I’m not really sure what’s on my mind this week, so I’m just gonna start typing and see where it goes. Once again, thanks for Amanda for hosting Thursdays are for Thinking Out Loud!
1. People who don’t blog probably have no understanding of “hosting” or “link-ups”. I know I didn’t understand it until a few months after I started blogging. A few weeks ago I was talking with my family about my blog (now that they know about it), and my mom was asking about this “Thinking Out Loud” stuff. She thought that maybe I was actually getting together with people in real life to think out loud. I’m not sure how the logistics of something like that would work, but I guess if you didn’t know any better and you heard that someone was “hosting” that would be what you thought of. But I explained to her that no, I am not that social in real life and tried to explain what a link-up is. (For anyone else who doesn’t know what it is, click here to see what it looks like when we all link up our blog posts).
2. Does anyone actually change their Brita Filter when they are supposed to? I know we let ours go way too long before one of us (usually me) caves and changes it. I know it’s not that difficult, but emptying the Brita, and waiting the 15 minutes for the new filter to soak? It’s kind of inconvenient. It’s also one of those items that we never remember to buy until we are out of them.
3. This has been my go-to lunch this week:
Spaghetti squash, ground beef, and whatever veggies I can find with tomato sauce. Easy and delicious.
4. I was asked on Facebook the other day by a college friend if I still need to keep all the food on my plate not touching like when I was in college. As you can see from above picture, not at all, and now I make foods that get mixed up all the time. Certain things should be eaten mostly separately, but anything that “goes together” is fine.
5. This has been like the week of thunderstorms in Baltimore. You can read about Salt’s experience almost getting blown away in a tornado here. On Monday it looked pretty scary out and there was a torrential downpour with thunder and lightning. Tuesday there was a strange storm where for awhile it was sunny but you could hear thunder. Finally Wednesday it was so much cooler out during the day (I was still super sweaty from my early morning run) but maybe all the storms cooled things off for a few days (fingers crossed).
6. Due to Tuesday’s storm I passed on going to my usual hot yoga class. I figured it probably wasn’t worth getting struck by lightning on my walk home. Instead I did Reflexion yoga and it was actually a pretty good one. The class was called “Cleaning out the closet” and was all about getting rid of physical and emotional “junk”. I am always bad at the mental part of yoga, which I think interferes with letting my body actually relax. It’s a work in progress.
7. We went to a different grocery store last weekend, and instead of buying parsnips I accidentally bought Daikon radishes. I thought the parsnips were unusually big, but the sign said parsnips and they were white and cylinder shape so I went with it. As they were being rung up I noticed the cashier rung them as “daikon” and I didn’t know what that meant (but they were like 75 cents or something so I didn’t question it). When I started cutting them I knew they weren’t parsnips and so I googled it and found out they were daikon radishes. I thought they had a weird (maybe bitter?) taste…Rob didn’t think they tasted like anything.
But Michele’s pork chop recipe was amazing!
8. Has anyone else taken the Body Pump 90 release? I’ve only done it twice but I think some of the tracks are really hard including back (if you use enough weight) and core. I didn’t think the core track would get me like it did, but you do about a few hundred pulses and I really felt it the next day.
I’ll leave you with that picture, and in case you’re wondering- I do not take Body Pump on a rooftop and that is not a view of Baltimore. We also don’t stand in a circle smiling at each other. (Picture is from the New Zealand Les Mills Website).
Do you mix your food together or eat it separately?
Ever heard of/eaten daikon radishes?