Welp, here we are—week 2 of my blogging adventure!
I’ve never been a creative writer, or one to just set out to write something unless it’s for a client. So this is a different challenge for me.
But judging from weeks one and two, I kinda like it! Hopefully I’m saying something here that’s worth reading.
I have a short work week ahead—and then I head to my beloved mountains for some time with family. And not just the regulars this time, but the entire family on my mama’s side! So ready.
Each week, I’ll drop in a pic and description of my favorite sip or bite—and a recommendation, too!
This week, I’m sharing an entire meal, dessert and all! Y’all, I’ve gotten hooked on this meal that’s super easy to prepare. It’s Low Country Boil over cauliflower rice—and all the ingredients are in the freezer section at Walmart!
I tried the Low Country Boil first. It’s a Walmart-branded product and it’s fairly pricy, but it’s also the perfect bite. Juicy shrimp, pieces of andouille sausage, potatoes, corn, and peppers, all in a super spicy sauce. And ready in eight minutes in the microwave.
After the first couple times I ate that, I started adding in cauliflower rice to make it more filling. Mmmm.
And let’s not forget about the ice cream! I was a fan of Halo Top, the high-protein, low-calorie/low-fat ice cream, but its consistency and flavor wasn’t close to real ice cream. Enter Chilly Cow. I discovered this delight a couple months ago, and every single flavor I’ve had has been delicious. And with 12 grams of protein in that little cup, it’s a win-win!
I’m steadily making my way through Fredrik Backman’s, “Britt Marie Was Here.” It is SO good, and I’m kinda sad that once I finish I don’t have another Backman book on tap.
But never fear—I am not bookless. I spent part of the 4th of July wandering the aisles at McKay and using my never-ending trade credit to replenish my stock of books.
This week, there were a ton of articles that caught my eye or captured my heart:
- Grieving America on the Fourth of July
- Something about the anxiety—This one just goes to show that you never truly know what someone is going through. This was written by the Swedish author I am loving these days—and he talks about the overwhelming anxiety he’s been feeling.
- A Week in Denver, CO, on an $85,000 Salary—I read these all the time. I don’t know why, but seeing how someone else is spending money is so interesting!
EVERYONE’S BREATHING WRONG, THESE EXPERTS SAY—HERE’S HOW TO FIX IT—I have a breathing problem. When I started working with my personal trainer almost three years ago, we quickly discovered that I don’t breathe right. And while I make a conscious effort to do it correctly since it’s essential when weight training, I still suck at it!
- Cook: The church of the lawn-mowing servants
Now surely, you didn’t think I’d create a blog without my baby love in it, right?!
Questions I’m pondering…
These things are on my mind—if you know the answer, please share! Sometimes these will be light-hearted, other times they will not.
- If the pants of liars actually did catch on fire, wouldn’t the temperature these days be even hotter? (See, I told you—sometimes these will be funny!)
- What’s the best way to stay hydrated on days you sweat out all the water in your body during a workout? I’m leaving my training sessions depleted of fluids and even drinking liquid all day long doesn’t always keep a headache from breaking out.
- How do you find friends as an adult? I wasn’t very good at this even as a child, and as an adult, it feels impossible. What’s the secret?
Quote of the week
“Being challenged in life is inevitable, being defeated is optional.”
Wrapping things up
No matter what’s ahead of you this week, friends, keep the faith! The hardest part is getting started, and you’ve already done that.
See you next week.