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Thursday, March 14, 2013

currently...

Currently I am...

Reading: Dark Places. After I finished Gone Girl, it was suggested that I should read one of Gillian Fynn's other books. This book is really good but the premise behind the book is beyond dark. It is downright disturbing. 

Listening to: Spa music. I know, it's random. A and I have been tuning to the music channel through our cable provider while we are working, cleaning house, or cooking. It's very peaceful.

Watching: Mindless and ridiculous reality TV shows like Bachelor, Celebrity Apprentice, Survivor and Ultimate Fighter. Hubby and I watch these shows together. It's our thing.

Relishing: My new relationship with this muscular, strong, handsome fellow named Ariiq. He is a beautiful, well behaved Arabian. Ariiq has been very patient with me as I transition from western to english riding. The saddle is so much smaller. It's been challenging but fun!

Melting over: My new scarf. How cute is this thing.

Addicted to: Green shakes. They are the best! It is so nice to be able to fit in so much nutrients into one meal. You can really pack in the veggies with just a small amount of fruit and it still tastes good.

Excited about: My mission trip to Mexico. 9 days til departure. Yikes!

Cooking: So many good vegan recipes. Here is one of my faves and super easy.

Kale Avocado Salad
1 head of shredded kale
1 large diced tomato or red bell pepper
1 1/2 chopped avocado
3 tbsp hempseed oil
2 tbsp finely diced green onion
1 juiced lemon
1 tsp sea salt
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Handful of pumpkin seeds

In a large mixing bowl, toss all ingredients together, squeezing as you mix to "wilt" the kale and cream the avocado. Top with pumpkin seeds. Serve immediately.

Waiting for: My consult with Dr. Surrey at CCRM. Finished all of my paperwork and got all of my records in. My appointment is May 1st but I'm on the cancellation list so hopefully it won't take that long.

Thankful for: This guy.
Your turn. What's currently going on in your world?

29 comments:

Erika said...

Oooh yeah, after I finished Gone Girl I read the summaries of her other two books...Dark Places looked really...DARK. You'll have to let us know if it ends up being worth the read!!

Chelsea Coleen said...

i loved Gone girl and I love Gillian Flynn - i actually read the two other books she wrote before Gone Girl (Dark Places and Sharp Objects) both dark but I recommend!! She needs to write more!

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

I have a friend who got pregnant with Dr. Surrey after not being able to get pregnant at 3 different IVF clinics! :-)

vogueandheels.com said...

Lovely pictures! I love your scarf, it's so pretty.

-Vogue&Heels
vogueandheels.com

Vicki said...

Dark Places left me a little underwelmed ... I'm not sure why but lately books just have NOT been wowing me LOL, I hope you enjoy it!

Melissa Smith said...

I read Gone Girl and Sharpe Objects and need to pick up this book! If you liked Gone Girl, you'll love Sharpe Objects. Sharpe Objects is my favorite book she's wrote so far. :)

Melissa
amileinherboots.blogspot.com

Aubrey said...

Ariiq is beautiful! When I was little, my parents had a white Arabian named Rhapsody. I remember that she was beautiful, just like Ariiq :) I never rode, but have always adored horses. I'm sure riding gives you so much peace!

Also... love your scarf, my hubs and I watch ridiculously mindless reality shows too, and last but absolutely not least... I'm so excited for you for your phone consult with CCRM!!

xoxo

Darcy Kristy said...

Gosh, I adore your little doggie. Is he a mini or normal size?

Oh, and you forgot to share what you were currently drinking ;)

Amy said...

I've heard that Dark Places is super dark, but super good! Exactly what you said, haha.

I hope you have a BLAST in Mexico!! I sooo want to go on a Missions Trip this year, but we'll see if I can swing it!

Angela said...

Gillian Flynn downright terrifies me. There are lots of authors I would love to meet, but not her!

Em said...

What a fun post to read! That salad sounds super yummy, and you've inspired me to try to pack a few more veggies into my smoothies. Also, what precious animals you have in your life! I'm so curious to hear about your consult, by the way.

Ashley said...

That horse is gorgeous!! I love white horses!! Your puppy is soo cute!! And that scarf!!! Love it!!!

Hope you are having a great day!!

Aramis said...

I loved Gone Girl! I even got my MIL hooked on it. I read the author's other two books afterwards and they're both much darker and not quite as good in my humble opinion. But still worth the read.

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Ashley said...

I'm kind of jealous about your consult appointment! I mentioned going to my Hubs late last year and he looked at me like I was crazy to suggest a cross country trip like that. Anyway, hope it goes well for you and you can get in sooner!

Betty said...

I recently read Dark Places...and it was DARK! But she's such a good writer! Glad you have your appointment lined up with your doctor...waiting can be hard for these types of things but cancellations do happen!! Have a great weekend!

Lya said...

I just picked up "Gone girl" as a distraction for my IVF cycle and started it last night. After so many ladies on here loved it I can't wait to get really into the book!
Hope the time flies until your consult appointment!

Lauren said...

Have fun in Mexico! I am currently reading Night Circus, which I totally love, you should check it out! Lauren @ www.cornwellfam.com

Adrienne Clark said...

Absolutely love that scarf! So cute! What kind of wine is that?! Love me some red wine. I'm guilty of watching wayyy toooo much reality TV and kind of sad that it's over already. This was by far my favorite season! Hope you're having a wonderful Friday!
Adrienne
http://myblackwhitecolor.blogspot.com

Jennifer Hughes said...

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Benlovesting said...

That salad looks good!!!

Charity said...

Thinking of you and sending great thoughts your way. You will get in before May I can feel it.

Amber said...

Ariiq is beautiful! I've heard so many talk about Gone Girl. I really need to put that on my list of books to read. Hope your mission trip to Mexico is very fulfilling!

LWLH said...

Ooh how exciting about your mission trip, good luck girl.

Emily said...

Your salad and green drink looks so yummy! I admit I'm lazy and buy the Naked Green Machine in those tiny little bottles. Your food and drinks always look so yummy!

Cute doggie! Hope you are getting excited for your trip to Mexico!!

Samantha (at) Life Style Love said...

i've been thinking about reading another one of gillian flynn's books - i really liked gone girl! i'd be interested in hearing if you find another one of hers that you really like!

HighlandFling said...

That salad sounds delicious, I love avocado so it sounds amazing. Your scarf is super pretty too!

E x

That's What She Read said...

Dark places was pretty good! Creeeeepy, but good!

Laura said...

That scarf is so cute, it seems like you are having some nice relaxing times before your trip. It's coming up so soon!!

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