Lesson #1: Splitting breakfast up into three smaller portions of three wonderful things results in an extremely satisfying and tasty meal.
Lesson #2: Buffalo and blue cheese is still one of the world’s best combinations. Even when it is in an non-traditional way:
Lesson #3: Brownie mix is in no way photogenic:
In related news, Emily can’t do yoga. Both literally and in the sense that she is not allowed to even attempt a pose with me ever again.
Lesson #4: Even in horrible lighting, grill marks make food look better:
Lesson #5: Go for the gold.
Lesson #6: Nectarines > Peaches. Especially when warm and caramelized.
Oatmeal Nectarine Pancakes. I die.
Lesson #7: Hard-scoop froyo is not even worth it. Soft serve is where it’s at. Ask before ordering.
Not worth the money hard scoop vanilla frozen yogurt.
Lesson #8: Things get better. Already, the second half of 2010 is looking up. A couple days ago, one of my best friends came home from studying abroad in Ireland – yesterday we met up at Panera for dinner and did some shopping. Tonight we’re going out for dinner and drinks with some other friends. She can always cheer me up and is always there for me, no matter what. I love her and I know that we will always stay in touch – even when she is a lawyer in Ireland? It’s fine.
Oh, and – I GOT A JOB! I didn’t mention it last week because I didn’t want disappointment/to get my hopes up on the blog, but I had an interview for a co-managing position at a boutique I’ve loved and have been shopping at since high school. Yesterday I went in to meet with another one of the women in charge and left with an employee manual! I start tomorrow :0)
This year is teaching me so, so much. I truly believe that everything happens for a reason and that we are all here for a reason. Everyone has problems but we can get past them. This summer I’ve already learned a TON about myself – and it’s only July! I think the most important thing that I’ve realized – and I hope you do too – is that MOST of the time, being in a bad mood is a CHOICE. Obviously life happens, things get in the way, people make you angry and upset, life is unfair – but please, please, just TRY to DECIDE to not let it get you down. Go for a run, buy yourself a new dress, get your nails done, AND MOVE ON.
Life is too short to be anything but happy.
On that note, have a FABULOUS day muffins :0)
P.S. I’ve noticed a lot of people finding my blog by searching about Zach, so here’s a link to the Facebook group in his memory. Information about his memorial can be found there. Again, thank you all SO MUCH for your continued support and kind words. Again, I really can’t tell you how much it means to me.