Friday, May 21, 2010

Funky, Funny, Feel Good Friday Fragments!

Mommy's Idea

Click the buttons above to go visit our lovely hosts- Mrs444 and The Girl Next Door. Here's my fragmented list of things that I felt good about this week!


I posted over at FitCity Indy yesterday. As often as I can, I've been attending every other week chats on Twitter that FitCity hosts. There is a different guest each chat who is there to answer questions about food, fitness, healthy lifestyle. This week, I posted about how those chats are magic- at least for me. Hop over and I hope you will leave a comment and maybe include a link to your favorite online motivation for staying focused on fitness! Click the button below.


A week ago, I went out with a group of theatre friends. Actually, I only ever worked with 3 of the women in the group. 4 of the women I have met through these nights out (I get invited because I'm still friends with Christy). We went to a local hibachi place and had a blast. I enjoyed 2 small glasses of wine and those small glasses of wine certainly helped me find great humor in the turtle tank when I ventured off to find the bathroom:


I greatly enjoyed this week's Farm Fresh Delivery again! This week, instead of just accepting what was sent, I went online and customized my delivery bin. I got strawberries (2 containers), blueberries (1 small container), an artichoke, an avocado, 2 kiwi, a bunch of radishes, a bunch of carrots, a pound of peas (in shell), a pound of green beans, a lemon, oyster mushrooms, baby spinach. My kids have created a new favorite snack- hollow out a strawberry and fill it out 3-4 blueberries. Never would have been possible with regular strawberries but the ones we got were HUGE!


I had a very frustrating drive home on Wednesday. It had already been a long day and I was exhuasted and I had to go do the mom-school-Teagan-Ball thing and all I wanted to do was go home and put on my red athletic pants (from Ashli) and zonk out. So that kind of lets you know my mood. Our route home is usually mostly highway. Yesterday, we cam upon major traffic so Christy and I decided we'd take our back roads route. It usually serves us well. Not this time. Traffic, traffic everywhere. Red lights at every turn. I finally got on the main road that goes from one side of town to the other (116th Street). The stretch I would drive would be about 5-6 miles. Not long after turning onto this main road, and immediately hitting a major back up, a woman passes by on her bicycle. Ha ha ha, right? Traffic starts to move and we pass her.

Traffic backs up again and she passes us. Hm.

We finally get to a major cross road and have caught up to each other. Traffic looks bad so I opt to head south and then cross over and come back up north. Traffic was bad that way, too. We finally make it back up north and are about to the cross street near home and what do I see?

Yep. That's her. Yep.


Happy Friday!! Any big, fun plans for the weekend??

Teagan has pre-k graduation on Saturday morning (*sniff, sniff*).

2 more local Farmer's Markets open this weekend (not sure I will get to them but we'll see).

Sunday, the church choir kids are going to lead the congregation in a worship song for the first time!

I also have some planting left to finish- herbs, peony, sneezeweed.


Focusing on healthy living, kinky turtle, giant strawberries, efficient bicyclers, and weekend plans... What do YOU feel good about this week? Photobucket


Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow that is some Strawberry! Have a wonderful love the turtle shot too funny!

Garret said...

Great that you got a shot of the turtles. :-) Fun stuff. What makes them "kinky". Was there leather floating in the water or something?

Lola said...

Garret- turtle "fun" with a live audience sounds rather kinky to me. Apparently, Mr. Topsy Turtle prefers a crowd. ;-)

Liz- I need to find a way to use the Oyster Mushrooms- I've never had those before (that I know of) and I must admit, they intimidated me! The FFD bins looked fantastic this week though- my grapefruits were huge! (the fruit folks, I really mean the fruit).

Eternal Lizdom said...

I have to do some research on oyster mushrooms, too. I did great with the portabellas last week. I've been customizing my bins and had taken out the grapfruit because I buy a 6 pack at Marsh... but I think I might need to try one from FFD!!

Garret said...

@Lola. Oh, so I guess I'm kinky then.

j/k... or am I?

Alison said...

Liz, I don't eat mushrooms, but I think Miss Chef usually slices oyster mushrooms into thin strips, then sautees them in butter (of course!). She's used them to top burgers, toss in pasta, or just eat straight up.

She did a little of our own "basket" meal last night: fried rice with broccoli & peas from the garden and asparagus from the market, plus a roasted-beet salad from our first beets out of the garden, topped with her very own goat cheese! I feel so lucky when she cooks for me. :D

(Woulda been better with fornicating turtles for entertainment, though.)

Garret said...

LOL @ Flartus (fornicating turtles)

Eternal Lizdom said...

I didn't get a pic... but there were 2 other turtles that kept watching the 2 going at it. Or maybe they were hoping the big love rock would be free soon?

Lola said...

@Garret well, if the shoe fits (or the shell). . .

Liz- I love Portabellos grilled after soaking in a light coating of olive oil and minced garlic (in plastic baggies or a container for 30 min or so). I eat them as a meatless dinner with the mushroom as the main dish.

Katherine said...

I was excited to go to the Farmer's market this weekend (it's rhubard and asparagus season!) but then I got asked to work an extra Saturday shift. Yuck. No local food this week.

Kori said...

I love the Farm Fresh Delivery idea; I would love it if we had more things like that available where we live. Your kids have the right idea-strawberries and blueberries together is pretty close to heaven.

Here's hoping you have a great weekend!

Doreen McGettigan said...

Oh that strawberry looked yummy! I hate that I cannot eat them(allergic).
Pre -K graduation is so teary I hope you make out okay.
I am a little late with FF; sorry! I really do have a good excuse.
Have a great weekend!

Mrs4444 said...

Better late than never, right?

Wow, Doreen--Allergic to strawberries? That is a major BUMMER! That farm delivery idea is intriguing. I'm sure we are at least a week or two away from Farmers Market in our area....