Woof. The past few weeks have been a doozy. But I woke up this morning and realized I’m getting way too comfortable not writing every single day, and I really need to quit it!
So because we’ve been strangers lately let’s have a random round-up of all things marvelous on this beautiful Monday.
Shout out to Katie for hosting every week!
Always practice safe snacks
I haven’t exactly been killing it in the healthy food department when it comes to mealtime. I’m still getting used to having a schedule that isn’t the same every day so usually by the time I get home from work at night dinner is thrown together with the first few things I see. This usually involves some kind of bread and cheese. However, working at lululemon has really motivated me to snack well during my shifts and I always pack my own healthy snacks for the train so I (hopefully) don’t dive headfirst into the tortilla chips the minute I walk in the door.
Green juice from a health foods store across the street. It was pretty good! It had tons of celery in it, which is my biggest beef with juices (makes them taste like dirt IMHO) but there’s a green apple in there that provided a little sweetness which was nice. Plus it made my insides feel all kinds of nice so there’s that.
I also tried these new-to-me lentil chips and they were out of this world delicious! They actually tasted like pizza (I mean obviously they weren’t pizza but you catch my drift).
Also, I’m in a bit of an “ants on a log” phase – ten year old me is very proud.
Wine Night and Book Club
My group of girlfriends and I aren’t technically in a book club yet but we are well on our way to starting one. We all just finished reading Gone Girl so we got together for wine and snacks last week and we couldn’t stop talking about the book! If any of you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. I’ll be reading Gillian Flynn’s other two books next, Sharp Objects and Dark Places.
Outdoor Concerts in the Summer
Is there anything that screams summer more than live music? I’ve been lucky enough to go to a few outdoor concerts this summer, and can’t wait to go see Luke Bryan in a few weeks at Soldier Field. Talk about a show! My friends and I are all about the cover bands lately and some really great ones have been to the suburbs in the past few weeks so we’ve taken full advantage.
Apparently it’s Halloween season??
I turned a corner at the grocery store yesterday and was stunned at what I saw. Halloween candy is already on the shelves! Is it just me or is it waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too early for that? I mean I’m always a proponent of a big bag of candy but seeing pumpkins and cartoon ghosts on all the packaging just didn’t feel right. Considering I’ve worn short sleeves a total of ten times this summer I can see why. Summer didn’t happen!
Let’s Be Cops
As a huge New Girl fan, I love love love Jake Johnson. Nick and Coach in the same movie? I knew I had to see it. It was so funny!! I did get carded to see the R-rated film, however, which was hilarious. Here’s to hoping my baby face looks continue well into my 50s.
I also sneaked in my new favorite dessert, aka Raisinets on crack.
What a weekend. Between a ton of hours spent at lululemon and not one but two wine nights in the past week, I’ve realized just how blessed I am to have a job I LOVE and friends who are my safety net no matter what happens. I’m starting this week absolutely full of joy, which feels amazing.
- Favorite movie snack?
- Favorite white wine? I need suggestions!
- Is it too soon for Halloween-themed treats?