Wednesday Workout: A Brief Swim

Vegan Goodness:
Today we ate:

  • Breakfast: Regular fruit and coconut smoothies and toast with butter for dad and LP while mom slept in a bit, and then cheerios and strawberries for mom when she finally got up!
  • LP enjoyed some cheerios at the park while he romped around with his friends.
  • Lunch: Leftover tofu fried rice for LP complete with extra tofu.  LP is so into tofu he grabs and the plain cubes as soon as I cut them up!  I’m impressed – even I’m not that into plain tofu!  Mom and dad had leftover falafel.
  • After his nap LP had some strawberries and crackers, and as a pre-dinner snack we enjoyed some crackers with cucumber and garden herb tofu spread.  Quite a yummy appetizer!
  • Dinner: Lots and lots of grilled veggies!  We grilled zucchini, raddichio and fennel stalks, all from our CSA, and ate them alongside some pasta salad made with carrot top and basil pesto – quite a delicious combo!  It was also nice to enjoy dinner outside and watch the birds and the two rabbits that like to visit the yard behind ours.
  • Mom and dad enjoyed some chocolate mousse from The Joy of Vegan Baking after dinner.
    We didn’t feel too bad about LP being left out though – he got to lick the spatula when mom ade the mousse earlier.

Money Matters:
Today we spent the following:

  • $5.30 for marigolds at Pemberton farms.  The G-man is determined to get the squirrels away from our garden, and marigolds are supposedly a deterrent.
  • $26.21 for gas – we need to keep the car ready to go since I’m way overdue with this baby!
  • $31.86 for our Soda Stream canister refill.  Our Soda Stream was an awesome gift from our real estate agent when we bought our house.  It makes carbonated water so that we don’t have to buy cans or bottles.  It is much cheaper and much better for the environment!
  • $2.00 for Mom to have a drink and catch up with friends while LP and dad ran errands.  (My guys are awesome!)
  • $30.00 on our CSA box.  CSA stand for Community Supported Agriculture, and many local farms across the nation have this program.  Simply put, we pre-paid around $700 in order to receive a box of fresh, local produce every week (from June to November) from a local farm.  We get our CSA share from Enterprise Farms, which is one of the bigger farms in our area.  We like their shares because there is a lot of variety, and their produce is great!  Although we have prepaid for our CSA share, I put it in our budget on a monthly basis to remind us that we have spent that money on groceries already.

Wednesday Workout:
I’ve been slacking on working out, when I should be stepping up the walking and jumping since I’m now a week overdue with baby #2.  However, yesterday, when we were at the pond, I did swim a couple laps and it felt great!  I was able to stretch and use muscles in ways I don’t think I have in months.  We will probably make another pond trip this week, and I’m going to try and get a few more laps in then.  In the meantime, I will be walking and pacing in an attempt to encourage baby #2 to make her/his entrance into the world!

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