Well goooood morning, sunshine! I’m feeling amazing today because I actually slept in past 5:30am for once. Well, it was only until 6:30am, after staying up 2 hours later than usual to watch fireworks, but still! It feels so good to stay in bed a little longer after a full day off yesterday for the 4th of July! I didn’t work on the blog, I didn’t do much on social media, I didn’t look at emails. All I did was wake surf in Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins and seriously LOVED every minute of it. We never go to that lake because it’s about an hour and a half drive but it was so worth it. We are use to going to TINY lakes and this one is about 7 miles long, which is a big deal for us. I seriously can’t get enough of wake surfing. I had to stop at some point yesterday because I was simply running out of steam. It is so damn fun!! You can see a video of what wake surfing is here!
Yesterday was seriously so much fun. We were on the road by 6am, on the lake by 8am, surfed until 5pm and then went straight to the Rockies game by 8pm. The Rockies have THE BEST fireworks show in town and we were able to watch them from the amazing seats that our friend got through her work. The fireworks were seriously out of control cool, which is saying something since I don’t really care whatsoever about fireworks…or crowds…or being up late. But the whole time I just kept thinking about the dogs in the apartments near by and how bad they must be freaking out. I’m so lucky because our dog doesn’t even notice them, but I know so many people who have animals that absolutely lose it during fireworks shows. It’s so heartbreaking. Our dog just slept through all of it.
Yesterday on the blog, I talked about having anxiety about being on the lake. Luckily that anxiety passed pretty quickly as soon as I was wake surfing and having an absolute blast. I’ve really never considered myself to have much anxiety but as I get older, those feelings continue to amplify. When I got to the Rockies Game last night, the crowds made me feel so overwhelmed. I don’t like sports, I don’t like large groups of people, and I don’t like adults acting like children, which is what sports are all about. At the game, they tossed t-shirts into the crowd and the adults behind me hit me three times in the head trying to catch a free shirt. An ugly f*cking shirt, for that matter. And afterward the game, the streets are always filled with hundreds of super drunk, really messy people screaming and pushing each other. To me, I would rather not have that experience at all so I could bypass the anxiety. Problem is, my husband loves doing things and being social. So it’s definitely a balancing act. He was so damn happy that I went to the game with him, which made it worth it, but I can only do that so many times a year. Does anyone else out there feel anxiety with crowds? And if so, how do you deal with it?!
This post got so seriously. But for real, this skewers are WAY tastier than they look. They are seriously the best side dish!
- Wash and dry asparagus. Wrap a piece of prosciutto around every piece of asparagus. Then push 4-5 asparagus spears onto 3-4 metal skewers (depending on how many pieces of asparagus).
- Place coconut aminos and balsamic vinegar in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Let come to a low boil and reduce down by half, until mixture is thick and coats the back of a spoon.
- Heat up a grill or grill pan and use a basting brush to brush olive oil on both sides of the prosciutto wrapped asparagus. Place skewers on hot grill and cook on both sides 5 minutes, until asparagus is slightly charred and soft.
- Drizzle reduced coconut aminos mixture over asparagus skewers then sprinkle with sliced almonds.
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