In the interest of total randomness, 10 things that I’m currently loving (or really wanting to love) right now. If you read my list the last time I did this, you’ll see some consistent themes!
Poser: My Life in Twenty-three Yoga Poses – This is a fun read. I’m not going to say it’s the best book I’ve ever read, but it kept me entertained and it resonated with my own experiences growing into a yoga practice.
Vegan in Bellingham’s Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies – I made these for the hurricane (yes, hurricanes require baked goods) and they were so delicious. I subbed 1/2 wheat flour, because it was what I had and they came out quite lovely. Yum!
Oral-B Smartseries 5000 Professional Care Rechargeable, White/Silver – This is my second electric toothbrush. The first was a Sonicare and the level of vibration made my teeth feel really uncomfortable, even painful. So, I decided to give this a whirl (ha ha – see what I did there?) while there was a 50% rebate. I love it so far! My teeth feel great after I use it.
Words with Friends – If you don’t currently play this on your iPhone, Droid device, or Facebook, and you are a geek, you probably should. It takes a bit of adjusting if you are used to traditional Scrabble, but it’s worth the effort. Fun!
Keurig B60 Special Edition Gourmet Single-Cup Home-Brewing System – It might seem a little odd to say that I love a kitchen appliance, but I’m not above being odd. I love some of mine enough to name them. I have 2 Keurig machines – 1 at work and 1 at home (Katie Keurig and Billy Keurig-again). I had a feeling before I got the first one that I would like it. After all, I’m a coffee fan. But, I didn’t anticipate how much I would love it, and how it would change my day. You see, coffee in the morning was a done deal. I was going to have a few cups whether that happened from a pot at home or Dunkin Donuts. So, the morning hasn’t changed much. But, now I don’t have to have the same coffee for those morning cups. I can spread them out more. And (AND!) I can have a cup of decaf in the evening without making more than I want. Nice.
Sitting Meditation Buddha Statue – This, I don’t have, but I want it. I’ve been creating a little yoga area in my basement and I think he wants to be there. Don’t you think so?
Kale – NOM NOM NOM! Kale is the wonder green. It’s good in in smoothies, it’s good in pea soup. It’s delicious with lemon and miso. It’s fabulous in a curry. It makes a great snack. And those are just a fraction of the ways that I use it. Is there nothing that green can’t make better?
Hugger Mugger – Zafu – This is another “gimme” item for me. I’ve been trying to increase my meditation, but also struggling with a little bursitis issue in the left side sit bone. I feel like this little bit of comfort could make all the difference. And besides, how adorable is it? It’s like a tiny little bean bag chair. I saw one the other day with a very cool paisley pattern, and that was super gorgeous, but I would settle for a pretty plum.
Fagor Futuro 6 Quart Pressure Cooker – How did I ever live without a pressure cooker? What was my big problem that I didn’t get one? I love this kitchen tool. Monday night, I made pinto beans (for refried beans) in SIX minutes. Holy bean! I made garbanzo beans for hummus in under 20 minutes. It’s like a whole new world of cooking has opened up for me.
Thich Nhat Hanh – His writings are beautiful and sensible. They make me think and make me feel so peaceful. I understand things about Buddhism and mindfulness in a whole different way after I read his work. My first favorite was Old Path White Clouds, but there are so many other works that he has done that I feel connected to. Currently, I’m reading Peace is Every Step.
There you have it – 10 random things that I’m loving and/or wanting right now! How about you?