Hi, guys! I had a super fun day yesterday. Here’s a quick recap”¦ ready? 3, 2, 1”¦ GO!
I ended up going to CrossFit on Friday night. The WOD included 400 meters of walking lunges in 97 degree weather, so obviously I couldn’t miss it. I ended up beating Mal in a walking lunge race to the finish, so it was totally worth it!
Long story short, I woke up tired and sore on Saturday morning, so I didn’t make it to CrossFit. Instead I dillydallied around the house, did some laundry, read some blogs, and then sat down to a delicious breakfast, which was a Sweet Potato Pancake with almond butter and fresh raspberries on top. (I used this recipe to make the Sweet Potato Pancake recipe, but used 1/2 cup of mashed sweet potato instead of a banana.)
I also drank a glass of Marylou’s Chocolate Cupcake iced coffee with coconut milk. Mmm!
I spent the morning catching up with emails and working on next week’s posts for Trading Up Downtown. Mid-morning, I took a break and snacked on some almonds and poured myself another half glass of iced coffee.
Around lunchtime, I had some errands to run, so I whipped up a smoothie to take with me. In the mix: frozen banana, chopped frozen kale, raspberries, cottage cheese (it blended right in), almond milk, and a packet of Mila (a chia seed blend) that my CrossFit box was sampling. The packet of Mila mixed right into my smoothie and sort of added a nutty flavor to it.
Once I finished running my errands, Mal, Murphy, and I hit the road to drive to our friends’ house for a barbeque.
It was a beautiful day, so we were excited to eat, drink, and be merry outside, but as soon as we arrived, it started to pour””like CRAZY downpour!
We all huddled under a tent for a little while hoping to ride out the rain, but then the wind picked up and almost blew over the tent, so we grabbed everything from outside and went indoors.
Once we dried off and got settled inside, I broke open the bottle of wine that I brought.
And chowed down!
It was dinnertime, so I helped myself to a little bit of everything from the spread.
I brought Mal’s Pasta Salad to the barbeque.
I tried a little bit of everything, but I pretty much ate all of the guacamole myself. It was so amazing. My friend Beth made it, and she said it was just mashed avocado, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Simple yet, oh, so delicious!
About an hour passed and then the sun came out again! Hooray!
I grabbed a beer (I wasn’t feeling the wine) and played Polish Horseshoes.
I always thought Polish Horseshoes was a game that Mal learned at UVM (I mean, hippy skiers from Vermont – it made perfect sense), but I guess it’s pretty well-known since our friend Josh recently bought a Polish Horseshoes set from Amazon.
I teamed up with my friend Jon to play Polish Horseshoes.
We lost terribly, but we still had a lot of fun!
After losing at Polish Horseshoes, Jon and I headed over to Cornhole.
We played against Mal and our friend Ashley”¦ and we lost again. We’re such losers.
I spent the rest of the afternoon catching up with friends and keeping an eye on Murphy, who kept wandering off and exploring other people’s yards. I actually think he was messing with me because as soon as I called his name, he came running like a bat out of hell because he knew he’d get a treat every time. What a little butthead.
The little butthead enjoyed his first watermelon of the season!
M & T!
Toward the end of the evening, a bunch of us played a fun drinking game called “Slap Cup.”
Here’s how to play “Slap Cup” from theblacksheeponline.com:
Start with 15 cups in the middle of the table, each about half full, one cup in the middle is entirely full, with two extra empty cups.
Two people across from each other begin, trying to bounce the ping-pong ball into their empty cups.
If a player makes it on their first try, they can pass to anyone, usually the person behind the person who is still trying to make the bounce, “F*cking them.”
Once you make it, pass to the next person. If the next person is still going, you slap their cup and pass over them. When your cup gets slapped, you have to drink. This becomes your new empty.
The game ends when you run out of cups. The loser has to drink the full cup.
This game was hysterical!!! People were slapping the heck out of the cups! LOL!
The evening ended with a fire and some S’mores. Delish!
Good times! I’m so happy summer is finally here!