Welcome to my Friday feature! Created by the wonderful Meggy @ Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles, it’s a remedy against feeling down by creating a list of all the good things happening in my life this week. I became so inspired by her weekly posts and later also that by Nickimags @ Secret Library Book Blog, I felt it was time to begin sharing my own good feelings. It can be anything, from the smallest gesture from a stranger to a major event in your life that alters the direction of your day. Maybe something here will bring a smile to you in the moment.
This showed up as a kindle freebie this week. What’s wonderful about it is I got approval for it on NetGalley a year ago…the same day it was archived. It’s the last book in the Compass Cove series and I was distraught and couldn’t get a download of the book back then. Getting it free just made my week.
One of my weekly goals is to make three new recipes as I’m bored with the few things I know how to make and am tired of ordering in. This is Tandoori roasted salmon with squash and zucchini. It wasn’t hard to make but involved lots of spices I’ve never heard of. I made it and Thai shrimp and scallops with green curry. Both came out great and my husband thought they were really, really good, so much that he got seconds! That NEVER happens😏
What makes my experience with those two recipes above remarkable is the fact I can’t cook very well and hate trying. I feel inept in the kitchen and don’t normally enjoy the experience. When I was shopping for the ingredients, I found myself in the international aisle at the grocery store, completely lost. I could feel my insecurities bubbling to the surface and I was ready to run, abandon the recipes. I sensed a woman standing behind me who was quietly waiting for me to get out of the way. I invited her to move ahead of me and she asked what I was looking for and that led to the most transformational conversation I’ve had in quite some time. She coached me into looking at what I was attempting to do very differently, giving me an anchor into how to find the enjoyment. I took the coaching and not only successfully made two new dishes, I loved making them! I will be forever grateful to this gourmet chef who has no idea of the impact she made in that moment.
This is bittersweet. One of my favorite series, Bosch, is approved for a 7th season…but it’s the final one😢 Hey, at least I have 20 more new episodes to look forward to.
Another great book club meeting! We read and discussed The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, which was perfect for dissecting. It wasn’t a hit for everyone but it made for one of the best conversations about a book we’ve had to date. We loved the meeting!
- Had lunch with my dear friend, Cameron, following book club and we’re taking a cooking class together next month!
- Finally had to admit that I’ve fallen in love with the Peet’s French Roast coffee and have replaced my Starbucks Caffe Verona with it. I’m in love with this brew.
- I am ahead of my blog schedule, three weeks in a row!
- I received six new audiobooks for review!!!
- Went to replace the battery in my iPhone and the Apple Store broke my phone in the process. I ended up with a brand new one!