Good morning, everyone!
The good news: I keep feeling better and better, so I’m definitely on the mend. *Does happy dance* It’s amazing how feeling bad can make you acutely aware of — and thankful for — the times when you feel good. Every time I notice how much better I feel, I get really, really happy (and really, really grateful).
The bad news: it’s Monday. (One of my talents is stating the obvious. The other? Walking into fixed objects. As my Sunday school teacher used to say, God gave us all special gifts.)
I find that, for me at least, Mondays are a consistent source of an emotion that can only be described as “Uuuuuuuuuuuuugh.” I don’t mind the bit about getting up early — left to my own devices, I generally do that anyways — but commuting? Uuuuuuuuugh. Going to work? Uuuuuuuuuuugh. Not seeing the sun all day? Uuuuuuuuuuugh. (This gets a bajillion times worse in the winter, since that’s when I can literally go from Monday through Friday without seeing the sun. I’M GOING TO GET RICKETS, PEOPLE. RICKETS!)
I find that all my Marvelous in My Monday material comes from the weekend, and this week is no different. So, although the work weeks may suck away my will to live (third talent: use of exaggeration for dramatic effect), the weekends are comparatively fabulous! Before I dive into the weekend marvelousness, I’d like to thank the lovely Katie from Healthy Diva Eats for hosting this lovely shin-dig. Muchas gracias, mamacita!
Among the marvelous offerings this weekend were:
- A freakin’ amaaaaaaaaaaazing strawberry Bellini I had with dinner on Friday night. This thing was sublime, people. It was sweet, light, and crisp — basically, the perfect beverage for a summer weekend.
- The pedicure I finally got with my bright pink Essie polish, which I lurve. I feel about my pink nail polish the same way I that feel about my pink jacket: it might make the uber buttoned-up DC folks take me less seriously — people who wear bright colors tend to be looked upon skeptically here — but I don’t care. I’m on a mission to be unabashedly myself instead of acquiescing to DC culture (which, the longer I’m here and the older I get, the more I’ve realized is basically antithetical to every element of my personality), and this is part of that motif.
- I spent yesterday on a bit of a baking binge, and I whipped up some pretty fabulous GF oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies using Pamela’s GF Oatmeal Cookie mix and Enjoy Life allergen-free chocolate chunks. These babies are also dairy-free, so they’re safe for those of us upon whom lactose hates. I’m taking them to work today in order to ease the Monday grossness for everyone; although cookies don’t solve all problems (although wouldn’t it be great if they did? I can see it now: Boss is throwing a fit? Cookies! Computer crashed? Cookies! Building is on fire? Cookies!), they’ll at least make today a bit more manageable for the office crowd.
I hope everyone has a lovely Monday (well, as lovely as Mondays can be) and that the day goes by quickly!
What was the best part of your weekend?
What’s your favorite kind of cookie?
What’s the best adult beverage you’ve ever had?