Saturday in the park, I’m glad it’s not the 4th of July

Not to say I hate 4th of July. I love fireworks, and food, and family. But I’m ready for summer to be OVER! When you have a real-life job, summer is most def not as fun as when you don’t. I mean… I spend 8+ hours a day in a windowless cave staring at a computer screen. It could be whatever season it wanted to be outside, and I wouldn’t know it.

And I’m not complaining about my windowless job, because it’s a damn good job and I like it. Even without windows.

This morning, Sean and I were up at the crack of dawn feeding Mitten Head. She’s resorted to kneading my back for 4:00 A.M. attention. This would be a welcome massage except for the fact that I haven’t had her claws trimmed in a while. It’s more like a razor massage. Ouch.

Claws and drool, the Mitten's greatest weapons.

We had a yummalicious breakfast of eggs and Ezekiel 4:9 Cinnamon Raisin toast. Seriously, try that bread. Then we headed out to help our friend Tony’s team in their soccer league’s playoffs. We lost pretty badly, 6-0, I think. But our goalie was a statue, so it wasn’t all our fault. 🙂 Also it was blazin’ out there in direct sunlight at 10:00 A.M. I mean the 90+ temps with humidity to kill, it’s hard to play a soccer game.

After that, Sean and I headed to the Dekalb Farmers’ Market to get some produce. It’s a ridiculously long drive for fruit and dairy considering we have a Publix right next door, but totally worth it. Food is a serious business for us. I mean, every weekend we go to at least 3 places: Dekalb Farmers market for produce and dairy, Trader Joe’s for frozen foods and desserts, Publix or Kroger for home stuff (like cleaning supplies), grains, & lunch stuff for Sean.

We spend a large amount of our income on ensuring that we have fresh, organic, local foods that are good for us and the environment. Some people would think we are crazy, but we’re trying really hard to eliminate processed food and crappy ingredients (high fructose corn syrup, partially hydrogenated oils, etc.). I believe it’s something worth spending the extra money for.

They also feed me the most expensive food ever.

After that, we got lost on our way home. 285 is a giant circle highway around Atlanta, and they’ve been doing major construction on the the north end of 285 which is our route to the Dekalb Farmers’ Market. So we tried a non-highway route and got lost in some neighborhoods in Decatur. The yogurt didn’t explode in the back before we made it home, fortunately!

Our adventure wore us out and after lunch, we took a nap.

Did someone say nap?

But let me tell you about my lunch. I took a squash, sliced it in coins and coated it lightly in oil and about 1/8 teaspoon of Lawrey’s Season Salt and baked it on a rack at 350 for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, I boiled some water for whole wheat noodles and broke out the veggie-pasta sauce. It’s pasta sauce with servings of veggies hiding in every half cup or so. After the noodles were done, I put them, the squash and the sauce into my dish. DELICIOUS pasta with hidden tasty veggies.

I’m going to start sneaking veggies into my spaghetti more often!

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One thought on “Saturday in the park, I’m glad it’s not the 4th of July

  1. ahh Andrew and I love Ezekiel 4:9! We haven’t tried the bread yet, but that’s the only cereal we eat now. It’s so good for you! The squash for lunch sounds delicious, I can’t wait to try it! 🙂

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