Tough Sailing & Thursday Musts


Ever feel like there's something really important that you're forgetting to do? Like no matter how many lists you make, your brain is holding back something vital? Something that's going to rear its ugly little overdue head just when you think everything is under control? This has been one of those months where I just felt like I couldn't get a handle on everything. Honestly, there's just been a lot going on--a lot of responsibilities--and I couldn't shake the feeling that I wasn't doing anything particularly well.

At a certain point, things on my list had to be good-enough; they didn't get to be perfect. I had to say no to some things. Others got pushed back until after my big, temporary project was finished.

If you struggle similarly, while I don't have the magic answer for you, I can tell you some things I found this month that are worth sharing.

This Southwest Potato Salad is one of those one-pan dinners--two if you add black beans and rice like I did--that makes a healthy dinner possible during a busy week.

Sitting Behind a Computer All Day Can Wipe You Out. I knew it.

I know we're not officially in "leggings" season, what with it being 80 million degrees outside as I type this. But, I love leggings and have been on a quest to find the perfect ones for months. I found these from Lands End. I like them a lot, actually.

This is What Happens When You Don't Drink Enough Water. I'm filling up my water bottle. Right. Now.

When I need a little food inspiration, Shutterbean is one of my favorite places to healthy-recipe window-shop. Is that a thing? Doesn't really matter. She makes vegetables look beautiful and delicious. I'm in it for her vegetarian and vegan recipes, but there are tons of main dishes, breakfast dishes, baked treats, frozen treats, drinks...well, you get the idea. It's food. Lots and lots of food.

Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins is 101 and breaking speed records. I kind of want to be her when I grow up.

Spending money to have more free time makes you happier, says science.

Here's to a joyful August for us all! Have a great weekend!