i'm thankful for...duh. obvi. this is the best thing to happen to my kitchen since...well maybe ever. i've coveted the vitamix since my roommate from a few years ago had one. i was afraid to use hers because it seemed like such a serious appliance and i didn't want to break it. we did bust it out one cinco de mayo for margaritas and that's when i first fell in love. and though i fell in love with a lot of things that night due to tequila consumption, i knew my love for this piece of machinery was true and not simply driven by alcohol. i am so thankful i now have this in my kitchen. i performed a ceremony last night where i cleaned my old (shit) blender thoroughly and put it away in a box high on a shelf in hopes that i never have to use it again.
i'm thankful for...la tortilla factory wraps. these things are my jam this week. i have been eating wraps for lunch every single day and i am loving them. i don't know why but they feel so much fancier than a sandwich. plus you can turn em into a sort of pizza if you bake them and that's also delicious for dinner. i'm almost out of them so i'll need to stock up again at the grocery store this weekend.
i'm thankful for...rapid rewards points. seriously. i dropped a crapload of money on some flights last week and i was feeling super financially irresponsible but it makes it a lot easier to swallow when i look at my rapid rewards balance and see it going up. at least i know i'm (in a roundabout way) saving up for another flight in the future.
(don't be intimidated)
i'm thankful for...my health. i am EXTREMELY wary to put this out there because i feel like i'm jinxing myself but people at school have been dropping like flies. we had over 20 absences in the middle school yesterday (out of 65 students) and lots of teachers are getting sick. i do not think it is a coincidence that i eat (relatively) healthily, i work out regularly, i focus on getting sleep when i need i, i drink a ton of water and i have not felt even remotely sick, not even an inkling of the sore throat/flu that seems to be overtaking school. now that i've said this i'm probably going to get sick in texas this weekend and that would be totally deserved.
(doesn't mean i won't give myself a boost every now and again)
i try my very best not to get high and mighty about making healthy choices. i abhor those people who sit there and judge someone else for not being healthy. eat your damn wendy's, it doesn't bother me (except that the scent of your french fries is extremely tempting and no i don't mind if i do have one or two). do i wish you made a healthier choice for yourself? sure, but i also know that me telling you it's not healthy or shooting you disgusted looks will not make you actually be more conscious of your choice next time. i of all people know that the desire to be healthy has to come from inside or it'll be a bunch of misguided attempts that are doomed to failure. i am incredibly thankful that i haven't gotten sick and i do attribute it to my (mostly) healthy lifestyle. sorry, that was a slightly obnoxious little pat on the back, but hey we can't be 100% modest all the time. gotta recognize when the hard work seems to be paying off a bit.
what are you thankful for this week? have you gotten sick? if so i'm sorry and i will be sending non-sick vibes in your direction!