Monday, May 11, 2009

5 things I'm loving right now

1. The new Star Trek movie.
I gave in and went to see it to be nice to my husband, but I am so glad I did. It's awesome and fun and I don't think they said "dilithium crystals" even once. And ladies: Spock is hot.
2. Country Living. My mother-in-law gives me old issues every month, but most of the magazine just never appealed to me. Until now. New EIC Sarah Gray Miller has transformed the publication into a budget-friendly, fun and lively read. I usually tear out pages that interest me, but I started tearing out so many I decided to just keep the whole issue. I'm a huge Sarah Gray Miller fan. She was editor of my favorite magazine of all time, Budget Living, AND she's from Mississippi. We're like best friends already.
3. Kashi TLC Original 7 Grain crackers. These are old news, but I wanted to proclaim my love for them in a public way. They are so tasty that I don't mind the whole grain goodness. It also helps to balance out all the pimento cheese I like to eat them with.
4. John's City Diner. Last week, I got a nice letter and a $10 gift card as a thank you for my patronage (it was the regular lunch hang out for the Lipstick crew). I haven't since shortly after the layoff, but now I have a good excuse to get my ration of their amazing mac and cheese.
5. Starting over. Sometimes (okay, often) I get frustrated and throw in the towel. Whether it's writing consistently or working out or just being productive, I get discouraged when I don't feel I'm making progress and fall back on the bad, depressive habits that comfort me like overeating or ignoring my blog. It's hard to keep having to start over, but it's nice to know I can and that things will get better, and easier. Small, daily steps will help keep me on the right track.