Hi! How is your week going??
Things are good here. Busy teaching, working out, seeing friends, etc. I’m finally getting back into the swing of things as far as working out goes. 3 yoga classes and 2 gym jaunts last week. Hurts so good! But this probably has to do with going to bed earlier, eating a lot of vegetarian food, not drinking too much wine all that. I still feel like the working out is kind of going slowly but it’s better than nothing which is always good right?
Here’s a little recap of what’s been going on in my world.
On Saturday Chris, her sister Carrie, and I took a drive to Black Ankle Vineyard in Mt Airy Maryland. It was such a gorgeous day and I have heard a lot about their wines.
Taken from their website:
t Black Ankle Vineyards, we believe that the beautiful rolling hills of Maryland are perfectly suited to yield wines of great complexity, subtlety and nuance—wines that can compare favorably with the finest Europe has to offer. A truly great wine comes only from a truly great vineyard, and we believe that our mix of soils, climate, grape varieties, viticulture, personal commitment, and a bit of magic have been the secret to creating some wonderful wines, but don’t take our word for it—come out and try them for yourself
I’m just letting the pictures explain themselves! You can see it was a fun time
I will tell you the Chris and Carrie packed an amazing little picnic that had amazing homemade flax and spelt bread, hard boiled eggs, smoked salmon from Pikes Market in Seattle, yummy spicy mustard from France, avocado, Chris’s homemade peach preserves, pomegranate seeds…I know- amazing!
I like to take pictures- can you tell?
I also got myself up out of bed to go to the Baltimore farmer’s market underneath 83. I was so happy I got myself up to get my veggies for the week. People always try to get me to go with them to go hang out, get breakfast and coffee at the market, but I don’t do that. I don’t go to hang out. I get my kale and get out. Lol But this is also in part that I see TOO many people I know and well- I don’t feel like chatting with the whole world when it’s 8 am on Sunday.
But look what I got for $20!
I would’ve gotten more but my arms would’ve broken off in the walk back to my apartment! And I was already hurrying to go to body pump with M at the gym. And then my arms really hurt.
For $20 I got beets, a dozen organic, cage free eggs, 2 lbs. of kale, 1 huge bag of spinach, 2 heads of romaine lettuce, 1 medium butternut squash, 2 heads of broccoli (I froze one), and 4 little onions. A lot of this is for juicing but I’ve already told you it’s important to eat your veggies (especially because your mother told you to) and it’s even better to know where your food came from- and not on a truck in Cali!
Drink your juiceeeeeeee
Ok just a few more pictures for your entertainment!
Even though I’m not a ravens fan- I did watch us crush the Steelers at the last second.
These are all from the iphone so they probably won’t look perfect.
All the biracial ladies
And yes we take pictures in the bathroom at Mother’s (and a side note- I am TOO OLD to be going to a place like that!)
Yes my hair is straight and yes I’m growing it until I cant stand it anymore!
Ok- now you’re updated on my life!
Last week I talked about being thankful and every time I turn on the tv, go into a store or anything- it’s all about Christmas! I mean- I love the holidays and everything but shouldn’t we go in order and take the time to be appreciative of what we have? I think yes. So with that being said, today I’m thankful for good food, good friends, and of course good wine.
When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. ~John Lennon