Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Life is Good!

My 3 super-active boys are settling into their naps, I'm drinking an iced Madagascar Vanilla Red tea-my new favorite, no caffeine, no artificial flavors, no calories and loaded with antioxidants-and sampling one of Bubba's Beer Biscuits that I made for tonight's supper club, which is an All-American theme. Bubba is Paula Deen's brother, for those of you who didn't know that. Don't judge me for eating them, I did bike 11 miles this morning, as well as yesterday morning. Biking, you ask? Well, I'm taking a week off from running. My right calf has been bothering me for a couple of weeks and after a terrible run on Monday, I've decided I can't risk being injured for my marathon that is 6 months away. I had a little pity party at first because I love running so much, but biking is working other leg muscles that running doesn't work, so I guess it is a pay-off. I still get up early to go and the scenery is amazing. My butt hurts when I am done for sure! I almost burned the same amount of calories running 5 miles as biking 11 miles, but I do miss the running!

Yesterday I took the boys to the library so Harrison and I could check out some books. That boy has never met a book he didn't love. I also love checking out cookbooks-LOVE it! I read cookbooks like regular books, always looking for that perfect recipe. I also picked up Paula Deen's autobiography, which so far has been a pretty fast read. I love reading biographies about cooks or chef's-always wondering how they got into the business. She has really come from nothing-she is an amazing woman! I sat on the porch last night after the boys went to bed and Dan was playing tennis with a friend, and with the coastal breezes in the air and the smell of the marsh, I actually felt like I was on vacation, reading her book while sitting in my rocking chair. So really, right now Life is Good!

6 comments:

Slacker Mama said...

I saw PD's Chefography on the Food Network a couple of years back...it really is amazing! Your evening sounds heavenly!

Deep in the Heart said...

I love all those Chefographies. Especially Paula's and Julia's. I used to do lots of cycling myself, maybe now the kids are riding I can get back into it.

Sweet Pea Chef said...

Can I vicariously join you on your porch to smell the salt air? Ahhh...

Life *is* good.

marathon mom said...

Sitting on the back porch sounds great! We just don't have the sea breeze!!

Stephanie said...

Life surely does sound good, and it really is!!! I am happy for you as I read your post. I have been feeling this "life is good" feeling more now that I am older. And the cookbook thing - oh yeah, I toyally love going to the bookstore. If I only like one recipe in a book I'll jot it down. Bad, huh. I will feel even better once I run a few times. I haven't in a while and need to get back on track!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Traci Anne said...

I cannot even express how much I love Paula Deen!!! Sounds like a very good life :)