My French Fiesta!
Hello my sweetie darlings! How are you?
Are you taking care of yourselves? Eating right? Exercising? YES, you better be! I want healthy happy readers, you hear me!
Whip up a healthy meal full of flavor and color, then go out for a walk to help with digestion! Easy peasy, Ron Weasley!
About me: I attempt to do the same, been eating a lot of sugar lately, but I cut back and have been reaching for safe snacks, like a pear or banana, that is both sweet and a safe choice. I do have to admit, ice cream and I have been cheating together lately. It's a love affair that I cannot resist. But, I must calm down, summer is approaching soon, and I have to be bikini ready.
I have been working out, I walk regularly, and have lifted weights a few times this week alone. I try to be active daily. I'm about to turn 45 year old, so maintenance is top priority.
My morning routine is as follows: I usually roll out of bed between 8 - 9am, sometimes I kiss my husband before opening the window shade. I then walk over to Cashew, curled up usually on the couch, and kiss her. Then coffee.
It's a tried and truly routine to get me in the right head space. I usually start work at 10 or 11 depending on the day. I like to have a stress free morning that gives me enough time to scroll through social media, drink my coffee with my morning cigarette (I'm so French!) take Cashew out for her morning business, feed her, take my morning shower, put my face on, get dressed, get organized (if I haven't done it the night before) and out the door I go!
During the week, I often book social engagements. One has to have friends, and maintaining relationships is essential for a happy life! I meet up for lunch or coffee, and sometimes a weekend getaway.
I recently spent some time with my sweet friend, Heather. She is Scottish, reminds me of my Mom, and like my Moms, she is a good cook.
She invited me out to her country home to relax and listen to the birds, watch movies, drink margaritas, gin and tonics, and pet her cats, while wearing a full length mink coat for warmth.
Yes, you read that right. I was draped in fur, feeling warm and luxurious. Her family was in the fur trade and business, it is one of several pieces she owns, and graciously allows me to wear. She uses them as blankets in the wintertime.
Her family were taxidermists as well, so she has some wild pieces displayed in her home, I think it's a leopard head. It's wonderful.
I love Heather. She's just cool, but strict. Her way is the way, and she has never steered me wrong, nor have I gotten lost. I feel safe with her. She accepts me, fabulous flaws and all.
The weekend went quickly, but not before learning something new! I learned to make TORTILLAS! For a Texican at heart, I was over the moon. Here I am in France, learning how to make flour tortillas from a Scottish woman. She showed me her Bread Bible, a thick cookbook for all things bread, and flour tortillas was listed!
Flour tortillas are time consuming, but easy to prepare and just four ingredients. You also have to just get in there too, mashing it all together to make the dough.
Our French fiesta was in full swing! Heather mixed the ingredients to make the tortillas, then I took over, while she made margaritas! My job was mixing the dough, roll out the tortillas and cook them. And I did it! I also made guacamole, and it was delish!
We ate to our heart's content and I didn't even need dessert. We ate well, drank well, and all was well.
I learned to make tortillas! They were quite tasty and airy! I did a good job, I am pleased with myself. I'm pleased because I attempt to do something new everyday, or to try something new. I feel it keeps me healthy.
As I mentioned, we ate well. Then watched Meet the Parents with Ben Stiller and Robert Deniro. We had a good time.
And you? I hope you can find the time to do something new. Make the time. It'll be good for you.
Take care and talk soon. Thank you for reading.
Bonjour et Bienvenue!
Thank you for stopping by for a spell!
I am a 40-something year old American woman. Born in Texas, raised in Las Vegas!
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