Thanks to all who entered my FitFrappe giveaway. I ran the numbers and Cheryl C. is my winner. Cheryl–send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get your samples out!
A new season seems to be a good time to talk about a few of my current favorites in life. They’re all small, simple things,which to me seem to bring the most pleasure in life. Do you agree?
Without further ado, here’s what I’m diggin’ right now:
This dress. It’s from Title9, one of my favorite clothing suppliers (how could it not be?). I don’t remember what clever name they gave the dress, but I know that I like it. It got lots of wear over the summer, believe me–you can throw it on and go just about anywhere in it. And because it’s black, I can easily take it into fall–just add a jacket or cardigan and it’s good to go.
Dates–Not the kind with Mr. Zippy (although I like those too!) but the kind you eat. I try not to get out of control with these, but it’s hard! They have become my go-to snack. They’ve got about 25 calories each and are quite filling, which is a good thing! Did you know they contain calcium?
This cereal–If you’ve been reading my blog long enough, you know I’m an oatmeal fan. But sometimes I like to switch it up and this cereal from Red River lets me do that. The good folks at Fresh Ideas Group sent me some to try and I’ve been hooked ever since. It’s made with cracked wheat, cracked rye, and flax seed. That’s it. You get five grams of fiber and five grams of protein in each serving and it provides a good dose of Omega-3 too. I like that I can make it fast in the microwave. I don’t know that I’d like it plain, so I add milk and a few other things–berries, nuts, maybe some chia seeds–and I”m off. The kids have tried it too and we’ve added it into their breakfast rotation.
This book–The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. I’m reading it for my blook club and loving every word of it. It’s the true story of the first “immortal” cells in our country. They were taken from a dying woman in the
1950s–without her knowledge–and have since multiplied billions of times over. They’ve been used in just about every kind of scientific research you can name. The ethical issues that go along with it, and the fact that it happened right here at Hopkins, make it so interesting to me.
So there you have it–my current list of favorites. What’s on yours?