A most excellent day was had by the Potato Tribe today.

First, the husband is off work for a week and decided that I too needed a few hours of down time so he took the kids to the splash park and allowed me to stay home and just chillax a bit.  It was awesome.  I promptly poured myself a glass of lemon water, a bowl of homemade raisin bran/flax, a coffee, grabbed a ginormous apple and headed to the backyard.

After that delightful respite I picked up my phone, caught up on some texting and emails, and foolishly checked to see if the crazy woman of Wednesday acknowledged me.  She has not.  Which is fine, the universe has a fabulous way of having things blow up in the face of these people.  Besides, she has been on the same forum for 4 years and has managed to create zero physical or personal changes…so, she is basically unsuccessful at the lifestyle which she is promoting and is trying to lead others….kinda like a high school drop out teaching chemistry if you ask me.

Anyway, then the children came home. We filled up the splash pool and and set up the sprinkler.  We have been outside all day. Water gun fights, bucket fights, lounging.  It was a fabulous day.

For dinner we decided to create nachos….they were awesome!!! I haven’t made nachos in years, since we turned “paleo”.  Seriously, the best nachos ever.  Ground beef, tomatoes, fresh jalapeños, fresh salsa, some sour cream, and fabulous cheese.  Mmm. We only ate about 1/3 of what we made so they are wrapped up in the fridge and ready to be reheated as part of lunch.

Then it was back to the deck, the splash pool and the water guns.  I don’t mean to brag but, I totally whooped my 3 year old.  Sure, I always gave him a 10 count head start at firing but, I am bigger and I have better aim. Muah ah ah.

I am continuing to track my food on Weight Watchers, which is ridiculously easy.  I sorta cringed at the idea of it, but I really like it.  I haven’t joined any of the forums yet, instead I creep around and read what’s there.  They all seem so friendly and it definitely does not seem to be “micromanaged” by one specific person.  It is nice.  Still, I will stay in the background for awhile.

So, recipes…you know you are curious about what I have been up too.  I have tweaked a delicious version of honey dill salad dressing/dipping sauce with greek yogurt rather than mayo.  I am planning on making it through the week.  I will take photos, and put it up for you.  I am also hard at work trying to create a homemade version of Starbucks’ Cool Lime Refresher.  I almost have it, probably one or two more trials and it will be ready.

Pictures, they are coming too.  I managed to lock out the mobile version of WordPress (because I am brilliant with technology) so as soon as that is fixed up I will post some stuff for you…the kitchen overhaul, a few meals, some glorious “pre-summer” photos…which will then be compared to “post summer” photos.  Post summer will be….September 1, 2013.

So that is all my lovelies.  If I am not on I hope you have a wonderful Canada Day, and I will probably be on before then but, Happy Independence Day to my southern friends.

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