Whenever I start feeling bitter, there is one book (and it is a movie) that makes me believe in the magic and drama of love.
Vince Vaughn, among others, will be returning to HBO in True Detective this June. I am beyond excited. I have been a huge fan of Vince for many, many years. I hope he will bring even more attraction to this series.
Last year, Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson seemed an odd choice; however, as soon as I saw episode one I was completely hooked. Every week the show kept me interested, ,kept me guessing, and kept me hooked waiting for the week to hurry up so I could see it again.
Ever since I found zucchini noodles, I have to eat them at least once a week. I can eat an entire plate full and not feel bloated like regular pasta would leave me feeling. The problem with slowly eating more and more "raw" food is that right now I am the ONLY one in the family that does. So when I fix "zoodles", I make a dish similar to it for the family (or at least for my husband). And I know this isn't a totally "raw" dish...I am SLOWLY building and growing into being more healthy. Step by step.
Do you ever look back at your past self and have to laugh? I do.
Many people cringe about getting older. I think I enjoy it. Yes, I have more grey hairs. Yes, my face is looking older. Yes, I have to work out now to maintain a body I am somewhat alright with. That is ok. I can deal with that because as I get older, my confidence grows. As I get older, I follow my dreams more. As I get older, I learn.
A coworker recently found out that I am not a "natural" teacher and, instead, I was a Criminal Justice major dreaming of a job like Dexter's. He was shocked. Most female teachers I know always dreamt of teaching and, if you judge a book by its cover, you wouldn't know that I love all things dark and creepy. Hell, a perfect date night for me is dinner and a horror movie.
How and why I changed careers and became a special education teacher is a much longer story, one to wait until another day. In case you are not a teacher and do not know what I mean when I refer to the "natural" teachers, let me explain...
For the past two years, I have made a fruit pizza for Easter. They are so much fun to make and so much fun to eat as well! It is a great way to be creative yet it is so simple that even I can make it look interesting.
Today is our six year anniversary. It is hard to believe that we have been married for six years and even harder to believe that we have been together for over eleven!
Marriage isn't easy like I thought it would be so many years ago. Having children and the many obstacles that life throws you all add in different aspects to married life that I never knew existed. Also, as people grow older their likes, dislikes, dreams, wants, needs, etc. can change. How do you stay together when you might be growing apart? As I think about all this, I think about how to keep my marriage growing. Here is what my search has found:
I have been loving eating "raw food" lately. I still eat the same food I have in the past except for a meal or two a day, I eat very healthy. This usually means using my juicer in the mornings, soup or salad or leftovers for lunch, and a "raw" meal for dinner or just a regular healthy dinner (chicken and veggies for example).
I have made parsnip rice "stir-fry", "sushi", and my all time favorite is zucchini noodles! Last week, I bought a veggetti. It is the EASIEST thing in the world to swirl up a zucchini and throw in some pesto sauce. One day I made shrimp scampi. I gave my husband regular noodled and, for myself, I had the shrimp and sauce I had just made over zucchini noodles. Oh. My. Gosh. It was so delicious!
If you follow me on Instagram (jwarrenauthor), then you might have seen my post this week about mom guilt. That was due to a parent teacher conference that I had via phone with my son’s preschool teacher. The conversation turned into a “Is he ready for Kindergarten?” bit with the teacher saying all sorts of comments such as:
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