Happy Fourth of July!

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

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)

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)

But even so-so cookies are pretty good when they are fresh from the oven so I had two three. IMG_5497 (800x533)

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)

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)

Actually it was a super success because I had extra dough and made a BIG cookie for myself!IMG_5507 (800x600)

Happy Fourth of July Cookie Eating Party to me!IMG_5513 (600x800)

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 Smileimage

Have a good one!


  1. says

    That Someecards image just made me crack up. Love that site 😛
    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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