Status quo – February

Currently:

Listening: Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours dropped 40 years ago on February 4. Friends, who doesn’t know every word to every song? How could it have been 40 years? I mean…

Eating: Eating, eating, eating. What else does one do in February? Two current obsessions – one clean, one not so clean.

  1. Greek yogurt with frozen organic wild blueberries stirred in. Stir and eat before the berries thaw. It’s like candy, in your healthy yogurt!
  2. Boulder Canyon olive oil chips – a bag literally fell into my grocery cart. And on sale! They need to make a bigger bag. It’s a problem. We solved this dilemma by ordering 3 bags at a time from Jet.

    chips
    You cannot eat just one!

Drinking:    100% fresh squeezed orange juice from Fresh Market. Drink your fruit!

Wearing: black yoga pants. every day. like they are my uniform. I may need an intervention. Soon. yoga-pants

Feeling: I have a new tag line for this hella year. Relentless optimism. It’s the healthy alternative. Join me?

Weather: Feb.18, sunny and a high of 72°. The forecast for the next few days? Equally fabulous.

Wanting: a reason to try Boomboxgifts.com. I wish I’d known about this very cool way to create a memory box last year for my sweetie’s birthday. The concept is to purchase a beautifully designed box, collaborate with friends and family to capture in writing a loved one’s story through vignettes, stories, jokes, quotes, etc. Boombox is your project manager complete with online dashboard. Check it out. It’s a neat idea.

Needing: a visit to our local Farmer’s Market. We’re a bit in the winter doldrums in our kitchen. Stews, soups and chili have lost their top rankings. The warmer weather calls for less stove-top cooking and more grill time. Tonight we’re having a Mediterranean feast, our version of “hello fresh”: One Skillet Paleo Mediterranean Chicken. Time tested, mom approved!

mediterranean-chicken

 

Thinking: that these are the sweetest days. Frank gave me roses for Valentine’s Day. Our love is such a treasure to me. This 50’something time of life is amazing. Time for simple pleasures, best-laid plans, belly laughs, late dinners and early nights.

roses

Watching: Odd Mom Out. I discovered this light, chick flick genre, laugh out loud Bravo series in a roundabout way. I spend a lot of time in my car during the week driving from client to client. One day I heard Jill Kargman on Sirius XM radio. To be honest I didn’t dig her at first. I think it’s a generational thing. But I kept listening and liked her more and more. She’s got a sharp wit and she doesn’t hold back. So when she made references to her television series, Odd Mom Out, my curiosity was piqued. I’m a fan. I could binge watch seasons 1 and 2 but I’m choosing to go slowly until Season 3 is in the bag.

Yesterday was Random Acts of Kindness Day. I think we should make 2017 Random Acts of Kindness Year instead. 

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