Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What I’m Loving Wednesday

I know it’s only Wednesday, but I’m going to go ahead and declare this a shitty week.  A really shitty week.

And what do I usually do during shitty weeks?  Well, I take a moment to look around for things that make me smile.  To hold a little tighter to the things I love, the things that brighten my day.  Thankfully, I have plenty of those things.

Here we go with another edition of What I’m Loving Wednesday…

  • I’m loving Fall.  So, so, so loving it, you guys, and I know it’s not even “officially” here yet.  The chill in the air, the cool breeze, the leaves just starting to turn colour… I haven’t even minded the rainy, dreary days we’ve had over the past week.  It’s that time of year when I get to hunker down, make soup, get cozy.  I love it.


  • I love the pasta dish I had at dinner on Saturday night… so much so, that I’m already plotting my return to that restaurant so that I can have it again.  It was an Italian place called Ambrosia, and I got their specialty dish, Spaghetti Ambrosia.  It was fresh pasta tossed in olive oil and garlic, with spinach and roasted red peppers, salty pieces of prosciutto, and a big creamy mound of goat cheese on top of it.  Sounds simple enough, but my attempts to re-create it in the kitchen last night were a sad failure…
  • I’m loving comfort food.  I know I’ve talked incessantly about getting myself back on the wagon, making healthier choices, and fitting back into my pants again… but some weeks just call for comfort food, y’know? On Monday, the shittiest of days, I self-soothed with Cool Ranch Doritos and a bag of Swedish Berries.  And I’m not apologizing for it.  ‘Cause some days?  Some days, you just need it.

cool ranch doritos

  • I’m loving Big Brother.  (and trying not to think about the fact that it’s almost over!!) 
  • I’m also loving Derrick.  So.frigging.much.


  • I’m loving this song:

  • I’m loving old movies.  This week, it was Ghost.  On a rainy evening, there was nothing more comforting that cozying up on the couch with my favourite quilt and slipping into a make-believe world where Patrick Swayze is still alive (and yet, not really, because he was a ghost, of course), tormenting Whoopi Goldberg, and saying “Ditto” to Demi Moore.


  • Despite the on-going food-related issues, I am still working out, and I am still loving PiYo.  At least I’ve got that going for me.
  • I’m also loving the Yonanas machine that I was recently gifted.  Only problem?  The bananas I bought last Friday night to freeze haven’t hit that over ripe “cheetah spotted” stage they need to be at for me to freeze them.  Why is it any other time they seem to get over-ripe way too fast, but this week, they’re staying lovely and yellow, not a spot in sight?  *sigh*


soup recipe

  • I love that I’m going to get some shopping done on Saturday.  I have a birthday gift card to H&M, and a few items I have my eye on at Old Navy, to complete my fall wardrobe.  Nothing helps you get through a shitty week more than the promise of retail therapy…  Grey jeans, here I come.

Hope you’re all surrounded by things you love and people making you smile, even on the shittiest of days. XO


Sarah said...

I hear ya! I told myself Sunday that I was going to have a good healthy week....then I bought a bag of corn twists, and that big bag is over half gone and it's just me eating them. Last night I had chicken fingers, fries and Ice cream for supper....which is when I declared I guess NEXT week I will try to eat healthy. ugh

On saw this on pinterest - how to ripen bananas in oven:

Stacy said...

uumm...why do you have to wait for bananas to go bad before freezing them? i have froze them before not rotten...and if you bought your batch at valumart, something happened with their bananas cuz i got bananas from there last week and they never even turned yellow, finally after 4 days, i opened one and they were almost at the mushy stage, def ripe though!

I saw that creamy tomato recipe also and thought it looked good!

Emmy said...

Yes when a week is bad if I can stop and look around and realize that things really aren't that bad and they could definitely be worse, it definitely helps.

I am jealous of your fall weather. We had a pretty mild summer and are getting slammed now, so over the heat. I haven't seen Ghost in forever, kind of want to watch it now :)

Hope the rest of the week is better

Angie said...

Sorry you have had a rough week. Hope it gets better. Enjoy your retail therapy. Nothing brightens my spirits more than shopping for myself :)

VandyJ said...

Retail therapy definitely helps make a week better. Things have been such a whirlwind here that I can't even really say if the week has been good or bad. I will definitely look forward to kicking back Friday evening with a good beer or glass of wine and relaxing.

Nicole said...

I agree I'm kind of not digging this week... and I like the song!!

Stacie said...

Only up from here, friend!

Nancy said...

Yes, it's been "One of those weeks". Glad I sat down and counted my blessings, much more cheerful after that.