Good morning! We’re having some gorgeous spring weather here this weekend. The sun is shining through my office windows, the birds are cheerfully chirping outside, and the air is crisp and cool.
We get very few days like this here in Philly. It kind of reminds me of summer vacations in Maine, actually. Here, it tends to go from dreary and blustery and cold to hot and humid overnight, so we revel in this perfect spring-like weather on these rare occasions.
It worked out well since we spent yesterday at an amusement park in central Pennsylvania. Our daughter performed with the jazz band, so we drove out to see her. I’m not exactly an amusement park person, so I was especially grateful for the perfect weather. It would have been pretty brutal if it had been hot and humid or rainy.
They played two full sets of music, with a couple hours in between, so Paul and I had some time to kill. Neither of us can do rides anymore so instead we ate our way through the park, and we stopped at one point for one of those basketball hoop challenges. He made both shots, the show-off.
But of course the highlight of the day was seeing our daughter perform. The band did a great job, and she even had a little feature, which was really fun. It was a long day, but totally worth it.
We’re having some friends over to enjoy the pool later today, so I’m looking forward to that. My son went to the grocery store for me yesterday while we were out of town, which was a total life saver. I really didn’t want to try to fit that in after church today, so now I’m pretty well set on everything we need.
You all often ask what I serve when we entertain. We’re just keeping it simple with hamburgers and hotdogs and some store-bought sides. I even bought the desserts — we love the fruit tarte at Wegman’s, and I recently discovered their cannoli dip & chip tray. Both are so good, and easy for serving a crowd.
The one thing I’m planning to make is this broccoli salad recipe. Has anyone tried it? Or maybe you have a similar one you recommend? I wanted something healthy-ish, and I get tired of plain old veggies and ranch dip. In fact, I don’t even like raw veggies in ranch dip, so I only buy it to check off the veggie box on the menu.
A few weeks ago, I went to a potluck where a broccoli salad was served, and it was so good, so I came home and googled it. Turns out, there are tons of variations out there. It’s the cheese that makes it. I assumed the orange shreds were carrots, not cheese, so it was a delightful surprise when I took my first bite and realized it was cheese.
I don’t think there was any bacon in the one I had, so I was going to omit it just to keep my life easier, but maybe I should include it. What do you all think?
So anyway, that’s about all I’ve got. I need to get off the computer so I can go for a walk before it’s time to get ready for church. I want to take full advantage of this beautiful weather while we have it.
Before I go, I want to tell you about this sports bra I found on Amazon. I’m starting back with my workouts this week (lower body only!) and I needed a new sports bra. Someone recommended this one to me, I can’t remember who, but I really like it. It seems to have really good support, and it’s super easy to get off and on. I appreciate that I don’t have to pull it on over my head, and I especially like that you can adjust the length of the straps from the front.
I also ordered this one to have a racerback option, but I haven’t tried it yet — mainly because I dread having to pull it on over my head. You know how that goes — it gets all twisty and you practically dislocate your shoulder trying to get it untangled and situated properly. But at some point I’ll need it, and I’ll give it a try and see if I can finagle it.
My preference is the kind you can convert to racerback with a simple hook, but I haven’t found one yet since my surgery. They tend to cost more and I was trying to find something inexpensive until I settle into my final size. ANYWAY! If you need a sports bra, and you wear a typical size, this is a good one.
Alright, then. That’s it for now. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!