Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
Phew, this week flew by for me. For anybody else, too? I was supposed to be gone for field work again, but the trip got canceled last minute (over the weekend) because my colleague had a family emergency. I am usually a pretty flexible person, but I am still a planner at heart so this change of plans threw me for a loop a bit and I had to figure out what my work week was going to look like. I had “mentally” checked out of the office already and now had to redirect my focus on some project tasks again. But all was good in the end. I had a very productive, albeit also very busy week.
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Anne shared in her recent post that she loves apples and almonds as a daily snack, and I have to chime in and say that I have been obsessed with apples and almond butter. You must know that at first, I used to think that this combination was very weird, probably because I didn’t grow up with peanut or almond butter, so that’s an acquired taste for me, but I’ve really come to love the combination of tart and crunchy apples (Granny Smith and Gala are my go-to’s) and raw, creamy almond butter. It’s been my afternoon treat for a while (and I am usually not even much of a snacker). I also realized, I am kinda picky about the almond butter – tried a few brands but TJ’s is my favorite, by far.
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Speaking of great (summery) snacks/light lunch ideas: get yourself some canned/jarred pineapple and add them to a bowl of Greek yogurt. Thank me later.
It’s a very light and tasty summer treat, but note, the emphasis is on canned/jarred pineapple.. don’t buy fresh pineapple for this. Raw pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down the protein in yogurt, making it bitter.
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I’ve completely fallen off the reading bandwagon again – probably not surprising considering that I was traveling for a few weeks and that I have been playing catch up ever since. My Mom sometimes read in the car or in the evenings, when she was here, but I didn’t have the peace of mind for that with people around. I prefer to read in solitude (except on the plane).
I’m still working on the Outlander series (got stuck in book 5) and will get back to it this weekend, come hell or high water.
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We don’t have big plans for the weekend. I am hoping to get a long(-ish) run in, work on some summer recaps, and as mentioned, pick up my book again. I am also planning to catch up on more of your blog posts (morning coffee + blog reading is my favorite!). Some of you might have seen the odd comment on their older blog posts already. I am on it, friends, I am on it.
Hope you all have a great weekend!