It’s sort of refreshing to start posting again. Exciting, even. I really don’t know what I’m going to talk about, but I’m sure something will happen that’s blog-worthy. Until a cohesive topic strikes, here is some randomness.
I got a haircut.
And some cute new gym clothes. I needed some motivation to get back to lifting, and Athleta’s winter sale was more than happy to help me out there.
And I made jellies!
I’ve been wanting to try this out for a while. I love jelly stuff – jelly beans, Swedish Fish, gummy bears. And since I’m looking for all sorts of ways to heal up my hamstring tendonitis, I heard that gellatin and bone broth are good for all your muscles and, you know, connecting tissue thingys. I believe that is the technical term. Anyway, I saw the recipe on Balanced Bites a while ago and was grooving to try it. The verdict? They are perfectly gummy in every way. It reminds me of those Jello jigglers as a kid. Seriously the easiest thing I have ever made, on par with microwaving eggs, but they ended up quite sour despite using the maple syrup to sweeten them. But I love to pop a few down whenever I wander past the fridge. Next time I might try the berry variation to see if that cuts down on the tart.
We went out last night, and I came home to this.
“Hey Mom, I thought you might get bored when you go to bed tonight. So here’s my dump truck to entertain you.”
I worked from home today, so I whipped up a quick lunch for Hulk and myself. It turned out so pretty, I’d hate to not share it.
Just spicy sausage, onions, and spinach pan-fried in butter.
And hey, it’s Friiiidaaaay! Let’s kick back and celebrate the weekend. And do a little rain dance. We are in a serious drought, and the governor has called a state drought emergency. As much as I’ll be sad that it’ll rain on my work commute, I’d rather have full and happy reservoirs!