While yesterday I woke up thinking about all the moms that influenced what kind of mom I am, I never mentioned the two most important influences in my parenting life, Derek and Kyle. These 2 “kids,” have made being a mom a gift and as I let them know yesterday, NEVER a job. They were always nice human beings and apparently inherited the “peace” gene from their parents, because I can’t ever remember a time they fought with one another, or with us, really (OK, except when it came to piercings, Derek!) Now grown men, out on their own, they continue to make me proud each and every day and and continue to make mothering a gift and NEVER a job. I love you both to pieces. You, too, Mitch. You have always been a hands on dad and your boys and I appreciate that more than you know!
With the weather getting to hot for most everything in the garden, I have been doing much more reaping than sowing. Though tomatoes, and cherry tomatoes in particular, seem to be still handling the sun, the lettuce has “bolted,” and produced some tiny yellow flowers (which I imagine go to seed) and I am letting them hang out for decoration until I tackle cleaning out the lettuce garden to prepare it for fall. While I never got brussel sprouts (too hot) one of the plants took off and grew quite large. After doing some research, I learned that I could eat the leaves of the plant, so I sauteed them with garlic and olive oil over the weekend. I definitely needed to let them cook longer but they were not half bad and I mixed them in with some whole wheat pasta and mushrooms to add color and lots of nutrition. Even when the food isn’t as good as it could be, there is something about eating what you have grown that makes it taste better and feel so, well, homegrown! Not really recommending, just mentioning…
Hope everyone had a nice weekend and a wonderful Mother’s Day. I will be at Tamarac Fitness Center for ALL my classes today. Starting this morning at 8:30 with a low impact aerobic/mat class and then meeting my SilverSneakers students for our first day of back to back classes, after leaving Bally last week. SS classes will be at our regularly scheduled times today, 11:30 and 12:30. There are schedules available at the front desk, so be sure to pick one up today. My guess is that we will be tweaking the schedule weekly until we figure it all out! Please try to come today at your usual time, and Wednesday I will accommodate all that show up at 11:30 until we see if the back to back classes are needed that day, too. Carol will have classes on Tuesday and Friday at 11:30. We are happy to be able to make this move without missing a single day together 🙂
Carol, I wanna hear all about your brunch at Sublime!!
So funny that you left me this little p.s. because as I was reading your blog I was thinking to myself that I would drop you a note about my family adventure in Sublime. I, Brad, Trevor and Mom went to Sublime for Mother’s Day brunch. Obviously, this was my choice (everyone else’s favorite restaurant is Outback!). Poor Trevor ate lettuce – he wouldn’t even try the waffle – which is what Brad ordered. The waffle was pretty good, but the “bacon” went over like a lead tofu balloon. Mom ordered the “steak” sandwich and couldn’t understand why it wasn’t really steak. I had the broccoli and “cheese” quiche, with kale salad and thought it was yummy.
Trevor made himself a turkey sandwich as soon as we walked in the door. Brad waited about 2 hours (he did eat half the waffle) then he made himself a frozen pizza 😉 Brad – the big sweetie – offered to take me back for dinner anytime I wanted. I figure I will give him a break and wait at least a month before I take him up on the offer.
There is a picture of the 4 of us on the Sublime Facebook page if you want to see our happy smiling faces (the picture was before the meal was delivered) 🙂
Oh boy, Carol. My first reaction is that maybe a holiday wasn’t the best time to try a new place, but then again, i totally understand why you wanted to go, and it was YOUR holiday (well, mom’s too). I had the steak sandwich once for dinner and found it a little disappointing. My best meal there was definitely the mushroom ravioli and the crispy cauliflower. Mitch was able to have an awesome pasta dish, so maybe dinner offers more dishes that EVERYONE likes…I am glad you got to go, but its always hard when the company you are with isnt really enjoying—then again, as non animal eaters, we are usually in the position of being the odd ones out, so once and a while, i think its ok to flip the coin. I know that Brad will like it better some night when you go for dinner…i am positive because I know that Mitch would have had a hard time with the breakfast as would kyle…but dinner, there is something for everyone. Will check out your FB photo 🙂