It officially feels like summer here and I’m so happy. I’m knocking on wood as I type this. As for the weekend, I have plans both days with people I haven’t seen in a long time. Hopefully we can spend time outside in the sun. I’m also going to a really cool event on Saturday, which I’ll talk more about next week.
Keeping things short and sweet today with just a few things to share, Five Things Friday & Friday Favorites style.
5 Things I Ate
A Kale-Avocado salad from Juice Generation.
Whole Foods salad bar for lunch 4 days this week. #WholePaycheckLife.
Banana, almond butter, spinach, kale and ginger smoothie from Whole Foods. (See above hashtag).
Salmon, sweet potato and broccoli from The Little Beet. Classic “healthy” meal, I know. But I love it.
Watermelon. I go through at least a quarter of a full a watermelon a day. Sorry not sorry.
5 Things I Read
19 Signs You’re A Superior Asshole from the Northeast– Even though I haven’t lived in the Northeast in 6.5 years, part of me still feels roots here. I thought this was really funny and relatable if you’re from this area.
How to Survive Mercury Retrograde– So I’m just finding out about the Mercury Retrograde as soon as it’s over but it actually makes sense. Guess I’ll keep this in mind for the next go-around. What do you guys think of this? Do you believe it?
How Healthy is NYC?– I guess when you take into account how large the NYC Metro area is (all the boroughs, Northern New Jersey, etc.) this makes sense. Still, there are so many opportunities for fitness/healthy living in this area. This is the full report.
Leading By Example– This is why she is my favorite.
10 Sacrifices Every Parent Makes That No One Talks About– I sent this to my mom the other day and she enjoyed it. I think they’re pretty accurate from my viewpoint too :)
5 NYC Things I Did
Walked through to Macy’s in Herald Square with a friend. You can get lost in there for hours.
Ran along the Hudson River and went to Riverside Park (thanks to a suggestion from Heather!)
Confidently (!!!) gave someone directions. Thankfully it was to an area that I had just come from.
Ate dinner outside in Bryant Park.
Was almost touched by a rat in the subway. Ok, that’s kind of an exaggeration but it did come within 10 feet from me while I was waiting on the platform. Not cool.
5 Things Making Me Happy
Eating outside. I want to eat almost every meal outside during the summer.
Seeing friends from all different “stages” of life (kindergarten, elementary/middle school and college)
The sun. Enough said.
The Tampa Bay Lightning. I wish I could be home for the excitement of the Finals.
Buying 3 new pairs of comfortable flats for work. Thanks for all your suggestions!
That’s it for me this week. I hope you all have an awesome summer-filled weekend!