Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Thunderstorms are beautiful.

Photo by Hayes Cummins

It is amazing how a different a thunderstorm looks when you're out in open space (as opposed to a city). You can see it approaching in all its glory. Wish I had my camera with me!

This morning, I planted some more beans in our home garden with the kids. The two year-old had a great time mixing all the seeds together, dumping them in her dress and on the ground and then picking them up and sorting them.

Then I went and picked up a lady I've gotten to know through the Farmer's Market so she could come help in my garden. She is an interesting character and was up for a little adventure. We got some Turk's Turban gourds and cucumbers planted, and a bit of weeding done as the storm approached and managed to get in before we got wet. Of course, I ruined my dry clothing by insisting on doing a dumpster run on the way home. Figured in the rain, less chance of getting caught. Made off with tons of oranges and green grapes, which I shared with my friend. She was happy, especially since she didn't have to get out of the car herself. She had fun stomping in puddles on her way into the house, though. "Just because I'm getting old doesn't mean I have to grow up," she told me.

Today's Food

10 a.m. 1 1/2 cups sweet cherries (rushing)

12 p.m. 1 1/2 cups sweet cherries--not that hungry, just eating because others were

2:30 p.m. (after my workout, I WAS hungry), 4 bananas and 3 stalks of celery blended over 3 cups iceberg lettuce

5:30 p.m. 4 cups mixed lettuce, mostly iceberg, with a blended dressing made of avocado, oranges, and celery*, about 1/2 C. sliced zucchini

*For some reason, I thought avocado was an o.k. combination with citrus. Not so, I found out when I examined my chart. One of several less-than-optimal choices today.

Such as:

8:30 p.m. 2 frozen bananas, 1 C. frozen mango, blended

Approx. 1200 calories

Today's Workout: 45 minute Jane Fonda's Step Aerobics, an oldie but a goodie, that oddly, is NOT led by Jane Fonda (unless you do the final 10 minutes of situps, which I always skip).


~Anastazia~ said...

Nice to catch up on ypur blog today, good to see you progressing, eating healthy, sharing your adventures! I'm finally getting settled & on a regular routine, so will check in more often!
Thanks for the inspiration!

Greenmama said...

Thanks, Anastazia!