Home is Where Your Toothbrush Is
Whew, the last two days have been a bit of a blur.
Thursday ended up being a rest day on the exercise front, I even skipped my abs/arms. We spent the day in Charlottesville house hunting and getting to know our new town. We looked at 12 houses! Well, we drove by 12 houses and snooped around but by the time we met with our realtor we had narrowed it down to 3 that we wanted to see. Ugh! House hunting can be such a drain, the first place we walked in I just turned around and walked right back out. It stunk and didn’t have any floors! I know we are looking in a kinda low price range but COME ON!
We did find a place we are interested in and put in a bid yesterday after much discussion. I know that you can house hunt for months, years even, before you find what you are really looking for but I want a home! I want a place to put my toothbrush and leave it there! We left our apartment in Lima on February 1st and have been nomadic since then. I told myself months ago that we had until Labor Day to get settled and it is rapidly approaching! Our families have been amazing in their hospitality and this transition time would be so much harder without their help!
Yesterday was busy and I can’t even remember exactly why, the day just passed really fast. It was nearly 6 o’clock, and intensely hot, by the time I started my workout. I am keeping up with my weekly goals really well except that Zumba will not happen. I was not in town to take class on either Tuesday or Thursday so I switched that workout to one of my exercise dvd’s. I did
The dvd comes with these fun little gloves, I think they are about 1/2 pound each.
This workout reminds me of Peru, it brings me right back to the spare bedroom of our apartment where I did this dvd a few times a week.
I really like the “10 Minute Solution” dvd series. Each disc has 5 ten minute segments, each focusing on cardio or a different body part. I have quite a few of them and the instruction is consistently professional and the descriptions accurately fit the level of the workout.
While I worked out on the front porch Tate was in the kitchen making a gorgeous summer dinner. Here’s my plate
Shrimp, salsa salad, avocado, cabbage and mushroom stir-fry, and a few corn chips. Oh yeah, and some ice-cold white wine. Tate, mom, and I had a lovely and leisurely dinner on the front porch.
Speaking of gorgeous summer food here are some pictures of the deliciousness I found in the garden Wednesday
These are my favorite of the year, Zebra-something-or-other, YUM
I haven’t run since Wednesday and this morning I am ready to GO. And yoga will follow. And tomorrow I will be running on the beach! Tonight we drive to Surf City, North Carolina for 3 glorious days of sand and surf. I love running on the beach. I didn’t used to be a huge fan of the beach but after living on the ocean in Peru I now start to crave the coast after being away from it for a few months weeks!