Hello all! As you read this, I am most likely on a highway somewhere between Mid-Missouri and Chicago. Again.
I could probably drive the route with my eyes closed. Which may or may not be any different than driving it in thunderstorms and tornado warnings…
Anyhoo, it was a great couple days back in my humble little hometown.
There were workouts with Jillian (The Shred was picked both times over Yoga Meltdown and No More Trouble Zones- mostly because I wanted the cardio factor). There was an afternoon walk with my mom. The sun did decide to peek around the clouds for a couple of hours and we jumped on the chance to get a little vitamin D in our otherwise cloudy weekend. And then there was the workout of lifting the Easter basket.Over and over again.
And yes, my contribution to the Easter festivities was Goose Island. Typical.
At least my dad enjoyed it.
There was also the food.
Oh my goodness the food.
Have I ever mentioned how I don’t like ham? It’s weird- I’m a fan of everything pork (hellooooo bacon!) but ham is not my thing. So my mom decided it also made sense to make a full turkey. With the ham.It’s like Thanksgiving and Easter all rolled into one!
No complaints. Except from my stomach when it was about to burst at the seams after dessert.Remember how we talked about our dessert “go-to”? These are my mom’s. Coconut Cream Crunch and Almond Joy Cake. Obviously I needed multiple servings of both this weekend.
Screw the candy. This is where it’s at…
Actually, I take that back. I’ll take the candy, too.
Don’t think I just sat back and let my mom feed me the ENTIRE time. For Easter brunch, we all seem to join in on the fun.
My brother didn’t really lend a hand to the cooking like everyone else did, but someone needed to take the blurry pictures. Typical.
Anyhoo, after three solid days of catching up with various hometown friends and family, I’m a happy girl. With a happy tummy. And happy yoga pants. Happy yoga pants that should probably be worn for the next few days.
Can we classify them as business casual?
I’m not just being sent home with candy (weeeee!) and leftovers (yay!), either. As a product of a farming family, I’m also being sent home with a couple of pounds of sausage, ground beef, steak and pork loin.
This is why there is a cooler in the trunk of my car 24/7.
And also why I’ll be firing up the Google in the next few weeks to find recipes and, um, how to properly cook a pork loin.
What? I think this is why I end up having so many meatless days- not only am I too cheap to buy meat, I’m also too lazy to learn how to prepare it…
I insisted on taking pictures outside this time. My brother and I never stop to make fun of how many pictures we have in front of the family room entertainment center. I could create an album. It would be a hundred pictures of various outfits and slow height growth (or in my brother’s case, rapid height growth).
Have a great Monday! Wish me luck that this drive back to the Chi isn’t nearly as treacherous as the drive out…