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Chaos in Crowds

It's crazy how much I don't like going into stores during certain times anymore.And by certain times I mean mostly anytime between open and close.I kid mildly, but really I've come to have a real distaste for running into a Target on a Saturday.We have a good sized town center 4 miles from my house with most every basic need and then some for retail options.I've always loved this lovely outdoor mall but in recent years, it takes a lot for me to go to it any ol'time of day.
My ideal time to frequent it is during the week on maybe a Monday, Tuesday, or a Wednesday between the hours of 8am and about 1pm.Crowds are minimal, those that are there also seem to be on the same wavelength of appreciating less chaos, and inventory is at peak.This.This is when it exudes its holy land esque style for me.
Hunter has never been one much for store hopping, here and there of course, but he's quite content setting me loose to handle anything we want or need.Silly or super a…
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Maaaaaybe

It's starting.My anxiety is at peak.Maybe the new season, which leads us into the end of the year chaos which I love, yet initially I feel slight panic.It passes but I've noticed the last few years this happens.
Maybe because we're getting married in a week and while we're so excited and we're prepared, mentally and logistically, it's less than a week!So much done!So much to do!We're getting married!Eek!
Maybe because Pepper is winding down.She's still okay; she's eating and not in blatant discomfort.But she's a 14 year old lab with muscular atrophy and a couple bumps we need to get checked out.Her spirit is strong and present but she's also tired and more feeble. We're seesawing a terribly difficult situation and trying to navigate as thoughtfully as we can. I think our hope and prayer is to get through the wedding and hopefully the holidays before thinking further.
Maybe because the state of our country is in shambles and disparity.The …

Annual Prefall Funk

It's landed; a throbby kind of headache, slight aches and shivers, and a general feeling of bleh happens every year around the same time and it has hit the Munterhegan household.  It arrives right after the first couple weeks of school begin and just before actual joys of fall start.

I first noticed it sneaking in at the grocery store.  People every aisle have been sneezing with heavy gusto and powerful spray free flowing from within them.  It's not like it's a rude sneeze, but rather the uncontrollably loud, exerting type.  It comes from the bottom of your being and is often snotty too.  Ick.

Home computer heavy workday ahead, folks.  Attempting to kick it fast and get back to usual pace soon.  Also, totally venting here about a measly cold but thinking lovingly of Texas friends and what they are experiencing.  May recovery and rebuilding be plentiful and steadfast.

Happy Monday, love bugs.  Be well.

mkh

Fall into fall

It's happening; I'm dreaming of a cool breeze, fun patterned scarves, and Halloween movie marathons.  I WANT FALL AND ALL IT HAS TO OFFER.  I'm exhausted from the excruciating high temperatures and look forward to this time of the year coming because of this.  "It's going to cool off, it's going to cool off," I probably mutter 12 times a day to myself.

Give me some Remember the Titans, turkey chili, Halloween socks, and a cozy sweater STAT!  Throw some pumpkin cream cheese swirl cake in for good measure, too.

In the meantime, out of effort for living in the current season of life, I'm enjoying some of the summer pleasures I'll yearn for around February: watermelon, cherries, sundresses, neon nail polish (I mean, really this doesn't live in one season for me), and longer nights full of light.  That's probably my least favorite part of fall; I don't love how dark it gets so early.  Eh, in every season I suppose a little darkness shall fa…

I glitterally can't

Some days you wake up with the best intentions and the highest spirit for what's to come in that very special 24 hour window of time.And some days you must employ your feel good exercises a little extra.
I had a day like this very recently; try as I might I kept hitting wall after wall of frustration:
-an extensive work project was almost complete and then poof!It drifted off into the land of make believe, a mere figment of imagination, only to be revisited in my dreams.
-a burner on the stove decided to literally burn up the inner plate liner and created that terrible burnt smoky smell in the house for hours.This happened seemingly out of no where, no liquid boiled over, no obvious spills, I was heating water in my teapot!
-my hair is peeling after recently having it colored.This happens every so often when I color it, as I'm sensitive to the dye, and really there isn't much I can do besides a deep conditioning treatment.Just have to ride it out, get it out, part my h…

Grand Evening

My ideal way to decompress at the end of any given day:
-create healthy comfort food -give my hair a good wash -lather on a charcoal mask -do a nasal rinse -post up on the couch -catch up on the news and update my to-do list and grocery list

Absolute heavenly recharge, folks.Boomshakalaka.  How do you decompress and simultaneously amp up a day to come?



mkh

Meals on meals on meals

Been a healthy cooking, clean eating fool extra lately.  I ain't mad about it!

Up top: Croissant with avocado and the utmost deliciousness that is the Holy Grail: Trader Joe's Everything but the Bagel Seasoning Blend!!!  


This stuff is good ingredients, incredibly fair priced, and honestly is the most magically tasting addition to toast, veggies, and popcorn, this far.  Can't wait to add it in to other meals as I go.

Middle: Aidell's Chicken and Apple Sausage with a fabulous Pero Family Farms blend of kale, green beans, and peppers, and a yummy sweet potato.  Sweet potatoes are having a major moment in my life.

Bottom: Lemon and garlic salmon with a blend I threw together of cauliflower, sauteed onion, and spinach, and baked zucchini chips.


Can I get an amen for healthy, clean eating?  Hot dog, it makes me feel good!  By the way, not a one of these meals are expensive or inconvenient to prepare.  No reason we can't eat well to live well, friends.


mkh