I love these lists because it ends the week on such a positive note. So, without any further ado, here’s my list of lovely things about this week.
Mansfield Hollow State Park – On Sunday, my daughter and I went hiking. We wanted to try somewhere new, and so we went to the park. We had a great time. There are various trails for either a novice or someone with more experience. The best thing is that the trails are marked quite clearly, which is a plus for directional challenged me. We will be going back this weekend and trying a few other trails. Another good thing about this park is that dogs are welcome as long as they’re on leashes. So my Border Collie got a nice work-out, too – which is a nice thing, since true to his breed he’s a complete lunatic!
Spring-like Weather – It hit 70° this week! And, to top it all off, the sun was shining while it did that! Maybe some spring buds will bless us with their presence?
Mandarin Oranges – To tell the truth, I’ve been buying these all winter. I love them. I eat them for a snack, but the best thing is that when you are “patiently” waiting for your bananas to be ripe, you can put two of these in your blender, add juice and have a great tasting smoothie. Simple and delicious! It’s like having sunshine in your glass.
Spaghetti Squash – Every Fall I look forward to this vegetable and eat it all winter long. I made it for dinner last night. I had a pretty big one, so the cutting it open took a little muscle as well as patience. I chopped it in half, scooped out the seeds, rubbed a little oil on it, added some pepper, salt and nutmeg, placed them upside down on a baking sheet and roasted the halves for about 45 minutes on 450°F. While that was baking I whipped up a tomato sauce to which I added garlic, onion and broccoli as well as whatever spices I could get my hands on. Delicious!
Fitness Blender – I discovered Fitness Blender through my daughter who has been using their YouTube videos to work out. I can’t say how much I’m really loving Kelli and Daniel. If you’re looking for a no-nonsense approach to fitness, I recommend their site. (And, no, I’m not getting paid for saying this – I’m sure that they don’t know I exist.)
All in all, it was a great week! What are you loving about your week? Let me know.