One book, yay! I finished Maud’s Line by Margaret Verble. (Come back for my recap tomorrow!)
I tried a(n adapted version of a) new recipe for creamy gnocchi and it was a winner. We also made veggie burgers with homemade oven fries and they were so, so good.
One other thing we ate, but didn’t cook ourselves, was deep dish pizza. Yum. I am usually a thin-crust kinda girl, but this deep dish from our local pizzeria is admittedly superb.
The Democratic Debates. I have not yet picked a favorite in the vast field of presidential candidates (have you?) and I thought it would be good to watch the debates to get a better overview. As of right now though, I am not any further into picking a favorite, FYI.
I listened to a couple of episodes of the “Pod Save America” podcast. Oh, and some music on Music Choice, because our TV is usually tuned to one music channel or another when we’re not watching TV.
I bought some yarn, some crafty stuff, and some Ikea items. We hadn’t really planned on it, but we invested in a couple of things for our home and backyard this month and I am so glad we did.
I ran 53 miles /85 km in June. I was hoping for a bit of a higher number, but I had to take a whole week off from running, which obviously impacted my stats. I was pretty pleased with my training otherwise.
+ I’ve been busy with tons of small craft projects. I’ve been in a creative mode and trying to take advantage of it.
+ We spent a day with friends in Napa Valley and we had so much fun. Some people simply live too far away.
+ We worked on our backyard this month and got it ready for BBQ season. I love how it turned out. I wanted to create a space where I want to hang out. I was never able to do that at our old house (don’t ask!) and I am so glad we found a place that has a small private backyard that we have now set up and ready to use this summer. Needless to say, I spent a few weekend mornings out there already.
+ We had a friend over for a BBQ one Saturday and it was the first time in a while that we actually hosted someone at home. I had forgotten how much fun that is.
+ I was sidelined by a summertime cold at the end of the month and it sucked. I wasn’t bed ridden or anything, didn’t even physically feel that bad, but I had to pause my half marathon training as I was totally stuffed up and coughing for at least a week.
How was your June?