After spending almost all of Saturday trying to get the house back into order after neglecting it all week, I was going stir crazy by Sunday. I decided I’d do part of my workout on the treadmill/elliptical and then finish outside with a little jogging stroller action. It was already 81 degrees and 84% relative humidity when we stepped outside at 9:45, so it was as pleasurable as you’d imagine. Running hills with the stroller is such good exercise though, and it’s been awhile since I’ve done it.
I was drenched in sweat when we walked in the door. The heat must have cooked my brain a little bit because going in the lake actually sounded somewhat appealing, and I asked Em if she wanted to go swimming. Before the words even finished coming out of my mouth, the kid shot off like a bullet and returned with bathing suit in hand.
I put on my courage suit, and in we went. Princess enjoyed floating on the raft more than being in the water, so she sat on top while I pushed her around. A twig brushed up again my leg causing one minor freak-out moment, but otherwise it was pretty relaxing.
Did you know there was such a thing as freshwater clams? I didn't.
Later that afternoon, I did what most sensible people would do on a hot summer afternoon….fired up the oven to replace my freezer stash of muffins. We made a dozen Cauliflower Chocolate Chip Muffins (love, love this recipe, although I've made some more modifications since I first posted it) and a dozen fresh peach & yogurt muffins.
The whole affair necessitated the vacuuming and steam mopping of the kitchen floor again for a second time within less than 24 hours.There was actually batter stuck on the ceiling light fixtures by the time we were done, but oh well. These are the times to remember after all.
How's your week going? What were some of your favorite summer time activities as a kid?
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