I am …
…. hot, so hot! Like temperature hot! We’re getting baked here on the West Coast. It’s been 100+ºF here for I don’t know how many consecutive days now (at least 6) and I know, I know, my friends in Germany are still waiting (more or less) patiently for summer to kick in, but seriously, I am already over summer. I like it warm, but this is too hot. Also, just as a reminder, we have wildfires around these parts and those scorching temperatures are not helping. Just sayin’.
… really happy how my Mom’s Schwarzbrot (whole grain bread) that I baked last weekend turned out. I seriously don’t know why I didn’t try to bake it sooner. Actually I do know why, because you can’t buy cracked rye in any of the supermarkets around here. I checked every single one, but I found a way around it. Anyway, it’s been pretty much my breakfast, lunch and dinner for the last few days. (Recipe to come.)
… completely in love with my mason jar drinking glass. Could drinking iced water be any more exciting than out of a mason jar glass? I didn’t think so.
… currently reading “How to eat a cupcake” by Meg Donohue. It’s an easy read, but I really like the book so far.
… re-watching season 1 of ‘The Newsroom” because season 2 starts in T-minus 11 days. If you haven’t watched the first season, I highly recommend it. It’s only 10 episodes – you can totally catch up before season 2 starts. Also, if you want to live-tweet the show with me, I am so in!
… really delighted about a sweet email from a secret reader of my blog. I always love to find out who is reading and I love it even more when they reach out. It makes me totally giddy to know that people care about the ramblings on my little blog. This reader even called me “inspiring” and that is one of the sweetest compliment one could ever get. So I want to say ‘thank you’. This means so much to me.
… working on a little craft project for a friend and really excited about it. I hope I can share it when it’s finished.
… pretty sad that Google Reader is no more. I really liked it and have not completely adapted to any of the other reader options out there. The verdict is still out, but I’ll be going with Feedly for now. Which reader do you like best? Any recommendations?
… completely surprised by my newly found love for Almond Butter. You need to know that I don’t like Peanut Butter (I didn’t grow up with it, so the taste has always been a bit strong for me) and while I am kinda-but-not-really warming up to Peanut Butter, Almond Butter has been an instant favorite! I couldn’t believe how much I like it.