Feel the Burn

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Friday started out a bit hectic but ended super well. Before Matt left for work, he decided to change Mason’s e-tube site dressing. When he did, he realized it was infected – very swollen and unhealthy looking to us. I finished getting ready and took him to the ER Vets. They confirmed it was infected but that he was not running a fever, thankfully. They drained it and started him on antibiotics again. He’s been a strong baby through all of this.

Backtracking to breakfast, I made cheesy fluffy scrambled eggs over wilted spinach and the second to last flag cake bar. Plus amazing coffee.


Matt made an omelet.


I wasn’t finished with my patriotic outfits. 😉


I signed up for a Barre3 studio class for free thanks to my birthday coupon. It was awesome! First “burn” of the weekend, and it was a fantastic one.

Once home, I made our first Sun Basket meal: Chickpea and Tomatillo Stew with Wilted Dandelion Greens. Unfortunately, this was really lacking in flavor. We brought it for lunch today and are hoping it’s improved since chilling. :/


We watched Once Upon a Time in Venice, hoping for a funny, lighthearted movie. It was pretty stupid, though.

Saturday’s breakfast included mashed avocado and orange marmalade toast along with peanut butter and blueberry toast.


Matt made a savory waffle sandwich.


We had planned to take Rachel to the vets in June for her blood sugar follow-up appointment, but with everything that has happened to Mason, it got pushed into July. Of course I had to wear my new cat tee to rock my cat-love. Sweet Mason hiding in the back.


Even though we didn’t have her fast, her levels have dropped some more. She’s still considered to be in the same range, but we’re to continue the same course of action with just her special food and no insulin. A relief!

Once home, I made lunch that consisted of greens, cottage cheese, cucumber, steamed and chilled green beans, bell pepper, sunflower seeds, and a cinnamon sugar muffin.


After I grocery shopped, I decided to treat myself to a drink from Awaken Coffee. While walking to their shop from where I parked, I spotted this cool mural.


They have a cute space!


I shared my drink in my Ig Story, and then they shared it on their account. 🙂 It was refreshing and just what I needed. I chose decaf espresso, though so as not to overdo the caffeine.


Thankfully, the second Sun Basket meal was excellent! It was roasted cauliflower with smoked paprika, parsley and scallions. It came with a delicious herb sauce that paired with pan-seared then baked skin-on chicken breasts. Mason was a fan, as you can tell. Haha


Dessert was Fage, GA peach which was tasty but not very juicy, and Mesa Sunrise cereal flakes.


I prepped each of us a bowl of Kylie’s Breakfast Cookie Dough: oats, oat flour, salt, milk, peanut butter, and mashed banana. In the morning I topped mine with yogurt and blueberries.


Cats + Coffee + Sunshine


Matt added an egg to his and cooked the batter into pancakes.


I was proud of us because we were packed and I was showered in time to arrive at the lake house at noon. We spent 4.5 glorious hours out there. Kaci and Drew met us out there about an hour or so later. If you squint, you can see some ducks having a lovely Sunday float about. Lol


After we did some floating ourselves, we had lunch on the deck. I made a veggie cottage cheese bowl with Red Hot Blues corn chips.


I packed the last of our barbeque chicken, green beans, and some cauliflower for Matt plus peppers, avocado, and chips.


No float stands a chance with Axl. He popped yet another. Silly boy.


When you think you and your husband applied the sunscreen well. Face-palm. Second burn of the weekend, and it was not a fantastic one. Lolz


I made our third and final Sun Basket meal: Italian sausages over nectarine mostarda sauce with sautéed mustard greens. Delish!


After finishing meal prep, dishes, laundry, and showering, I had a mug of cereal with peanut butter. We watched an episode of Gotham and then called it a night.


Happy Monday and week ahead!

6 thoughts on “Feel the Burn

  1. Wow – it looks like you had a great eats and a lot of fun (as always 😉 ). How was your first Barre class? I have been always intrigued by barre – is it like pilates mixed with ballet? Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great rest of the week! xoxo, Steph

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    1. We definitely did, thank you! I’ve taken several Barre3 classes & have an at-home online membership. I love it!! I believe that is how they describe it – elements of yoga, ballet, & pilates. I love this style of movement. Hope you have a great rest of the week too! XO

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        1. I recommend that you do! I know it’s not for everyone, and I, too love variety. But it’s my favorite go-to for a good sweat or something to bring me some peace. XO


  2. Thanks for your honest review of Sun basket! I am anxious to see what we think of our meals! I can’t even remember what we ordered. Also I have never thought of putting orange marmalade and avocado together, but it sounds delish- llike the sweet & savory! That’s so fun that they shared your picture! That drink looks bomb! I’m recovering from a sunburn myself. No Bueno! Hope you are having a great week, Kori! I had so much fun catching up on your blog this morning Great start to my day!

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    1. You’re welcome! Please let me know what you think! I love sweet-savory, and I stood at the fridge trying to decide that morning. Our orange marmalade caught my eye, and I really loved the mixture! I thought it was fun that they shared it too! It was really refreshing. Hope your sunburn heals well, and have a great day! XO

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