Happy Friday! This week has been another blur for me work-wise. I feel like I am just moving on from one assignment to another without even remember what I just worked on. Anyone else crazy right now? You know who isn’t in a hurry…this guy.
He always lays down and lets me know when he has had enough outside. Cracks me up.
Other than working, there hasn’t been a ton going on over here. Zoe and I ran and got groceries this week. The weather has been amazing, and I wish we had more time to get outside and enjoy it. Next week it is going to be in the 90s here everyday. Ugh! Summer is here my friends.
Favorite Purchase: I ordered some art from a small artist for my office, and ordered this frame (which is on major sale right now if you need a larger frame) for it separate. It all came in this week and I hung it up. I am obsessed!!! I had never ordered from Juniper before and I loved the selection they have from many different artists I wouldn’t have find anyways. You can see it up on the wall behind Zoe. The lighting in my office is bright during the day, so I couldn’t get the best photo hanging. I will share a photo of my whole office when it is finished. I am still working on a few things.
I grabbed this No 7 mask on my last Target order after Lindsay talked about it. I used it this week and really liked it!!! Even if I did freak out Zoe and had Chris tell me he couldn’t look at me when I had it on haha. My skin has been weird the last month or two. I think some stress is the cause, but I was also not the best with foods. It definitely shows on my face.
Favorite Aldi Purchase: My favorite Aldi purchase this week was not food, but a book for Zoe! This one was $4.99 and is such a sweet story about a girl who loves Unicorns. The pictures were so colorful and beautiful. We have read it every night for bed since we got it. Here it is on Amazon if you do not have an Aldi. Would make a great present.
I didn’t get these from Aldi, but the nacho Hippeas are so good! A better alternative to some other snacks out there when you are on the go. Or your kid wants cheeseballs.
Favorite Workout: I really enjoyed this one earlier this week. Paired with a walk, this was the perfect workout. I have been having some knee pain, so this one was gentle on that.
Favorite Recipe: I made a version of this chicken the other night, and it was really good. I say a version, because I cooked it in the oven at 375 degrees for about 25 minutes but I followed this marinade recipe.
Favorite Public Health Message: I want to share the graphic above that I pulled from the CDC website because I think it is important to remember that Covid19, while real and awful, has been the worry of everyone this last year….it wasn’t the leading cause of death in our country. Or the second leading cause of death. Heart disease and cancer are always our biggest issues in this country. The FDA allows total shit into most of our food, beverages, products, etc. Many ingredients that other countries have banned. I am not sure why our government hasn’t taken the opportunity this last year to educate the general public on ways to stay healthy, besides staying at home and avoiding everyone. I mean…sure that works for awhile, but life has to go on eventually.
The fact that they aren’t out there telling people that the things that we do in our every day lives is what is in fact killing us, and that maybe if we all moved a little more, got better sleep, and fought for better ingredients in the foods that we eat…we would all be in a better place right now. I know I am guilty of letting stress and depression over the last year push me a few steps back in my health journey. But I am back on the train now with a new outlook. Our government wants us sick and dependent on them. Everyone makes money when our country is unhealthy. Look at the pharmaceutical companies after this last year!!! I believe in science, and modern medicine and all that. There is a time and place for it. But let’s also use common sense and biology. Why are we giving away free donuts and fries with a vaccine? I saw someone who had Covid get a care box from their city, and it was filled with Doritos and those packages of peanut butter crackers. While it is a nice sentiment, how is that going to make them better from Covid?
I have a family member right now who is going through some major health things. She said to me something along the lines of “I just didn’t realize that the stuff I was eating was going to do this to me. I know what is considered “healthy and unhealthy” but I never really thought about all the processed stuff and all the different things we have been told over the years to avoid or get more of.”
I am not here to debate Covid, the vaccine, or anything like that. I am here to tell you that you have to take your health into your own hands. You are responsible for it. The government does not care about you, and they aren’t always going to do what is in the best interests for you with their messaging, policy, etc. And that goes for both sides of the aisle.
Linking up for Friday Favorites.