C’ville is Home

West Virginia was lovely but it’s really nice to be HOME!  We’ve been in C’ville 5 weeks tomorrow and it definitely feels like home already.

We arrived at lunchtime to an empty fridge minus the lone bag of kale and a few other randoms.

I opted for kale pesto!

This was a new one for me but I will repeat it. Into the Cuisanart (the BEST appliance EVER) went

  1. lots of washed kale
  2. 1 Tbs salted and roasted sunflower seeds
  3. 7 halves of sun-dried tomatoes
  4. 1 Tbs olive oil
  5. 4 big sprigs fresh oregano
  6. 1 small can of water chestnuts
  7. a few roasted almonds
  8. salt and pepper to taste

Twas supergreen!

I ate mine on this stuff

I consider this “spaghetti” sort of a non-food, really just a vehicle for a sauce.  For those of you not familiar with this item, it is a “pasta” made from soy, contains 40 calories per bag, and basically has no nutritional value.  In general, I eat only food that is chockfull of nutrients but this was on sale the other day and this afternoon I was not in the mood for heavy carbs.  It worked just fine.

A generous sprinkle of nutritional yeast and a side of sauerkraut and I called it lunch!

Yesterday was a lovely day for a country drive.

Tate’s mom and stepdad hosted the family for a luncheon at their house.  They live in the gorgeous and very rural Pocahontas County, where the fall colors are in full glory.

My beautiful sister-in-law, niece, and bitty baby nephew were there too.

I left lunch just in time to see my little sister kick butt in her soccer game.

Watching her run hard in the game was just what I needed for inspiration to get out on my own run.  I did 3.5 miles in 30 minutes.  The first 10 minutes were an easy pace and the last 20 minutes were sprint intervals.   It was totally one of those runs that I didn’t want to start but knew that I would be glad I did in the end.  And I was!