WEARING | my new Peloton shirt. Yeah, I might be a little obsessed.
LOVING | the beautiful early morning sunshine.
RUNNING | a virtual half marathon this weekend and I am not prepared. Admittedly, I kind of half-assed my training plan (partly because bad air quality prevented me from sticking to my training plan, and partly because the Peloton was calling my name. I am sure the excitement and newness will wear off eventually. Ha.)
LOOKING FORWARD TO | fall. Aren’t we all? I, for one, am over the hot temperatures (and I hope cooler temperatures and – dare I say it, gasp! – some rain will help slow down the fire season here in California).
EATING | plum cake. Once a year during the plum season (which is really short – between July and September), I hunt down Italian (Empress) plums at the local Farmers Market to bake this seasonal German plum streusel cake. (Come back here next week, if you’d like the recipe. Maybe you can still find Italian plums somewhere.)
RECOMMENDING | that while you’re at it, you also get some pretzel croissants if you ever come across any at a bakery. They’re so good.
DRINKING | coffee. What else is new?
ENJOYED | some girl time with my friend Susi these last few weeks and it’s been wonderful. I haven’t had any girl time in FOREVER. It feels good to be vaccinated, is what I am saying.
READING | The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. I am not very far in yet, but the premise of this book is so intriguing.
(so) RELIEVED | that a huge majority of Californians strongly rejected the recall of our governor Gavin Newsom in California last week. Again, is Newsom perfect? No, but I think he has done a phenomenal job under difficult and unprecedented circumstances. This recall effort was a huge waste of money, IMHO. Just imagine what could have been accomplished with 276 million dollars.
What is currently going on with you?