Until only recently, every time I would drive by Yellow Dog Tavern on the corner of Foster and Potomac,I would furrow my brow and wonder who eats there. Well, now I do! I always wake up early, even on the weekends, and this weekend I didn’t have to wait until Sunday to go to brunch! We were one of the first ones there as the door opened at 10am. The coffee mugs have to be at least 20 ounces, much to my bf’s chagrin. By the time my Baja BLT (bacon, L&T, egg, guac, ww toast) got to me, I was buzzing like a neon bar sign!
Regardless, it was one of the best specialty BLT’s I’ve ever had. Later on today I thought to myself that I could eat that every single day. I’m going to have to hit up Mama’s for brunch tomorrow to make sure my former BLT isn’t blown completely out of the water.
I was running the other morning in Florida (so obviously I was in a good mood) and this song came on my ipod. I felt bounce in my step immediately. It made me want to dance down the side walk instead of run! I thought about the sunshine on my shoulders (recurring theme) and the fact that it was Saturday (name of my first child probably) and I couldn’t stop smiling. I probably looked like a complete idiot but I didn’t care. Excited for springtime and running on the promenade with my music blasting and nothing in my way but the bricks below my feet. Put this into your Grooveshark or buy on Itunes and make it a part of your life today. Almost the weekend!
I’ve been meaning to share this quote for weeks now, but the opportunity had not yet presented itself. It meant too much to me to simply post without explanation.
“Lorie darlin’, life in San Francisco, you see, is still just life. If you want any one thing too badly, it’s likely to turn out to be a disappointment. The only healthy way to live life is to learn to like all the little everyday things, like a sip of good whiskey in the evening, a soft bed, a glass of buttermilk, or a feisty gentleman like myself.” – Gus, Lonesome Dove
I’ve been feeling funky for a few weeks now, letting my mind run wild and getting upset about things beyond my control. The essence of this quote has resonated with me. To not worry about what’s to come, to live in the moment and content with the everyday happiness that can be so simple. As simple as a hot shower and a warm bed.
I have this quote written down and in my purse and I read it every morning and today was the day to share. I have a friend that recently moved to San Francisco and as I read her blog today I realized that she needed this inspiration as much as I did and do every day. We need to be easy on ourselves. Take each day as it comes, and before we know it, it will be summer time – sunshine on our shoulders.
Neglecting your blog is like losing touch with a close friend, or not finishing the last book in a series that everyone is dying over…it nags at you. All of these things you like doing, you want to do, but somehow in your busy life you can’t find the time to actually do it. Why, because it takes energy that you seem to be lacking these days. I used to be one of the most energetic people I knew…almost to a fault. Now, lethargy takes over more than I’d like to admit. Oh and instead of updating my own blog, I’ve been cruising my friends blogs all the while wondering where they find the time to update.
So in an effort to regain some credibility, here I am. This is what I’ve been MEANING to blog about in a truncated version.
I’ve been listening to Broken Bells on REPEAT for about two weeks. It relaxes me and pumps me up at the same time. A Coldplay effect. Grooveshark them and give every song a chance.
I’ve been lusting after everything on Fornash. Especially the below earrings. Affordable and adorable.
I quit my gym membership to do full time Bikram and running. I’ll check back in a couple months to let you know how THAT goes.
It’s 2011, I feel very similar but for some reason I have a weird feeling this year is going to bring a lot of change. Not sure what, but I’m going to make sure I’m ready. Namaste.