Life: week 6/16

Last week was a full week so by the end of it, I was exhausted!!! Not-want-to-get-up type of exhaustion. Maybe it was because I had to work on Friday, or maybe it was just accumulation of two weeks as “single” mom with full time job kind of exhausted. However, I am still extremely grateful for having such an easy-going, helpful and mostly collaborative girl.

Nowadays she even picks her own outfit sometimes. 😉


don’t be fooled with this pic… beneath that “mask” I was tiiiiiireeeeedddd!!!!


Finally it was Saturday, a pouring saturday, but didn’t stop us to visit farmer’s market


here’s out purchases at the market:

  • butter lettuce
  • basil
  • parsley
  • collard greens
  • rainbow carrots
  • zucchini & summer squash
  • green onion
  • eggs


I’m obsessed with summer squash, specially roasted!!! oh… those  tomatoes are amazing too!

next stop: My Organic Market where we got


next was Target:

  • Mum mum
  • Aveno moisturizer and wash
  • freezed edamame
  • mini raisin
  • bread flour
  • avocado


last stop Great Wall:

  • winter melon
  • asian pear
  • naval orange
  • purple sweet potato
  • peaches
  • tomato
  • cucumber
  • mini mango
  • apricot


All those groceries for a total of: $120. I guess eating fresh and local could be expensive.

Afternoon was spent watching soccer games. We have a mini fan! 🙂


and then 2.5 hrs nap for both of us. It was glorious!!! I feel so much more rested after that. So I made almond flour pancakes for Sofia


and then we went on a ride, the second time with Sofia. The first time she complained a lot during the last half hour (1 hr in total) so I was a bit worried if she still doesn’t like it, I might have to return the trailer. But for my surprise, she didn’t complain at all. Furthermore, she seemed quite excited. I guess a stop at the play ground helped!


Sunday: I was still exhausted and felt I was done for the day after just breakfast. But I knew if I didn’t change my attitude, it was going to be a miserable day for both of us. So, we dressed up and went to the church anyway.


Sofia was excited to get out of the house


can you tell?


once home, she was already asking for food, babbling “hambre hambre”


after lunch, another 2 hrs nap for S but not for me. I did some reading instead. And then went for another ride and play


this new playground is bigger and has more equipment, Sofia was really excited exploring them all



look how cute she is wanting to give me kisses through her little world



The yummiest thing I ate last week was this baguette (Mediterranean avocado on artisan bread) from Pret a manger. I had it as snack and it was so good that I finished it all!


How I missed baguette! after that, I wanted to make my own baguette. I used this recipe, which is simple although the entire process took over 2 days.


I baked it this morning and was quite pleased with the result


it was not as crispy as the baguette you get at store but the taste is pretty close. I think part of the difference comes from the fact that this baguette is half whole wheat.


can’t wait to make my own Mediterranean avocado sandwich! 🙂

Q: What’s your favorite kind of bread? Mine is definitely french multigrain baguette.



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2 responses to “Life: week 6/16

  1. I’m glad that Sofia isn’t afraid of the playground equipment after her fall! Sounds like the 2 of you ended up having a good weekend together. 🙂

  2. thedelicateplace

    i am growing tomatoes, butter lettuce and zucchini in my back yard! i also really love purple sweet potatoes (i shop exclusively at an asian market in pgh so i always get them and nice winter melons)!

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