As always, happy Monday! I hope that your weekend was great!
We had a good weekend here.
It just so happened that it was 62 degrees when we all woke up on Saturday morning. Our run ended up being blissfully cool so we went ahead and ran 8 miles.
8 miles used to be a distance we ran once a week before Lula but now, due to time constraints and the heat, it hasn’t happened for me in over a year…until Saturday.
I’ve found that picking nearly-ripe tomatoes has helped stopped the blossom rot that had been making some of our tomatoes inedible. Another perk of picking some fairly green tomatoes is that it also allows us to have tomatoes at different points of ripeness to work with.When you’ve got 20 tomatoes that are all incredibly ripe, it can be hard to find a way to use them up before they go bad if you don’t know how to can/or are lazy.
We had a lunch date with family and met at Jason’s Deli. I sincerely believe that Jason’s has the best salad bar ever.
Pa kept Lula awake on the drive home so she would be certain to take an afternoon nap in her crib and then we all crashed. I am usually reluctant to use her nap time for my nap time but I didn’t want to fall asleep at 8:30 PM either so a nap it was and it felt sooooooooooooo good!
She headed to bed at 7 after a bath and Pa and I ordered Domino’s for dinner! We only order pizza a handful of times a year and one of the requirements is that we have to have run long in the morning (yes, we are weird). 8 miles definitely counted and the pizza was oh so good!
We finished watching Mission Impossible (started it last Saturday) and conked out for the night.
Fast-forward to Sunday morning. Lula was crying in her crib at 5:45 with no signs of stopping. I went to check on her and she was sitting in her crib, in the dark, clearly upset about something. Talk about heart melting! Perhaps she forgot how to lay back down? I nursed her, put her back to bed, and got up for the day.
Once the rest of the household got up and we took our weekly morning stroll to the gas station for the coupon section, which was severely lacking this week,
we Pa decided to dig up a very small locust that had sprung up next to the big one in our backyard.
He started by getting a bunch of soil from the bottom of our compost area.We have had our compost area for 5 years now and have never used the soil- even though we have a garden- and there is no good explanation for this. These are those biodegradeable Sun Chips bags that we put in the compost heap a few years ago- they are finally breaking down!Apparently one of the big roots from the locust tree sprouted a baby and this was the result.We are hopeful that it will survive and are keeping it under the deck, out of direct sunlight. (Note the maples we have yet to transplant- anyone need/want one of those?)If it does well, I would really like to plant it in the front yard on Lula’s birthday, September 30th. Do you see where this is going? Obligatory birthday photos next to the tree for the rest of her life!
Lula took a good morning nap and I decided we needed to get out of the house after she awoke so we headed back to the outlets we visited a few weeks ago and I braved Forever 21.Stores with names like that don’t make this thirty-two year old want to venture inside but after Natalie posted about how inexpensive their offerings were, I figured it couldn’t hurt.
Honestly, I was surprised at the selection and the variety. I was comforted by the fact that there were girls under 10 running around to teeny boppers to women as old as me making purchases! Lula and I browsed for quite some time.
I am not “into” fashion trends. I’m too practical, lazy, cheap, and prefer to buy timeless (at least in my opinion) pieces that I can wear for years. Even if things are out of style, I still wear them.
No afternoon nap but whatever. I’m finding I care less and less about whether she naps as long as we have activities to keep us all happy. I’m guessing she is trending towards taking one longer nap but who knows, really.
Beyond errand running and lunch with a friend later in the week, we are going to be straight chilling around here.