Thwarting Monday Blues
Today was a terrific day. You know how sometimes you can just smell the rain? It’s those moments right before when everything is still dry but there’s a wonderful moistness in the air that makes your arms feel all sticky and cool all at once and the breeze just picks up and makes everything smell so fantastic. You know what’s coming but it’s like a frozen moment before the chaos that allows you to revel in the idea that Mother Nature let you in on a secret. Plus, it makes for the most amazing drives home. With all my windows down, my hair in a flurry all around me, the road before me empty and only the brooding and mysterious sky to fill the space, because other than that, it was just me and the road with Hall & Oates, “Kiss on My List” sittin’ in the passenger seat. I felt like I was flying, fueled by sips of Coconut Water and bites of Taffy.
Strawberry Lemonade Salt Water Taffy, that is.
Another thing that made me smile today?
The Mister at check out who gave me a sticker that smelled of Coffee. That was pretty awesome. (Did anyone collect puffy stickers as a kid, cos those were a close second to scratch and sniff)!
I took what I bought at the Market and made Shrimp Curry for the Family. Pink Argentinian Shrimp smashed with pungent heaps of Chili, Lemongrass, Ginger, Garlic, Coriander…and if ever, I can collect the ingredients on paper, resembling anything close to an organized list, I promise to do a video on it.
Total score for the triple coupon event. 6 “simply” Juices, a Papaya, Bananas, and 6 boxes of Raisinets for $4. I had six $.50 coupons and six $.75 coupons and each tripled itself which left me to pay for just the balance of Fruit. Yummy winning!
More yummy winning:
1/4 Dark with Rasta Rice + Potato Salad + Corn Bread at my favorite Caribbean spot where there are only 4 tables, the bathroom is so close you can hear the water running and nothing is actually cooked when you order it. They microwave it right in front of you minus no blatant shame and I wouldn’t be so forgiving except it’s so damn good. Sometimes, I can make a concession for deliciousness.
Ah, safely coiled on my couch, I can now hear the rain fall. When I was little, Reading Rainbow provided me endless comfort in telling me that thunder was just the sound of Angels bowling.
Funny, because that’s what it still reminds me of
Coloring Monday Blues (and grey skies) into Pink and Yellow Strawberry Lemonade
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