I’m embarrassed to admit this, but my new routine consists of waking up around 7am, making a cup of tea, and plopping myself in front of the TV to watch my morning shows. To justify this, I have my computer in my lap and catch up on all my emails and mindless computer tasks that I would spend time doing anyways.But watching TV is not the embarrassing part…
Our third May holiday in Switzerland finally landed on a weekend, so it was time to plan a trip. We decided on a little lake town in Italy called Stresa, purely based on the fact that it was far enough to feel like a destination and close enough to enjoy 2 full days there. The more I talked about it, the more people had not heard of it, which made me a little worried. I figured worst case scenario, we would at least get to eat some good Italian food.
Even though I am currently a lady of leisure, I have somehow managed to jam pack my weekly schedule. Fortunately, this schedule consists of mostly things I want to do. Though I’m quickly realizing how easy it is to prioritize these fun activities over some of the basic chores I should be doing on a daily basis. But, there are justifications for every activity:
Starting today, I will leave behind the Zürich rain and salute the sun in Lisbon, Portugal for a week long yoga retreat. Four hours a day of yoga and a vegetarian menu will be quite a change from my normal routine, but I couldn’t be more excited. To kick off my week of healthy living, Friday fünf is here to inspire you with some mantras for the week.
As I’m sitting in my apartment watching the rain fall on this mid-May day, I am dreaming of summer afternoons where I can sit on my balcony with a cold beverage in hand. Right now I have my hot tea by my side, but I have high hopes that I will need to substitute this tea for a drink to cool me down from the hot summer sun. My summer daytime drink of choice happens to be an Arnold Palmer. Iced tea mixed with lemonade- a perfect combination to sweeten up any afternoon.
I haven’t quite figured out the focus of this column yet, so I’m just making it up as I go…sound good?
This week my iPhone didn’t have any interesting pictures to post…I guess I wasn’t as snap happy as usual. Instead of a weekly life update, I’m going to tell you about these 5 kitchen utensils that I missed dearly during our move. Though our temporary housing had a kitchen, the basic kitchen essentials didn’t live up to my standards. I know, I know, I should probably add a #firstworldproblems to that statement. That aside, I’m still going to tell you what I would add to the kitchen must-haves list.
I’m back in the kitchen and it feels so good. Cooking is easy without measuring cups and spoons, but baking…not so much. I managed to survive by taste testing many different Swiss chocolate bars.
Which is also why I need to start baking again. But with a healthy twist. I have a wedding dress to fit into soon and just like every other girl in my position, I want to tone up for the occasion. I can’t handle the newest Paleo or Whole30 diets, since I simply don’t have the desire or willpower. But, I have strong beliefs in the power of good ‘ole calorie counting. Then I can still have my desserts and French fries, just in moderation.
After two months of living out of a suitcase, we were ready to get our stuff back. We moved into our “permanent” apartment last week which meant the moving company could finally deliver our things! These things came into our apartment on this really cool lift through our balcony. Did I mention we have a balcony? Well, we do. Two actually. It’s pretty exciting.