Saturday, July 9, 2011

Farmer's Market

This morning we all loaded up and headed to the Farmer's Market - Mikko included. I wanted to get some fresh summer veggies and I really wanted to take Mikko out in a crowd. She did relatively well  - she forgot what "heel" meant completely and was way more into trying to play with the other dogs there than listening to us, but for a puppy who has been with us for less than a week, I was happy with how she did! We got some zucchini, yellow squash, new potatoes, cucumbers, a huge cantaloupe, a seedless watermelon, Fredericksburg peaches, and the most delicious sprouted grain bread ever...seriously, I could've eaten the entire loaf this afternoon!!

After Will's nap this afternoon, we took all the dogs for a walk. Will got to walk Riley, which he thinks is the coolest thing ever. Mikko is doing pretty well with the dogs. Things have calmed down since Thursday (by far the worst day with her wanting to play constantly with the little dogs), though she still has to go to her crate to chill out a few times a day. I think in time they'll learn to love each other...or at least I'm hoping! :) Will and I headed to the grocery store this evening to stock up on food for the week while Greg took Mikko for her big walk. Apparently she pooped out halfway through (can you blame the girl? It's at least 100° out there!). Will had the time of his life at the grocery store - he sang songs (at the top of his lungs), told me all about the bones we were getting for Mikko, and picked out his "treat" for going with me and being a good boy - chocolate chip cookie dough. When we got home we grilled chicken, our potatoes and veggies, and made the cookies for yummy!

Tomorrow I need to do my food prep for the week - I slacked majorly this last week and need to get back on track this week! I'm lifting with Ashley early MWF and I'm going to force myself to get up and get to the gym early for cardio on TTH - if I don't go early, I end up not having the energy to go after Greg gets home from work. I can't make that a habit! This is what I'm planning for my meals this week:

Meal 1 (4:45 - PreWO) - Apple, handful of almonds
Meal 2 (7:00 - PWO) - Recovery Shake, Banana
Meal 3 (8:30) - 1/4 c. oatmeal with 1/2 c. sliced strawberries & 1 T. ground flax seed; 4 scrambled egg whites
Meal 4 (12:00) - 4 oz. grilled chicken sliced onto 2 c. baby spinach with 4 T. pico de gallo, 1/2 c. black beans & a squeeze of lemon juice
Meal 5 (3:00) - 4 oz. turkey breast, 1 bell pepper, 2 T. homemade hummus
Meal 6 (6:00) - 1 slice of turkey meatloaf, 2 c. steamed broccoli, & a peach OR 4 oz. baked sockeye salmon, 2 c. baby spinach w/ salad veggies, 1 T. balsamic vinaigrette & 1 c. melon

One last bit of news - Greg has a job interview with a company he really wants to work for on Wednesday. Please, please, please be praying that this goes really well and that he gets offered the job. He's been looking for a new job for nearly 4 years and not only is this a good job, it's something that he is interested in doing and a company he could grow with. We're asking for all the prayers we can that God would bless him with this opportunity.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on Greg's interview!! Lots of positive vibes y'all's way!