Murphy, who is it?!
This morning, the pug and I were pleasantly surprised by the arrival of the “fence guys” (aka the company who is replacing the piece-of-crap fence in our backyard).
A lot of time, money, and effort has gone into this fence project (i.e. getting quotes, saving for months and months), so I am super psyched that Fence Day has finally arrived. I’ll be sure to show you guys photos of the final product!
Once our new fence is up, the lawn in the backyard is next big project for us:
Remember how nice it looked after all of Mal’s hard work last spring? Well, sadly, it didn’t survive the winter, and it looks even worse than it did last year. Obviously, Mal is super bummed, but he has all sorts of plans in the works for growing the perfect lawn this year.
For dinner last night, Mal and I fired up the grill. On the menu: grilled shrimp and roasted veggie salads. The meal was based off this recipe for Spinach, Shrimp, and Avocado Salad, but I added in some random veggies from the refrigerator as well.
Mal always yells at me for sneaking treats to Murphy, but he totally does it too! Busted on camera!
I topped my salad with balsamic vinegar and truffle oil. Delish!
I also roasted some Brussels sprouts on the grill, but they took a lot longer to cook than the shrimp and the veggies, so I ate them after I ate my salad.
To make the Brussels sprouts, I just tossed them in olive oil, added some salt and pepper, and wrapped them in tinfoil. It probably took a good 40-45 minutes to fully cook them on the grill, but they turned out great!
I splurged and bought some almond butter at the grocery store this week, so I woke up thinking about it for breakfast this morning. I toasted up two waffles (Van’s Power Grains) and added almond butter and banana slices on top.
The STARmazing Race
Just wanted to share some info about a great charity event happening in Boston this June!
The Starlight Children’s Foundation New England is a nonprofit based in Boston that lifts the spirits and brightens the lives of children struggling with chronic and life-threatening illness. While doctors are working to treat sick children, we help them just “be kids” and experience the joys of childhood despite the constraints of their illness.
The organization is hosting an event called the STARmazing Race on Saturday, June 16th, and it kicks off at Game On! Fenway. The STARmazing Race is an urban scavenger hunt that sends racers on an adventure throughout Boston following clues and completing crazy challenges, all while raising money to support the Starlight Children’s Foundation. All proceeds from the event directly benefit local programming.
Question of the Day
In what areas of your life are you most and least healthy?
I’d say I’m most healthy with drinking lots of water and getting regular exercise and least healthy with stress management, but I’m working on it! Thanks for all of your awesome suggestions on my previous post. I made a list of your ideas for future reference!