Wow! Time is zooming right past me. Some days I am struggling to allow time for one of my 40 Favorite Things and then when I do, I don’t have time to blog about it.
Here are a few of the things I’ve slid into my crazy busy schedule the last few days:
#15: Went to hear a band play…and not just any band but a band that a friend plays trumpet in. It’s not often I get to venture out to hear an 11-piece band with a full horn section…and even rarer when it’s close to home. What a treat!!!
#16: Took Marley, my fuzzy little guy, for a cheeseburger at Sonic. Yes, I’m aware this is a contradiction for me since I am vegetarian and gluten-free. My little guy has trouble keeping weight on (can you imagine???) and I occasionally treat him to a burger at Sonic. He loves it and I enjoy the quiet time together, just the two of us sitting in the car waiting to get his burger.
#17: Spin with friends. When I started group exercise classes a few years ago, I quickly realized who I attended the class with would either make the class a success for me or would be a dealbreaker. If a class is fun and the friends I go with are good company, it makes exercising at an absurdly early hour much more enjoyable. Twice a week I get to spin with friends, but it’s rare all of us, a dedicated group of 4 of us, are in the same class. I thoroughly enjoyed the class and got in trouble for yacking. Surprise!
#18: Playing in the dirt. I spent the entire day gardening. Having this much time uninterrupted felt incredibly indulgent. I got a late start, finishing up my work early in the day, so I could have the remainder of the day to plant, mulch and shoo chickens away from my fledgling veggies.
#19: Share green juice with a friend. I was hesitant about this one, folks are very polarized about green juice. In my experiences trying to share, either they willingly drink it and say they like it or they refuse to even give it a go. I took a mason jar of green juice to spin class (yeah, classy, with my mason jar…) and shared it with Mark, our spin instructor. He tried it and didn’t wrinkle his nose too bad so I think it was good. (Sorry about the photo quality. I took this with my phone after class. This photo is representative of how I feel after class…blurry.)
#20: Go to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. I zipped away by myself to the Restore and snagged the last two windows necessary to complete our funky little greenhouse. (I’ll post more about the greenhouse soon!)
#21: Try a Pinterest recipe. This may be one of the most recent additions to my list of Favorite Things. I am really enjoying seeing all of the recipes my friends pin on Pinterest and am having a ball modifying recipes to make them gluten-free, dairy-free and/or vegetarian. I tried the oft-pinned recipe that calls for low-fat string cheese cut into chunks, dipped in skim milk and then bread crumbs. I used the new Daiya wedges, almond milk and gluten-free bread crumbs. It worked!
I may finish this project with weekly posts as opposed to the daily posts I started with, much more manageable for me. It’s hard to have oodles of fun AND write about it!