I arrived, safe and sound, in sunny California yesterday afternoon. I spent nearly 6 hours sitting on a flight here, so I had plenty of time to pull together a bunch of random thoughts and things I’ve been meaning to tell you guys. With that, here is some randomness for your Wednesday!
The weather in California is absolutely amazing and it doesn’t make me miss the ridiculous April snow back in Boston. At all. It also makes me really excited for summer!
I’m in California for an event on behalf of Shaws and Star Market (via Alberstons) to learn all about their new Signature line. I’m also going to cook with Tiffani-Amber Thiessen (aka Kelly Kapowski) tomorrow. NBD. (Growing up, I was such a huge fan of Saved by the Bell!! Anyone else?)
I always forget about McDonalds when it comes to iced coffee. There’s a drive thru (hello, #momlife) and, if you ask for light syrup, the flavor options aren’t overly sweet and quite tasty!
I haven’t had Peanut M&Ms in a few weeks now, so I treated myself to some at the airport. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately?), I could only find the “sharing” size, which means I ate the entire bag by myself (and shared with no one) because I have zero control around Peanut M&Ms. On the bright side, however, my craving was satisfied, so I probably won’t need Peanut M&Ms for another few weeks now. Also pictured below: Greek yogurt parfait with granola and blueberries + Pumpkin Protein Pancakes from home.
I’m really into face maps lately. Never heard of them? Basically, face mapping is an ancient Chinese way of decoding one’s health””often times associating acne breakouts with what’s happening in the body. Interesting, right? There are so many different ones on the Internet and each one varies a little bit in content and detail, but I find them so fascinating, especially since I personally tend to break out in the area often associated with the colon. I almost always have a pimple on my right cheek. And, this is totally anecdotal, but still interesting”¦ Right before I stopped Remicade (because it wasn’t working), my doctor did a bunch of blood work. When he received the results, all of my liver-related numbers had elevated quite a bit. At the same time, I started breaking out around my eyebrows, which is super random for me, like I never get pimples there. As soon as I stopped Remicade and went on Entyvio, all of my liver numbers went back to normal and the weirdo eyebrow breakouts stopped. Of course, this could be totally coincidental, but the timing was spot-on and the eyebrow pimples just seemed so unusual.
Mal and I want to redo/update the walk-in closet in our master bedroom. We’re thinking about going with IKEA since they’re affordable (and because we’re not fancy), but we’re also considering going the California Closets route because we’ve heard such great things. Has anyone had experience with either company? Or another closet company? Closets, Closets, Closets?
I saw this play space at the airport yesterday morning and immediately thought of Quinn. Just the thought of him having a blast playing there made my heart hurt. I already miss him so much. It’s funny because when I book these trips, I’m always so excited, but as soon as I am away from my family, I can’t wait to get home.
At the airport yesterday, I received FIVE different compliments about my sneakers (Brooks Nantucket Adrenaline GTS 16). How cool is that? They are definitely a hit!
I mean, blue plaid and a tiny lobster on the tongue”¦ it doesn’t get better than that!
I’m thinking about creating a 4-week, 5 minutes-a-day booty shape-up plan for May. I want to test out the workouts first, so I should have it together by the end of the month. Are you guys interested? If so, should I include exercises with equipment? Or do you prefer minimal equipment/no equipment?
Question of the Day
Your turn! Tell me something random from your week so far!