After I spied a small zucchini hanging out in the fridge this morning and feeling very much in the mood for something substantial after an early morning bike ride, I decide to whip up some zucchini pancakes today. Zucchini is awesome for it’s ability to taste like nothing in baked goods, while quite generously giving you a serving of vegetables at the same time.
September 15, 2011 started out a lot like September 15, 2006.
Everyone asleep. Everyone but me.
Waking up Zak and telling him it was time to go.
Getting dressed and moving around with hushed voices, get ready to leave the house in the wee hours of the morning.
The cat meowing and meowing and meowing as I tried to make my way to the door.
Except this year it was 5:55 AM, not 1:45 AM. And this year we weren’t headed to the hospital, I was headed to the grocery store. (The cat was still meowing and meowing and meowing though.)
As usual, I was up before the rest of my crew this morning. I jumped on my bike and enjoyed this beautiful morning on a 70 minute, 15.3 mile ride. I am so grateful the warm air is here again.
Back home to find the house was still quiet. Ahhh. I enjoyed my breakfast cookie and coffee in peace. The silence was broken just as I was finishing up.
Little did they know I had a fun surprise in store for them this morning!