My Sunday started out with a rainy 7 mile run. I think the rain actually helped me stay cooler, because I felt pretty good during this run and managed to finish a little faster than expected. Since it was potentially stormy I combined a bunch of my close by neighborhood runs to finish the 7 rather than my usual Charles River run. This might have also helped me break it up a bit (in my mind anyway).
My aunt, uncle and one of my cousins from California happened to be visiting Boston at the same time Jean is in town. We haven’t all seen each other in a long time so it was really fun to catch up and sit down to a delicious brunch together.
There are so many brunch places to choose from just in the Somerville/Cambridge area alone, and we decided to meet up at one of our favorites in Somerville, Highland Kitchen. This place is always packed for brunch. Ben and I both ordered the Grilled Ham, Cheddar, Tomato and Fried Egg on Sourdough. SO good and exactly what I needed after that run.
Yes, although it is a sandwich, the egg is always on the outside. This way the yolk is able to run over all of the bread. Good thinking Highland Kitchen!
Every time I go here I am reminded of my spelling failure. Once a month Highland Kitchen puts on a spelling bee open to any that dare. My friend Kristina really wanted to check it out so Ben and I agreed (although I have to admit, I was a little nervous). Kristina did pretty well and made it through a few rounds. Me, however, not so much. I was done on the first round. Embarrassing. The word was “gibbous”. Have you ever heard of that word? I have not, normally I don’t come across words that I just haven’t heard of so I was totally thrown and spelled it g-i-b-b-u-s. Not too far off, right? Oh well.
Later that afternoon I dragged Jean on a few errands and grocery shopping. Yes, even with a guest in town I manage to pull off my Sunday routines. What can I say? I am absolutely type A.
Oops, forgot to take a picture before I took a few bites!
Light and refreshing summer meal. Finished with some watermelon and beer.
Alright, I literally keep falling asleep as I’m typing this post so time to go to bed!
Okay, one question, when is the last time you were in a spelling bee? If you lost, which word got you? AND have you ever heard of the word gibbous?