaby!!!! It reminds me of the cutie-pie baby in The Hangover 🙂

  • Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary
    July 30, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Down in So Cal for our 10 day forcast… 74* is a hot day 😀 Can’t complain! The weather sure has been weird… there was about 5 days when it was *humid* (for here) and upper 80’s, but since then… it’s like I live at the beach, but I’m 6 miles away! Wonder if we’ll have to use the AC at all this summer ?!

  • Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    July 30, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I WISH it was randomly 40 degrees here. I love chilly weather! I strongly dislike hot whether! If I wasn’t so attached to Texas, I would move!

  • Ameena
    July 30, 2010 at 10:55 am

    I love this unseasonably cool California weather! In about a month we’ll be wishing for it!!

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite
    July 30, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Three summers ago we spent July 4th weekend in San Fran…It was the coldest weather ever! 40 degrees in July! Insane!

  • Courtney (delightful devours)
    July 30, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Cute baby! And I go through breakfast fazes too, not to worry. Muesli, overnight oat addictions, cereal. Oh it never ends!

  • Marisa (Loser for Life)
    July 30, 2010 at 11:00 am

    I can’t believe how cold some parts of California are! So unfair, right!

    Dying to try that Siggi’s – the flavors are so unique!

  • Carrie
    July 30, 2010 at 11:02 am

    I’m so, so envious of your weather comments! I can’t wait for fall to get here – I’m over the hot, hot, hot, humid, sticky summer in the South!

  • Maria @ Oh Healthy Day
    July 30, 2010 at 11:08 am

    That baby is absolutely adorable. I rarely admit it to myself, but at 27, the baby fever is in full swing. Trying to hammer down those hormones until at least 3 more years!

    Seriously CA, what is up? It was 56 degrees out this morning in Bay Area!

  • sophia
    July 30, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Ah, but I’m sure you wouldn’t enjoy the 100 degree heat and humidity here either! 😉

  • Alyssa @ bride to be fit
    July 30, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Aahhhh what I would do to go for a run the cold right now!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    July 30, 2010 at 11:30 am

    That baby is so cute! I love how instinctively children are drawn to music.

    Personally, I’m loving this cool streak of weather! Who knows what heat waves August has in store for California…

  • tasha - the clean eating mama
    July 30, 2010 at 11:35 am

    yup, seattle is the same way. Although I am enjoying this mild weather… no air conditioning is killer.

  • Lauren @ louisianagrown
    July 30, 2010 at 11:39 am

    You can’t even imagine the money I would pay to run in some cold weather right about now. I’m drowning in this heat!

  • Katie Heddleston
    July 30, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Ohhh my goodness that baby is SO adorable!!!

  • Jenn
    July 30, 2010 at 11:46 am

    no pictures of dexter lately?!

  • eatmovelove
    July 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Feta rocks!
    So do funnel cakes…
    And, yes, other’s happiness should be a good thing.

  • Corinne
    July 30, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    Im in Montreal, CANADA. It’s cold today!!

  • Stacey @ Tipping the (Kitchen!) Scales
    July 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Cute baby alert – he is adorable!! Don’t worry, it’s cold in the UK too so you’re not alone!!

  • Camille
    July 30, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    That’s expensive! It still never fails to shock me when I need to pay $8 for a beer at a sports game! Crazy!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    July 30, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Fair food HAS gotten really expensive. Good excuse not to eat it, I guess 🙂

  • Rosey Rebecca
    July 30, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    A huge hot chocolate with whip is sounding pretty darn tasty right now. Might have to make one at work later. I love working in a cafe!

    I can’t believe it’s 40 in California! That’s crazy!

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    July 30, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    That cow picture is classic. Love it. 😀

    I’m kind of jealous of your cold weather, but it is kind of strange to have 40 degree temperatures in the middle of *summer.* I’ll bet your hot chocolate at the fair tasted ten times better then normal, just because. 😀

  • The Wife of a Dairyman
    July 30, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I hear you on the cold CA weather. I just wish it was around 70 degrees in the evenings….wouldn’t that be great! I feel the first inkling (sp?) of fall and I love it but I’m not quite ready to say goodbye to summer just yet.

  • Kate
    July 30, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Enjoy the weather… It’s HOTT here in DC!

  • Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore)
    July 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    All your cold talk is making me crave the Fall. I’m bananas for that season.

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa
    July 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    Love the pic of the cow! I heard nor cal is pretty cool in the summer. I think its kinda funny that LA has been colder than the east and midwest where my family lives. One would think it would be crazy hot in the summer, but not this year!

  • Amelia
    July 30, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    I am enjoying the muesli recipe that you gave out. The granola is delicious! Thank you for sharing.

  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    July 30, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I think why the coast has been unusually foggy this summer is that the US has experienced the hottest July in history–and the hot valleys pull in the fog–so what might lay offshore till early evening comes in. I agree 🙁

    Of course, Mark Twain rightly said the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.

    BTW speaking of babies 😉 The Greeks brought bouillabaisse to southern France in 600BC stating that the recipe came straight from Aphrodite, Goddess of Love. And it’s remained the signature coastal Provence dish since then. Here’s an authentic Provencale recipe:

    Cioppino (can’t figure out what really distinguishes them) originated in San Francisco from Italian immigrant fishermen–and is still considered SF’s signature dish. One of these days I’ll load myself up with wine and baguettes and make a side-to-side comparison. 🙂

  • A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    July 30, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    My God, you’re an artist.

  • Stacey
    July 30, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    The picture at the end with the cow. There is something so precious, simple, and organic about it, love it.

  • Lindsay
    July 30, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    I love fair food, but I agree with you on the outrageous prices!! (course that doesn’t stop me shoving the expensive goodness in my mouth! lol)

  • Kaitlin With Honey
    July 30, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. I would have tried to steal that baby, too!

  • Hillary
    July 30, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Seriously, NorCal — BRRRR!! I had to drive 50 miles to find the sun today — it was totally worth it though.

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    July 30, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    I can’t wait until I have my own little boy! I’m almost there.

  • Rachael
    July 30, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Sweet image. A couple of my friends have produced some amazingly adorable offspring, and kidnapping has often crossed my mind..
    Fair food has definitely gone up, and I feel a little old when I start railing about how cheap stuff used to be…back when I would walk up hill both ways in the snow, sans shoes, just to get a piece of funnel cake.
    NorCal weather is manic – I loved the unpredictability of it when I lived in the Bay Area.

  • Megan @ Healthy Hoggin
    July 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    I have to admit, I’m pretty happy with the “rebel” temperatures we’re having here in California lately! I like my morning runs nice and chilly! 🙂

    That baby is SO freakin’ cute! Makes me want one… but I think I can wait a little longer!

  • Brittany
    July 31, 2010 at 5:16 am

    I think I would try to steal that baby too – he’s adorable!

  • Kerri Beth
    July 31, 2010 at 7:02 am

    Getting Babies to dance is so much fun!

  • Katey
    July 31, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Drives me nuts how to always include the whole state of California in whatever you say about it. It is a HUGE state and the weather is different all over! Why do you live there if you never have anything good to say about it?

  • Katey
    July 31, 2010 at 9:20 am