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June 3, 2012

HMT: Day 53

This weekend has been all about recharging my batteries and it feels great!

Saturday after work I hit up City Market in Burlington and got some grocery shopping in, Vermont doesn’t have a Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s (though they are always talking about them) so City Market is the closest version that I’ve really fallen in love with.

Came in $6 under my budget too, Woot! Woot!

After I got home I immediately got on the treadmill, I am one of those people who has to keep myself busy or else I will sit on the couch and NEVER move again.  So I set up a goal to run for 25 minutes, no matter the distance, thanks to a certain show I like to call Gossip Girl and a complete season I have yet to watch (guilty pleasure) 25 minutes became 45 and I honestly couldn’t even tell you the distance I ran but it felt awesome.  Then I did a 10 minute ab workout and felt pretty much exhausted.

Thank you Tone It Up Girls!

Next up, a lovely dinner made with the produce I just got at the market… I had my heart set on the mexi-potato skins and had convinced myself I had an extra can of black beans until I removed every can from the pantry and realized I was mistaken.  Holy terrible feeling.  I got out a pot to boil some water and try a new spaghetti recipe but my heart was set on something Mexican so I bailed on that mission for another day.

Instead I diced up a red and yellow bell pepper, threw it in a pan with some olive oil and roasted them up with some chili powder.  I heated up some refried beans and spread it over 3 small whole grain tortillas, once the peppers were roasted I put them on the top of the beans and sprinkled some mexi-blend cheese over the tops.  In to the oven they went to broil up for about 5 minutes (on low) and boom… dinner was served.

Not bad on the fly but I should have crisped up the tortillas first because they got a little soggy. 

I then let myself relax with the first 125 pages of Fifty Shades of Grey.  I don’t mean to offend anyone and I am totally interested if you have any thoughts on the book but as of right now… not a fan.  I can’t stand either of  the characters, not even a little bit.

Final thought for this morning’s post.  I will be honest and say I don’t know much about pageants but I have definitely watched a few and I think it is a cool way to represent your state.  I don’t think there is a year that goes by that I don’t check out who is that year’s Miss. Vermont (small state guys, I usually know them in some capacity).

In 2010 Miss. Vermont for the Miss. America pageant is Caroline Bright.  A very intelligent, spunky, and personable girl that I had the pleasure to briefly meet while she was the reigning “Governor” at the 2007 Green Mountain Girl’s State.  I was always amazed with how she carried herself and managed to be so witty yet serious and engaging in every speech.  At 22 (I believe) she is currently running for the Vermont State Senate and I wish her all the best.

 Next up, tonight is the Miss. USA pageant and this year’s Miss. Vermont is a girl named Jamie Dragon.  Jamie happens to be from my small town of Milton, VT… small meaning one stop light and 10,000 people… practically family haha;)  Though I do not know her personally I do know from everyone who went to school with her and from her family in the town she is a great candidate for the state.  Genuine, kind, passionate and down to earth, basically everything a good rep should be! I hope for the best as she competes tonight!

Thanks for listening guys! Bring on Sunday Fun-day:)

❤ Kari

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