This month the grocery store’s sushi bar had an adorably fun display of Hello Kitty bento boxes and pink-paper covered wood chopsticks. It was too much for my mom and I to resist! But we couldn’t just get the lunch container, so we picked out a pack of freshly made vegetable sushi. Soft rice with crisp carrots and cucumber and creamy avocado… It was delicious! So delicious that this last shopping trip we got some sushi-seaweed to make our own at home. We’ll see how that goes…
Confession: I’ve never eaten raw sushi. It feels almost shameful considering my interest in Japan and Korea, but it’s true. My fear for my weak stomach has just been too great for me to agree to knowingly consuming uncooked fished. Maybe one day I’ll muster up the courage.
YOGA DOWNLOAD PODCAST
As a part of my renewed efforts for taking care of myself (stress, rest, and health wise) I’ve made it priority to get back to doing some yoga. These 20 minute sessions are great, ranging in intensity and area of focus. Some of the sessions have a pose guide, but I’ve never used/needed it. However, it’s there if you’re not familiar with the names- or the podcast also has a GREAT collection of video sessions. How neat is that?
STARTING A NEW JOURNAL
To me, finishing a journal and moving on to the next is something akin to welcoming a new year. There’s a feeling of “clean slate”. Having filled my tenth journal, I was looking forward to moving onto book number eleven.
Smooth, line-less pages of just the right thickness to support light watercolor work… Inspired by many an artist before me, I’ve decided to illustrate my musings. Only just started, I can already tell how nice it is to have this pressure-free creative outlet.
STRANGE SOMETHING WILD”
(Errrrrg… I don’t know how I got the title wrong in the illustration, but there it is.)
Lindsey Stirling’s ever spectacular violin playing and Andrew McMahon’s lyrics, this song gets me right in the aching-longing-heart place. Something Wild’s calling…
Another asian treat that I’ve never experienced until this month! My mom and I have been eying the new drink place that moved into our mall (this year?) for a while and we finally got around to getting a beverage! Cafe Barnabas is a non-profit run by some very tea-obsessed, very friendly people- and my bubble tea was a sweet dream to sip. I ended up with an iced milky green tea with white chocolate and tapioca pearls. *So yummy!*
ROMANS CHAPTER EIGHT (MSG)
As you know, I’ve been going through this up-hill time of weariness and uncertainty. Feeling at a loss about a lot of things, this chapter is such a reminder of God’s presence and prevision. There are also some teaching words about not relying on or focusing on ourselves so much, but trusting in Christ who promises us so many good things… Just read it and find out what. ^^