Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Monday List!

It's been awhile since I've done one of these, and since oodles of things are making moi happy right now, I thought what better time than now to restart. Enjoy!

1. OLYMPICS - Three weeks ago I knew nothing about the 2010 Winter Olympics except that they were being held in Vancouver (I saw the stone thingy on my trip last September), and so I never expected to really watch them. Surprisingly, I enjoyed watching them (even the sports I didn't know!) and even cheered when Lindsey Vonn won her long-awaited gold medal.

But what really reeled me in was the women's figure skating. Oh, that Yu na Kim. I had NO idea who she was before these games, and now I'm completely in love. Her performances were captivating, and her scores? I mean... ridiculous. I cried with her after her incredible free skate performance Thursday night. She truly carried the weight of her entire country on her shoulders, and the Korean public is not a forgiving one. I don't even want to think of what would've happened had she not won... but anyway, I'm just so happy she did!!




2. EATS - I didn't eat out for a single meal this weekend! I can't even remember the last time that happened. Click here to see what I made, and if you're nice, maybe I'll give you a chocolate peanut butter cup. :)

3. OM - I went to yoga for the first time well over a month yesterday, and it. felt. SO. good. It also hurt. A lot. You see I tend to not ease myself back in when it comes to yoga, but rather jump head first into a fast-paced vinyasa class for levels 2 - 4 (i'm, like, a 1.5?) with a kickass teacher who, well, kicks your ass. Love it.

4. Productivity - I was absurdly productive this weekend, and I have no idea why. But it was nice. Between multiple trips to Central Market and Whole Foods and cooking, I also managed to clean my apartment (well... most of it) and do 4 loads of laundry. In the midst of my cleaning, I saw this and just had to snap a pic.

I know I don't talk about my kitty much, but Puffin (yes, that's his name!) has been with me longer than Lola, and he really is fantastic. I've been a neglectful mother, and I am trying to improve. He really is super sweet and SUPER smart and fast. This fool opens doors like none other...

P.S. Apartment tour is coming soon!

5. 21-Day Vegan Kickstart begins TODAY!!! Are you joining in on all the fun? ;-) Oh and speaking of vegan, I just want to thank all of you who have been so tremendously supportive, even those of you who don't agree with what I'm doing. And a special merci to City Girl, Lauren, and Kirsten for dealing with my questions, rants, and panic attacks. *MUAH*

10 comments:

Melita said...

wow, what a great weekend! your little puffin is adorable! hope your week can be as productive. hugs!!

Globetrotting Cacti said...

Sounds like a great week-end. Love Puffin. An adorable picture.

Cheering you on with your 21-day vegan kickstart. Looking forward to hearing your experiences (and have just added Vegan tomato to my google reader).

Have a great week x

akarmaproject said...

Scrappy opens doors too! I'm so glad I'm not the only one with a crazy cat!

I hope you have a great week - good luck with the 21 day kickstart!

Rachel said...

Sounds like you had a lovely weekend. & I had no idea you had a kitty! Hope to hear more about this mysterious Puffin :)

Ellecubed said...

This is such a wonderful happy list. It put the biggest smile on my face reading through it. Your cat is so cute!

Bonjour Madame said...

I heart Puffin! What a cutie. I think I am inadvertantly going to have to do a dramatic diet change that involves giving up meat and other dairy things due to health reasons. OMG, I'm being forced into it, but if it brings health and well being then I'm all for it. So I will be following your new blog as of right this minute :)

Stephanie

City Girl said...

Thanks for the shoutout. Glad I could help. And yay for the happy list!

Matthew said...

i dont disagree with you being vegan. but texas roadhouse sure does. sad face.

livin wide said...

hey carolyn, this is gonna sound totally weird but did you go to UT? i may have you confused with a girl that was in my marketing class (i think that's the class) but you look reallllly familiar. i grew up in austin and went to UT.

Sallie Ann said...

Those are the chocolate cups that looked so yummy. And yeah for joining the Kickstart! Just remember, be gentle with yourself. I loved Alecia's advice about eating nuts...a little salt and fat...if you get to feeling "off." Sounds like you're doing great in all kinds of ways!