Welcome to another edition of Monday Musings, an eclectic gathering of my random, yet sometimes thoughtful reflections.
You never know what’s gonna come out of my head…..
What on earth?
Unless you’ve been in a cave, it seems like people have lost their minds with the current situation regarding this virus.
I’m not camping on this topic long as I feel the majority of us are overwhelmed and saturated with it all.
Thank you media for contributing to hysteria that has led to people literally ripping store shelves bare and hoarding things they don’t need.
This aisle usually has paper products at my store…..
Hold on…I’m going somewhere..
I made a trip to the store the other day for a few things I actually ya know, needed.
One of those items was a vitamin I’ve taken for several years. It never occurred to me that the vitamin section would get hit and so many things wouldn’t be there.
Here’s my thought about that.
You can’t decide to throw some vitamins at your body in the moment of anxiety thinking it’s gonna “help” you fend off something.
If you want to help yourself, it needs to be something you do every single day
Eat healthy, natural foods. Drink plenty of water, exercise, get rest, and depending on your personal needs, then use vitamins if needed.
The best way to keep your body and immune system strong is to take care of it daily.
Not in an impulsive moment thinking it will be some kind of quick fix.
Rant over….stay healthy out there. Wash your hands and be smart.
Speaking of exercise….
If you’ve followed me for awhile you know that I kinda like running.
Unfortunately, I’ve had a crappy injury that’s kept me off of it. I’m still cycling and strength training but I miss the hard work and satisfaction of putting those miles in that running gives me.
I’ve used an elliptical in the past and it was the closest thing to running I could do without actually, you know, running 😛
I set out trolling all my local online sale sites watching for someone to sell off their “better idea turned towel and clothes holder.”
Not to hard to find I might say. I just had to wade through mediocre ones that were to much and then the nicer ones, if well priced, got sold or they were to far away etc.
The other night I found a Nordictrack, a short drive down the road from me, selling for only 50.00.
I couldn’t respond fast enough. This time I was the one quick enough to get the prize.
The couple told me they had each gotten a gym membership and it was never used. This originally 800.00 machine ( she had the receipt and manual in a bag for me) had all the bells and whistles on it.
I happily loaded my game on the trailer and hauled it home.
I got it all set up….today was my maiden voyage on it.
Gosh, it felt awesome to be working hard like that again.
Heart pounding and sweat in my eyes…good times 😁
Do you like ellipticals?
On topic of healthy lifestyle
In other recent events in my life, hubby was in the hospital for a number of weeks so needless to say I found myself frequenting the hospital cafeteria for more than shots of coffee.
I have to say their food selections were nice and varied.
Often though, I hit up their salad bar. It offered a good selection of colorful greens and other veggies with protein options too. I got some dressing in a container so I could control what I had. ( remember dressings can contribute a huge amount of calories to a otherwise healthy salad) it was a satisfying and filling lunch.
I wrote a post before addressing the myth that is perpetuated suggesting healthy food was more expensive than fries or burgers ( The Cost of Healthy Eating) You can also check out my post (Weight Loss and Salads and Salad Bar Strategies)
On average I paid 4.00-5.00 for my salad. ( you pay by weight) those cucumbers and chick peas were heavy!)
On one day I just wanted a burger and fries, because, why not? I paid 7.50 for it.
The bottom line is, we make our choices. You choose to eat healthy foods or you don’t.
Not only do I have plenty of colorful veggies, eggs and chick peas covered my protein.
Doesn’t it look delicious? 😁
Speaking of healthy food
I made this recipe for dinner recently and it is amazing!
I just found this salad recipe and it is definitely on my list to try soon.
Ok and one of my favs…
In other life stuff
In ways of things fun and not stressful, how about a look at a few of my vintage projects?
One of my other plates I juggle is a growing vintage business which involves flipping often old,sad and falling apart furniture.
It brings me tremendous satisfaction to make things pretty again…like this custom order I just finished this week…
Here’s the before:
And the after:
This turned out so cheery and is such a happy piece. My customer…”oh my gosh, I wanna cry, it’s so pretty!”
Makes my day.
I got this super cool piece last week. Its an old wash station. It does have a seriously abused marble top but I’ve got plans to spruce that up.
I think…it would repurpose to make a great coffee bar. At first I thought it would make a great pastry table but it is a bit short for that. How would you repurpose this cute piece?
Then there was this.. I love old telephone benches. I can’t keep them around, a good problem to have..
This is how I got it….
Boring magazine holder…
Turned kitchen utility crate 😛
Enough of my creativity for now… I got more projects this weekend
And before I go…
Isn’t it pretty? And it’s really black coffee. I love the nitro cold brew from Starbucks. It has no cream, the nitro gives it the smooth creamy foam and it slowly settles and swirls down through the coffee until it’s black. It packs a powerful caffeine punch, yet is ridiculously smooth and satisfying to my soul
My current guilty pleasure 😉
Your turn…..tell me…how are you doing out there? How is your piece of the world doing? Have you tried the nitro coffee? What’s new with you?