I’ve come to a hard conclusion: my life is kind of dull and repetitive. This is both a blessing and a curse. I have friends whose lives are whirlwinds of activity, hi-jinks and craziness and it just makes me sleepy and feel old. That life is not for me (although it might be the perfect life for you!) But … on the other hand, my life also needs a jolt of something. I’m just not sure what, yet. And figuring it out is my new big to-do.
So what brought on this revelation? Well, I’m linking with the What’s New With You link-up, hosted by Kristen from See You in a Porridge and Gretchen from Gretchen Runs, which I’m really excited to join. It just took me so long to figure out what’s new with me because nothing is really new. Same old me. Since I’m embracing my awesomeness, I need to figure out what that really looks like, cuz it’s more than this.
A Sneak Peak into My Not-So-Exciting but Still Good Life
Don’t get me wrong — my life is still good. It’s just lacking a little oomph and now that I really, really see that — I can add some. You know, once I figure out exactly what that is. 🙂
Oh, there the Max Man is. He is 17 pounds of pep and I love that creature with all my heart. #CrazyCatLady and #NotAshamed.
Celebrating Cinco de Mayo
With good food! Living in LA, we have the best Mexican food outside of … well, Mexico. So to honor my Mexican friends and to give Trump the finger, I made some of my favorite dishes: pork carnitas, spanish rice and a big bowl of guacamole. Ummm … did I mention that my big goal this year is to get healthy and eat right? The things we do for friends. 🙂
Cleaning My Linen Closet
My apartment has very little storage space. This is good in that it makes me really think about whether I truly have the space for something before I buy it (I used to be a really bad mindless spender). And yes, I dedicate a shelf in my linen closet (which is weirdly in my bedroom that does not have an attached bathroom) to books. They matter more to me than towels, except when I get out of the shower, then towels outrank books. I also have no idea what is in those boxes. Some day, when I am feeling adventuresome, I will open them. But right now, they help make the closet look organized. 🙂
I Also Made this Lemon Sour Cream Pie … Again
I know. I know. I said that getting healthy was my big goal this year. But you see, I had this lowly pie crust sitting in my freezer, taking up valuable space.
So I thought to myself, “Tanya, you need to get rid of that crust.”
To which I replied, “Darn tooting. You should make your lemon sour cream pie because it was delicious and your pictures weren’t so great.”
I responded with, “Two birds with one pie! You are a genius, self!
Self replied, “I am and FYI — your hair looks great today too.”
See, sometimes my inner voice is nice. Anyway, I listened to myself and made the pie.
And it was delicious. Now I feel good since I freed-up some much needed space in my freezer and … okay, okay — even I think that excuse is lame. So I made a pie and ate it. Not all once, people! I froze most of it, which now that I think about it … damn it! I made the pie to empty out my freezer, not add stuff back!! Glerg. Ack. Bleech. Snort. Guess who is not a rocket scientist? Guess who is having pie for dessert tonight!
And now I’m back to being a genius, albeit one with a pouchy belly. 🙂
Random Pics from My Life
The pool I am supposed to swim in twice a week per my monthly get healthy goals, which I failed last month. I will do better this month. Birds of Prey from my walk to the grocery store. Stairs that I am going to climb to help decrease the size of my ass and thighs. Book I read and will review on Monday (along with lots of other books!). Another picture of Max because he is my muse and you can never have too many cat pictures.
My Life in a Nutshell
Yup, that’s my life. It may heavily revolve around a well-indulged and beloved feline and what I’m going to eat, but it’s still a good life.
So, what’s new with you?