Friday’s Fave Five October 12, 2018

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Gratitude begins in our hearts and then dovetails into behavior. ~Anne Lamott

The week always comes and goes so quickly. If I don’t pay attention, the blessings come and go just as quickly. So I stop and think about them. Join some of us who do that on Friday’s at Susanne’s place.

ONE. Holiday visit. I was able to spend time with family in Berkeley. We created (a Popsicle puzzle as a present for daddy), played (at Blake Garden), snuggled, and talked. It was a fun, busy holiday.

My youngest granddaughter is learning to scoot (mainly backwards), and eat finger foods. I have to smile when I am around her.

TWO. Bullet proof coffee. I have enjoyed a cup many days, Besides the soothing warmth it brings to a morning, it is a great way for me to get collagen into my diet.

THREE. Getting up to speed. The air quality is much better now that CA fires are mostly contained. Therefore, I’ve been able  to walk outside. I am not up to my 14,000 step goal, but I am almost at 9,000 steps daily. It is amazing how quickly you can lose exercise-ground when you don’t do it.

It is always a joy to cuddle, especially with grandchildren

FOUR. Audio books. When I don’t walk with someone, I frequently listen to an audio book. This week I finished Slim by Design:Mindless Eating Solutions for Everyday Life by Brian Wansink. The author and his team experimented with mostly easy to implement tweaks we could all make to help us eat a better diet in our various environments (home, office, school, and in the restaurants/grocery stores we frequent the most). Check out their website and also check out the book. I bet you’ll get an easy tip or two to help you eat more mindlessly like slim folks. And if you already eat that way, you can get tips to share.

FIVE. Pandora. There are times when I want to listen to background music (I usually like it quiet). For those times, it is great to have Pandora. I can choose the station that best fits my mood. This morning it is piano-dominated pieces.

Your Turn . . . What are your fave blessings from this week? It will encourage you to share and it will encourage us to read it.

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  • 1. Faith  |  . at .

    You mean eating mindfully right…not mindlessly??😜

    Sounds like a great book for anyone!

    Your granddaughters are adorable!! How fun to spend the day with them,

    Yay for coffee…I’m enjoying a large after work mug of cinnamon hazelnut that i just made in our 1 c, pour over. I’m so thankful to be home for the evening!!

    Enjoy your weekend and i hope you get to walk some more!!


    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      Hi Faith – The author says that a lot of our eating is mindless eating. And he wants to help us set up our world so that we can eat healthily and not have to think about it.
      Glad you got to be home for that evening. That is a treat.
      I did get in some steps tonight so I am on the right trajectory.
      THANKS for visiting.


  • 3. Jeanne Haidary  |  . at .

    Is the bulletproof coffee the same one I like? Coffee with coconut oil whirred in the bullet (or blender)? resulting in a frothy treat?? I love it but it makes my throat scratchy.


    • 4. susan2009  |  . at .

      Hi Jeanne – YES! And I sometimes add a little cream or milk to make it more latte-like.
      This drink makes your throat scratchy? Is it the coconut oil or the coffee? What a hummer that happens since you like it. I would be very SAD, if that happened to me.


  • 5. wendyj59  |  . at .

    Different coffees always sound so interesting but I’ve never been able to acquire the taste. Time with grandchildren is always precious. I definitely eat mindlessly at times – especially on days when I’m home alone. 9000 steps a day is good – I usually aim for 7500 at the moment. Some days I do more others less.


    • 6. susan2009  |  . at .

      I am not very good about routinely stepping a certain amount. That is my goal. Thanks for sharing your answers. It is always fun to get to know more about people.


  • 7. Karen Clark  |  . at .

    I’m not familiar with bullet coffee, but reading your recipe above, it sounds delicious. I love coffee in any shape or form! Your granddaughter is beautiful — love all that hair. I’m so impressed with you and Wendy, and all those steps. I need to get my rear in gear. Sigh.


  • 8. Susanne  |  . at .

    Cuddle time with grandkids, what a special gift! I am totally impressed with your step goals and the number you are up to. I have never tried bullet proof coffee. I’m going to check out that link, it sounds interesting.



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