I really did plan to post on this site on Sunday. But the day got away from me. In a good way. It was one of those Sundays that at first appears to be a bit "empty" but as the day took over, it became jam-packed and very pleasant. Just the way I like my Sundays to be.
Actually the entire weekend was just really spot on. Some new recipes, lots of reading, movie watching, hanging out with friends, bike riding and a good dose of lounging. Can't really ask for more.
In the new recipe department, I made sunflower seed pate/loaf... I discovered this tasty gem on Monday at Bridgehead when I munched a sunflower seed pate sandwich. So good. With thatnks to Bridgehead, I quickly had a list of ingredients and then with the power of the WWW, I quickly had a recipe. On Saturday I whipped up the sunflower seed pate/loaf. It truly came out in a loaf-like texture that can be sliced and used in sandwiches, added to salads or even spread on crackers. If you like sunflower seeds and you're looking for an easy way to add them into your diet - try out sunflower seed pate/loaf. Very good with veggies and a dash of balsamic vinegar.
I finally finished reading Three Day Road. Actually I read this book in only one week. This is a record for me - I'm a pretty slow reader. This book grabbed me and it was hard to put down. It really has been a while since a novel has done this. Now for the next book? I really don't know. I've got a long list of books on my "to read" list that I want to get through but I am open to suggestions.
On Saturday we connected with some friends who are also from Saskatchewan. We were treated to the most amazing tea I've had in a while: Saskatoon Berry tea. Wow - so good. I'm not typically a fan of fruit teas but this tea really hit the spot. Even Marc enjoyed it! Anyway a great night of talking about cycling, Belgium, cooking, recipes, and pretty much everything else.
We're slowly getting caught up with the big movie hits of the year. This weekend we watched The Fighter. What a movie! I've wanted to watch this movie ever since listening to a frank and honest interview with Mark Whalberg on NPR's Fresh Air. This movie is a must-watch.
The week ahead is looking good. I've got a few rest days with my training. I've been battling some fatigue lately, and it has taken me a while to admit that I am tired, rather than trying to cram lots into my day. I'm hoping the weather does turn out as predicted so I can ride outside again. I've got some small writing jobs on the go this week and other than that, life continues on as normal. Normal is good. For some normal might be boring but for me, normal is anything but normal. Kind of makes you question what "normal" really is. I still haven't figured out what a "normal" person is...