My Tongue is Detached

September 26, 2010 at 1:09 pm

I made Heart Healthy Bisquick chocolate chip pancakes again this morning. Cal has decided he hates fast food places, after Wendy’s screwed up his burger order yesterday for lunch. (He ordered plain, it had lots of stuff on it, hard-ass Dad wouldn’t let him take it back.) Suits me. McDonald’s is so gross. Mack was really mad…he likes McDonald’s, but really only for the toys. I told him I would buy him the toy if we didn’t ever have to go there again, and he agreed. We’ll still go to Tick-Tock, our favorite 4th Street diner, for breakfast on Sundays occasionally, though. Cal did say he still likes Chick-fil-a too, but they aren’t open on Sundays.

This morning when I was putting on my tennis shoes to go to the gym, disaster struck.

I just bought these a couple of weeks ago. Of course a couple of days ago, since they had passed the 2-week test, I threw the shoe box away. I still have the receipt, though. So on tap for today: help Cal finish his book project for school, try to exchange the tongue-impaired tennis shoes, go by McDonald’s to buy a happy meal toy, go by Publix to buy the one thing we forgot to get yesterday, laundry, clear some things off of Tivo.

After bodypump this morning I did day 2 of week 2 of the Couch to 5K program and wrote about that over there. This morning when I woke up my left knee was hurting. Why does something always mysteriously hurt after just sleeping? Getting old sucks. But I did bodypump and C25K anyway. Take that, knee.

Down on the Farm

September 25, 2010 at 3:32 pm

Today we all went to tour Sweetwater Organic Community Farm.

It was a hot and humid morning, but at least it was overcast and not raining. We got a little lost on the way. This tiny farm is nestled right next to Tampa International Airport…you wouldn’t expect to find it there!

All the little rows of veggies are just starting to grow.

There are lots of flowers and bugs scattered all over the place.

It will be fun to go back in a month or so to see how everything is growing.

The boys were a little bored with all the granola, tree-hugging talk. But they liked the actual granola that Mr. Joel, our tour guide, gave them, as well as his unusual water bottle.

We gave them a break from all the earth-friendly chatter and let them run off and play on the little playground while we walked around with Mr. Joel and the group.

We are ready for all our straight-from-the farm veggies, but our first share won’t be ready until the beginning of November. Mr. Joel…sign us up!