Coffee Confessions

Good morning! It’s tea for me. Not coffee. Trader Joes Mint Melange tea, to be specific.

Yesterday afternoon, I had great intentions of getting some cooking done for the week, and, in turn, a couple of blog posts scheduled (exciting things coming!) My head had different plans for me, as it felt like a vice grip was squeezing my temples all afternoon. A little research later and I discovered that headaches caused by drastic changes in barometric pressure are totally a thing. Who knew?

Tonight, I get a (unexpected) yoga class. Oh happy day! And then after that, the local pub is having a great deal on pints. I will most likely end up there. Mondays are for celebrating, no?

My baby plants are doing so well this year! Now to find them a garden home. They might end up in Michigan without me. Or in a bunch of buckets that get transported. We’ll see! Anyone have a bunch of planters and/or buckets laying around that they want to donate to the cause of me and my little garden? 🙂

I made bread this weekend. For the first time in…..2 months? Close to two months. I love kneading bread. It’s soothing. Something about mixing ingredients. Pushing it around in your hands. Turning it into bread. It’s beautiful, really.

Happy Mondays, all! May you find joy in your day!


Beer review: TJ’s Mountain Crest

Is there better way to end a Saturday than an nice, cold beer? I’d like to submit that there’s not. Honestly. It’s perfect. I’ve had these guys hanging out in my house for a month now, and only just got around to popping the top on one:

Normally, I’m fairly prejudiced against beer that comes in cans. I feel like it is inferior to beer that comes in bottles, and by far inferior to draft beer. But, ever a fan of Trader Joe’s, and ever one who likes a good deal ($3 6-pack, anyone?), I decided to give it a go.

First off, I think it’s a good, quality beer. I do. The only problem (and one that I should have seen coming from a mile away) is that it’s a light beer. And I’m not a fan of light beers. I’m just not. Give me a stout. Or an IPA. Or even an auburn. A dark auburn. Past that, I just can’t do it. I just can’t handle light beers.

I need to recognize this about myself, and move on. Right? Acceptance is the first step in healing. Etc. Etc.

I wanna know: Are you a beer drinker? What kinds do you like?