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This afternoon, in an effort to
avoid cleaning my apartment enjoy the beautiful weather I finally walked up and explored a park I have been wanting to check out since I move here. There is a big water tower and a reservoir with some trails around it. On the far side there was a playground. I was working on finishing a scavenger hunt challenge that my trainer gave me and needed a picture of me swinging. I planned on swinging for a minute or two, taking a picture and then moving on. I started swinging and remembered how fun it was. It was nice to just float back and forth and enjoy being outside. I wanted to write something deep about swinging and inner child and relaxing but I think it is a moment best experienced youself. So go out and find some swings!
All in all I walked almost 5 miles, exploring the new park and walking back home through my favorite old park. Even though I have lived in this apartment almost 2 years there are still so many areas close to me that I haven’t explored. Hopefully the weather stays as pleasant as it has been and I will be able to check out new areas - especially as I start my 10K training!
1) Live and let live
2) Be giving of yourself to others
3) Proceed calmly
4) Have a healthy sense of leisure
5) Sunday is for family, treat it as a holiday
6) Find innovative ways to create dignified jobs for young people
7) Respect and take care of nature
8) Stop being negative
9) Don’t proselytize; respect others’ beliefs
10) Work for peace"
I keep thinking oh man, I’m so immature. How am I allowed to be an adult.
Then I spend time with teenagers.
And it’s like, wow, okay, yeah. I am an adult. I am so adult. Look at me adulting all over the place.
As is becoming the trend with recipes…
Recipe 39: Rainbow Thai Chicken Salad from Gimme Some Oven - easy and healthy, especially when you find a cabbage salad mix. The dressing was great.
Recipe 40: Teriyaki Meatball Bowls from Budget Bytes - I made these with ground turkey and they were delicious!
Recipe 41: Sriracha Kale Caesar Salad from Running to the Kitchen- made with kale from the school garden! I even bought the anchovies for the dressing, which definitely has a kick!
Recipe 42: Roasted Chick Peas from How Sweet It Is - one of foods that you don’t totally love, but you eat it all anyway. I am looking forward to trying lots of different flavors with these.
Recipe 43: Peanut Butter Gooey Bars from I Love My Disorganized Life - Anything with a layer of sweetened condensed milk in the middle is a winner.
Recipe 44: Chicken Schawarma from Budget Bytes - this chicken is AMAZING!! So tender and good flavor. I didn’t make the actual sandwiches, just ate the chicken!
Recipe 45: Roasted Red Peppers from The Wednesday Chef - surprisingly easy!
Recipe 46: Crockpot BBQ Beer Chicken from How Sweet It Is - I think my chicken/sauce ratio was a little off, but it still had good flavor!
Recipe 47: Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce from Budget Bytes - note for the future - you can make this in the food processor, but save half the cucumbers to add later so it is chunkier.
Recipe 48: Rosemary Roasted Potatoes from Food Network - easy and delicious!
Recipe 49: Oven Roasted Greek Stuff Pitas from Budget Bytes - I mixed it up with the veggies on this and ate it with quinoa. Also a good reminder that I don’t really like eggplant.
Recipe 50: Chilled Cucumber Soup from Dishing Up The Dirt - I usually don’t like cold soups, but this was pretty delicious. It had a surprising kick, maybe because I added some extra garlic or too much red pepper flakes.
Recipe 51: Five Ingredient Sweet and Spicy Chicken from Refinery 29 - I didn’t marinate the chicken or add the brown sugar. I think brown sugar would caramelize in the oven and thicken the sauce up. Nevertheless, a decent chicken dish.
HALF WAY TO 100!! WOOHOO!
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