Spring is not here in Anchorage.
Needless to say I wasn’t feeling too motivated for my Saturday morning run. I did manage to find a some-what decent road behind the airport to run on. I did have a great view of the Chugach Mountains.
It was a crystal-clear day and even though it was in the upper teens when I started and low 20s when I finished, the sun felt amazing. I felt so-so during the run. I am just so over running during the snow. Maui is sounding really nice right now!
Saturday afternoon, Craig and I went to Summit Spice and Tea to enjoy some hot tea, which was much needed after a chilly run. We shared a pot of oolong tea and played cribbage. It was fun hanging out and talking. We ended up purchasing five different loose leaf teas for home.
Saturday evening we went to church for a marriage talk. One thing that stuck out to me: don’t marry someone who you don’t want your children to be like. There was a lot of great advice. While I was aware of most of the information, it was good to have it reiterated.
Sunday afternoon I made this vegan (and almost raw) Chocolate Banana Pie with Coconut Whipped Topping for our zombie night get-together with friends.
It was definitely a winner. For a vegan, raw recipe, it was awesome. You could tell it was slightly healthified, but don’t let that stop you from making it. I don’t think most people would know the difference.
While I was making the pie, it really made to want to get back to baking and cooking more. I usually try to make a couple items throughout the week or over the weekend, but I have been slacking more recently. I am ready to get back to making more things from scratch and buying less pre-made items such as bread, crackers, chips, granola bars, etc. Yes, these things take time, but I think they are worth it.