Singer/rapper Lil Wayne wore a pair of leopard print woman's jeggings while performing at the VMA's on Sunday night. This explains why his pants didn't fall down during his performance - Lycra! I was fascinated, in that can't-turn-away manner, thinking that for sure his pants were going to complete their drop to the ankles. Nope. Stayed just below his booty. Now we know the secret.
Things That Are Just Too Cute Not To Share
You knew this had to do with Paco, right? Of course! I walked into my office yesterday after taking fridge pictures to see him surrounded by all of his favorite chews. I swear, I should buy stock in Nylabone. Four of the six pictured are from that company - they are the only things that last with his strong teeth!
Wherever I go in the house, Paco will run and grab a chew toy and come hang with me. Not usually this many at once, though! He's such a nut.
Thing That Doesn't Surprise Me In The Least
With yesterday's high of 101, my town had the most number of days over 100 degrees EVER, and August officially went down as the hottest of any month on record. Yay?
Thing That Was Inspiring To Witness
Watching the runners come in last Saturday morning after running a half marathon for training. Y'all, it was HOT. In the low 90's by the time most of them were done. And yet everyone came in with a big smile on their face - what an accomplishment!!! Jeff finished his 10K run and then he and I headed out to mile 8 on the course, cowbell in hand, to cheer them on - that was really fun. This run was tough for everyone, but the person who suffered the most was our pal J.P., who is running in combat boots - you can read about his commitment here. After he came in, he sat down and took off his boots and socks. The soles of his feet were covered in blisters. But he didn't complain. I need to remember that, and take a page from his book.
J.P. at mile 8 - just starting the infamous "Boonville Hill" ascent.
Thing That Blew Me Away Yesterday
My $113 grocery bill. You see, Jeff has been traveling every week for months now, and I haven't had to keep very much food in the house. So on average, I've been spending about $25 each week to keep me in greek yogurt, granola fixin's, and fruit. I know. Not the most balanced diet. I make up for it on the weekends. Anyway, Jeff had a short travel week and was back home on Wednesday night and won't leave again until Monday. So I actually bought food. It helped that I went right after swimming and hadn't hardly eaten anything, so I was hungry, which was a good thing. I also started in the produce section, which was also good, as I had energy and enthusiasm to choose lots of healthy things - sometimes, by the time I get there, I'm kind of "over" the whole shopping thing and can't muster much excitement to even think about cooking. Not so yesterday - here's my produce bounty:
My friend Terry just gave me a cherry pitter, so I had to get some cherries - these Hood River ones are especially good. Also, strawberries for my big salad, some jazz(hands) apples for Jeff, and peaches for me.
Here's my fridge BEFORE:
To be fair, I did just finish up some cantaloupe on Wednesday, so it wasn't like I was completely fresh-fruitless...but this has, sadly, been the norm since Jeff started traveling so much.
I like to put the fruit out in the open where I can see it - I've lost too much produce to the "rotter" (as we call the drawers in the fridge).
Stocked up on coconut water since Jeff drinks it after running and I drink it after hot yoga - all that potassium really seems to help prevent leg cramps for me...plus it's so refreshing! We don't drink sodas anymore, but sometimes Jeff goes hunting for something to drink besides water (my beverage of choice if iced tea isn't made), so I splurged and got him some cute bottles (at a buck each it didn't seem like a bad price) of lemonade, limeade, orange juice and the like. We live it UP here, lol!
Things That Would Make An Awesome Fashion Friday Photo Shoot
High heeled swim fins!!! Lori posted this picture on Facebook a few days ago - how insane would these be?!? I would love to wear them to the pool. With a straight face. Alas, they were made for a fashion show and are not on the mass market. Pity.
Hope those of you who get a three day weekend will have a good one (we don't, at least where Jeff works) - stay cooooool!