I’m going to be totally honest with you all. I was planning on making today one of the laziest Sundays on record. Nothing sounded better than sitting on the couch all day, catching up on my DVR, and finding movies on FX.
No, I’m not hung over, in case you’re curious!
But out of the blue, I flipped a switch and suddenly had the urge to move.
Even though I was suddenly in the mood to move, I wasn’t necessarily ready to sweat. So I strapped on my New Balance walking shoes and hit the treadmill.
I decided to do my favorite 45 minute treadmill walk routine, which allowed me not only to use my walking sneaks, but also do a little reading from my new book.
I’ve long been a fan of Emily Giffin’s books, and have been waiting to get this one ever since I finished her other book, Baby Proof. Only three chapters in, but so far, so good!
Once I came up from the treadmill, hubby approached with the dreaded question…
Jay: “Are you doing anything right now?”
Me: (debating on coming up with some sort of lie) “Umm, no. Why?”
Jay: “Oh perfect! I could really use your help outside.”
Me: (cursing myself for not coming up with a lie quick enough) “Oh. What do you need?”
Jay: “I could really use some help pulling the weeds around the pool.”
Me: “Uhhhhhh, alriiiiight.”
A little over an hour later, my initial desire to not break a sweat had gone completely out the window, I had encountered at least a dozen spiders and more worms then I care to think about, and I had dirt permanently stuck not only under my nails but also stuck within my shellac manicure.
It is not pretty. BUT, I will say that the pool area looks pretty darn fantastic and I am one hell of a weed puller. And I don’t even feel bad about tooting my own horn.
After a long shower and plenty of scrubbing, I headed out to the kitchen to whip up a quick and easy dinner. Hubby got a buffalo chicken panini with mozzarella cheese, while I got this delicious plate.
I ate up the last of the tomato-peach salsa on top of some arugula, which tasted even better than the first day now that it had time to really sit and marinate.
But as good as the salsa was, my Tomato, Basil, & Mozzarella Panini totally stole the show.
I used my same combo as last week’s lunch special, only this time, I folded the flatbread into a panini sandwich and sprinkled the top with some roasted garlic spray and a little Sicilian seasoning before putting it on the Griddler Jr.
And not only was it awesome, but it was also light enough to allow for a little dessert tonight…which will definitely be another one of these.
Perfect way to end an already great weekend?
I think so.
Questions for the Evening:
What would be the worst thing for you to encounter while digging/doing yard work?
For me, it’s worms. Probably the least harmful of everything I came across today, but they are just plain gross.
What’s your perfect way to end the weekend?