30 Days Of Gratitude: Day 14

Well here we are on hump day, which I think is appropriate because…

Today I am grateful for:

  • Camel pose aka ustrasana. (Get it? Hump day? Camel Pose? hehe) This is one of my favorite poses for several reasons: I have a very tight back and this really helps to alleviate the back pain I occasionally experience; it’s good for your thyroid and I have a hypo-active thyroid; and it’s empowering! I feel strong and open in this pose. It really is one of my favorites.
  • Off Days. This sounds counter-intuitive, but sometimes having a day that isn’t going your way is just what you need to put what you really have into perspective. It’s the perfect opportunity to practice gratitude or to practice your coping mechanisms. My main coping mechanism? Yoga!
  • Classic books. I’m currently re-reading Mansfield Park (I’m a girl, Jane Austen is in my blood). Next on my list is ‘100 Years of Solitude’ and ‘East of Eden.’ It’s replaced my nightly television watching and I think it’s definitely helping me fall to sleep better. Not to say that the books are putting me to sleep, but they are an excellent way to settle your mind before bed.

He’s Got Tricks and Tricks

The other day I thought I’d be a nice girlfriend and make dinner. A man dinner. So I made my way to the market got the (cheapest) nicest steak they had, some mushrooms and onions and made my way to the boy’s house.

Jane Austen was right, there ARE truths universally acknowledged. The main truth being that steak is always a good idea when trying to impress a man.

What I didn’t anticipate was that the bread would steal the show. Alas, I cannot take credit for it. It was all Adam’s doing. His delicious doing. Take a nice crusty baguette. smother in butter, dust in parmesan and put under the broiler. This will result in mind-blowing carb heaven.

Oh Adam, you’ve got skills.

Don’t think about calculating the calories in this plate. They didn’t count.

What’s your go-to dinner when trying to make an impression?