Yep, it’s Thursday and the perfect time for a random brain dump. I’ve felt a little bit of writer’s block in the last couple of weeks, so I am just going to leave my random thoughts here for you today, okay?
+ The start of the FIFA World Cup is finally here. Who’s excited? I’ll be getting up bright and early on Sunday to watch Germany vs. Mexico at 8 a.m. PDT.
+ I said in my last post that I am not depressed and rarely anxious, but the news in the last few days might be able to change this. I mean, what is going on with this presidency? I had to pick my jaw up off the floor a couple of times in the last 72 hours. Gosh, what am I saying. I’ve been in a perpetual state of horror and perplexity since November 2016.
+ Do you like poppies? I like poppies.
+ We watched the documentary “Living on one dollar” on Netflix last weekend. Have you seen it? I highly recommend. It really does put things into perspective. Also, if you’re looking for a good place to donate some of your spare dollars, this might be a good cause.
+ I’ve noticed that I’ve been getting more intentional with my shopping habits. I’ve never been a big money spender, but lately, I noticed that I really think twice (or three times) if I want to spend money on certain things. (Not food though, I always want to spend money on food.) This may be a topic for another finance post.
+ I’m trying to reclaim my evenings. I don’t know when you get home from work, but I usually don’t get home before 6:30 p.m. and go to bed at a pretty reasonable hour, too, so my weeknights often feel very short. I’ve been trying to prepare meals that are not too time consuming (now that it is almost summer, there will be a lot less cooking and more non-cook meals!), so I have more time to sit on our patio for a little while or get a few rows of knitting in. What do your weeknights look like?
+ I’ll be making compound butter with herbs for this weekend (it’s a staple for German BBQs). It’s so, so good. I don’t know why I don’t keep a supply in my fridge at all times. I dare you to try it on your next piece of grilled meat. Another staple: herbed greek yogurt dip. I could eat a whole tub.