Today’s post may be all over the place. It’s ok. Just bear with me and try to follow along.


I had my first interview since moving to Virginia yesterday. I am probably a little too excited about it. I have learned long ago I really shouldn’t get my hopes up about these things.

Job Interview

I should hear sometime mid-next week. Keep your fingers crossed for me because we REALLY need this. The job isn’t my ideal job but it gets me into the field I want to be in. I am more than willing to work my way up, so a foot in the door is a great start!

That was a great start to the morning. Instead of getting up super early and having to shower before heading to my interview I opted to push my run back. I only had a little over 5 miles on the agenda for the day.

5 Miles

Pushing my run back also meant I would be running on the treadmill. It was 97 degrees and almost 80% humidity when I got home. No thank you! There are some days I will brave it, today was not one of those days.

I ended up doing 5.5 miles finishing it off with 6 strides. Overall a good run. I did some lower body and ab strength training before calling it a day.


Fast forward to dinner. I was trying not to open a new packet of chicken since we are leaving tomorrow, and all I had was some frozen shrimp and a few bags of frozen vegetables.  Sounds like a stir fry kind of night!

Stir Fry

It’s always a little tricky cooking the day before a vacation. I try to use up everything we have so we don’t have to waste anything.


The stir fry wasn’t fancy just shrimp, green beans, and broccoli. I stir fried it in soy sauce, olive oil and some red pepper flakes. Wes threw in some cayenne pepper before I finished hoping to add some spice. I served it over brown rice.

The verdict? It was OK. It was good but it was really missing some flavor. Next time I am going to try to thicken the sauce up a bit.

Sweet Hot Mustard

We ended up adding some of this Hickory Farms Sweet Hot Mustard we bought at the store a few weeks ago. It definitely added a little something extra to the meal.

Even in the 97 degree heat, there is nothing better than a nice dinner out on the back porch.


I have a workout this morning and then we are getting on the road to head down to the beach. Hopefully Arthur will stay away and won’t bring too much rain.


What are your plans for July 4th?

Have you ever had a dinner fail?

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