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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


Your Squishy Monster

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19 thoughts on “Thwarting Monday Blues

  • Magsx2 says:

    A sticker that smelled like coffee,that is amazing. I love my coffee, if this was given to me I would have to buy a cup.

    The food looks delicious.

  • Lee says:

    Beautiful picture. Thank you.

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I’m so glad you and I can enjoy the small things together =D

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    thank YOU, Lee =D

  • Andi says:

    What a lovely day despite being Monday haha!

  • CJ at Food Stories says:

    Now I can’t get Hall & Oates out my head. I love H&O so thanks

  • Lester. says:

    Angie.You have a way with words dear Lady.You paint pictures with your poetic descriptions.Like a written melody.

    I am glad you are feeling much better Angie!

    Sounds like some GREAT deal! Lots of yummy looking things there!Delicious DELOVELY! looking taffy Angie.I have some nice Caribbean neighbors ( from other island also) I love their wonderful food!!

    Sounds comfortable( Cute feminine and lovely ) You coiled up on the couch…

    Enjoy the res of your evening Angie.



  • Eva says:

    It was indeed a very happy day in Toronto as well. But they had promised rain, but I don’t see it any time soon.

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    That is so kind of you to say, Lester! It’s funny how coming out of a fog of fever makes you feel like you can conquer the World! I hope you’re having a lovely day and how awesome to have such neighborly neighbors

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    Maybe we can sing it together bc I can’t get it outta mine, either

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    thanks, girl!

  • Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook says:

    I remember the puffy stickers, LOL! Sounds like a really great day.

  • Catalina @ Cake with Love says:

    Strawberry Lemonade Salt Water Taffy ?? OMG I have to find this asap!!

  • Tina@flourtrader says:

    Sometimes it is the stack of little things that do make for a wonderful day. The coffee sticker is pretty cool and a visit to the Caribbean place would turn any day around. Enjoy today-I am now following you through google +

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    This is very true, Tina! Also, I’m still trying to figure out how google+ works. I wonder if that’s just me, lol

  • The Squishy Monster says:

    I’m so glad that someone remembers them! =D

  • CJ at Food Stories says:

    I’m singing it right now so join in

  • Lester says:

    You are a wonderful person Angie.I know the feeling of coming out of a fever and of coming out of anesthetic from decades ago.I remember it like it was yesterday but thank God and with LOVED ones Love I made it through.I had and am having a great day Thank you Angie.I hope you are also.


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