Friday, May 17, 2013

Friday Fragments: Whirlwind Countdown

Phew!  Crazy week with lots going on.  I hardly had time to think about a post this week and since I was away last weekend, I didn't have my usual Saturday morning coffee/blog post writing session.


15 days... I can almost taste it, but of course the countdown is accompanied by the whirlwind that is everything that needs to be done before the end of the year!


I did start to write a post for Wednesday, but I found the words wouldn't flow the way I wanted them too.  The gist of it was that this was a wonky Mother's Day for my family. 

My sister was celebrating her first Mother's Day and my mother was marking her first Mother's Day without her own mother.  Bittersweet...


I am so loving my CSA boxes. I'm loving trying some of the recipes in the weekly newsletter. Right now there is a lot of lettuce. You'd think I'd be losing weight with all this salad I'm making... NOPE!

This week, I've made Strawberry Risotto, which was yummy, but I'll admit, needed something ~more salt, maybe?~ as well as Quiona & Kale Patties, which were delicious. This might be my favorite way to eat Kale, aside from in a smoothie.  Last night I made Sweet Potato Linguine with Browned Butter Sage Sauce.


We had a surprise visit from my sister Evie and Baby B yesterday. My mother, who is Baby B's caregiver is away this week and Evie wanted to get out of dodge quickly because the person that took over yesterday doesn't take hints to leave so she got home from work, grabbed the baby and met us at my house. For all her troubles Baby B is one sweet, happy girl!

Evie is definitely counting down the days until my mom gets back!


I went for a two mile run around my neighborhood the other night. My neighborhood is crazy hilly, so it was a heck of a run. Then I got home and found out there would be yoga in the park yesterday evening.  Needless to say, sitting down or descending a staircase is a very unpleasant experience this morning.  Good thing my classroom is on the main floor!
Half-Past Kissin' Time


Keetha Broyles said...

I think your first paragraoh means you missed doing FF last week - confession- so did I.

BUT we're both back and bushy tailed this week!!

Doreen McGettigan said...

I've missed quite a few weeks lately and I have a cloudy full of fragments head to prove it.
What a shame your sister has to leave her own house...but what a great excuse for a visit:)
Have a fabulous weekend.

Ilene, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life said...

The run and yoga in the park sound lovely. Have a great weekend!

bill lisleman said...

I'm not sure this will make sense to you but I think Mother's Day is all about life. Life's taste varies day to day, bittersweet, sour, sweet, spicy, etc.

Aleta said...

I love these types of posts, because it gives a glimpse into your life, including the every day details that make you - you :)

The Dose of Reality said...

It does sound like you've had a very busy and crazy week! Strawberry Risotto sounds DIVINE!!!
have a great weekend!! --The Dose Girls

Cyndy Newsome said...

15 days! YAY! My kids have 11.
Hope this week is calm.

Jessica, Science of Parenthood said...

Some weeks are like that! Glad you're back in the swing. I (Norine) too am from points North -- NYC. Now living in Orlando. Wow, the south is different. Finding my way!!

Savvy WorkingGal said...

I've lost some of my blog enthusiasm too. Taking a few days off this week and hoping to get my groove back.

I looked into CSA's a couple years ago, but thought I wouldn't be able to keep up with the food. There is only two of us.

Charlotte Klein said...

OMG, those quinoa and kale patties?! Sound AMAZING!!! Lookatchooo, eating all healthy! GO GIRL! Your food choices are making me hungry... and I just had something to eat. Go figure. I'm like a bottomless pit lately!

Yoga in the park sounds wonderful. I need to integrate this into my life more frequently. Sigh.

Also I'm hoping you had a nice Mother's Day, though it sounds as though it may have been a bit bittersweet for your family this year. XOXO