Things I Love Thursday

Happy Thursday! It’s been a positively interesting and fulfilling couple of weeks since my last Things I Love Thursday. A lot going on! We had the supermoon, MCA‘s passing, and several change-ups in my freelance lifestyle. I’ve nurtured my IT band with yoga and acupuncture to prepare for this coming Saturday’s Mermaid Half Marathon (!). I finished up Photo-A-Day April, submitted my latest novel a few places, and got a new wetsuit, for which I’d been saving up for a while.

In all, a productive and enriching two weeks. And as always, lots of good stuff around the websย to share with you, my interweb pals. Here are my top picks. Enjoy!

1. From the latest New Yorker:

A healthy reminder of the wisdom of the Fool.

2. Eight ways to stay upbeat on your job hunt, via Savvy Sugar:

Excellent tips for the unemployed as well as for freelancers and solo-preneurs who MUST remain positive while constantly looking for the next lead.

3. See-through Jewel Caterpillar, via Geekologie:

So cool! Nature wins again.

4. Sunset Magazine’s best gear for camping in comfort:

My hardcore backpacker friends would laugh me out of the woods, but this kind of “glamping” is fun, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

5. Via Mashable, 11 tips for getting the most out of the new Gmail:

Gmail changed the game, but Google hasn’t been so great about rolling out tips along with the redesigns. Mashable lays it out for us: what’s good, what you can change, and how to do it. Email away!

6.ย Why does your dog chase its tail? 7×7 Ask a Vet answers:

Warning: be prepared for serious answer and possible sad face.ย It’s not as cute as it looks, says the vet.

7. Watch 100-year-old Ruth do Pilates and Yoga, via Advanced Style:

This woman can kick your asana!ย The one life goal I’ve had that has never wavered (unlike other goals, like writing and racing stuff) is to live to be 100. But to live to be 100 and still doing yoga & Pilates?? YEAH, BABY! That’s what I’m talking about!

8. Ten healing teas, via The Wellness Warrior:

I love ginger tea and valerian tea, but some of these I’d never heard of. Get thee to a teapot, tempest, and heal!

9. Ten vegetables with the most fiber, via FitSugar:

Did you know an artichoke has 6.5 grams of fiber? That was news to me!

10. Finally, Frozen Tahini Banana Cups, via the Veggie Nook:

Confession: I still have not made these because we are making our way through our frozen bananas before buying fresh ones, but they are first on my list when we restock. They look super-yum and totally unique!

That’s all for now ~ have a wonderful weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

What are some great things you’ve seen this week?

Got any fun plans for the weekend?

8 thoughts on “Things I Love Thursday

  1. Not sure my last comment ‘stuck’. Sorry if this is a repeat. Just said that I ADORE TILT. And that I wanted to know which wetsuit you settled on. I have to replace mine too and am considering that two hundred dollar Rip Curl one. Maybe you should bring it on your trip. Open water swimming is a GREAT way to see the city.
    Love today’s post, esp. Ruth and the clamping. Sending speedy wishes that your novel will be seen by the right people. Can’t wait to read it when it comes out.

    1. Oh, boy, if I were there for more than a short trip, I’d LOVE to swim! I don’t think that will happen this trip, though… I got the 2012 BlueSeventy Reaction wetsuit. Pricey and definitely something that was a “goal purchase,” but I’d been swimming in my surfing wetsuit for so long that I wanted one particular to swimming and the difference in buoyancy and shoulder flexibility is incredible! My surfing wetsuit is so old but it’s nice and warm and works well for sitting on a board, though ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks again for your comment, lady. Talk to ya soon!

  2. Hi Andrea! Great news on the novel submission. I am sending light to you that it gets accepted and WHEN IT DOES, (I am capitalizing that because I believe in the power of words) I will be the first in line to grab a copy.

    Glamping is so me. My dad use to take us camping all the time. He had the 10 person tent, those egg shell sleeping mats, a canopy for the picnic table and his Coleman stove. I’m afraid to camp because my dad did everything and he did it well. I would love to camp out with the kids at big sur sometime. I think I could handle one night of true camping.

    1. Ahh, Big Sur! You could totally do it there ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll never forget the first time I saw that area. Just about keeled over from awe.

      Thanks so much for your sweet comment. I’ll definitely let y’all know when my novel is available!

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