Good morning, folks!
It’s nice to get back to some semblance of normalcy, even if it’s temporary. This weekend, I have my fraternity’s annual conference and, in addition to picking up a few folks from the airport, I’m also playing hostess to three different fraternal friends. Should be pretty exciting considering my apartment is still in a state of post-holiday chaos and hardly big enough for two people, let alone four. But hey, it’ll be cozy.
My stomach has been getting a much-needed break from some fairly indulgent holiday treats and instead having THIS for dinner:
Last night, I enjoyed a fantastic stir fry courtesy of chicken, chia seeds, soy sauce, and Trader Joe’s Harvest Hodge Podge veggie mix.
It may not look as savory and mouth-watering as it tasted. I kind of just tossed the chia seeds into the mix last second and, though they didn’t add anything taste-wise to the party, they certainly boosted the Omege 3 in the meal, right? That’s gotta be good.
Mysterious thing about trips home, while I’m there, I never even realize that I’m missing the vegetables that are conspicuously absent from my diet. Then it’s a glorious reunion.
This got me thinking of other things in my life that I don’t realize I’m “missing” in my life, until I get home (or try something new… or whatever.)
This water-bottle friendly water fountain?! THIS IS GENIUS!!
I never really paid too much mind to the fact that my water bottle never gets truly full from standard water fountains. That tilt always gets me… Well, this fountain has shown me the light. It’s basically ruined all other water fountains for me.
I regularly think about Wawa, so this one is kind of cheating. But honestly, I never TRULY remember how much I love their diet raspberry iced tea until I get some of it.
Note to anyone trying to get me a gift: Gallon jugs of this work just fine.
Why my gym doesn’t have a sauna is just beyond me. And, I’ll admit, this photo was actually taken from an old Six Pack Sunday and in a steam room, but you get the idea. There’s nothing to compare to a great sauna session after a particularly tough workout. My family’s gym has a fantastic dry sauna, but it’s ALWAYS packed and I figured taking a picture in a room full of sweaty men might not be received too well.
Ok, I PROMISE this is not a picture what you may be thinking it is. And, if you’re not thinking what I think you’re thinking… well, pardon me for my dirty mind. But what this IS a picture of is some sort of spiked leg roller. I’ve seen oodles of posts on the perks of foam rollers, but this is a little more of a massager. And this is how I use it.
I rub my legs, my arms, my back (well, I get someone to rub that for me), and my butt. And it is heavenly. I never would’ve known that I needed this. And now that I have it, I’m never letting go of it.
Do you have any goodies that you never realized you needed until you got a hold of them?