Yesterday was awesome.
It was 65 and sunny here in North Carolina — yes, in January. Winter here rules.
Matt and I spent the morning getting some work out of the way so that by lunch time, we’d be free to play! It was very exciting because we busted out one of his Christmas presents to me — a panini press!
It’s basically a more awesome George Foreman grill. 🙂 I put Matt in charge of sandwich creation, while I whipped up some simple salads!
He made us smoked turkey, tomato, spinach, mustard, and gouda cheese sandwiches on delicious grainy bread. Into the press they went!
Perfection. I’m never eating an un-pressed sandwich again.
We ate outside on the porch — ah, how I’ve missed doing that!
Side salad, courtesy of moi — just a simple arugula, mushrooms, and beet salad with balsamic vinaigrette.
After lunch, we decided to take advantage of the wonderful weather to go on a hike! I’m loving this Sunday hiking kick I’ve been on lately.
Matt scouted out a new trail for us about 15 minutes away — perfect!
At one point, the trail opened up into a field lined by a farm with horses!
There were no “no trespassing” signs in sight, so we went to say hello to the horses 🙂 They were beautiful and very friendly! I love horses.
It looks like he’s smiling in this one!
We ended up hiking for nearly 2 hours — probably covering about 4 miles or so? It was so peaceful 🙂
I Take Pictures of my Food! Hehe, I got some weird looks 🙂
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Matt and I ended our day at Maple View Farm for some ice cream and porch sittin’ 🙂 He’d never been there before!
Happiest place on earth 🙂
I just made Matt some oatmeal and sent him on his way to D.C. for work this week (he works there from Monday mornings to Thursday nights), did some yoga (I’m OBSESSED with the Bob Harper “Yoga for the Warrior” DVD! Perfect combo of stretching, abs, arms, and working up a sweat). Now I’m off to class! Have a wonderful day.
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