hi friends! i hope you’re all enjoying your weekend! i definitely am. 🙂
last night brad and i went to a cook out at some of our friends’ house. it was awesome. perfect weather, lots of good beer, great company, and delicious food.
our friend jeremy grilled burgers, hot dogs, asparagus, and corn on the cob. brad and i contributed potato salad and red velvet macaroons (store-bought – i wish i could make macaroons this delicious!).
we stayed until about 10:30 sitting around the fire and chatting. we were some of the first to leave but i was pooped! getting up to work at 5:30 on a saturday wasn’t fun…
this morning i woke up raring to go! i made a pot of french press coffee and started getting busy organizing our apartment. my sister and her boyfriend arrive this week wednesday (!!!), so we really needed to tackle the guest bedroom and a couple other cluttered areas before they get here.
i got started by organizing our laundry closet and the cabinets under the sink in the guest bath. we’ve just been putting random things there when we couldn’t fit them in the logical place (for example: a magic bullet box in the guest bathroom cabinets?!?).
then hunger caught up with me and i had breakfast.
oats with ground flaxseed and a banana stirred in and topped with frozen blueberries, pineapple, a little love grown foods granola, and a scoop of peanut butter! it’s been forever since i’ve had nut butter on top of my oats – i’m not sure why i stopped doing it, but it’s back, baby! 🙂
after i relieved my hunger, i headed to the guest bedroom to do some real work. that closet was overflowing with random things that we didn’t know what else to do with!
i managed to condense some boxes, organize a ton, and moved a lot of stuff that we really don’t use very often (like our picnic basket and some games) down to our storage room. after a little furniture rearranging and some cleaning the room is almost ready for liz & keith!
*p.s. i owe you guys an updated post-brad’s-move-in apartment update so you can see how we mixed our stuff. i took photos today!
around this time brad woke up and helped me carry some more things down to the storage room.
then it was about time for me to have lunch and him to have breakfast. brad said he wanted a mushroom and cheese hamburger, so he cooked them up while i took capone for a quick walk!
he sauteed some onions and mushrooms and topped his burger with pepperjack cheese and horseradish sauce!
i decided to roll with a salad burger (as usual!).
i had a spinach salad with tomato, a little bit of shredded cheddar, a scoop of cottage cheese, some sauteed mushrooms and onions, pickles, mustard, ketchup, and the burger of course!
i love eating burger salads. unless it’s a really good roll (like the onion one i had last night), i don’t usually think burger buns are worth it. salad-style is much better.
after my morning of hard work, i’m pretty tired. i think i’m going to take it kind of easy for the rest of the day.
i just whipped up some of angela’s frosty no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies and put them in the freezer about an hour ago, so i’ll have to give one of them a try and start a book that i’ve had forever and never read.
it’s called sex with kings. i love historical fiction and i don’t know why i’ve never gotten around to reading this, but it was mentioned in a stuff you missed in history class podcast that i listened to the other day, so now i really have to read it!
enjoy the rest of your day!