May Recap-Week 3

I’m once again an official Temporary Resident of Mexico. Hopefully, no deadlines will be missed this time for my permanent status.

My yard is blooming and I’m starting some new transplants.

I made this so-good hamburger “casserole” mix and simply ate it with fresh greens.

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Fry a pckg of ground beef with 1/3 onion and drain.
  • Add 1tsp salt (or to taste); 2 tsp garlic powder; 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper.
  • Patiently mix in 4oz cream cheese and 1/2 cup shredded cheddar.
  • Put in an oiled casserole dish and top with the remaining 1/2 shredded cheddar.
  • Cook for 10 min or until cheese melted on top.

Listening to my first audio book, “The Great Alone”. I’m quickly realizing I need to completely do nothing while listening.

My little bear having good and bad days.

May Recap-Week 2

Who wouldn’t love a cheese waffle? The Chaffle is one egg and 1/2 cup finely shredded cheese. You can go on the internet for a plethora of variations and much prettier examples!

Sam was traumatized by the thunder/lightening storm that happened this week. I was traumatized by Sam. After a gentle reminder from the vet, “…she’s an older dog now”, we both powered through. Below is the look of worried anticipation.

Local Milk blog/instagram has become one of my favorites. Beautiful photos with cooking and inspirational videos.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar BB Blur mousse. My new fave go-to. It’s total coverage and you can’t feel it on your skin.

My latest Keto snack: almond flour tortillas lightly fried in butter, and topped with Stevia and cinnamon. I had to put on the brakes eating these. They were too good.

May Recap-Week 1

Switched out clay colored pillows and throws for Springtime yellow.

My latest series find that I’m loving…Vanity Fair.

Purchased a new supply of Candle-Lite candles for the next couple of months.

My quarantine uniform I wear on repeat every week.

Making meditation, morning yoga, and healthy eating my new normal.

April Recap-Week 5

I’m seriously crushing on NY Governor Cuomo. What an inspiring leader. I guess that makes me a “Cuomosexual” too.

Not sure what happened to my basil. However, my rosemary is doing great as always.

Somm movies on Netflix are for anyone who enjoys wine.

Speaking of alcohol, my Quarantini is: Vodka, Crystal Light lemonade, and Topo Chico mineral water.

Finished, “Where the Crawdads Sing”. I know this is an incredibly popular read, but it felt like a bit of a Lifetime movie to me.

An unexpected thunderstorm and then this sunset.

Quarantine Truth

When confronted with rules, limits, boundaries, and hard lines, do we rage, fall asleep, disassociate, blame? Cry? Scream? Give up? Bang on our pans at 7 p.m.? All perfect responses. But then what do we do when the anger subsides, our tears dry up, and it’s 7:05 p.m. and we’re still quarantined and afraid, or sick, and alone? 

The Buddha said, “Better to live one day seeing the rise and fall of things than to live a hundred years without ever seeing the rise and fall of things.”

What do we do when everything we use to distract ourselves from the fact of our impermanence is taken from us? Not because we signed up for a Zen retreat, but because of war or disease? 

For a culture endlessly intrigued by mindfulness, and by the allure of being truly present, this is our moment. For once, there’s nowhere else to be.

by Bethany Saltman (you can find the full article on Goop)

A Week of Keto Meal Delivery

I’m slowly losing my wellness motivation while self isolating. So I ordered a week of Keto meals hoping it would help.

The plan I purchased is 3 Keto meals per day, Monday through Friday through a company called Plan Uno. I was assured with a written form all meals are being prepared with the necessary Covid precautions taking place. They deliver the meals everyday in insulated bags that I then return to them the next morning when they arrive again. Easy squeezy.

It was the jumpstart I needed and I still got to eat waffles and pancakes. Score!

The downside: I no longer have two of my quarantine past times: cooking and snacking. 😉

April Recap-Week 4

Summer temps have arrived.

I’m now part of the Dalgona Coffee fan club. It reminds me of a creamy coffee candy. This stuff is GOOD!

The new backyard patio and not-so-great grass have been put in. Next up: painting and new plants.

Sr. Elizondo and his birthday breakfast provolone. Then came the birthday caldo, birthday paella, birthday lemon cake…..

AfterLife Season 2 began today! My heart’s all a-flutter. I’ll be binging this next week.

A 4 hour wait at the Immigration office for a 5 minute appointment. Grrr.