Today is a day that we remember those who gave their lives for the freedom we hold most dear in America. Many people take this weekend to enjoy barbecues and family gatherings while forgetting the reason we have this three day weekend. Many men and women gave their lives for us to live with many freedoms we take for granted everyday. Some of those include freedom of speech, right to a fair trial, and the right to an education. In some parts of the world, you don’t get these rights or freedoms. Yet, in America we have them today thanks to those who served. Remember all gave some, some gave all this Memorial Day
For the first time in over a year I was (finally) able to return to yoga. I have been going to the same studio for the past seven years now since I started practicing. I started going back two weeks ago two weeks after I got my first vaccine. I thought it would be hard, but it wasn’t. For the past year I found it very difficult to practice at home because there were so many distractions. I did what I could to keep up, sadly, it wasn’t as easy as I thought. During my first practice in fourteen months I found that I have to rebuild certain muscles and flexibility for poses that I love like crow and bird of paradise. The fact that I was able to go back to yoga two weeks ago is a bright sign that things are, finally, going back to normal. Hopefully, this normal is here to stay things move on up from there.
This year has started off to a fast and busy start. Currently, I am juggling a few different jobs, apartment hunting, a blog, and other things. Learning to juggle all of this has become a challenge. Almost every night I think of a new post to do on here only to find out that I am in bed before I can even get to the post. It feels like almost every day has its new challenges that come with a new, but not really, mundane adventure. Learning to juggle all of this is something I am slowly learning to handle. I do hope to continue blogging more frequently once things start to settle down more and I am able to manage my time better.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Earth Day. Today is a day that we honor the Earth that we walk on. We think about ways to conserve energy to keep the planet green. I have heard of companies switching out their lights and using recycled plastic. I have heard of people choosing to compost and riding their bikes or walking short distances instead of driving. There are so many ways to cut down on your own carbon footprint like starting a veggie garden and turning off the light after you leave a room. I am constantly thinking of ways to cut down on my carbon footprint. If you have any ideas on how to, let me know!
Happy Easter everyone! I hope you all had a great day celebrating the day Christ rose from the dead. Today is the day He was resurrected from his tomb. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!
Erin go Bragh! Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone out there. The typical celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day for me is wearing a shamrock scarf and leggings and enjoying corned beef and cabbage with Irish soda bread alongside family. Usually, everything is boiled, but this time my mom decided to try a recipe where everything is done in the oven. It came out tasting just fine. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to everyone out there!
During the Winter I find it hard to eat healthy. Being a huge snacker I find it even harder to eat healthier. So, I decided to share two of my favorite healthy snack recipes. Here they are:
Peanut Butter and Yogurt:
This recipe is just like it sounds.
1 spoonful of peanut butter
1 6oz of your favorite yogurt.
Instructions: Take the spoonful of peanut butter and stir in slowly with yogurt. Once the majority of peanut butter is mixed in, ENJOY. I know this recipe sounds really weird, but I find it is really good. Especially, in the mornings right before work.
Turkey Roll Ups
Two slices of turkey deli meat
Your favorite hummus
Instructions: Lay out one piece of turkey deli meat. Take a knife and slowly spread the hummus on the turkey. Then roll up the piece of turkey with hummus. Repeat and enjoy. I know this recipe calls for two pieces of turkey, but you can enjoy as many turkey roll ups as you want.
Today is Ash Wednesday marking the beginning of Lent. The next forty days many people will go without something they love and Catholics, like me, will forgo eating meat on Fridays. Every year I have logged into Facebook to see of a garbage bag filled with clothes. Underneath the bag it says, “Every day for Lent put a piece of clothing you don’t wear anymore in a garbage bag. Then you will have gotten rid of forty pieces of clothing.” Someone who I know has done this for years now. Today I started doing it and to be honest, I got rid of more than one piece of clothing. In fact, my garbage bag is almost full already and we aren’t even twenty-four hours into Lent. I thought I would share this nifty challenge with you as it is a way to clean out and donate something that many people need so dear. I don’t know where I am donating to yet, but I will share more after Easter.
A few years ago I took a trip with my dad to New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is know for it’s jazz, food, and haunted history among other things I could right about. But, today is the day before Ash Wednesday, commonly called Mardi Gras. Down in New Orleans there are usually parades and parties being held. However, due to COVID-19 many of those celebrations aren’t going to happen until next year. I was happy to see many houses being decorated and to see the residents find another way to celebrate Mardi Gras. One day I do hope to go down to New Orleans for the real Mardi Gras celebration. I don’t know how old I will be, but I heard that it is a fun loving time. To all those who are celebrating Mardi Gras down in New Orleans I hope you stay safe and well.
Yesterday, like many people, I was shocked and horrified to watch the U.S. Capitol building be raided by protesters. Do people have a right to protest? Yes, they do! Do they have the right to break into a building and destroy property? No, they don’t! There is no excuse whatsoever for what happened yesterday in Washington D.C.
It was terrifying to watch as the news played footage from inside the building as members of this mob started to break in by banging on the door. It was shocking and mind numbing to see lawmakers lying on the ground before they left wearing gas masks. The horror of seeing people who had no right walking into the house chamber where they were jumping off balconies and sitting in chairs. The fact that these “people” managed to go into offices of congress where they read their email, took classified information, and left notes on their desk was disgusting. The worst part of this is knowing that they will do what they can to justify their actions.
I just read that the FBI is looking for information on this attack inside the U.S. Capitol. Here is the link: https://tips.fbi.gov/digitalmedia/aad18481a3e8f02. If you have any information about what happened please report. Let these rioters know that there is NO EXCUSE for doing what they did. The U.S. is a country of law and order. What happened yesterday is no reflection of the United States of America as a whole. Will the day be remember? Yes, it will, but it will be remembered as a day of turmoil and terrorism.