If Every Sunday

by Joanne on March 7, 2010

If every Sunday could be as nice as today, then Sunday would pull rank on Friday and become my favorite day of the week.  

Shane must have heard me tossing and turning and struggling trying to get back to sleep at 5:30 this morning.  He began the morning “ WHIIINNNE!  Who could sleep with that kind of music in the back ground?  That’s not really a question but in case you ARE wondering, Ted could.

Shane and I were out the door by 6 am.   I walked him to the soccer field off South Park Drive and we played a little Frisbee while walking around the field.  It was nice because the snow was hard so we were able to walk on top of it and not fall through.   

When we got home, Ted was up and about and had the cross country gear ready.  He actually waxed our skis!  Oh happy skis!  They haven’t had that kind of attention in over 10 years!  Skis, Shane, Ted, Joanne, all piled into the car to Hamilton College for some cross country skiing. 

It was a nice sunny 30 degrees. 


The trail was horrible. It was icy and hard and with our waxed skis, it was FAST!


In case you’re wondering why there is never a photo of me on my behind while skiing, it’s simply because I control the camera.


As you can see by the obvious tongue hanging, it was hard work out there on the trails today.  I bruised my shoulder and Ted picked up a few aches here an there as well.


That guy staring at you is the only one who made it home bruise and pain free.  Shane loves cross country skiing.

After all that work, we decided to stop at our favorite breakfast nook, Creekside Cafe in Washington Mills.   There menu covers every fit of fancy imaginable. 

First things first.  COFFEE!


Keep it coming!  I was having a major melt down because it was 8:40 by this time and I needed JAVA!

Both Ted and I had Giambrottes.  His was “Sam’s Special” which had sausage and potatoes with greens, sweet peppers, tomatoes with dry wheat toast.  Mine was the Veggie Giambrotte with spinach, greens, hot peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, and feta with dry rye toast.



Great breakfast.

We made a quick stop at the grocery store for some things left off the cart from yesterday. That happens when Joanne misses shopping day and Ted fills in.  I did try to make a list but didn’t do a very good job of it. 

Once home, Shane hit the rug for a doggy nap. Ted packed up the trash to take to the disposal.  Joanne made Vegan Friendly Blue Cornmeal Whole Wheat Spice Muffins.  That recipe will be posted tomorrow.  By 2:15 pm, we had to get ready to go celebrate with the birthday girl!


Nancy, Happy Birthday!  

Nancy and Bob spent two days in Saratoga, NY in celebration of Nancy’s special birthday.  While they were there, a very odd thing happened.   Shane got in Nancy’s head and look what she brought back for him


BELLY RUBS!  Shane’s favorite!   These little cookies are adorable.  They are made with all organic ingredients and the flavor is “Pumpkin Ginger Spice”.  I think I might swipe one while Shane has his back turned and dunk it in my coffee.

Check out the name of the store the cookies came from:


What a perfect name!

Cheers to Nancy!  Cheers to cross country skiing with husband and dog! Cheers to truly delicious breakfasts!  Cheers to spending a wonderful Sunday with best friends while celebrating the best of friends birthday!  It’s Sundays like this that make every other day look weak.  Oh look at that!  Isn’t there an English term for that?  Weak…Week…?????


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  • At 2010.03.07 22:47, Chaucee said:

    Whoa that food looks amazing!!
    Ps – I found your blog through the Martha Blogs Network!

    • At 2010.03.08 07:37, Anne said:

      Hey! I found your blog a while ago and just wanted to tell you that I enjoy reading it 🙂 and niiiiiiice, you also have a lot of snow!! 🙂

      • At 2010.03.08 09:22, Joanne said:

        Chaucee: Thanks.

        Anne: Thank you.

        • At 2010.03.08 20:56, Pam (@ TotalHealthCounseling) said:

          Joanne, what is a Giambrotte? Looks really good, I’ll have to try one next time I’m in NY.
          Ouch! The x-country skiing looks painful.
          Happy Birthday Nancy 🙂

          • At 2010.03.09 06:58, kilax said:

            Those Belly Rubs look good.

            I love the cross country skiing pics. I hope your shoulder is okay! 🙂
            .-= kilax´s last blog ..Do vacations make you happy? / Alternative Baking Company Cookies Giveaway WINNER =-.

            • At 2010.03.10 10:13, Nancy Jean said:

              But of course I thought of Shane whilst shopping at Sloppy Kisses boutique! When the owner was telling me how many of the edibles for sale were wheat & gluten (is that the same thing?!) free I knew I just had to bring home a treat for your boy. Hope he enjoyed ’em! Thanks for the “published” HB wish – – I feel so special.

              I have never eaten at the Creekside but I think that shall change soon as the giambrottes you & Ted enjoyed Sunday look out-of-this world!

              p.s. Thank you, Pam – – and CONGRATULATIONS to you and your intended on your engagement!

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