We have had some chilly mornings – yesterday it was 50 degrees when I left the house, but truth be told, I think that’s my favorite temperature.  If I could live somewhere where it was between 50 and 75 degrees all the time, I would totally move there.  Poor Tony though is still sleeping under our down comforter!

Breakfast was delish – kind of savory and sweet!  I made an egg beater ‘”omelet.”   I am putting omelet in quotes because it doesn’t look too pretty, but I added chopped cilantro and some muenster cheese in it.  On the side – a mini caramel apple parfait – one container Chobani plain yogurt, one small apple diced, 1 teaspoon sugar free pancake syrup, 2 tablespoons whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce – I ate that last and it tasted like a breakfast dessert!

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It was still cool by lunch time – 61 degrees so I knew I was walking.  Going to take advantage before the heat is in the 90s and I have to go to the gym.  This time I had sunscreen AND a hat.

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I like listening to fast paced music – makes me walk faster!  All was well until I started to smell something and almost before I stepped right on it, I saw a dead raccoon that had a zillion flies on it – ew!  I couldn’t get across the street fast enough!

I had leftover steak from my salad the night before – I ended up making beef tostadas – pretty sure I could eat some variation of this every day.

[amd-zlrecipe-recipe:46]How delicious do those look?  Redic.

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I got home from work and Tony was enjoying a cigar outside – um, guess who decided after spending five days in the hospital last week to mow the lawn?  Yep – Tony!   I think he did it without me because he hates how I mow – in the 13 years we’ve lived here, I think I’ve mowed the lawn 4 or 5 times?!  Thanks Tony – it looks great!

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Tony always has a stash of peanuts, but in case Kyle or Lyle decide to get too close – he’s got peanuts to use as weapons!

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We ended up hanging out outside while I grilled up some chicken.

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I may or may not have added a bit of hot sauce to my plate. Open-mouthed smile

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My step-son sent me this cute picture of his dog Taquito – how cute is he??!!  I like how you can see their other dog Cinnamon Bun’s white paw touching Taquito.

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And because of my fast paced walk at lunch, had no trouble getting in my 10,000 steps!

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I ended up making a cream of celery soup for lunch today.  It’s supposed to be eaten cold, but when I tasted it warm I quite liked it – we’ll see if I end up eating it cold later on today.  If it’s good, I’ll post the recipe tomorrow.  My blog friend Helen had that cold celery soup when she was in St. Martin, and I’ve been intrigued with the idea since she posted it!

Alright, time to get this show on the road – make it a great day!