The view from my high-rise office feels somewhat apocalyptic as the usual steam from nearby factories emit a mushroom-like appearance today. And parking in Arctic temps kind of gives an end-of-the-world feeling to match this doomsday view.
Hot espresso and chocolate greatly needed.
What better day to shop for new eyeglasses than on Martin Luther King Jr.'s holiday, the day upon which we celebrate the life, actions, and words of a leader who inspired all with visions of hope and unity. So in honor of MLK Day, the family and I took advantage of my newly acquired vision benefit by getting fitted with these swanky new glasses. And not only did I feel all excited about getting huge discounts, but I also felt special in having a paid holiday on which to celebrate and shop.
"Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope."
— from "I Have A Dream" speech, Washington, D.C., August 28, 1963
Tonight the family and I concocted the Cheesy Black Bean and Chicken Enchiladas recipe via Blue Apron Shipment-of-the-Week, and it tasted much better than it looked. Our only advice for next time around? More cilantro + sour cream mix in the enchilada stuffing. Otherwise, tonight's meal was a great family team building moment and tasty dinner - although, being down one family member meant extra leftovers.
Not a bad deal, after all.
When the heavens opened today and dropped me and my peeps right smack down HERE for the day, you'd better believe we loaded up on all kinds of Nike, Under Armour, and Columbia goodness - all washed down by an Iced Camelicious from Scooters. (Ok, that was the oldest peep's beverage since I'd already imbibed a triple-shot espresso before leaving the house and didn't require any more caffeine, but it really was a necessary part of the adventure and worth mentioning, nonetheless.)
And then as we were leaving, not so strangely the idea of taking up residence at the nearby Super 8 crossed my mind - for future convenient power shopping purposes, of course. That along with my own personal U-Haul truck to transport everything home.
Hmmm... new bucket list item? Check.
I'm so ready for this year to be the new beginning I never knew I needed... for family to set out into new horizons... for new awareness of the world around me and, hopefully, newfound rounds of tennis once again.
I miss you, tennis, more than words can say here on this blog. *sniff*
I am Brenda Swenson and sometimes I blog.