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River Hills Days!

150 garage sales in one place. . . OMG it’s River Hills Days again. There is this neighborhood in Eagan that has a whole neighborhood wide garage sale every year the first weekend of June. And that’s what was on the agenda for today.

So, we hopped in the car and took of for the cities.

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I made myself a caramel skim latte for the car ride up.

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We met up with Laura, who wanted to check out all the garage sales too.

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We were pretty excited!

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It is huge. . . and they have food! There are a lot of churches and high school sports groups that set up booths with food. The best booth is roasted corn. So good. First corn on the cob of the season. Smile 

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And we all found some good garage sale finds!

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Mine is for Abby!

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Then, a quick lunch at Arby’s!

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We hit up Scott’s parent’s house to pick up some stuff and his Mom always has some sort of treats hanging around – and no disappointment this time –> puppy chow! One of my favorites.

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Then, it was Mall Of America time. A quick stop at Fossil to pick my birthday watch (thanks Mom!).

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Abby really liked her garage sale present – a super cute bunny. She wasted no time breaking it in!

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After a hot, sweaty 4.5 mile run on the Red Jacket Trail. . . Abby got a quick paw rinse, and we spent time admiring our blooming tree in the front yard.

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I also did Level 2 of Shred. . .

Dinner was super quick due to the seasoning I had on hand from Penzeys Spices: Northwoods Fire. I seasoned the chicken breasts with it and Scott grilled it up.

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Then, I used some lettuce we picked up from our recent trip to Sam’s Club, carrots, peppers, craisins, and shredded cheese.

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Abby was very interested in dinner.

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And when dinner was gone, she went on to other things!

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Hope you are having a great Saturday!

Did you do anything fun???

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Vacation Friday

Vacation day!

So, that means:

1. CSL enjoyed on the couch while watching Dexter

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2. Errands this morning

and me taking pics of Abby in the car while waiting for Scott to be ready. . .

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and waiting long enough to get hungry: enter odwalla bar. Smile

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and finally errands: Discount tire (I waited in the car!)

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and Home Depot to check out bathroom vanity countertops – we have this awful black vanity that shows everything!

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Maybe this one??? We bought a sample to see how it looks with our paint and cabinets.

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And of course we have to go drool over some granite and silestone counters for the kitchen, so pretty and shiny!

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And one more stop at the ACE hardware – to get Rain-x. . . Abby and I waited in the car again.

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3. Level 2 of Shred

4. Eating the best strawberries ever afterward

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Sweaty self portrait while eating strawberries. . .

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5. Lunch

Egg salad sandwiches (egg whites only!) and more strawberries!

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Perfection on such a hot day! 92 degrees right now.

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Hoping for rain this afternoon so the heat breaks before our run later today. . .

Hope you’re having a great Friday – what did you have for lunch today???

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Happy early Friday

Happy Thursday. ..  Happy Friday to me and Scott cause we are taking tomorrow off of work! Smile

Breakfast: CSL 

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Somebody was more interested in playing than letting me drink my latte. . .

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Lunch: Pork, noodle and veggie dish from hospital cafeteria and string cheese

Snack: apple

Workout: Level 1 of Shred, Run 3.5 miles with Scott and Abby

Dinner: To celebrate our Friday: 5 Guys Burgers and Fries = LOVE!

Unfortunately, when we got there, we saw this sign.

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We normally don’t carry much cash and I didn’t even have my wallet. Thankfully Scott had $10 in his wallet and $4 and change in his car. Just enough!

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We got a seat right next to the huge bags of potatoes.  ..

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which today are from. . .

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We each had a cheeseburger with toppings and shared the cajun fries – so spicy!

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They give you sooo many fries, we can never finish them:

Here is our fry pile before

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and after

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Then, a quick trip to Sam’s Club.

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We picked up some good stuff!

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Apples
Oranges
Milk – skim
Frozen strawberries
Mini peppers

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Bananas
Lettuce mix
Blackberries
Strawberries

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Fiber One Bars – Oats & Chocolate

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Huge a** bunch of asparagus
eggs

Now, we’re all hanging on the couch, watching House Hunters and thinking about heading to bed!

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Seriously can she be any cuter??? I am totally biased, I know, but look at her crossed paws. Melts my heart every time!

Have a great night! See ya all tomorrow.

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Couch time with 2

Back to work Tuesday. . .

I started my day with a medium CSL from Caribou for breakfast.

Lunch: From the hospital cafeteria: pita with hummus, carrot and celery sticks with ranch dressing and a string cheese stick.

Snack: Apple

Dinner: Let’s Dish Four cheese spicy chicken lasagna with steamed broccoli and cauliflower, Dakota ‘garlic’ toast from Great Harvest 

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Dessert: None yet. . . probably have some more cookies!

Work it out: 3 mile run with Scott and Abby and Level 1 of Shred.

Extra long day of work tomorrow – 12 hours! Hope your Tuesday went well. .. Smile 

Off to spend some couch time with these 2!!!

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Extra happy Monday

Happy Monday! It is an extra happy Monday because of the holiday! Smile 

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Scott and I spent the morning on the couch with Abby. I enjoyed my caramel skim latte and some cinnamon toast crunch. I also got to look at a ‘real’ copy of the Target ad! I heart Target and love looking at the weekly ad. Scott got a Sunday paper yesterday, so I got to peruse the weekly ad today.

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Before lunch, I did Shred Level 3 – whoa – tough! My heart was pumping!

Lunch was Amy’s tomato soup. The best tomato soup – good flavor with chunks of tomato!

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Scott made us a turkey, cheese and cracker plate too.

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After lunch, my sweet tooth was acting up, so I decided to make a quick batch of flourless oatmeal pb cookies. This time I made one batch with dark chocolate dreams and one with white chocolate wonderful. I am not usually one for eating warm cookies, but these are delicious right out of the oven. Totally hit my pb, chocolate, and cookie cravings! Scott doesn’t usually like peanut butter cookies. . . but he loves these ones!

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It is hot and humid here today – 86 degrees! We were supposed to have some thunderstorms today, but none yet.

We went for a very sweaty run. . . Abby was tuckered out afterward!

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Dinner was something to cool us down. . . smoothies!

In the mix tonight: vanilla chobani yogurt, frozen fruit mix (strawberries, mango, pineapple, and peaches), and pineapple OJ.

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Topped with: chia seeds, coconut butter, granola

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Finished dinner with Dakota bread from Great Harvest. Perfect dinner for a hot ‘summer’ night.

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Off to watch some TV with Scott and Abby. . . and probably eat more cookies! Winking smile Have a great night! Hope you had a great Memorial Day.

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Dough Boy Smoothie

This morning I finally tried a dough boy smoothie from Kath Eats. It’s a mix of oatmeal, milk, chia seeds, vanilla and cinnamon. Put in the fridge overnight and then blended the next morning.

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It was another attempt to change how I feel about oatmeal. . .

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And. . .

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Unfortunately it didn’t change my mind. It was better than just plain oatmeal. I really liked it with toppings. I added Justin’s Maple Almond butter and candied pecans. But once I ate all the toppings, I didn’t want to eat any more of the oatmeal/milk mix. Maybe I need to eat more in the morning but I just can’t justify all the calories of adding toppings just to eat the oatmeal!

So.  .. more attempts will be made at oatmeal in the future – any suggestions? 

I finished off breakfast with my usual CSL. 

Lunch was a chicken pasta dish with red peppers and broccoli from the hospital cafeteria – > pretty decent. . . and their unbelievably delicious corn bread with honey butter – seriously the best ever!

Snack was a kashi bar in the car on the way home from work! Smile 

After work, Abby and headed to the basement and I did Level 1 of Shred while Abby pouted that I wasn’t playing with her!

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Then, to make up for not playing (while doing my video), I took her for a walk around the neighborhood. I think she came out ahead!

Scott is out of town for training so I was on my own for dinner. I wandered around the kitchen and pantry for a while before coming up with this mix:

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Don’t adjust your computer, mac and cheese really is that color orange! Winking smile 

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I am never sure if I should eat it with a fork or a spoon? I think I usually decide fork –> like tonight. . .

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Baked BBQ potato chips

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Bell pepper slices

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Dessert was baked apples drizzled with Justin’s Maple Almond butter and candied pecans (sound familiar? hint: same toppings from breakfast!)

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Poor Abby spent most of dinner laying by the door waiting for Scott to come home. . .

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I was able to get her back in the kitchen for a little help with dinner,

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and then, she joined me on the couch for dinner. I may or may not have rewarded this behavior by letting her lick my mac and cheese bowl!

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Off to do some couch snuggling and watch the finale of Biggest Loser – Go Olivia!!! Smile Have a great night, see ya tomorrow.

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Rainy Sunny Saturday

After breakfast and some TV time on the couch. . . I headed out for one of my favorite running times: rain!

I heart running in the rain. Things are generally a little quieter, just me and the rain. And in the spring/summer it keeps away the heat and humidity!

Before the run:

There are many fun games to play in the rain:

1. Find the biggest worm

2. Avoid puddles

3. Jump in puddles

4. While looking for worms, find a snake, then spend the rest of the run worried that all worms are snakes, if you are Katie, take it a bit farther and think that anything is a snake: trees, dandelions, sticks. . . I do NOT like snakes and as soon as I see one, it is all I think about. . . when I am running with another person and I see a snake, I literally try to jump on top of them to get away from it!

5. Wonder if you need to shower after getting soaked in the rain

6. Get mad when the rain clears up and the sun comes out

It was a really nice 5 mile run. Smile 

After the run:

Here are a few things I make sure I have to go for a run in the rain:

A hat to keep the rain out of your eyes

And can play with after the run with rain drops dripping off. . . Winking smile 

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A good lightweight jacket

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Shoes that can get wet and soaked! Because it is seriously so much more fun to splash through puddles than to avoid them!

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After I got back, the rain had cleared up, so Abby and I went out for a nice walk around the neighborhood. She found (and peed in) lots of puddles.

Then, we headed downstairs for Level 1 of Shred. Totally loving these workouts!

Lunch!

Smoothie: frozen strawberries, strawberry chobani, pineapple OJ, chia seeds. Topped with fresh blueberries.

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Paired with cinnamon chip toast from Great Harvest. . .LOVE that it is a whole grain bread – but you would never know it!

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What a difference a few hours makes. .. rainy morning –> sunny afternoon!

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Scott went into work this morning for a few hours, I am hoping he comes home soon so we can enjoy this nice sunshine afternoon! Hope you are having a great Saturday.

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