Things I’m loving this week
Rocking out with this girl. I took Lauren to her first rock concert last week (Seether/Breaking Benjamin) in Erie and it was so much fun. I listen to music across a lot of genres, but above all, I am an old metal head from the 1980s. I love hard rock and I love hard rock concerts.
The Storyteller by Dave Grohl. Speaking of hard rockers, this book by Dave Grohl (former Nirvan drummer, current Foo Fighters front man) lives up to all the hype whether you like Punk/Nirvana/Foo Fighters or not. I deliberately took my time reading it because I knew I’d be sorry when I finished it…and I was still bummed when I got to the last page.
Rhubarb a-plenty. I forgot all about the rhubarb until a friend posted that she’d harvested hers. I walked out there and, egads, do we have rhubarb….and much, much more coming. First pies are going in the oven this week.
Breakfast on the back porch. I love this time of year….getting a run done at 6 a.m. in actual sunlight, then cooling down with a quick breakfast on the back porch.
SeaWolves games. It’s probably been three years (maybe more) since we went to a SeaWolves game, but we got free tickets last week and we had a great time. Perhaps it’s because it was cool and the sun wasn’t burning my face off or…that the stadium was practical empty, so there was plenty of breathing room, but …we all really enjoyed the night. I didn’t even find it boring to watch, like I normally do with baseball.
Skinny Banana Muffins. I know they don’t look amazing in my old muffin pan, but these low-fat banana muffins tasted so good they were all gone in less than two days. Yes, even the kids loved them. I might have added walnuts to this recipe, but…Lauren hates nuts so I didn’t. Maybe next time we have rotting bananas and I make these, I’ll add nuts to half of them so I can actually get some.
Things I’m not loving this week
You know what….I could go on and on here…but I think we need a “focus on the positive” week, eh?