It’s Raining and 70!

I can’t tell you how happy I am to see some rain – our grass is so dead and crunchy, that we haven’t even mowed it for probably six weeks.  When I left work at 5:00 last night?


My friend and blog reader M.J. was complaining about temps in the low 60’s in her neck of the woods – I told her I would gladly trade places with her (and someday visit!).

I am back to my breakfast parfaits!  This one was fresh pineapple and blueberries. 

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So I was happy to be able to go to the gym and beat the heat at lunch.  My plan was to swim outside, but apparently there had been an “accident” and the outdoor pool was being closed for cleaning, and there were swim lessons going on in the indoor pool.  Plan B – run!

Not gonna lie, this run was tough.  I kept wanting to stop, which I did a few times, but walked no longer than 2 minutes.  It just amazes me how my stamina ground to a halt the few weeks I skipped working out.

But I did a 5k – in 41:01.  Not going to break any world records any time soon, but I will get there – I am loving how I feel after working out. Open-mouthed smile


They have a restaurant/café in the gym on the lower level.  My boss wanted me to pick her up a sandwich.  While waiting I turned around to see this:


I have never seen a beer cooler in a gym before, but then I have to remember it’s a tennis club – there was a wine cooler next to it. Open-mouthed smile

Lunch was chili mac, although I am not sure I’ll use these noodles again – they kind of sucked up all the liquid – but it was tasty.  I used this recipe.

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Saturday night when we had Tony’s family over, I was cooking up a storm but I was also sweating up a storm – literally sweat was beading down my back.  I looked at the thermostat and it was 83 degrees in the house.  I quickly put the temp down to 72 to quickly cool it off, but it never got below 80 degrees – my poor nephews girl friend was sweating balls too. Sad smile

Luckily Sunday wasn’t too hot, so we were able to get some nice circulation going, but yesterday was so hot – we got a guy to come look at our condenser (that we just paid $120 last week to fix) and found out that some coupling was broken – so $215 later, I don’t have boob sweat anymore – yeah!

So it was a quick dinner I put together after the AC guy left – can’t go wrong with burgers!  I love these pickles – I normally don’t like sweet pickles, but these have sweet and heat = win.

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I also found these buns, which are nice and soft and only 170 calories each:

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My plate:

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But guess what?  After eating half of the burger, I was stuffed, so the dog got the other half – mustardy bun and all – except I ate all the pickles, I am not stupid. Open-mouthed smile

I did have a few snack crackers later on in the night, but portioned out, so its all good.

Alright I have to scoot – when my Mom was over last week she noticed a mole on my face and was like “when did you get that?”  I said about six months ago, and she said that I should probably get it checked out at a dermatologist office – never been to one of those! 

But after reading about Heather’s trip to the dermatologist last year, its better to be safe than sorry.

Make it a great day!


29 thoughts on “It’s Raining and 70!

  1. That sucks about your AC :/

    I’m not a sweet pickle person either, but maybe I would like those. My dog usually ends up getting some of my burger with the mustard covered bun as well…he probably wishes he got more. Great job on the 5k too, glad to see you’re enjoying the new gym!

  2. Glad y’all are getting a heat break! We are still roasting- but you know I like it that way ;). Yayyy for parfaits being back- whoop whoop! Its amazing how much $$ house repairs can be. Someone bought us a jar of pickles that is literally wayyyyy too hot for me to eat. I wish you lived nearby- I’d bring them over

  3. That’s so exciting about your new gym! Get ’em girl.

  4. I’m glad to hear you are following your Mom’s advice. I hope all goes well with your check up. I can’t believe you ran that far. I don’t know how you do it. Way to go! Your parfaits always look sop light and amazing. I need to start making granola again and give the Chobani yougurt another try.

  5. Glad you finally got a break in the weather!

  6. I hope it goes ok at the doctors — that is my philosophy – better safe than sorry! I have seen those Famous Dave pickles, but never tried them! I will have to pick them up next time I see them! Hope you have a great day!

  7. Haha, you caught me whining on FB!!
    Glad you are getting a break in the weather, I couldn’t take it. 🙂 Will hold you to that visit!
    Love the beer and wine coolers, what an awesome place!
    Good for you getting checked out, takes courage. Have a good day!!

  8. It’s better to get checked often and early and catch something before it’s really bad. I have a ton of freckles and I get them checked every year.

  9. Roz@weightingfor50

    Beer at the gym? Well, life IS all about balance! 🙂 Good for you for getting the mole checked out. Chances are its NOTHING…but better to be safe. Have a great day Vat.

  10. My husband had a suspicious mole when he was in high school. ABC, baby.

    Those pickles are sin in brine.

    I may try that chili mac recipe.

  11. We had one of those cool rainy days last weekend. It was HEAVENLY! LOL about the dog eating the mustard burger sans pickels. And, advice from a 5 yr survivor of a mole that turned out to be a malignant melanoma, RUN, do not walk, to see a dermatologist. And always wear sunblock.

  12. My hubbie loves those pickles! My grandmother died from melanoma. Nothing to take lightly.

  13. findingradiance

    Glad you are listening to your mom. Things like that creep up at our age (I hate saying that, but it’s true).

    I don’t like the pickles – but I loves me some Famous Dave’s!! Yum! I used to do mystery shops there and we got $25 to spend on food for the review.

  14. Those pickles look interesting, I think my store has them, I will check them out. I must say that I will take the AZ 110 degree heat any day over the humidity you guys get, it is miserable!

  15. hooray for rain!!! it’s definitely welcome here too! our yard is brown!

  16. LOLOLOL on the wine and beer coolers at the gym. Are you sure you’re not in California???

  17. Good job at the gym, it was probably tempting to grab a beer 😉 Cooling down here too and rain the next 3 days, wouldn’t you know it…I took Friday off just because and now it’s gonna’ rain! Guess, I’ll cook up a ‘storm’ instead!

  18. Beer and wine at the gym? I’m at the wrong gym!

  19. Wait, there was beer in a gym?!?!? Crazy! That breakfast parfait looks great.

  20. Lucky dog 🙂

    Better check that mole out, can’t hurt if you do. I had a few removed about 2 years ago. Not because they were dangerous but they were on places where they got itchy (under my bra and on my hip).

  21. Hope all is well with the doctor’s and the mole is just a mole (beauty mark:-) I do love sweet and hot pickles too and find they are good on most everything even meatball subs- weird but good. Let us know if all is well with you please-I’ll pray for you.

  22. totally craving bbq now 😉 hope things check out well with the mole–sending good thoughts your way!

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