Monday, March 9, 2015

Bits & Pieces

IT'S SPRING!!!  Well, not officially but we're getting warmer.  Just look at the forecast for this week:


50's all week and 60 on Wednesday?! Yes, please.  I don't even care if it rains. 

Also, the sun didn't set until 7pm last night and it was glorious.

I've been craving avocado more lately.  I didn't eat them much all winter.  Maybe because I think of them as more of a 'summer food'?  But this is what I used to fuel myself up for my hour of shoveling last Thursday:

 
While I was out there digging out my car, I got to talking to a woman doing the same a couple cars down from me.  She told me she just recently moved from Connecticut, and the last time she went home to visit, they had 4 1/2 FEET of snow!?  I didn't even know how to respond to that.  I hope Spring is truly here for you New Englanders.
 
I was able to get out for a long run again this weekend and there was decidedly less snow.  It was also sunny and warm!  Like 49 when I went out.  It put me in such a good mood :)
 
 
Still hoping to run a half at the end of April so I hope this weather continues.  I've pretty much had it with the treadmill for this year.  I feel like a rat on a wheel on that thing.  It's just not natural.
 
I burnt myself on the toaster oven last night.  See that little white spot on my middle finger?  On a scale of 1 to 10 how bad would you say that is?  Because it felt somewhere around a 250.  I took some Tylenol and it somewhat improved.
 
 
 
I re-watched This Is 40 over the weekend and it reminded me how much I love this song:
 



And finally, I am apparently going to be 36 in a week?!  ONE WEEK.  I dk where the years of my life are going.  It's really true as you get older that time seems to move faster.  I wish I weren't turning 36 but I guess it's good that I still only look about 21?!  In all seriousness, this year has been pretty good so far and I feel like it's just the beginning of big changes and good news to come.  For some reason, I keep feeling like things are going to come full circle this year but I can't quite put my finger on how/why.  But then this happened on Friday:



I follow Vegan Treats on IG where they often showcase their soft serve flavors for the week.  Gives me something to dream about from Baltimore.  A few days ago they posted a new flavor: Bubblegum!  A bit of back story here.  I always say that I don't really miss dairy anymore and I could go forever without cheese, pizza, yogurt, etc., but there are 2 things I would give the world to taste again.  One of them is a Snickers bar (used to be my fave candy as a kid) and the second is bubblegum ice cream.  It was my favorite flavor.  We used to go mini-golfing at a dairy farm that made their own ice cream when I was a little kid.  It was this bubblegum ice cream that first got me sick and took me down the long and winding road to discovering I was lactose intolerant.  It hasn't touched my lips since.

Soooooooo, anyway, I responded to Vegan Treats on IG and asked if they would consider featuring this flavor when I come back to Bethlehem for my birthday in 2 weeks.  And they responded and said they WOULD!  Full circle baby.  It's been at least 20 years since I've had bubblegum ice cream and I am finally getting it again two weeks.  This is big.  This is huge.  36 IS MY YEAR!

Let's do this Monday.  Have a great week!


What have you been up to?

If you are an ice cream eater, what's your favorite flavor?

Is the weather becoming gloriously warm in your neck of the woods yet?  I hope so!

26 comments:

  1. French silk: vanilla and light chocolate mousse ice cream and chocolate pieces. Smores--graham cracker swirl and chocolate chips and marshmallows in chocolate. But typically? I get cookies and cream and dump other things on top :D Also I love cherries. One of my fave flavors of old was Wild Cherry Crackle--wild cherry ice cream with pop rocks.

    GLORY

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    1. These ice cream flavors are SUPER specific! I should not have expected anything less from you Suze! Hahaha

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  2. I'm so happy Spring is on the horizon also. 50's all week here as well. I love Ice Cream but it doesn't love me :( I splurge now and then and take a digestive enzyme. I am a vanilla girl plain old vanilla

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    1. Aww I tried those Lactaid pills many years ago and they didn't work so much for me. So I go vegan now. And nothing wrong with plain vanilla! IT's a standby for a reason!

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  3. I watched This is 40 this weekend too! haha I love that movie. Definitely one of my favorites that's come out the past few years. Probably because so much of it rings so true.

    Spring is definitely springing around here too! The buttercups are starting to come up! It's a very welcome sight. The snow hasn't even all completely melted from our last snow. We're not used to this crap down here in TN!

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    1. Yes! I love Leslie Mann. She is hysterical. And buttercups. Oh I would love to be in the South :)

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  4. I definitely enjoyed the weather this weekend. Hope it continues! Happy early birthday (I would have NOT guessed you were turning 36). My birthday is next week as well :)

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    1. Awww you are so sweet Jenny! When is your birthday? We must virtually celebrate together!

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  5. 4.5 feet of snow is terrifying. I think you've just successfully convinced me not to apply to any program in that region. ;_; As a California girl at heart, I think I would possibly just become a hermit. (Or maybe, maybeeee get even better at layering all the clothes I own?!)

    Happy early birthday! And hooray for looking super young--you'll be so happy about it decades from now! :P

    I want ice cream in my life. ;_; Cookie dough or strawberry cheesecake tend to be my favorites!

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    1. Haha indeed. I dream of moving to California one day. You are so lucky to never have to experience the nightmare that is snow! Thanks so much for the bday wishes and compliment!

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  6. Woooof that burn looks rough! I've been craving avocado a lot lately too. Not gonna complain!

    Favorite ice cream flavor? I really love coconut ice cream or mint chocolate chip. But it really depends on the day :)

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    1. Haha I was a super big baby about that burn! It was teeny. Oh I actually used to like mint choc chip back in the day too!

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  7. I am with you on being super excited for this warmer weather. When it was in the 50s on Sunday I seriously thought it was time to break out the flip flops!

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    1. Ha yes me too! I have spring fever. I can't wait for shorts and flip flops.

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  8. OOH! I am so craving avocado now!

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    1. Yeah I don't know what happened. The weather got warmer and I had a huge craving for them!

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  9. I am so excited the weather is finally getting warmer. The snow gets depressing! Can't wait to be outside more. I'm not vegan so I love, love vanilla frozen yogurt.

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    1. Agree. Sunlight makes me happy too :)

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  10. I LOVE avocado!! YUM! I am so with you on being excited the temps are pushing towards Spring, I cannot wait to be outside more! For ice cream, mint chocolate chip or java chip are my favorites!

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    1. I love avocado too but for some reason I eat it way more in the warmer months?!

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  11. I was out at lunch today without a jacket. It was heavenly!

    I love love love soft ice cream. Vanilla or mint. Hard ice cream, I love strawberry.

    I've been steady in my avocado consumption!

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    1. No jacket weather is simply the best! I have major Spring fever. Yeah I've had vegan soft and hard ice cream and I much prefer soft serve. It's just heavenly.

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  12. It has been in the 50's this week- and it has been glorious!!!

    Jen@jpabstfitness

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  13. Yay for avocado and warmer weather! It warmed up to about 30 here and I nearly put on shorts and flip flops :P

    Boo to burning your finger, that always hurts!

    Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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    1. Aww, I hope it gets even warmer for you soon! Spring is in the air.
      I was being a total baby about that burn! Ha, but thank you!

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