Let’s Have Lunch

I’m off to a late start today since I spent the morning running errands, so instead of a chat over coffee, how about we catch up over lunch? What are you having today? I’m trying to up the variety of fruits and vegetables in my diet these days, including tons of dark, leafy greens. I’m on a bit of a spinach kick this week, so my lunch is some pasta with fresh spinach, sun-dried tomato pesto, with a few cherry tomatoes to top it off. Followed by yellow watermelon for dessert.

YUM. I went a little nuts at the grocery store today, but a good half to two-thirds of what I bought were all things that come straight from the ground: japanese melon, watermelon, mandarin oranges, spinach, green beans, dill and the like, which really makes me happy. I like colorful food.

So how was your weekend?

Ours was pretty relaxing. We spent a day by the pool – imperative, I argued, as we’re turning towards hot season now. Not that I really needed to argue. My hubby needs no convincing to get him to go to the pool.

Every day should be a pool day.

I also got a haircut. Nothing exciting, just a trim. But TOTALLY necessary seeing as how the last haircut I got was in, oh, AUGUST. Sometimes I’m really on top of my beauty regimen. Mostly, I’m not.

In other news, I’ve just finished reading Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card. Have you read it? I’m not much into sci-fi (like at all, really) but several people recommended it to me, and Orson Scott Card wrote one of my favorite books on writing ever (Elements of Fiction Writing – Characters & Viewpoint), and I was looking for something light to get totally sucked into. Turns out Ender’s Game is really only about as sci-fi as Lois Lowry’s The Giver or Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time. Totally manageable. I was so hooked I finished it in just over a day and am already onto the next one (I’m skipping over to the Shadow series and starting with Ender’s Shadow, rather than going by publication date). Looks like the book has been turned into a movie that should come out later this year too. I’ll do a review on it tomorrow, if I can get up the energy (a.k.a. find the will to put down the next book). But the characters are fantastic – and that plot twist at the end?? Holy schnikes! Did not see that coming.

Anyway, happy Tuesday y’all! I hope everyone Stateside is staying warm, and everyone Thai side is staying cool. Hope you all have managed to avoid the plague that seems to be going around in force this year, and have a fantastic week!


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6 thoughts on “Let’s Have Lunch

  1. Mm I love yellow melon! That pasta looks so good! I had a late breakfast after a nice workout – 'fridge oats with chia seeds!

  2. Your lunch looks delish! And dude, the twist at the end of Ender's Game completely sucker-punched me too. I read it when I was in high school, and I think it was the first time I remember ever shrieking "WHAT?" at a book :)

  3. The pasta looks delicious and the pool looks divine! I owe you an e-mail, so be on the look out! :)