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Every day, there is a long list of priorities.  Must do’s, if you will.  Around 4:30, I realized that all of my priorities were taken care of.  Fed and happy baby?  Check (well, at least for the time being…).  Well rested?  Check (well, relatively).  Work completed?  Check.  Showered?  Check.  All of that mean that, if I hopped to it, I could fit in my other priority:  exercise. 


I saved the document I was working on, got up from my desk, checked on the Husband and Henry, and dashed to the pool.  I was so excited to have a spontaneous and unexpected moment to exercise!


I swam 100 joyful yards before the lifeguard tapped me as I touched the wall.  “Get out of the pool,” she said. “They’ve called thunder.”


“But we’re inside and what are the odds and the baby is fed and my Husband is watching him and I have a free moment to myyyyyseeeelf,” I actually pleaded back.  She shrugged.  Normally, I would’ve just waited out the 20 minute safety window and gotten back in the pool, but Henry wouldn’t have made it that long without eating.


So I got wet for nothing.  I was a very disgruntled swimmer.  Safety first, I guess.  There’s always tomorrow – and the effort counts, right?


Eats included apple slices….


And PB rice cakes…


Dinner took place after a business meeting.  The Husband and Isaac are this close to launching their new business.  It’s a really good idea – Can’t wait to tell you guys about it soon.


DadHTP joined us, and I made all of the boys – Dad, the Husband, Henry, and Isaac – a delicious dinner.  Well, Henry just watched. Winking smile




This crust was very tasty.  You mix and bake it without anything on top, and then you add topping and cheese, if desired, and bake again.  I didn’t spread it quite thin enough, and it got bubbly in spots, but it really tasted quite delicious and flavorful.  Would buy again!


Looks teeny tiny but the dough was very filling.


Baby for dessert:

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Actually, off to have REAL dessert. 


Anyone else have their workout thwarted?  I hate it when that happens!



  • Z July 16, 2012, 9:10 pm

    I can’t wait to have a baby for desert, yours looks totally delicious! 🙂

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt Addiction July 16, 2012, 9:16 pm

    I hate when I forget my head phones! Totally changes my workout! Something is always better than nothing though! Good job 🙂

  • Kelly July 16, 2012, 9:18 pm

    Dang that sucks! I really do think the effort to get out there means more than missing the workout. It’s a great habit to make! You are doing so awesome Caitlin! Proud of you! 🙂 PS – I <3 swimming so much lately!

  • Ebernst July 16, 2012, 9:19 pm

    My swim got cut short too! Although I only had 150 yards left of my workout so not any where as disappointing! Hope you get another longer swim in later this week!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats July 16, 2012, 9:27 pm

    Ahh that’s so frustrating! But at least you had that delicious pizza, and a wonderful family, to come home to!

  • Helen July 16, 2012, 9:34 pm

    Did you prick the dough with a fork before baking? That generally helps keep the bubbles at bay!

  • Natalie July 16, 2012, 9:37 pm

    Wow, look at Henry’s head control!! Go Henry 🙂 My daughter held her head up really early as well, and it was really nice. It made me feel like she wasn’t quite as fragile 😉

  • Lauren July 16, 2012, 9:38 pm

    Oh man! I hate when exercise plans go awry. A few weeks ago I went to the y to swim and I was in for about 10 minutes before I was tossed out for pool cleaning. Boo. At least you did something. More than most people. Have a great evening

  • Lindsay @ Fuel My Family July 16, 2012, 9:48 pm

    I run while my littlest naps so i often get taken off the treadmill and have to nurse a sweaty mess. She doesnt seem to mind so oh well!

  • Alexandra July 16, 2012, 9:50 pm

    Ugh, my exercise time was sabotaged today. I got to the gym and then realized I packed everything BUT socks. So disappointing. And it was too hot to go for a run, so I resorted to some basement strength training. Better than nothing.

  • emily July 16, 2012, 9:52 pm

    That sucks about the pool, how frustrating! But at least you can give yourself credit for the effor 🙂 I somehow turned “going to hot yoga” into “reading a book on the couch” this afternoon.

    • emily July 16, 2012, 9:53 pm


      My smiley face pac-man’d my “t”

      • Jen July 17, 2012, 12:12 am

        Pac-man’d your “t”…ahahahaha – love that! 🙂

  • Jessica @ The Process of Healing July 16, 2012, 9:55 pm

    Oh I HATE that! It’s like getting to the gym only to realize you forgot something sort of critical, like shoes or a sports bra. Bummer. There’s always tomorrow!

    And, I am in LOVE with Henry. Those eyes…

  • Vicki July 16, 2012, 9:56 pm

    Just tonight I was about 30 mins into a 45 min pilate DVD and the stupid thing froze and WOULD NOT play again! I was so peeved!!

  • Jaclyn July 16, 2012, 9:56 pm

    I don’t understand why you had to get out of the pool, if you were indoors. How does that make sense?

    • Liz July 16, 2012, 10:03 pm

      I was just going to leave the same comment. Isn’t this an indoor pool? I’m so confused why you had to get out

      • Caitlin July 16, 2012, 10:15 pm

        Apparently lightning can kill you in an indoor pool. I don’t think this has ever actually happened.

        • Tami July 17, 2012, 9:14 am

          this seems crazy, but like you said, safety first

          • Whitney July 17, 2012, 10:39 am

            I totally swam on Friday at my gym’s indoor pool during a crazy thunderstorm. Seems a little much to get you out of an indoor pool. But maybe there is something about the design of your gym’s pool which makes the probabilty of conducting a lightening strike higher.

    • LizP July 17, 2012, 2:32 pm

      Some indoor pools aren’t “grounded” aka protected from lightning. Don’t have the knowledge to explain it better, but in my hometown there are 2 indoor pools that aren’t grounded so whenever there were storms we had to leave. I’ve noticed that the more modern indoor pools are usually grounded so we can swim regardless of the weather outside.

  • KaraHadley July 16, 2012, 9:57 pm

    It happened to me all the time when I was a freshman! I would finally pull myself out of bed, eat, digest, and get dressed and head to the gym at 2:50pm on a Saturday only to be reminded that it closed at 3. Almost every time! It’s the worst feeling, especially when you don’t have any other options for exercise.
    But when it comes to making (or re-making) habits and getting your mindset (and life) in place, the effort definitely counts!

  • Kris July 16, 2012, 10:18 pm

    My workout was supposed to be six mile bike to gym (3 miles each way) and then weights. Unfortunately, my tire was SO flat, so the bike ride turned into a two mile walk (shortcut) plus gym. At least we still got it in (we were looking at ginormous rain clouds too).

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More July 16, 2012, 10:43 pm

    I usually forget socks if I’ve packed a gym bag to go workout. I usually don’t let that stop me but it’s usually enough to have a change of plans from a run to something else.

  • Katie @ Soulshine and Sassafras July 16, 2012, 10:43 pm

    Haha aw, I’m sorry! Your disgruntled face is very cute tho 🙂

  • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance July 16, 2012, 10:49 pm

    Um, yeah. By hurting my leg! Bummer–I guess hiking during vacation is going to be sidelined. 🙁

  • Keri July 16, 2012, 10:59 pm

    Didn’t have my workout thwarted, but dessert was getting caught in a downpour tonight. A lot of fun 🙂

    Also, I’ve been wanting to try out that kind of crust!! It looks pretty tasty here. Maybe for Friday.

  • j3nn July 16, 2012, 11:11 pm

    That puffy pizza is wild!

    I love your dining room chairs. So awesome. Good luck to hubby’s new business endeavor!!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well July 16, 2012, 11:30 pm

    Always looking for a new, go-to good gluten free pizza crust. I wonder where I can find that brand in CA :). Thanks for the idea!

  • Heather July 16, 2012, 11:33 pm

    so frustrating for a pool workout!!! wouldn’t be a big deal if it were any other type of workout…although any other type probably wouldn’t be as easily threatened by lightning 🙂 better luck next time!

  • Ginger July 16, 2012, 11:59 pm

    It’s summer time so the lap swimmers have to share the pool with swim team, swim lessons, and rec swimmers. At times of the day they are down to 4 lap lanes… (Winter time usually hosts 12+ lanes!) The last few swims I’ve gotten in maybe 20-30 minutes before learning that the lap lane I’m in will soon be occupied by a swim lesson. It makes it tough but usually any amount of swimming is better than none!

  • Jen July 17, 2012, 12:19 am

    The effort definitely counts…you are ah-mazing!!!

    Also, I’ve read restaurant reviews where bubbles in the pizza crust are considered a GOOD thing…looks yummy to me! 🙂

  • Kt July 17, 2012, 1:36 am

    Hate when that happens with swimming especially! This morning my workout was thwarted because they starts a water aerobics class during my swim time…I just went back to the pool later.

  • Jess July 17, 2012, 1:52 am

    Tonight the gym was so crowded that I nearly turned around and left. I majorly modified with the equipment that was left, and pounced on a bench as soon as it was free. 25 minutes is better than nothing.

  • Amanda July 17, 2012, 7:35 am

    I got the whole lightening thing all the time in the pools in FL. I also always had my mom yelling at me to not take a shower in the thunderstorm. Apparently lightening can travel the water pipes? I dunno, it wasn’t worth the argument, but now I find myself telling my Husband not to take showers in the thunderstorms lol!

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed July 17, 2012, 7:56 am

    I was supposed to go on a group run tonight but they are calling for 100 degrees and it’s supposed to feel even hotter. No thank you! I decided I would run last night to get it in, but I ended up in a time crunch and decided that walking the dog was more of a priority (she doesn’t run… she’s getting to be an old lady) so I took her on the trail and did your doggie walk workout! I did a mix of sprints (sprint ahead and then jog back to her), random aerobics (jumping jacks, kicks, step ups), and some body weight exercises (squats, lunges, calf raises).

  • Kelly July 17, 2012, 8:42 am

    I am so confused…why would you have to get out of the pool if it is inside???

  • Amelia July 17, 2012, 8:54 am

    Grrr…that would make me upset too! I always hate it when you have a plan, it starts out well, then BOOM it changes. Today will be better than yesterday. We have the power to start fresh and change it. 🙂

  • Katie H. July 17, 2012, 11:09 am

    Hate when a workout goes awry! Mine seemed doomed this morning… my monthly visitor came early and I had no supplies, I had forgotten to apply deodorant, and I didn’t have a headband. BUT I powered through and still managed to get it in.

    Hope you eke out a little free time again in the near future.

  • Amber July 17, 2012, 11:28 am

    My workout was thwarted yesterday and I was quite bummed! My boyfriend bought my a gift certificate to the Bar Method for our anniversary, but they refused to accept it due to some fine print nonsense. Sad times. At least today is a new day with new workout possibilities! Hope you find some time, too =)

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin July 17, 2012, 12:26 pm

    That’s so frustrating! A few times I’ve had the fire drill go off at my campus gym, so everyone has to go outside and wait until we can go back in. It’s annoying when I’m in a rush, because then I have to cut my workout short!

  • Lisa July 17, 2012, 12:45 pm

    I don’t get it–why would they close the pool for thunder?

    When I was swimming at the community center there was one time I got there early to swim my laps, I was 10 minutes in and they kicked me out and closed the lane for a swim team. I was so pissed! 10 minutes?! UGH!

  • Amber K July 17, 2012, 1:56 pm

    That’s such a bummer! But you get an A for effort! That pizza looks awesome, did you get the mix at a store or online?

  • Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy July 17, 2012, 2:44 pm

    An inside pool shut because of thunder? Healthy and safety gone mad!!

  • Ashley July 17, 2012, 4:18 pm

    Have you considered pumping and freezing a bit? Would buy you more time… I never really did when my son was younger but in retrospect it would’ve been a good idea. But it gets easier soon enough anyway, now that he’s on solids he can go 3-4 hours without nursing.

  • Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See July 18, 2012, 1:32 pm

    I love bubbles in my pizza dough, so that wouldn’t be a problem! Haha hopefully, I’m not the only weird one 😉

  • Autumn Tao July 19, 2012, 7:30 am

    Very lovely dining room. I bet you are so stoked to have a permanent space as cozy as that for your little family 🙂

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