It is finally starting to warm up a little bit in the tundra, and I don’t want to think about where I’m stepping and whether or not I’m ruining my shoes or going to get wet socks, so my Hunters are my go-to footwear right now.
Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker. I’m actually re-reading it. I received it as a gift from my Aunt for my birthday, and it’s such a fun, easy read, that I got through it in a couple days.
But, afterward, I realized that there were parts that were meaty that I wanted to dig my teeth into a little more, so I’m re-reading it. This time, with a pen and highlighter in hand. I’m enjoying the light-hearted humor and recipes, but I’m also taking the time to really think about deep issues that matter to me about which she writes.
This Whole Foods “copycat” Tropical Green Smoothie from Rabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth. I wanted a green smoothie that tasted like one I would order from Panera or Starbucks, and this seemed like it might be that. And it is! Add to that the benefit of it being “normal” ingredients that I already had.
I’m re-watching Hawaii Five-O on Netflix. I’ve watched the series twice, but it’s been a while. It’s a little cheesy, and it’s a stereotypical cop show, but for me it’s so much more. The show takes place and is filmed in Hawaii, which was my Grandpa’s favorite place on earth. He went there frequently and I grew up hearing stories about this magical place. I’ve only been there once, but I feel like I have a connection to that place, and watching Hawaii Five-O is one of my sentimental guilty pleasures.
Up First. I’m a huge NPR News & Podcast nerd. This has been established. Up First is a podcast that is a daily news round-up. It is 3-4 of the top stories of the day and it lasts about 12-15 minutes.
I subscribe to the podcast, so it’s on my phone when I leave the house at 5:15 to go to the gym. I listen to the first half on the drive there and second half on the drive back. Even if I don’t get a chance to read another news article for the rest of the day, I feel informed and in touch with the goings on in the world.
That I’ve gained ten pounds since the beginning of the year and that I really need to do something about it, but I don’t want to make the changes that it requires. I love ice cream and bread and donuts and cookies too much. And with all of the aforementioned vices, there is no such thing as moderation for me. I want the benefits of healthy living and none of the work or sacrifices. I’m sure that you can’t identify with this life conundrum.