My blender should be arriving tomorrow! I’m so excited to make smoothies and hummus. My mom (somewhat inexplicably, perhaps she has some ability to see the future?) sent me a smoothie recipe book at the holidays, and some of them sound really good. Here’s to healthy living. (Hummus is a health food!!)
Speaking of living – all of the terrible weather on the east coast has pretty much cured me of my desire to live in Boston. I cannot imagine being happy under feet and feet and feet of snow all winter long. And I realize this is a worse-than-usual winter, but DAMN. The collective groan of anguish and resignation from my east coast friends shook facebook mightily this morning. It’s cold here – the thermometer said 20F at my house this morning (which didn’t account for windchill, who knows what that temp was), but I didn’t have to shovel.
I actually have been feeling really grateful lately – for my situation, for my health, for a warm house and car and food and a job I love. Things aren’t perfect, certainly, but I took a hot shower this morning and didn’t have to put on a hard hat and go work outside, so there’s zero room for whining. (It really was not fun getting up at 5 this morning in order to cat-wrangle and be at a 7am meeting, but passing people sleeping under the bridge really puts it right into perspective.)
In less grim news, Southern Oregon Brewing has a beer I am really digging, and I’m on the hunt for it around town: Na Zdravi. I’ve found three bars where it’s on tap, but I’m more interested in growler-filling, or bottles. AND! I just found out that at Imperial (on Division), will bottle everything they have on tap! I think that’s pretty cool. I spent my lunch hour reading beer blogs and making a list of some new things I’d like to try. (NOTE TO SELF: PLEASE GO RUNNING SOON – ALL THE BEER DRINKING ISN’T DOING ANYTHING FOR YOUR FIGURE.)
Well, in spite of getting here at 6:45 this morning, I will not be leaving early, as I had expected. That’s a bummer, because I know I’m going to run out of steam fast today. The good news is that my gigantic cold sore has been arrested and is now on the mend after but 2 days. Thanks, acyclovir! Now for some sneaked-in story writinghardcore legal work until this day is done…