You guys. I wish I had some long chat about Men Tell All from The Bachelorette last night, but I just couldn’t do it. More so my husband couldn’t do it. Since my SIL doesn’t come over to watch The Bachelor anymore because her new job is on the other side of town, my husband is often forced to watch it with me. We have a TV downstairs where I could watch it by myself, but our basement is a solid 6 degrees at all times and it also has spiders. So I just never go down there and remind my husband that I watch golf with him and NEVER complain. Football? F*ck that. But I’ll shut up and stick it out when it comes to golf. I don’t understand why. Maybe because the athletes and spectators aren’t cussing each other out every other second in golf. Or giving each other brain damage. Who knows.
Anywho, I turned on the Men Tell All after my husband agreed to it since he was working on his computer last night, and he lasted a solid 3 minutes before he started picking up his things to head to the other room. He’s the kind of guy who actually hates drama. Not the kind that says they hate drama but you know they’re entering any conversation with any rumor about any person alive while saying how much they HATE drama. He’s the opposite. If I start trying to tell him about something dramatic that has happened, I see him fading fast. Which makes me less dramatic (shame) and a better person (shame). Hence why I didn’t watch the episode last night. Men yelling at each other is public makes me feel weird. I’m here for Bachelor in Paradise and Blake.
Speaking of drama, can we please talk about my air fryer drama I had last night?! I recently snagged this NuWave air fryer because I’ve seen so many people using them lately and recommending them. This air fryer was definitely on the less expensive side, but sinceI had a handful of friends who recommended it, I decided to pull the trigger and buy it. I couldn’t wait to try it out because my friends told me how much they love to roast veggies in it and that’s something I do almost every night. So I finally pull it out of the box and try it out, making both the way a friend recommended it – 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Nope. Not cooked through WHATSOEVER. Burned on a few edges but still raw in the middle. And I cut my brussels sprouts in fourths and carrots into tiny slivers. So then once I reached out to social media to figure out what I use doing wrong, I got info like cooking them at 370 for 20-25 minutes then upping it to 400 for 5-10 minutes. But that totally defeats the purpose of buying an air fryer. I bought one to cut my cooking time in half, not add time to it. Maybe I just want my veggies different than other people do?? I don’t know but I’m hella pissed!
I’m going to try to stick it out and try it in other ways like cooking pork chops in it tonight, but I’m scared to fail at veggies again. Veggies are my favorites. Damn you air fryer, damn you to hell!!
Now on a less dramatic note, even though that’s not my style, I read an entire book this weekend! And I know that’s not a big deal to most people out there, but this b*tch right here doesn’t have much time to read. I am on my computer in the morning, in my office and kitchen in the afternoon, then back on my computer all evening. There’s really no time for books unless I want to read 3 pages before I go to bed each night. And after trying to get the The Luckiest Girl Alive for WEEKS, I finally gave up on it and bought The Woman in Cabin 10 at the airport to read on our recent trip to Cabo and I read it in 3 days! I absolutely loved it! And it made me want to read more! I asked people on IG for book recommendations and had probably the most comments EVER in one post. People really feel passionate about books, I guess. And since it will take me FOREVER to get through all the comments, here are the most recommended in the first hundred comments or so:
- The Couple Next Door
- Something in the Water
- Behind Closed Doors
- The Woman in the Window
- The Wife Between Us
- In a Dark, Dark Wood
- Sharp Objects
- Then She Was Gone
I’m thinking about getting a couple to read at night, but I also am thinking about getting Audible so I can just listen to books on tape as I work. Should I pull the trigger and start paying the $15/month to listen to 1 book? Give me your advice because I don’t trust my own.
PS – this post totally feels like the good ole’ days when I talked about random sh*t going on in my life…and I’m digging it. Let’s get back to my PaleOMG roots. Cool? Cool.
Now go try this little delicious snack!
- 2 (5.3 ounces) container of greek yogurt*
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon lavender buds
- 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
- 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons coconut chips
- handful of blueberries
- handful of dried strawberries
other topping ideas
- Line an 8x8 glass baking dish with parchment paper and spray with coconut oil spray.
- Place yogurt in a medium bowl.
- Add honey, lemon juice, vanilla extract, and lavender buds to a small saucepan and place over medium heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes until honey begins to slightly bubble.
- Pour honey into yogurt then add hemp hearts and chopped walnuts and mix until well combined.
- Pour mixture into baking dish and top with coconut chips, blueberries, dried strawberries.
- Place in freezer to freeze 3+ hours or just simply overnight! Cut into 16 squares. Store in freezer.
* I used Kite Hill almond milk unsweetened greek yogurt
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