Tomorrow morning is my third 5K and it’s in my hometown of Stars Hollow, so I’m heading to my parents’ house tonight to stay over. Way easier than waking up at, like, 5am to head straight there from Cleveland. Mentally there’s a lot wrapped up in this particular 5K, mostly due to location, but I’m excited to run it and will be talking about all of that in a guest post I’m doing for Mama Marchand next week.
In the meantime, I thought I’d share some of the things I’ve been loving over the past week or two. Knowing me this is going to be a bit random, but that’s why it’s fun!
My feet have gone from a size 9 to a 7 1/2, so last week I headed over to DSW just to look and managed to come across the above shoes in the clearance section. Considering I’m mostly a Payless kinda girl, even the clearance section of DSW was a bit above my normal threshold, but I figured for a pair of gorgeous black pumps it was worth the splurge.
Over the weekend I made a Weight Watchers Mac & Cheese recipe but as I was planning my dinner for Saturday night I realized it needed something else on the side. Then I remembered this recipe for Cauliflower Buffalo Bites I had pinned ages ago and I just so happened to have some cauliflower in my fridge. Based on the comments I reduced the amount of hot sauce and added a touch of honey (thus negating them as vegan), and they were soooo yummy. Definitely will be made again.
This TV Show
Ummmmmmmmm. Can someone please explain to me why no one has ever before sat me down and forced me to watch Doctor Who? It is sci-fi/fantasy genius at its finest and I am officially addicted, as anyone who is friends with me on FB knows as I won’t shut up about it. I’m only on the second season but I am already in love with David Tennant and can see why so many people claim he’s their favorite Doctor.
I swear Chloe is an absolute sweetheart in person, but it always kills me that she looks so pissed off in so many of her pictures.
Ohmygoddess, you guys. Like, there are no words for this. It’s not my first virtual brush with celebrity, but it means oh so much more. Ms. Atwood is, without a doubt, my absolute favorite author. She is the type of writer that makes me want to write. As my friend Micah said, This is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. Word, dear fellow. Word.
Yes, ladies & gents, I’ve been inked up. Last Saturday I headed over to VooDoo Monkey in Ohio City to get my 100 pound reward tattoo. Only took about 30 minutes and didn’t hurt too much, save the h and t as they went up a bit higher on my back. To say I’m in love with it is a bit of an understatement. I simply adore everything about this tattoo: the size and location are perfect and I’m so happy with the font I chose. For those that missed the explanation, shanti means “peace” in sanskrit and it is repeated three times at the end of the closing Ashtanga yoga chat. This single word has come to represent so much about this journey and the past few years and it was the perfect choice for this tattoo.
What are some of the things you’ve been loving recently? If you don’t follow me on Instagram (JillGrun), you should start!
Love from the ashes,