I had a family reunion today. It was awesome to see so many family members. Some I haven't seen for over five years. The food was fantastic. We had pulled pork sandwiches, bakes beans, salad, and lots of fresh fruit. Yummy!
I got home and was in the mood to cook tonight so I made a spinach quiche.


Moe wins!

Eeeny Meeny Miny Moe

My friends on Facebook picked Moe which is "The Ritual" written by Adam Nevill.  It reminds me a lot of "Blair Witch Project" with middle aged men.  I read about half of it yesterday and will hopefully finish the rest tonight. It was 100 degrees today which is insanely hot for Colorado so staying indoors is a must!


Sunday mornings are awesome!

This morning was a very nice morning to sleep in.  I'm only bummed that I didn't get a run in before it got hot.  I have a few workout dvd's so I will do one of those a bit later.  My morning started with two cups of coffee and this magenta smoothie.  I added a roasted beet to my normal strawberry/kale smoothie.


Saturday in Colorado.

Working in my yard.
Bumble bee and butterfly garden.

Franko basking in the sun.

Eeny meeny miny moe. Which next?


Pizza night

Tonight, I hit the grocery store after work.  I filled my cart with garlic, dried beans, t.p., yogurt, coffee, carrots, green tea, string cheese, bell pepper and butter.  I'm sure there were other things, but I can't think of what I'm missing.

I made a pita pizza for dinner.  It's easy and quick.  I use a whole wheat tortilla, jarred marinara sauce, mozzarella, onions, garlic, and basil from the garden.  It turned out excellent. The pita gets really crunchy. So good!

Meal plans for July 20th

Shrimp etouffe with brown rice

Pesto pasta

Pasta with kale and vegetarian sausage

Eggs and potato

Veggie burgers

Snacks: Cucumbers, grapes, hard boiled eggs

So far this summer.

I have had a wonderful summer so far.  I've been to farmer's market, visiting breweries, cooking, camping several times, music in the park in Fort Collins, and lots of yummy ice cream.  

It's been raining for the past few days so I have been feeling a little bit lazy.  I've been trying to get in some running and walking in between storms.  I love the thunderstorms every day!  Very exciting. My cats have been a little stir crazy though.

My drug dealer neighbor was finally foreclosed on and has moved out.  Good riddance!

Moneywise - I'm doing better.  I went on back to back vacations this summer so money is scarce, but I've reigned in the some of the expenses.  Time to start planning next year's vacation.  Where can i go next????


I am not a financial professional. I'm obviously not even very good with money. This blog is for entertainment reasons only. Call a financial professional if you have any questions!