The rain is softly falling outside my window today, and all I wanted to do this morning was roll over and snuggle under the covers all day. Alas, the office was calling, but with a big mug of tea in my hand and happy co-workers around me it doesn’t seem so bad.
In the moments between the spreadsheet lines I am allowing my mind to wander back to cosier things and here I am going to share them with you in the latest edition of Thoroughly Nourished Finds – A Rather Random Assortment.
Currently I am still wading through Sheri Fink’s Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (it’s dense and a little heartbreaking) and I have just started Kate Christensen’s Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of my Appetites for my master’s dissertation.
I was intrigued when I saw this article about highly sensitive people, and it seems that I would fit into their category perfectly. I guess that’s why I cry over Huggies commercials…
I was lying in bed reading the latest issue of Food Network Magazine the other night and Chris seemed awfully interested in its contents and bookmarked a few that he wouldn’t mind seeing on his dinner plate soon – it was the bacon special people. Even for a vegetarian like me there were some recipes that I’d love to try for my omnivorous loved ones. Think: Bacon Candy, The Italian Elvis sandwich, or Bacon Burger Dogs.
One of my favourite days is quickly approaching – Saint Patrick’s Day (which also happens to be one of my friend’s birthdays – Hi Therese!). I think that this Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread might be a nice treat to share with my workmates, or perhaps a St. Patrick’s Day Green Velvet Cake?
A pink winter coat. Don’t ask why. I don’t even usually wear pink, but something about this soft peony-hued coat that just makes me want to stroll through the city on a winter’s day to visit the museum and sip a cappuccino while the world goes by.
My friend Cait has started a new business! She has merged her artistic talents and her love of running and inspiring other runners to create Ezzere Running Shirts. Each one contains a personal message that aims to inspire runners to create goals and go for them. I wear Cait’s shirts whenever I race because just knowing the love and creative spirit that goes into each one spurs me onto give my all to the run. You can visit Cait’s new website here, or check her out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
I love listening to podcasts while I work or when I’m out running. I’m working out my brain and my body at the same time.
At the moment I am binge listening to BBC Woman’s Hour (very appropriate with the approaching International Women’s Day) – the stories of women who have faced extraordinary and ordinary problems today and in the past, and the discussion of issues that impact on women in contemporary society keep me interested while I’m tapping away at my keyboard being a working woman in the world.
The New Yorker: Out Loud is filled with interesting stories and debates from the pages of the magazine. I must admit, I feel a little fancy listening to The New Yorker, but I really enjoy hearing from the people behind the stories in the magazine.
Have your found anything exciting that you would like to share dear readers?
Coming up this week – An ice cream recipe for Saint Patrick’s Day and a risotto that makes a perfect midweek meal.