Watching Aidan find her new footing and processing all the emotions she’s going through having her Madison experience behind her and her Minnesota experience before and all around her.
Savoring the experience of having just watched Boyhood. It was tender, beautiful, sad and singular. For me, it was not overhyped. I also just downloaded the soundtrack. I figure, why not?
Breaking multiple teeth. I know. That’s a weird one. But I’ve broken two teeth in the past week doing ordinary things, such as eating. It’s a good thing I adore my dentist, right?
Making copy cat Cafe Rio recipes and basically knocking them out of the park. I made this version of their pork barbacoa and this version of their creamy tomatillo dressing. Then I made a salad that went like this: toast a big tortilla to line the bowl. Add greens of your choice (I used romaine). Dress the greens. Add 1/3 cup black beans and a few scoops of fresh guacamole. Put a generous helping of the pork on the salad, along with the juice it cooks in. Sprinkle some queso fresco on top and add crunchy tortilla strips. Then prepare to eat the greatest salad you’ve ever made. Ever. I’m serious. For reals.
Listening to The Eventually Home by Right Away, Great Captain. I kept hearing a song on one of Dan’s Pandora stations and finally checked it out. The singer’s sound reminds me of Conor Oberst, but I have no problem with that. To get an idea of his flavor, listen to this song. There’s a touch of Eliott Smith in his arranging. So in my wheelhouse right now.
Loving my new white bulletin board. What? You don’t know the story? Oh, then you must go here.
Moving more and eating well. I’ve had a great physical and mental re-set this month. While I am dealing with a pesky foot injury, I’m looking at this year as a way to do a little better by my health and fitness. And sure, being down 8 pounds since the first does not suck. (Yes, the Move More, Eat Well Jumpstart is winding down. You have until the 31st to sign on for this last live version of the class. It will be part of the new Big Picture Classes starting sometime in February as a self-paced workshop.)
Looking forward to cheering my forever hometown team, the Seattle Seahawks, next weekend in the Super Bowl. In all the years I lived in Washington (19 formative years) they were never any good. Once a Seahawks fan, always a Seahawks fan.
What are you doing this month?