Using My Time Wisely, or Something Like That

I don’t prewrite posts as a rule. Mostly because that requires more organization and planning than I tend to like to put into anything. We could probably rename this little piece of the interwebz The Procrastination Station.

But hey, every once in a while its good to shake things up. Right?

Who am I trying to kid? The only reason this thing is being written right now is because its 2am and I can’t sleep. I guess that is what happens when you have a two hour nap after work. Oops.

So here I am, lying in bed, watching Being Mary Jane (have you seen it? cause you should!) and making notes to remind myself of the things I need to do. Like take out the trash. And no I don’t mean my ex-boyfriend’s skank of an ex-girlfriend who likes to make snarky comments on everything on Facebook, who I really should block but her train wreck of a life is just far too entertaining. I mean the literal trash. Although I shouldn’t need a reminder for that, cause it kinda stinks. And really I should just be less lazy.

Moving on.

I’m the kinda girl who spend far too much time pinning recipes, yet I skip over the posts my favorite bloggers write about food. It makes no sense really. But perhaps its because its easier to look at pictures of food I’ll never make than to read a whole post about it.

But I guess I wasn’t really joking about the shaking things up, because on Monday I actually read Sparkle Pony’s entire post about Raspberry Summer Salad and then I did something even crazier. I went to Coleman’s, picked up the ingredients and went home and made it. And OMG it was AH-MAZ-ING. Pretty sure I died and went to heaven after my very first bite. So I made it again. And truth be told I’ll probably make it for dinner for the third night in a row. Its just that good.

Of course in true Kathryn fashion, I tweaked the recipe just a little and added some spinach, because yum, swapped the sunflower seeds for almonds, and added grilled chicken instead of the turkey.

And then because I wanted to make sure I followed all the proper Blogger Etiquette rules and properly honor miss Whitney Ellen, I paired it with a delicious glass of The Bend in the River Riesling.

These pictures just don’t do it justice. You should really really really try this one out yourselves guys. Whitney was right, it was quick, easy and painless. Just the way I like my “cooking” to be. Its super healthy (fits in well with my plans to get in shape), but doesn’t taste like it is. And its shmancy enough that I totally plan to use it to impress dinner guests sometime. You know, if I ever have dinner guests.

Anywhoodles, peace, love, and try the damn salad.

High Five for Friday!

I’ve never done a High Five for Friday link-up with Lauren before. But its never too late to start taking time to reflect on your week (or life) and acknowledge all of the things, people, and experiences you are blessed with and so thankful to have.

1. Two of my favorite people just landed in Newfoundland. Can’t wait to spend time with the!

2. Love getting to spend quality cuddle time with these gorgeous munchkins.

3. BBQs with my wonderful extended family. They’re the craziest, funniest, most supportive, down to earth, amazing people that I know.

4. Customers who appreciate your service so much they bring you a wonderful Iced Capp from Timmies. Its great to feel appreciated.

5. Thankful for still being allowed to wear heels for the time being. Flat feet you can kiss my azz. I’ll be rocking my new Aldo’s all weekend.

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And now its time to….
It’s #backthatazzup Friday!

The purpose: To start our weekend with some fantastic jams.
The station that inspired it: “Back That Azz Up” on Pandora Radio.
The rules: Link your jams up at I Wore Yoga Pants and have a jam sesh with all of us!

This song just makes me want to find a beach, a beer and a lawn chair. And do absolutely nothing but lay in the sun all day long.