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Happy August!

Catching up from July?








August started early for me: 5am! I subbed for another instructor for the 5:30AM aerobics class. OMG that is early!!! Thankfully, once the class got started, the hour went really quickly.

And then, I decided I would drive across town to get an iced caramel skim macchiato from Starbucks. . . you know, as a reward for getting up before the crack of dawn.

Well, I drove all the way there, got to the parking lot and realized I didn’t have my wallet!

Ahhhhh totally bummed.

So, I drove home.

Took a long, hot shower.

Got dressed, found my wallet.

Took Abby with in the car to go back to Starbucks to finally get my iced macchiato!


I got a venti – is that wrong? Winking smile 


Now, thankfully, I have a lazy day.

Watching Iron Chef America from last night: battle cucumber – btw totally heart Iron Chef Michael Symon!

And later having lunch with a friend and teaching another aerobics class later tonight.

Pretty sure I will be able to squeeze in a nap!

And looking forward to dinner tonight: Scott is making BBQ chicken pizza. yum!

What time did you get up this morning?


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We made it back to Mankato!

Road trip Day #7

This morning we left Keystone, South Dakota, drove 8 1/2 hours and made it back to Mankato, MN (Home!) about 6pm. Unfortunately, we lost an hour going from Mountain to Central time. . . but still made it home at a decent hour.

Thankfully, there was a Starbucks in Rapid City, just 20 miles down the road from the super small town of Keystone. When we stopped, the guy at the drive thru window asked us what our plans were for the day. We told him we were headed home to Minnesota. He told us he was from MN as well, and reminded us that the next Starbucks was about 330 miles away in Sioux City, South Dakota! I was bummed too because on the way to the interstate we passed a Caribou Coffee – now I like Starbucks, but I LOVE Caribou so I was a little bummed that I didn’t know there was a Caribou in town too!

The weather was not great. . . foggy in the morning.

Then, turned to rain.

It didn’t seem to bother the South Dakota cows!


Lunch was Scott’s favorite – Wendy’s!

He was excited to have me try their new fries. I always say that no fries are better than McDonald’s. These weren’t as good as McDonald’s but a lot better than their old fries!

I also had a fish sandwich, which was just ok.  .. nothing amazing!

I also helped Scott finish his chocolate frosty. 😉

We kept busy by playing “Who can name the most State capitols?”

Neither of us did very well - but it helped pass some miles!

Finally, back to MN – the best state sign!

We were quick to unload the car, start some laundry, and go thru the mail.

Scott made a quick run to Kwik Trip for us to pick up some milk and eggs.

I whipped up some french toast for us for dinner.

Eggs mixed with a splash of vanilla and sprinkle of cinnamon.

I love french toast – but let’s be real – it is just a syrup delivery system! I love syrup. YUM.

Check out this cute syrup holder I gave Scott for Christmas!

And I drank the rest of my diet coke from lunch. 🙂

Now, off to catch up on our DVR from vacation – first up: Survivor! Have a g’night!

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Once I get into something I like, I tend to stick with it. Case in point, breakfast this morning.
Same as yesterday!
1 cup of Honey Nut Scooters and my CSL (in my beautiful red Starbucks mug – Christmas gift from Mom).

You may notice that there is no milk in my cereal. I don’t like plain milk – in fact the only time I have milk is frothed in my morning latte. I am concerned about my bone health and calcium is important, so I make sure and fit calcium rich foods elsewhere in my diet, mainly in the form of cheese and yogurt!

This breakfast tasted so good yesterday morning, I knew I had to repeat it this morning!

Abby is such a snuggle puppy – I LOVE it!

Off to work. . . Happy Thursday! The weekend is just around the corner. 🙂

What’s on your daily repeat, because it is so good?

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