Happy Fourth of July!

Hello and Happy Fourth of July! katie holmes tom cruise independence day ecards someecards thumb Happy Fourth of July!

Let’s back up to yesterday – I made a broccoli salad for today’s BBQ. It is basically macaroni salad with broccoli instead of pasta.

I used broccoli instead of macaroni  for three reasons:

1. We have a huge bag of broccoli to use up and it’s too hot to roast it.

2. I want to save my carb intake for chips and cookies on the 4th!

3. I considered making a sweet broccoli salad but really wanted hard boiled eggs. I love eggs.IMG 5474 800x533 thumb Happy Fourth of July!

So it’s too hot to roast veggies, but it’s not too hot to bake cookies. Odd how that works, huh? I made the boxed mix of White Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies. Long name, so-so cookies.IMG 5485 800x533 thumb Happy Fourth of July!

But even so-so cookies are pretty good when they are fresh from the oven so I had two three. IMG 5497 800x533 thumb Happy Fourth of July!

This morning I slept in a little and finally peeled out of bed for a run. I wanted to do 8 miles and came in at just about 7.84 which doesn’t make any sense since I turned back at 4. Whatev.

I ran in a new direction because I am extremely bored with my usual route. It was nice to change it up. But I felt slow and tired for the first 3 miles. It took me that long to get warmed up!

When I got back I was super thirsty but not hungry at all. Eh. Just an off day.

I ate food for breakfast. Then, I hit up the store for supplies for a Fourth of July flag cakie.

I live 5 minutes from the store and a whole container of raspberries disappeared on the way back. This happens every time I go to the store.IMG 5501 800x600 thumb Happy Fourth of July!

They didn’t have those fold out sheets of cookie dough so I had to roll out the dough myself. It was a mess, but I think it was a success!IMG 5510 800x600 thumb Happy Fourth of July!

Actually it was a super success because I had extra dough and made a BIG cookie for myself!IMG 5507 800x600 thumb Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July Cookie Eating Party to me!IMG 5513 600x800 thumb Happy Fourth of July!

Now we’re headed to my mom’s for a BBQ, pool time and fun!

The weather is super mild here so I’m not sure if I’m going to get in the pool. I’m not complaining it’s Heaven-dy Two and I love it wlEmoticon smile1 Happy Fourth of July!image thumb1 Happy Fourth of July!

Have a good one!


  1. says

    That Someecards image just made me crack up. Love that site :P
    I actually tried a new running route the other day, and ended up having a terrible run (the route was apparently way hillier than I thought it’d be). I almost turned around and came home halfway through because I was so discouraged! Back to my normal running route :)

  2. Sable Weisman (@SquatLikeALady) says

    Mmmm – I’ll have to try making broccoli salad like that! So creative!!

  3. says

    it was over 100 here today, and is supposed to continue being this way (well over a week now) through Friday. It is currently 91 inside my living room where there is a portable a/c unit. My bedroom is well over 100.

  4. says

    I wish I had a mid week holiday too – things are getting crazy in the office and it’s always nice to have a day off after 2 days of work; 5 straight days is just too much. ;p

  5. says

    What a good idea with the broccoli. I’ll definitely have to give it a try. I love that you just HAD to make an extra cookie for yourself.. I mean why let that dough go to waste?!?

    Oh & your miles, hey at least you got out there & got the run done :)

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