Balanced Day

Twenties

I’ve had a delightful day thus far.  The weather is gorgeous and I’ve had time to work, relax, exercise, and be outdoors — I love days where I can fit everything in without feeling rushed.  The only thing missing is a beer and time with friends, which are both on the agenda for this evening.  Got to savor these last days of summer, right?

I fit in some time on the stair climber this morning and then ate a yogurt parfait on the way to work.

Did I mention the weather was perfect?

You know the best part about the day after a storm?

Puddles!  We must have stopped to look at every pool of water on the way to the park.

The park was packed today!  Check out the stroller parking area.

I enjoyed the breeze while this guy played in the sandbox.

During nap time, I ate lunch and got to watch Passport to Europe – Vienna (I don’t have cable at home, so the travel channel is a treat).  I want to be Samantha Brown.  This was a fun episode because Matt and I have talked about visiting Vienna on a special trip that may be in our future…

After babysitting, I strolled home and decided to stop at the Prudential Center Farmer’s market!

I bought some fresh blueberries and these beauties:

Stay tuned, as I might try to make dinner out of these guys.

  • melissa
    August 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Would you do a post on your work out and food ( favorite foods, go to recipes, etc)? It would be great to see how you strive for balance with a busy schedule. I know a lot of people of people could relate, and I could use some tips as a busy twenty something as well 🙂

    • Laura
      August 27, 2010 at 10:48 am

      Hi!

      I’ll def. try and do a post on this soon, although I’ll probably wait until I start my internship; I actually have a lot of free time now and I’m not sure how my workouts and cooking will be affected when I start working, packing lunches, ect. Right now, I’m able to make it to the gym 5 or 6 days a week and I usually alternate between 30-45 mins. of spinning, stair climber, elliptical, or short runs and 15 mins. of weight lifting (mostly for arms). As for cooking, I use a lot of recipes from cooking light and from my sister’s website (www.katheats.com) and try to do meal planning for the week on Sat or Sun. Hope that helps for now!

      Thanks from the comment!

  • Lauren
    August 26, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    It was a GORGEOUS day today!

    Next time you’re at the Pru Farmer’s Market check out Samira’s hummus and baba ganoush… both are delicious and make locally. The company usually has a tent set up on Thursdays.

    I’m looking forward to seeing what you make with those beautiful peppers!

  • kath
    August 26, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    That kid looks like you!

    • Mom
      August 26, 2010 at 9:12 pm

      Yes, I agree!

  • Amber's Notebook
    August 26, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    what a great day! Omg I just went to Vienna in July and I fell in LOVE! I wanted to move there!

    What channel is Passport on? I have never seen that show but I LOVE travel shows. And thanks for your comment on my blog <3

    • Laura
      August 27, 2010 at 10:37 am

      Now I really want to go to Vienna! Passport to Europe is on the travel channel…

      • Amber's Notebook
        August 27, 2010 at 4:23 pm

        oh how weird that i have never seen it! I guess I always watch food travel shows on the travel channel lol!

  • Sara
    August 26, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Ooohh – “special trip” = honeymoon!?!? Maybe a wedding is in your near future?! 🙂 Come on Matt, pop the question!! We need to see wedding pics on the blog. haha.

    • Laura
      August 27, 2010 at 10:40 am

      special trip does equal a honeymoon:) Although I hope a wedding will be in my future one day, it’s def. not in the near future…