It was good! I've not been a huge kale fan, but this was shredded enough, plus mixed with other ingredients (shaved brussels sprouts and radicchio) that the flavor didn't seem too strong.
I also filled my fridge with fresh pineapple, cantaloupe and strawberries. I keep saying that once I'm not training for a half, I should cut back on what I've been eating...and well, my last half marathon was the end of January, so it's time to actually do that, especially now that I'm not traveling to other states where apparently I have to try all the new things. Did I ever mention how much weight I gained when we moved from California to San Antonio, Texas? Not only did we get to know our new city via restaurants, we discovered things like chicken-fried steak and gravy, puffy tacos, and all kinds of fried foods. At least now when I am experiencing food in a new state, I stay away from the fried stuff. Progress, right?
It was all things Anchorman 2 last week:
I was so happy to get this! Then I realized that all the good stuff was on the Blu-Ray DVDs...and we don't have a Blu-Ray player. Well, not yet - Sam donated his old one to us when he moved, but it's still in Plano. Soon, Ron Burgandy...SOON.
Jeff also found the ice cream:
Would it be weird to admit I washed out the container after we finished the ice cream and it's now on my collectables shelf?
Now that life has settled down, I am back to knitting a lot. I had so many ideas and new yarn that I spent several hours on Ravelry, going through patterns and choosing yarn for them:
Most of these are smaller projects, which are nice to intersperse with the bigger projects that I'm doing (the grassy scarf, the pink shawl, and a top made with Utah-purchased yarn). I made two baby hats already:
This one look me just over an hour - credit chunky yarn and very large needles! Pattern is Twisted Taffy hat; yarn is Malabrigo Rasta.
I am in love with the colors of this hat, so much that I want to knit a tiny cardigan to go with it:
Stripes! Blues and browns! Ahhh. Pattern is Chunky Organic Cotton Baby Beanie; yarn is Madelinetosh DK and Vintage in Bloomsbury and Teddy Bear colorways.
Of course, these hats would look immensely cuter if I had a newborn baby to model them. But in the meantime, I'm enjoying the quick satisfaction of making such cute little things.
I added a new tab at the top of my blog - Recommended Reading. I've listed some of my more memorable posts, just in case a newer reader might have missed them. It was fun zipping through my archives to choose these posts, and made me see how much I've evolved since starting my last diet, and this blog, nearly six years ago. Dang, I kind of miss those days of newness, when trying on clothes and discovering that things fit was such a wonder, and being surprised at what I was capable of, exercise-wise. I've said that I started this blog so I could remember all the work I was putting into losing weight and I'm glad I took that trip down memory lane, as I had forgotten a lot of my effort.
Have a great weekend!