A Wet, But Productive Morning

by HEAB on May 13, 2011

How is your Friday the 13th going thus far? Mine has been busy. My dad and brother are picking me up later this afternoon. We’re driving to Indiana for my older brother’s graduation from Butler University, and for the next 48 hours, I’ll be away from CD and Summer. As excited as I am about spending the weekend with my family, I am dreading saying goodbye. However, I keep reminding myself it will be a good weekend for us all. I’ll get to hang out with my brothers and sister-in-law, who I rarely get to see, and Chris will get to spend all weekend with Summer. I’ve never been away for her for more than 3 hours, and I know CD is looking forward to some father/daughter time. So, I’ve spent all morning getting ready for my trip…or I guess I should say getting Summer and her dad ready for my absence. :)

The laundry is almost done, and the house will be clean by the time I leave. The grocery shopping is complete, and food prep for the weekend is finished…


First up, a double batch of Butterfied Oaties for CD,


and next up, we have broccoli, eggplant, and yellow squash sticks roasted in butter and sea salt for Summer. Turns out she loves broccoli…which totally makes up for the avocado hating. 😉


Even though CD is a great cook, when I’m not around to sit down and eat dinner with him, he’s been known to consume nothing but Oaties. Therefore, I made him a brown rice noodle lasagna with grass fed finished beef. With the leftover ingredients, I made myself a mini version of my favorite fail proof lasagna recipe for tonight’s road trip.


CD, the Oaties are for after you eat this. :)

After cooking and cleaning, I needed some fresh air. The weather was a bit messy this morning, but Summer and I were able to squeeze in a 30-minute walk in between weather fronts. I wore my new Jambu Water Diva-Vegan shoes.


Perfect for walking through wet grass when Summer and I have to off-road it,


or for wading in our neighborhood creek…

The Jambus were given to me for free to review on the blog, and I’ve fallen in love with these easy on/off water-ready shoes. I’ve put over 10 miles on them, and I love that there is an adjustable criss-crop strap that velcroes on both sides of my foot. Because my feet are big and wide (size 10!), strappy shoes like this often rub and squeeze my feet causing blisters, and so it’s nice to have such accommodating straps. The super light memory foam footbed is super comfy, and I love the floral motif on the outsole. They are a little pricey, but I’m willing to invest more money in a shoe that is built well and will last. So, if I had not been given the shoes, I would definitely consider buying them for myself as I’m pretty sure I’m going to live in them all summer. For more information on the company and where to buy Jambu Adventure Designs, please click here.

OK, time to get cracking on the rest of my to-do list. Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!