Blogettes <- wait, that is actually a word?? It auto corrected my spelling, so, this is verified.
Moving on… Growing up, we never ate tomato soup, I assume because my mom didn’t like it much, (Mom, can you confirm?), so it has never been on my radar. However, when I was at Trader Joe’s yesterday, I saw a display (I am a total eyeball shopper), with FRESH sourdough loaves, and this red pepper & tomato bisque if you will. Since Scottdale got basically what felt like its first week of winter, I decided to indulge in this duo! I must say it did not disappoint. If I looked closer or had the option, I probably would not have chosen the low sodium option, as it was a bit bland, but I added some salt, pepper and garlic powder and BOOM, it was so yummy. As a side note, I have a trusted source who vouches for the non- low sodium option, and says it is far more flavorful. So there you have it. Lunch, or dinner if you sub grilled cheese for sourdough. OR sourdough grilled cheese. Or neither, if you’re boring.
Best Sunday Ever.
Barre + Brunch with my bestie (*heart eyes*)
When we found out we both were working from home full time, we were ECSTATIC. We had these huge hopes and dreams of working together at our favorite little coffee shop in between both our houses. We planned our Friday afternoons to be full of semi-productivity, sugar & spice lattes and giggles. We soon figured out that would not be the case. Instead of our dreamy afternoons, we ended up with nights where we needed the other’s commitment that we were NOT going to work past 8pm, again… Beyond grateful for this little lady, and all we can share stories about. She’s my #1 go to; barre, babes, coffee (when I forget to order my Nespresso pods timely), and everything else under the sun. I am so grateful for these beautiful Arizona mornings where we can get our butts kicked in a barre class, then car shop outside while sipping on little lattes (and munching on breakfast..) teehee. Reflecting this beautiful Sunday on all the things I am thankful for, and dropping the negative space I can sometimes dig my head into.
Cheers to a new week, and the same bestie!
So, I have been cooped up inside, fighting off this cold/ allergy attack/ WHO KNOWS WHAT. I had the stomach flu, followed by 2 days of health, then back to the dark side of tissues, nyquil and naps. The hardest part for me when I am sick, is how much time I loose. I can’t to the store, I can’t cook food, I can’t do any of the things I would typically do.
|| Enter: Prime Now. ||
Previously, we were not in the delivery range, but they have expanded and now we are! (So if you haven’t checked recently, check again!) There are 2 “stores” on Prime Now, one is amazon, and one is whole foods. If you are using one of their coupon codes, you can only do one or the other, you cannot order foods from both (speaking from experience- *eye roll*). Anyways, if you have Amazon Prime, it’s free 2 hour delivery! Soo I got all of the things I need for the week to come, AND even some treats that I am hoping allow me to get some food in this belly!
Just out here sharing my life hacks. I don’t know how I could ever go back to ‘old fashion’ grocery shopping..
Ugh, taking a 15 pause from work to really dive into some retail therapy. Today’s addition of retail therapy featuring: toaster shopping. I legit think I am funnier than I actually am. So at this point in my life, you would have thought I would know where to start when it comes to kitchen appliances, and the truth is that I like what I like and I use what I have, so buying new things is OUTSIDE my comfort zone (unless it’s shoes, I never have an issue buying shoes). I have up like 657483 browsers, comparing Cuisinart, Hamilton Beach, Black and Decker, and just about everything else under the moon. Thus far, I have survived on the all in one toaster oven, to reheat pizza, bake chicken nuggets (or nooogets as the littles pronounce it), and of course, make toast. The only issue here is toasting toast (wow say that 10 times fast), in this monstrosity literally takes at least 7 minutes. NO TIME. So here I am, drowning in work, AND in toaster stress central.
Any toaster tips are welcome below! Any advice will be worshiped.
P.S. If you read yesterdays post, I still forgot to put the towels in the dryer, REWASH.
One of my favorite things has to be when people say, “you work from home, you are SO lucky”. [If only you could see how hard I am rolling my eyes!] While, yes, working from home is a BLESSING, can you say #yogapants24/7, it has also been one of the toughest learning lessons, EVER. There are days, where I am beat down, exhausted, overwhelmed, and feel like there are a million OTHER things I could be doing around the house, but I still have to discipline myself and work. There are days like today (see right) where your coworker collaboration turns into a hermit stress sesh (thanks em! el-oh-el).
I put a load of laundry in this morning, and just now (6:58pm) realized I still need to put it in the dryer. So, while yes, conceptually, working from home is a joy, realistically, it is def not for everyone.
Now, to avoid the comments, “you take it for granted” or “you don’t realize how good you have it”, I shall forwardly admit, I consider myself BLESSED to work from home. I made coffee and breakfast for the fam (kinda, I started it..), I worked out at 10:15 with my fave instructor at Pure Barre, AND I took a 15-minute lunch break to heat up some food from the fridge.
Soo, when can I retire? #notsoon.
Thanks for reading! Goodnight-