Wish that I was on ol’ Rocky Top, down in the Tennessee hills, aint’ no smoggy smoke on Rocky Top, ain’t no telephone billsâ€¦
Rocky Top, you’ll always be home sweet home to me! Good ol’ Rocky Top, Rocky Top Tennessee, Rocky Top Tennesseeâ€¦
(If you have no idea what Iâ€™m singing, check out this.)
Yeeehaw! I love Tennessee. Today was a day of nature, sun, family, and food. My mom and I went on a 4.0-mile hike with little James (Maggie stayed home; her legs are too short). It was a great way to relax my legs after yesterdayâ€™s 12.0 mile run, but it was a little tiring by the end!
The only problem with climbing up that quarry rock was trying to get down. Going up wasnâ€™t bad, but I turned around to head back down and thought, â€œWow, that was really stupid.â€ It was higher than it looked from the ground! All I could think was â€œdo not hurt yourself seven days before your marathonâ€¦ do not hurt yourself seven days before your marathon.â€
James forgave me for dragging him down the quarry (he sprinted up it!) after I let him chase squirrels through the forest. 🙂
Prior to our hike, my mom and I munched on leftoverâ€™s from last night. Hereâ€™s the quiche recipe.
With cornbread, too. Of course.
And we grabbed lattes because I was dragging.
We rushed home and began to prepare a beautiful feast for our family.
My mom is really good at setting themed tables. I need a dining room table so I can do this, too â€“ themed coffee tables donâ€™t have the same impact.
Dinner was a team effort.
My plate: Perfect Baked tofu, sweet potatoes, broccoli, bread, roasted apples, green beans.
And vino, of course.
Dessert was some of this ah-maz-ing pumpkin loaf (not homemade, but just as good!):
To bed I go! Iâ€™m beat.