Good reads and good eats

This morning after breakfast I took a walk around the block…twice! Walking and stretching really releases my abs and I feel so much better afterward. I was more active today than I have been in about a week and it was awesome!

I read my psychology book out on the deck after my walk and enjoyed being outside. It really makes any activity more enjoyable. Lunch was a hodge podge of scrambled eggs with peppers, pita chips and hummus, and the tiniest apple I’ve ever seen.

IMG_2329_2After lunch, my mom was going through the boxes in my sister’s room and she found the cutest thing! It’s a little suitcase with an old fashioned barbie plus tons of accessories inside.

IMG_2325_2 IMG_2327_2I’d never seen it before in my life and I just think its so adorable. One of those things you keep around for your kids to play with later on. Much, much later on.

I threw together a snack of dark chocolate chips and pistachios before heading out again with my family to half-price books!

IMG_2330_2I finished the last few pages of my book in about 2 minutes last night and had a heck of a time falling asleep after that. I need a good thirty minutes of reading before bed to “finish my day” and sleep peacefully. Luckily, I found a novel that looks amazing and it was so cheap!

photo-127It’s historical fiction which is my favorite genre by far. You learn so much about the past but it doesn’t read like a dry textbook, the characters provide the intrigue while the setting educates you about a certain time period. This one is about the civil war and my interest was peaked after watching the movie Lincoln so I think I’m going to love it.

When I got home I snacked on a yogurt and read for a while after taking another two laps around the block.

IMG_2331_2I’m having a hard time figuring out when I’m hungry! I know that sounds crazy, but for nearly two years I’ve relied on a calorie counter to tell me when and how much to eat so I’m really having to tune back into my body and listen for those signals. It’ll take some time but I know I’ll get back on track.

I got to do some cooking tonight which was a blast! Summer is perfect for tons of fresh veggies and this pasta dish had a million.

IMG_2335_2 IMG_2336_2Standing in front of a hot stove for an hour when it’s 95 degrees outside isn’t the best idea in the world, but it paid off! I loved this dish. So simple and delicious.

IMG_2337_2Have a wonderful Monday evening! Catch ya tomorrow!

If you see anything on here that you want the recipe for, leave a comment and I’ll post it the next day!