--I'm super into beets right now, but I'm still scared to actually dismantle them myself. Thankfully, a friend told me that Trader Joe's has pre-prepared beets that are ready to eat.
--I had an epiphany the other day while riding my bike. There's a summertime farmer's market in the park at the far end of my street. Even though it's a very reasonable distance to run to (2.5 miles), it's always seemed just slightly too far away to walk to knowing that I'll have to walk back laden with heavy groceries. But I won't be bummed out to put all that fresh produce in my bike basket! Plus, now I actually have Saturdays off!
--I have barely worn my winter coat this winter, and I've spent more time outside than probably any other winter since I was a kid. That's weird. I also haven't worn my new boots yet, which makes me a bit sad just because they're so stylish.
--I'm going through an expensive time right now--one of those phases where the money seems to just vanish. First it was car repair, then I needed a haircut, then Nike was having a mega sale on the shoes I really like plus I had a 20% off code (this may seem frivolous, but I need good running shoes, and if I can get them 1/2 price--that's a winner), taxes are due soon and I owe, etc. Just a lot of things to pay for right now. I'm going to try to reign it in without sacrificing fun (I've sacrificed for too long!). I'm going to whip up some super cheap meals, and drive to work no more than one day a week (unless it's downpouring or snowing).
--My goal for the year, now, is to be more European. I imagine that this will include eating more fatty cheese, drinking more wine, riding my bike more often and living life at a more leisurely pace. I was kind of hoping to incorporate all those things in my life anyway, but now I have a hashtag for it #moreeuropean. Speaking of being more European, I was telling my stylist (who used to live in Milan) about my new Friends, and she totally wants me to invite her to our next party!
--This weekend, I'm going to the ballet on Friday, out for crepes on Saturday, and on Sunday, I'm taking a fencing class (Inigo Montoya!). Even though I just made this new 'be more European' goal like yesterday, I'm totally a success!
Happy weekend, everyone!