^^From a recent hike at the Monticello Trail and title quote from one of my favorite poems. I love that trail so much! I was thinking recently that I need a weekly checklist of things I need to remember to do. Kind of like those summer bucket list checklists? It would have things like:
- Hike the Monticello Trail
- Eat a tin of sardines
- Go to a yoga class
- Read for an hour
- Make a massaged kale salad
- Take a bubble bath
- Play a board game
You know, all the things that make life extra full : )
I did do a lot of those this week though – sardines included!
When I just have a smoothie for breakfast, sometimes I miss having something hot. Not just coffee, but something like eggs/toast/pancakes that is warm and cooked. But having buttered toast on the side satisfies that craving so a smaller smoothie + toast with butter has been my favorite breakfast combo of late.
I made a great Blue Apron dinner recently – Cajun Catfish & Spiced Rice with Collard Greens & Mushrooms – and it was a big hit! (Blue Apron is my favorite of the fresh meal delivery services out there, and I’m working with them this year on some posts. I have a fun recap of a Blue Apron girls night coming up next week!)
Mazen had a kids version, but he wasn’t interested in the little bites of fish I put on his plate. He really wanted A WHOLE FISH MOMMY! So I had a great idea – I opened a tin of sardines and presented him with a whole fish. And he ate the whole darn thing! Hahaha!
One was enough though, so I had the rest of the tin for lunch the next day : ) Sardine salad – check!
I’ve also been really into sandwiches recently, but they must have pickles or banana peppers inside. Plus smashed avocado and maple smoked turkey.
And finally, my mom sent Mazen the Moana soundtrack. This is a CD I don’t mind having on repeat all day 🙂 If you follow me on Instagram Stories, you’ve probably seen some of the funny stories of Mazen listening and singing. Boy loves him some Moana! And Miss Nelson one of my all-time favorite kids books!!
Mazen told me that he wanted a new mommy last week when he was being disciplined (sob), so I told him I could arrange for one to come the next day and that she would have purple hair and a ton of rules. Needless to say he changed his mind : ) My mom sent Miss Nelson Is Missing in the mail the next day, and he loves it (especially because I do a great accent for Miss Viola Swamp!)