The Gift of Positive Energy.

Not one day passes in my life that I do not feel blessed. So why should today be any different?  No life is perfect and mine is no different, but I focus on the positives in my life because I know that my life could have more struggles.

Before CrossFit this morning, I stopped by Produce Junction, a local produce market. I parked next to an old worn down red pick up truck packed with fresh produce. Getting out the car my eyes zoned in on the zucchini. Mmmm…. Yummy!  My favorite summer vegetable.

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My visit to the market was quick. broccolini was the only item on my list. In and out I went.  As I walked to my car, I spotted the owner of the pick up truck. Tall long-bearded older gentleman.

“Hi, Do you own a farm in the area?”

He owned a farm, but not in this area.  I explained that I would have gladly patronized his farm because his veggies looked great.

Here, I will give you some!”

“Oh no, I’ll buy it from you!”

“Absolutely Not!”  He replied and started handing me this beautiful zucchini.

 

I graciously thanked him for his generosity and will do so when I’m enjoying them over dinner.

I’m telling you, positive energy attracts even more positive energy from the universe. Other than this morning’s CrossFit class, what a fabulous way to start the week.

Later, I will post today’s WOD, but for now, I’ve gotta prime Tailor’s bedroom walls so that I can get to painting.

I hope you have a fabulous day!

XOXO!

 


In The Mood to Cook….

Today is Saturday and my day off.  Rarely do I cook on Saturdays, but for some reason this afternoon, I felt like putting my apron on and stepping into the kitchen.  What’s taken ahold of me?  Oh my!  I have no idea!

I did my standard grocery shopping, with only one new item on the list.  Before the groceries were put away, I already started prepping one dish.  I ended up  cooking a hodge-podge of whatever came to mind.  Maybe I cooked because of the extra day off and I don’t want to cook on Sunday and Monday too.  I can’t say for sure, all I know is that my family was thrilled that both ovens were working on a Saturday and they were not ordering from a take out menu. Here is what I cooked…

Ha! Ha!  This doesn't apply to me today.

Ha! Ha! This doesn’t apply to me today.

I can't get enough of the green and leafy!  Kale in one  pot and Broccolini in the other.

I can’t get enough of the green and leafy! Kale in one pot and Broccolini in the other.

Cabbage!  Green and purple!

Cabbage! Green and purple!

Bourbon seasoned boneless chicken breast

Bourbon seasoned boneless chicken breast

Pre-cooked carrots, potatoes, and chicken sausage

Pre-cooked carrots, potatoes, and chicken sausage

Hot and fresh out of the oven!  Smells good!

Hot and fresh out of the oven! Smells good!

$1.09 for fresh pizza dough at Shoprite.

$1.09 for fresh pizza dough at Shoprite.

I love my son's facial expression as he watches his dad prep the dough.  Too cute!

I love my son’s facial expression as he watches his dad prep the dough. Too cute!

Tailor is so happy to get his hands on the dough!

Tailor is so happy to get his hands on the dough!

...and now for some mozzarella cheese...

…and now for some mozzarella cheese…

Me spreading the sauce.

Me spreading the sauce.

All ready for the oven.

All ready for the oven.

After 20 minutes in the oven, this pizza was delicious!!

After 20 minutes in the oven, this pizza was delicious!!

Chocolate chip cookies!

Chocolate chip cookies!

Have a fabulous weekend!