When Nick is out of town, I try to keep myself as busy as possible. I dropped him off at the airport Saturday afternoon and headed straight to the store. I browsed the shoe department for a while, then decided to head over to Home Depot. My goal for Sunday was to cleanup our two flower beds. While perusing the garden section of Home Depot, I found the plants I wanted, but would have to return Sunday to get them because I needed Nick’s truck to be able to haul everything. After that, I went to a friend’s house for dinner and a few glasses of wine.
Sunday morning I was up bright and early. I had a full day ahead of me. I wanted to try a new recipe, Cuban Lechon Asado, so I put a pork shoulder on the smoker. Then I drove to Home Depot, arriving just as the doors opened at 8am. I picked up some shrubs, a few flowering plants, potting soil, several bags of mulch, and concrete edging. I got home and began working in the garden. I pulled the weeds, planted the flowers and shrubs, added the edging around the two trees in the yard, and mulched the garden. I didn’t finish working in the yard until almost 2pm.
Once inside, I ate lunch then took a short nap. I woke up around 4pm and walked the dogs around the neighborhood. When I returned home, I did my strength training dvd (more on that next week). I took the pork off of the smoker, let it rest, and then pulled it. Next, I made arepas. This is only the second time I’ve made arepas, so I don’t have this recipe perfected yet. Nonetheless, dinner was quite tasty.
After cleaning the kitchen and doing some housework, around 8pm I was finally able to sit down and relax. Sunday was a fun, yet very productive day.