Hello, Beautiful People!
I made an extra delicious bulletproof coffee this morning, so I’m pretty jazzed. That being said, it’s still Monday, and somehow, seemingly while I was living life, the world decided it was March.
Excuse me? February went by so quickly! I took an unexpected blogging break (sorry about that), but I’m back now, and with a plan. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking and plotting and planning and attempting to structure my life. And as much as I love blogging and Pinteresting, etc., my ultimate life goal is still to be a fiction writer. A published fiction writer. And so, with that in mind, and with my need to exercise regularly, I will only be blogging Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, for the foreseeable future.
Trust me, I work better with a deadline, hence the sporadic posting of recent. I was always like, “I’ll blog tomorrow.” And then I never did. So, good, we’re on the same page. That’s the plan. Let’s do it.
Business out of the way, let’s talk Galveston trip!
It was amazing. Perfect. Everything we’ve ever needed. The Hubbit booked us a gorgeous room at the Tremont House. It was a perfect location. If you follow me on Instagram, you know we basically spent our time eating. We did a teeny bit of driving the sea wall and walking the strand, but mostly we ate and stayed in bed. I also read 3 books. So I’m doing okay on my reading goal of 50 books! I’ve read 5 this year. There have been 9 weeks in the new year, so I’m ~4 books behind. But never you fret, I can catch up real quick. Luckily I’m a very fast reader.
I finished Stay Close by Harlan Coben (A book you own but have never read). I enjoyed it! Not the best ever, but it was easy to read and entertaining.
Then I read Rebound by Noelle August (A book you can finish in a day). Which, I can finish most books in a day. I really loved this book! It was a perfect, lighthearted, entertaining vacation read. You fell instantly in love with the characters (which you would know from Boomerang, which is book #1) and it was difficult to put down.
Then I conquered The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (A book set in a different country) which I really, really loved. It was awesome. I have the second book in my “to-read” pile, and it’s calling to me.
And, most recently, I read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (A book written by someone under 30). It was spectacular. And amazing. And I’m trying really hard not to let my jealousy of Victoria spoil my enjoyment of this book. She was 22 when she sold a mult-book deal for over $1 million. So whatever. At least it was a gorgeous story. And unfortunately we have to wait forever for the next book!
And other than that, I’ve just been workin’ and meal plannin’. Speaking of, this week, we have:
Meal 1: Mexican Beef (or Bison) Stew. Made this last night and it was incroyable!
Meal 2: Sausage and roasted broccoli. Easy. It’s deadline week.
Meal 3: Veal Saltimbocca Meatballs w/ Butter and Wine Roasted Mushrooms. The meatballs are a favorite, but I’ve never tried the mushrooms before. Trust me, use veal.
Meal 4: Breakfast for dinner. Natch.
Meal 5: Roasted Cabbage Bolognese. I’ll be making this sauce, but with beef this time, and serving over roasted cabbage as the “noodles.” Hopefully it will be delicious! I’m sure it will be.
Meal 6: Chicken Strips (with homemade ranch for me!) and steamed cauliflower. This is my attempt to balance an all beef and pork menu. Usually I try to diversify better, but oh well!
Again, it’s deadline week, so I needed things that were easy, comforting, and delicious.
This weekend, I had the pleasure, honor, and thrill of going engagement ring shopping with my best friend’s boyfriend. She already knew we were going, so it’s cool. I spent the rest of the weekend grocery shopping, cleaning house, and thinking about writing. It. Was. Glorious.
That’s about all for me, folks. I hope you have a beautiful Monday, if that’s possible. Kick it down before it kicks you down. The Monday Games.
See you Wednesday!