Monday, September 23, 2013


It feels like its gone from broiling hot summer to chilly fall with no in-between.  Granted, Linda is pretty much cold all the time, but today she couldn't even sit on the deck in the full sunshine without jeans, a long sleeve tee and a sweatshirt.  This weather is perfect for me though.  I love walking when its 60's-70's outside.  During both walks this weekend I did almost a full hour with no carries.  Yeah! for fall weather.

Her Kettle Bell workshop DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness.. that was on the test) isn't nearly as bad as she thought it was going to be.  The first few sets of squats in Body Pump this morning kind of made her go Ouch, and a a couple of times her left delt and elbow (the one that was not injured) pinged during back/shoulders; but overall she feels fine.  Her energy levels were off the charts in Body Combat class too.  You Tube has tons of Kettle Bell how-to videos, and Linda is already learning some cool new moves.

Just in case I make it sound like ever single thing Linda cooks is delicious, that is not true. She actually made something for lunch that wasn't very good.  Whoever the person on Pintrest was who said a drizzle of honey/brown sugar makes Brussels Sprouts taste good was wrong.  Also, you can't really roast green beans at 425 degrees with olive oil and Parmesan cheese. They were very dried out.  The baked potato wedges were OK, but she had nothing tasty to dip them in so they tasted blah.
I don't know why the picture came out so small but the one above it was fine. She sent them both from her iPhone at the same time. Weird.
 This meal was amazing though.  The B-sprouts and carrots were roasted with a sesame drizzle and Asian seasonings.  The artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes and Feta done up in the skillet was yummy too!  I guess even the best chefs don't always bat 1,000.  (Is that the best batting average? I'm not sure.)

Since this blog is less about dogs and more about Linda, she keeps meaning to change it to her voice and not mine.  Every time she remembers she has already typed the whole post.  Maybe next time.  The blog will still feature Chim and I so don't worry if that is the only reason you read it.  Oh... and Penny news too.  She loves her ABC's and 123's but is still learning them since she is only 17 months old.  She gets a few right, but its hard to hear her say "O" "B" "D" and "P". The video starts correctly but Linda forgot and rotated her iPhone by accident.  Also, ignore the baby voice she can't seem to stop talking to Penny with.