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Minutes – August 6


praying for Angela’s Mom and for Roxie’s Mom, for healing and recovery; for my children as they prepare to go back to college and high school; for my husband, for all the intentions passed my way

grateful for air conditioning; bananas; a car that runs without problems


Ugh.  It’s hot again here in Texas.  Too hot to play outside unless you’re up at the crack of dawn. I’ve decided to forgo my daily lunchtime walk for some workout time in the office. Yep.  I have a big office, a door that closes and super great air conditioning, so I’ll be logging miles of jumping jacks, burpees, push ups and sit ups. Princess Pea, my younger daughter, was so generous to share her “We’re Sexy and We Know It” workout routine that she created for an assignment in her Kinesiology class last semester.  It’s tough, with all of the previously mentioned exercises, plus squats, lunges and mountain climbers. Toss in some Pilates stretches and I have a tidy little workout.  Who needs to go outdoors when it’s 106 degrees?


Life plans and paperwork.


Hmph.  The most creative thing on the docket this week is cleaning the fridge.  Maybe I’ll arrange the condiment bottles according to height. Yeah.  That will suffice.


  • Grilled Steak, potatoes, Tossed Salad
  • Turkey Paninis and Carrot Sticks
  • Bratwurst, Macaroni and Cheese, more Salad
  • Hawaiian Pork Kabobs, Fresh Peas
  • Grilled Flank Steak, Fresh tomatoes and more Salad
  • Grilled Fish, Salad
  • Grilled Chicken and Peaches, Corn Salad, Green Beans

Are you seeing a theme here?  uh-huh.  It’s called Cook As Much Stuff Outside as Possible and Eat Lots of Salad So That You Don’t Have to Turn on the Stove.


The Tour de Cure was brief this year.  We cut our ride short – only did 15 miles – because we had to be at Gordon’s funeral.  The best part was my Husband telling all his coworkers how great our kids are with their cycling!  Made my heart zing!2013 Tour de Cure

DirtBike, Princess Pea and The Architect. SUPER cool LMAero Jerseys!2013.08.06(2)Me.  Riding my bicycle on the Texas Motor Speedway!

::looking ahead

Freshman Orientation for DirtBike, as well as finishing up summer reading.  School starts in ONE WEEK!!  The Architect working at the water park.  Mass in the middle of the week.  A quiet weekend.

Linking up at Suscipio– come join us!

Record the Minutes. Keep the Faith.

EMail Anglea Pea

5 thoughts on “Minutes – August 6

  1. Your weekly menu sounds wonderful! And I like the idea of your little, but so easy, workout in your office, out of the heat!
    Have a wonderful week!

  2. Great pictures!
    I hope you got my small donation. I guess every little bit helps.
    And – yes – it is far too hot to be outside.
    We try to get to the pool by 9-10am, and have to be gone by 11. I still keep on a hat and a ton of sunscreen. I’m sure these young mamas are like “whatever!”. lol
    Anyway – Praying for you!

  3. I WISH I had a grill so I could cook out. Maybe a grill pan, but that sort of defeats the “don’t heat up the kitchen” thing. Oh well! I love the sound of those recipes.

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