Taco Tuesday

Yesterday was a pretty boring normal day here.  I worked and then headed to the gym.

Let’s do this!

selfie before gym

I warmed up on the recumbent bike, hopped on the elliptical and then the treadmill for a cool-down.

cardio machine display

Then a great song came on and inspired me to hit the weight machines, too.

drop it low

So I did 25 minutes on those and then back to the recumbent bike for a final cool down.

Back home with my usual happy, sweaty face.

sweaty face

Not too red!

Then it was smoothie time.  A pina colada version sounded like just what I wanted!


  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 frozen pineapple tidbits
  • 1 handful fresh baby spinach
  • 3 ice cubes


This was perfection in a cup.  Trust me, you need to try this!

Sassy got home from work shortly after I got out of the shower.  Yes, she is a working girl.  There are no free rides here!

She “worked” for my great-aunt & great-uncle.  Helping them with chores around the house from 9 AM – 5 PM.  My nephew also worked for them yesterday doing chores outside the house.  I understand there was a lunch period and two 15 minute breaks.  All legal, it sounds!  😉

I think they were both paid in magazines…  At least, I know they both came home with a bunch.  Actually, they both got paid in real, American dollars.  And magazines.  Very exciting for both kids!

The parentals called and invited us to Taco Tuesday!  That’s kind of a name they made up for a local Mexican restaurant that offers a great price on tacos every Tuesday.  Too bad they don’t offer vegetarian tacos for the great price, but I tag along anyway because they have other great food, too.

It’s always packed on Tuesdays so even though we didn’t get there until almost 7 PM, there was a bit of a wait.  It’s been gorgeous weather here in the low 80’s, mostly sunny, breezy and low humidity since Friday.  We picked a bench outside to wait on to enjoy it!


Sassy in a new shirt she got at the Mall of America last week.  Did I tell you she went there?  I should ask her to write a guest post all about her trip.

I got the privilege of sitting between her and my nephew at dinner.  It was all elbows.

aunt & nephew

My mom tried to take a picture of the three of us, but Sassy was acting too goofy to be included and this is the best shot she got of me and my nephew.  We have issues.

And being the phenomenal blogger I am, when my food came I totally dug in and forgot to take pictures.  But it was a gorgeous plate of food!  I had spinach and cheese enchiladas with beans and rice.  Yum!  I only ate half and will be enjoying the other half today.  That’s smart planning right there!

What do you order at a Mexican restaurant?

What was your first “job”?  


6 thoughts on “Taco Tuesday

  1. Kim

    Mexican food is one of my favorites – and I have to work really hard to show restraint with the chips so that I’m not stuffed by the time the food actually comes out!

  2. Runner Girl Eats

    My first job was babysitting for some family friends. My first legit job was at a florist in high school 🙂


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