Monday, September 5, 2011

week/end recap.

Last week's meal planning went really well.  For 3 whole days.

Monday I made turkey, brie, and apple sandwiches.

Tuesday, black beans with peppers and tomatoes, and plantains with onions and cumin and avocado.

Wednesday I did an evening track workout and by the time I got home and showered, it was 8:30 before we ate dinner, and it was dark, so I didn't photograph it. It was the spinach salad and chicken sausage.

Thursday?  I forgot we had Skyler's back to school open house BBQ, so we ate there.

Friday?  I was toast.  We got pizza.  So, two of the meals I had planned for last week will get bumped to this week, and so it goes. 

Sam did make a beautiful 6-course meal on Saturday night as a thank you to Sandi and Suzanne who watch Skyler in the mornings.  It was dark, and I didn't take photos of any of the dishes, which were truly impressive.  Here are two photos that Sandi took during our dinner.  Check out the look I'm giving Suzanne.  Not sure what that was about.
We sat and talked and ate until it was totally dark.  I love these friends so very much.
This morning, I ran the Labor Day Bangor 5-mile road race.  I was advised by Roger, my coach (yep, he's still coaching me and it makes me very happy) to run it at half marathon pace and aim for 9:51 per mile.  He is seriously that specific/demanding.  I ran a 49:23 which is a 9:52 pace.  Close enough, right?  Unfortunately, that pace was supposed to feel like I was holding back, and because it was so humid (again?  yes, shocking, I know) I actually had to kind of work for that pace.  But I did it. 

I spent the rest of the day soaking in the hot tub at UMaine's rec center with Suzanne, Ange, and our kids.  We made our kids run around the track before and after swimming in hopes to tire everyone out. 

Tomorrow, after all, is a big day.   This kid starts 1st grade.  Gulp. 

Thankfully, she is so excited and only a tiny bit nervous.  She has her best friend Ella in the very same class, and that has been huge in terms of giving her peace of mind and confidence.  I think she's ready.  I love her so much it hurts.

And we're off and running into another busy week!


SNW said...

mmm i love seeing you guys all bundled up in nighttime sweaters. i've worn fleece twice this weekend, hallelujah! (i loved first grade! the wonderful world of chapter books and story-writing..i was never very good at telling time, but.. )

Carver Fam said...

Thank you thank you thank you again and publicaly for the WONDERFUL dinner. I tell you, your house is my favorite place to eat!

(I think I am giving you an equally strange look in that picture....)