Look at me posting 3 times this week! Obviously my life has slowed down a little, but in the best possible way. So let’s get into it, shall we?
1. I’m finally feeling more confident in my new job, which is going amazingly, for anyone who cares to know. I feel like I am exactly where I am supposed to be, and things have just kind of naturally aligned for me. I love that I get to be creative, and it’s constantly encouraged. I have to say, it’s extremely refreshing. I hope it’s not just some “honeymoon phase”, but I have a feeling that I actually just totally lucked out.
2. My workout schedule is insanely different these days than it was a year ago. I’ve started taking yoga twice a week at an awesome studio that I have quickly become addicted to. As I mentioned before, a lovely little Groupon brought me here, but I have a feeling I’ll be sticking around for awhile. There is something about yoga that not only makes me feel calmer and less anxious, but stronger and leaner. I miss a lot of the classes I was going to at my old gym, but I’m really enjoying just going a little slower pace, taking long walks with my pup and not killing myself trying to lift insane amounts of weights. To keep things balanced I’ve started really cutting back on carbs and the whole drinking wine
4 5 6 nights a week I had going for a while there, and it’s actually going pretty well. We’ll see how long I can keep it up…
3. One of the best parts of Brandon’s job is that some of their clients randomly give them free shit. (And here I thought the biggest perk would be marrying someone who be handy around the house.) Like this week, we got an entire bag of veggies from one of his client’s CSA’s. It was my first experience with one of these, but let me tell you, I am about ready to join one. Look at all the stuff we got!
Inside this monstrous bag was kale, lettuce, spring onions, fresh garlic, strawberries, parsley, radishes and carrots. All organic, and best of all, ALL FREE!
And like a good little girl, I cleaned and chopped it all up right away so I would (hopefully) use it all and not let is just rot away in my crisper.
Seriously, how awesome is that? I even made a delicious dinner by sauteeing some kale, onions and fresh garlic with a little olive oil and wine tossed with some Trader Joe’s pasta I had from my DC trip.
4. Since I’ve finally been to Trader Joe’s, it’s like I’ve tasted the forbidden fruit and I want more! Brandon is obsessed with the 3 cheese marinara sauce and I think a world war might break out in my office when I finally run out of dark chocolate-covered espresso beans. I think I might have to start making bi-monthly trips just to stock up on the goods. Plus it won’t hurt I’ll maybe get to spend some QT with a few lovely ladies…
Anyways, that’s all I got for ya on this lovely Friday. I know this post is a lot more sunshine and rainbows than my usual sarcastic drivel, but it may be due to my recent shift into a more om state of existence, but then again it might be due to the 2 glasses of wine I’ve had tonight. Hey, I said I was cutting back, not cutting it out completely.
Hope you all have fantastical weekends- and don’t forget…. My favorite part of summer: True Blood comes back this Sunday! Weeeee!