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Cooking Up Something Good

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Today was the first day in weeks I’ve been able to take a deep breath and fully exhale. We had no plans except those of our own choosing, and no schedule to keep except to get a run in before dark. We slept a little later than usual, huddled under the covers in the guest room. (In a story too long and boring to tell here, we sold the bed we’ve been sleeping in at the yard sale last weekend, and we’re keeping the heat off so we don’t have to pay for another oil delivery before we sell the house next week. It’s really a circus of the absurd around here.) Once we finally rallied downstairs, we cooked up a delicious breakfast of lentil hash and eggs scrambled with sweet onions and cheese. We sipped cups of coffee and read the news and paid bills. We relished the return to quiet normalcy, to a day when we did not have strangers or appraisers or buyers pushing their agendas on us. We drove to Portsmouth to procure boxes and tape for packing, grab a few fresh veggies at the grocery store, and pick up a replacement screen canopy for our upcoming camping trip to Acadia National Park. We were back by early afternoon and each headed out for a run. Distance didn’t matter today; just getting out there mattered. Our next race is in Virginia on Memorial Day weekend, so we have plenty of time to train. What we needed today were fresh air and clear minds, and we found both. We capped the day with a delicious dinner collaboration, one so tasty that it will probably make its detailed way to my food and fitness blog soon. The short version: spicy apple tofu roasted over fresh asparagus and paired with sweet potato fries and a chipotle-lime aoili. Pick a word: delicious, fantastic, balanced, amazing. They all apply to dinner, and they apply to the rest of the day as well. I hope your Monday was as balanced as ours, but if not, there’s always hope for tomorrow. -J

3 responses

  1. mhamilt5

    Well, my friend, it sounds like today was a deserving one! You certainly made the best of it! Your energy astounds me! Is Virginia where Acadia Nat’l Park is? You definately sound so organize and ready to go!!!!

    Have a wonderful time. My best to you & Marty.

    April 30, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    • Thanks. Acadia NP is actually in Maine (up near Bar Harbor), and we are heading there for a week before we hit the road to Virginia. We’re hard to keep track of sometimes! 🙂

      May 1, 2012 at 6:49 am

      • mhamilt5

        Bar Harbor is one of my favorite places…love it up there! Never been to the NP though….a whole week in Maine will be marvelous!!!…hope the weather is beautiful too. Keep posting, I’m a follower…lol! Be safe, with love to you & Marty……

        May 1, 2012 at 6:57 am

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