Phew, my life has been quite busy the past few days! Let’s do a recap, shall we?
Friday night Andy and I stayed in and ordered pizza for Pizza Friday. We ordered from Papa Johns, which I love. I got the veggie pizza and he made up his own combination with about a million toppings since each large pizza is only $10! We have left overs for days considering we each only ate 2 slices of our large pizzas. We were saving our appetites for some Bryers ice cream…which is always worth it!
Saturday we had Andy’s family over (his mom and dad and his brother and his wife) for a cookout. The best part about being back in Ohio is having family near by…you just can’t beat that! Andy and I were in charge of the burgers and sausages on the grill. I also made a big fruit salad and some fresh guacamole.
Everyone else brought sides. Andy’s parents brought a broccoli and apple salad (which was awesome!), some watermelon (Andy’s sister in law is pregnant and has been craving this like crazy!), and a strawberry tart dessert. Andy’s brother and wife brought some taco dip (which I couldn’t stop eating) and some pasta salad. We had quite the feast!
- 2 avocados
- 1 tomato
- 1/4 onion
- lots o’ garlic
- juice of one lime
Directions: blend everything in a food processor until smooth. I leave the pits in the serving dish to keep the guac from going brown.
Fresh Fruit Salad
After we feasted we watched the movie “Shutter Island” which I liked. I love supsensful movies! The ending was not surprising though.
Sunday I was off to a baby shower for one of my good friends, Megan. She is the most adorable pregnant woman I know! You can barely tell she’s pregnant (unless she turns to the side of course haha)
Megan is one of those very tiny girls who is all belly while pregnant. Her mom looks just like her, so it’s definitely genetic!
I started working a new job this week! I took a job as an Assistant Manager for a Vitamin Shoppe near my house. I have never worked in retail before, so it’s completely new to me. It’s actually exciting to be doing something different, yet still being surrounded by health and wellness as I sell supplements (vitamins, minerals, protein powders, herbs, bars, etc) plus pet health products as well as natural/organic health and beauty aides. We have over 9,000 products in the store, which is completely overwhelming, but I am ready to learn!
The downside to my job are the hours. I have to work some weekends and I work 2 closing shifts per week (we close at 9pm). Other than that, it’s a great gig and I am on the ‘fast track’ to becoming the store manager, which is really exciting. Today I have the day off, which is nice! The plus side is that it’s less than 10 miles from my house, which is great. I’m just really happy to have an imcome right now, considering the shape our economy is in.
I’m still searching for a new gym and I am trying out a local Fitworks this week (I have a 7-day free trial pass). The gym is just OK, it has all the basics but I am not “wowed” by any means. I’d also like to find a place to work as a group exercise instructor or a sub, since I am certified. I’ve had steady workouts over the past week, which is nice! Today I did a spinning class that also included weight training for half of it. I enjoyed it a lot, it was challenging!
I am off to Trader Joes (another great plus being back in a Ohio!) I’ll leave you with some food pics from the past few days
Hope you all had great weekends and have a great rest of your Tuesday! 🙂
What is your favorite food to eat at a cookout? Mine would have to be all the sides, like potato salad!
What do you look for when joining a gym?