Sunday was our last full day at the beach! A few readers thought this was OUR home…
Just to make clear again – we’re house/dog-sitting across town for our Aunt/Uncle, and this is THEIR amazing home. We’ve been lucky enough to do this a few times this past year.
Their kitchen is well-stocked with all kinds of fun goodies so I made myself a random tasting plate for lunch outside –
- Leftover pork loin
- Almond and Coconut Kind Bar
- Stacy’s Multigrain Pita Chips
- Dried strawberries and pineapple
- 2 clementines
I read a bunch of old Whole Life Times magazines that I had piled up in my car:
This is a monthly holistic/wellness publication distributed throughout Los Angeles (and also available online). They’ve got some pretty good articles and local resources, though some of the ads get a little too new age-y for me. You can’t hold it against them, though – they gotta make a buck, and they are free! I really had a backlog collected – some going back to 2008!
Julius looked a little bored…
This one was especially fun, because it’s all about food and they gave our blog a shoutout! You can download the episode for free on itunes.
Last night’s meal delivery choice:
This was BBQ chicken with Turkey Bacon Collard Greens and Yam Mash. I left off the BBQ sauce (I’m not really a fan) and took off the skin, too – it was still super flavorful.
We “played” this game while we ate – “The Family Dinner” –
It’s basically a bunch of questions designed to spark conversation at the dinner table.
Another frozen dessert buffet:
I had a small scoop of everything with some blackberries…
…while we watched couples figure skating – how perfect for Valentine’s Day….
…though I did get mean-spirited and started making fun of the men’s outfits a lot. I mean, what was he thinking?! He looks like he’s bleeding neon pink.
But nothing could compare to the Germans:
I’m still chuckling this morning.
In between the Olympics we also watched the HBO movie “Temple Grandin,” a true story about the autistic animal scientist (played fantastically by Claire Danes) who revolutionized the cattle industry with a more humane treatment of livestock. Definitely check out this film – it was thoroughly engaging, educational, unique, and beautifully acted.
I was happy to see some hot cocoa in the house – gotta have my nightly fix!
We have a few more hours left here before we have to head back to our side of town for an industry schmoozing event tonight. I’m totally rejuvenated and am very thankful that we had the opportunity to do this – boy oh boy, we needed it!