by Sarah on January 24, 2013 · 10 comments

 As I am currently home for a completely unexpected snow day–they were calling for simply “overnight flurries”–I figured I would take a minute (or 45) to fill out one of the surveys I have enjoyed seeing Brittany and Lauren complete.

Current Books:

I am still working on Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, which was our Book Club book for this month. I absolutely love it, but I’ve had to take some breaks for The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick and a young adult fiction novel called The Selection by Kiera Cass that Heather recommended (and I liked a little too much). I just started The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty, and now pretty much the only thing I want to be doing is reading that.

Current Music:

I pretty much exclusively listen to Taylor Swift’s Red and Cosmo Radio on Sirius XM.

Current Guilty Pleasure:Current Nail Color:

Au natural. I used to hate having my nails painted, and then fell in love with rather jarring colors–green, yellow, blue–this summer. I think I stripped the nails though, so now I am trying to get them strengthened again.

Current Drink:

Tea. Not just currently, but constantly. Some evenings I wonder why I don’t drown.

That Kroger Private Selection Sweet Cinnamon Spice is not only dirt cheap inexpensive, it smells (and tastes) like Christmas!

Current Food:

Technically, I just ate a bowl of Hot and Sour Jungle Curry and one of the herb-infused savory protein bars I’ve been working on, but I think my breakfast does a much better job of summing up my current food fixations: proats (at any time of day…), cold roasted squash, Gold Rush apples, blueberries, crystallized and/or candied ginger, and (always) nut butter.

Current Favorite TV Show:

Nashville, Downton Abbey, Hart of Dixie (should that be a guilty pleasure?), and White Collar. [When Smash comes back, I’ll be VERY excited as well…]

Current Wish List:


Current Needs:

A shower.

Current Triumphs:

I had a ten-mile, indoor (!) run this afternoon that was an exhilarating, unexpected, wave-and-smile-at-anyone-who-looks-even-vaguely-familiar surprise. [I swear I intended to run three miles, elliptical 30 minutes, but I felt like I was on what Sister Smart calls ‘new legs’ and just kept running.]

Hence, the current need stated above. :)

Current Bane of My Existence:

The postal service! I have been missing so much mail, and it is VERY frustrating. [Especially when there are Netflix movies starring Channing Tatum and/or Bradley Cooper involved.]

Current Celebrity Crush:

I have a girl crush on Kate Middleton. Does that count?

Oh, and both Justin Timberlake and Zac Efron will always have a place in my tween-implant heart.

Current Indulgence:

Turning this…….into this![And then eating it by the drippy spoonful, straight from the (repurposed) jar.]

Current Blessing:

The snow day enabled me to pack and ship about 95% of January’s Nutty Butter a few days ahead of schedule!

Current Outfit:

Refer to the post-run photo above, and substitute shorts for long black yoga pants, topped off with a matching black zip-up hoodie, and black (very faux) Uggs.

Current Excitement:

SO many things. Some secret plans, hope for being able to represent my favorite vegan protein powder, Plant Fusion, at Blend (if I get a ticket!!!), and an upcoming visit to Kentucky to see this girl. :)

Current Mood:

Tired (from my run), ambivalent (about the snow–love having the day off, but I am not looking forward to being in school until mid-June), and successful–my Meatless Monday A-Z recipe (part one) turned out great!

Current Link:

The latest installment of “If Downton Abbey Took Place Entirely On Facebook.” I rarely laugh out loud when I’m alone, but whoever is making these has figured out how to get me to bust out a number of chuckles. :) [Make sure you check out the one for episode two…it is even better.]

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie @ Talk Less, Say More January 24, 2013 at 7:49 pm

I hate the post office! Ever since my move from CA, my mail is SO slow to arrive and I question if I am actually receiving most of it!

P.S. Super jealous you’re seeing Brittany. Give her an extra hug for me! :)


Maria January 24, 2013 at 8:05 pm

1. I have a girlcrush on Kate Middleton … or maybe its her clothes? lifestyle? hats? I dunno. She’s stunning.

2. Jealous. Give Brittany about a thousands hugs from me.

3. Those FB Downton memes…the best.


Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 24, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Totally jealous of your Kentucky Blend trip! Come to ATLANTA!!!

Have you ever taken collagen? Great nail strengthener!

HOW did you spend 10 miles on a treadmill? I struggle to keep entertained. I’m high maintence. You rock, my friend!!!

Blend: I want to order all the Nutty Butter and have a personal delivery. And I cannot WAIT to try that Plant Fusion. Plant + Nutty Fusion creations?!


Kristina January 24, 2013 at 9:13 pm

yay a snow day! we’ve had a few of those lately (well, “ice days” actually…)

I want the butter toffee butter. Mmm.


Liz @ iheartvegetables January 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Ahhh I love love love tea. But I just got invisalign and now I have to take those darn things out to drink tea. Annoying!


Lauren @ Oatmeal after Spinning January 25, 2013 at 10:16 am

Yup. I want that nutty butter too. Oh, man!
Add me to the list of Brittany hugs! Blend isn’t TOO far away now…. sigh.
I need to strengthen my nails too- I saw Laura’s advice above!
I just wrote this on another blog- but UGH I watch the Bachelor too. I love/hate it so much. It’s so stupid, but I just can’t stop…


Heather @ Better With Veggies January 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm

I want a snow day!! :)


lindsay January 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm

yay for snow day success and catching up on running, nutty butter, and more. Now, let’s hope for another snow day, yes?


Kristen @ notsodomesticated January 27, 2013 at 5:48 pm

The Bachelor is definitely my guilty pleasure, as well. It’s like a car accident that you can’t help but stare at, even though you know you shouldn’t.


Brittany @ Delights and Delectables January 27, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Ahh!!! I can’t wait for you to come!!! I need a snow day here so bad. I’m also very glad you FINALLY did a survey!! I’m still waiting for narcissism week!


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