Okay, so it’s February 1st, it’s Friday, and it’s a beautiful (cold) day. That pretty much paints the scene for a perfect start to the weekend. Even though mine will be filled with work, I’m still at the point where my jobs feel more like a blessing, so “work” has suddenly taken a different meaning for me.
Looking at my Instagram feed, it looks like I have quite a few things to share so I’ll just jump right into the confessions.
Meet my latest literary escape. My mentor recommended this book for me and she couldn’t have been more dead on. It’s a powerful, blazingly honest memoir of the story of an eleven-hundred-mile solo hike that broke down a young woman reeling from catastrophe – and build her back up again. Think Eat Pray Love but more raw and full of suspense.
I’ve spent an embarrassing amount of time in Starbucks lately. On Wednesday, I hit my all time record with 6 hours, 4 Americanos, in 2 different locations. Here is my problem – I work in the city and often not until the evening so in order to avoid the disastrous rush hour traffic on I-90, I’ve been giving myself a few hours ahead of schedule. As much as I love a good Bux, I was so thrilled to hear of a fantastic little local European coffee house a mile from my work. Fridays will now be spent sipping on salted carmel lattes and eating their glorious homemade pastries before a night of pouring wine. I love life.
I have a million different things going on in my life right now. I know you’re not surprised, but this whole multiple electronic calendar thing is really daunting. I’ve averted back to my comfortable method of the good old fashion pen and planner. I feel so much more grounded when I can physically write out my plans.
So I’m pretty sure Ghirardelli created this new flavor just for me. It’s perfection.
I’ve been ending almost every night with a hot cup of decaf green tea with lemongrass and peppermint. I’ve never been a tea drinker but I must say, I’m suddenly becoming a tea snob. Apparently I like fine liquids in all forms – wine, coffee, and now tea. Go figure.
I’m thinking of moving in with Mara. She is just lovely, she makes me laugh, and now she cooks dinner for me. It’s the start of a beautiful relationship.
Speaking of Mara, I would love you all if you took a second to head over to her entry page for the Cupcake Crown cupcake contest. She’s entered her delicious looking cannoli cupcake into the contest and would love your support!
Have I told you all how much I loved you lately? No? Well, I do. Because of your votes, I was selected as one of the Top 25 Healthy Eating Blogs on Skinny Scoop. You all make my world. Enough said.
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Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend!
Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. -Oprah Winfrey