Once upon a time, three or so years ago, I gave Weight Watchers a try. I very merrily went about my days, counting points and tracking food.
Every day I drove by a Taco Bell drive thru on my way home from work and multiple times a week I would stop and get the three soft tacos meal. Multiple times a week. After all, it was only ten Weight Watcher points. How wonderful! A perfectly reasonable number of points for dinner.
But then one day I brought it up to a friend who was also on the program. With a laugh, she informed me it was ten points per taco, not ten for all three. And with that, my taco-loving fairy tale ended.
Until one fateful weekend.
It was a beautiful, sunshiny day and I was out running errands. I dropped my Jeep off at Sears to get a flat tire replaced and had some time to kill in the connecting mall before it would be ready. I strolled by the food court and there it was- a Taco Bell with no line.
I hemmed and hawed and then went for it. I ordered two soft tacos. I doused them in hot sauce and enjoyed every last bite.
And then I ordered two more.
Yes, I had four soft tacos. That is 40 Weight Watcher points. I know.
I broke my Taco Bell freeze. And now I want it all the time. It’s a problem.
I’m Kate. And I love Taco Bell.
What fast food could you not give up?
I’ve made it no secret that I am not a fan of my current apartment. A friend found it for me when I moved back to Boston from Tampa and I had to settle for what I got. Moving is expensive and great apartments are hard to find in my neighborhood so for now I am where I am.
I try to make it as comfortable and welcoming as possible. Little touches here and there can make a big difference. Having photos of special moments and memories in my life makes the not-so-awesome ‘house’ a better home.
I’ve seen Michelle from A Dish of Daily Life use the photo wallpaper from WeMontage several times and loved the concept. When I received an opportunity to review it in exchange for one for myself, I was more than happy. How could I not be after viewing this video?
Initially, I couldn’t decide what to choose for my montage. I’ve seen bloggers like Allie from VitaTrain for Life do all of her recent races. Michelle created one using photos from a recent beach vacation.
What moment could I pick?
But then I went on my trip to Texas. I had this amazing time with one of my best friends. I took a lot of great (in my opinion) pictures from our day at the wineries. And I wanted to go back. So, I decided to create a montage of photos from that day to hang in my kitchen. What better thing to put above a table where much wine is opened?
Choosing the pictures was more difficult than both creating and hanging the WeMontage photo wallpaper. The Web site to order was a cinch to use and it arrived not long after I hit submit. I hung it crooked a couple of times but luckily, it was easily removed and rehung as well.
So, now this beauty is hanging in my kitchen. I can sit at my table, sip a glass of wine and pretend I’m back with my friend at a winery in Texas.
What would you choose for your WeMontage moments?
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Have you read anything good lately? I’ve actually been on a streak of good reading. It is rare that there are so many books in a row that I think are worth a recommendation. But it happened.
Me Since You by Laura Wiess is the story of a teenage girl who learns firsthand how one action can tragicaly impact so many lives. It asks a lot of “what ifs” and definitely brings some feelings of second-hand pain for the characters. But ultimately, this book is about moving forward after loss.
The next book totally reminded me of my favorite pay it forwarder, Kerry from Till Then Smile Often. The One Good Thing by Kevin Milne tells us about a man who believes in acts of kindness. He keeps stones in his pocket and every day moves them one pocket to another to track his acts. When he dies unexpectedly, we learn not only about his good deeds, but also about his secrets. This was my favorite among this group of reads.
The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh is a suspenseful mystery which had me guessing along with the main character. It revolves around a teenage girl, her mother’s death and their small Ozark Mountain town’s sordid history. Is blood thicker than water? Is family to be trusted? I loved finding out.
In The Longings of Wayward Girls by Karen Brown, we have two stories- an adolescent girl who thrives on drama and whose prank results in the disappearance of another and the wife and mother she becomes still living in the same neighborhood. This one wasn’t as gripping to me as the others but I’d still recommend reading it at some point.
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