It’s late, so I’m gonna keep this short and leave you with a little something to ponder:
The hubs hit the sack before me last night and this is what I was confronted with when I came to bed. What am I supposed to do with that? How does one person possibly need the entire width of a queen-sized bed and four pillows to himself?
His (very sweet) explanation: that I am normally there, on the window side. So he was attempting to cuddle with absent-me. Aww.
Still, I had no place to sleep and had to fling him around in order to carve out a space for myself! It doesn’t help that it’s been sweltering here, and in spite of our window unit’s best efforts, sleeping is a sweaty event. I’m not so much of a cuddler in the summer.
Also, not pictured: 30 pounds of furry cat. Hot, furry cat. Somehow their snuggling efforts do not wane in the heat.
We definitely need a bigger bed!
Today’s EAT: A quintessential summer feast!
BBQ ribs, green beans, corn and watermelon. It was my first time cooking BBQ ribs!
And there was just one complication: we don’t have a barbecue.
BBQ sauce is actually incredibly easy to make. Certainly no more difficult than marinara. I love making homemade sauces instead of cracking open a jar!
And as a bonus: this dinner came almost entirely from local farms, via the amazing Union Square Greenmarket: local pork, beans, melon and corn. So excited that fresh corn is starting to come in to season here!
Today’s DRINK: I kinda wanted to open a bottle of wine so I’d have something interesting to write about here, but with BBQ? You’ve gotta go with beer. So I had a bottle of the same stuff I blogged yesterday. Highly refreshing.
Today’s RUN: I can honestly say that I enjoyed every step of my run today. Wow.
Somehow the weather went from humid and miserable to sunny and dry overnight. When I headed out for my run in the late-afternoon today, it was a very pleasant and sunny 70-something degrees. With low humidity. Yes. This is how summer should be!
I logged an easy 6 miles along the Hudson greenway in a little under 51:00, 8:20-something pace. Such a pleasure!
Post-run, I ended up at my gym and hit up a 90-minute Vinyasa class. It’s a lot to bite off in one workout, I know – almost 2.5 hours of exercise. But as usual I felt awesome after yoga, even if I was rather exhausted!
Today’s QUESTION: Are you a cuddler or an independent sleeper? I go back and forth. In the winter when it’s cool, I’m definitely more of a snuggler, but in the summertime I like my space! (Take note, bed-hogging husbands and pets!)