Sunday, June 30, 2013
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
I have been seriously slacking when it comes to the blog lately. It is not there hasn't been anything going on, it's just that the things going on haven't been blog appropriate. As things develop they might become appropriate, until then let's start with a little WIAW.
It has not been a very memorable week of eats, lots of same old thing.
I have become quite the Pinterest stalker lately. I have been pinning a bunch of yummy looking recipes and then not doinganything with them. Until last week, when I made Bubble Pizza. The family liked this one, we made part of it vegetarian friendly (Read: no pepperoni) and I made some zuchinni chips to go with mine.
My favorite yogurt is still this Chobani key lime, so good with the graham cracker and white chocolate chips.
I introduced the girls to my new favorite beverage at Starbucks. Iced green tea. I will not bore you with all of the pictures we took before we got one with all three cups in the picture.
With softball over, I feel like our evenings are getting back to normal. Just in time for vacation. After spin class on Monday I came home and made some rissoto that I topped with roasted veggies. Tuesday night was leftovers and for some reason I decided to top the rissoto and veggies with a fried egg. I don't eat fried eggs very often anymore, but every once in a while I can't resist. It might not look fabulous, but it was absolutly delicious.
I keep saying I am going to get back on track, but I mean it this time. There is still some interesting things happening in these final days of June, so check back to see what happens.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
The Moore tornado on May 20th hit not too far from where I lived from 6th grade until I graduated from high school. My junior high was damaged and neighborhoods that my friends lived in when we were in school took direct hits.
I was excited to help my favorite local running store OK Runner distribute shoes and apparel to people affected by the storms. The shoes were donated by individuals and running stores across the country. The clothes were donated by Brooks and Moving Comfort. I love Brooks. I have been running in their shoes since my first 5k and I have been proud to be a Brook Fanatic for the last few years.
I have never seen so many boxes of running apparel in my life.
There was box after box of shirts, shorts and jackets that we handed out.
I never thought I would love Brooks more than I already did, but I was blown away by this amazing company and their generosity.
On Friday I took these clowns with me. Carson, Hailey and Camy helped all afternoon handing out clothes. They had a great time and worked very hard.
Rochelle and I went back on Saturday and helped fit people in shoes and help load up all the remaining shoes.
It is exactly this sort of thing that makes me love my local running store. It's a local small business that organized this huge event, not the big chain athletic stores. It's the small businesses that are going to be there for their community when it counts.
Need new running shoes? I recommend you go talk to the people at your local running store, they are there because they love running and I bet they will take care of you too.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
We were participating for the fourth time this year, and it was a tough year. We won our division last year, but this year I doubt we did a very good job of defending our title.
The weekend just started off all wrong. Friday afternoon most of the Oklahoma City metro closed down at about 4 pm because of the severe weather that had been predicted. The Friday night events for the Corporate Challenge were cancelled. I headed home a little after 3 pm, and found out a little while later that Camy's softball game was cancelled.
A little later, there was a little of this.
Sid and Mimi (my sister's mother-in-law and her mom) were on their way to Edmond with my niece and nephew Zoey and Zach for a BBQ that we had planned on going to after the softball game. By the time they made it to Norman it was too late, the tornado that started on the west side of OKC in El Reno made conditions too dangerous for them to drive to Edmond. They originally stopped at The Riverwind Casino and we got ahold of them and offered our house and the empty space in our storm shelter.
They headed over and we had some pizza, some time in the storm shelter, and not long after no electricity. It's always fun to have unexpected guests, just wish we had been able to offer them some air conditioning and the ability to open and close the fridge whenever we wanted.
The power finally came back on a little after 7 Saturday morning. I ended up missing the women's mile that I had plans to walk at 8 o'clock Saturday morning. I did get up in time to see the 55 meter dash.
I did do the one mile walk this morning that Camy and Carson were walking as part of the Kid's 10K. We watched the tug-of-war this afternoon, and then this happened.