Monday, October 29, 2012

LML Monday - Juicing, School Carnivals & The Walking Dead

It's Monday once again, my friends. And as always that means it's time to reflect on the things that made us happy over the past week. And of course now is also the perfect time to set the tone for a great week to come! 

If you missed my take on LML, you can find it here. If you missed the explanation of LML Monday, you can catch up here.

Not surprisingly, I spent a great deal of time last week experimenting with my new Kitchen Ninja system. The ice cream was pretty good, and kind of fun to make. The kids love the fruit smoothies as an after-school snack. And the fruit/yogurt/flax breakfast smoothies are a great way to start the day.

But my absolute favorite thing (and the reason that I most wanted the machine in the first place) is the juicing.  I love being able to toss a bunch of whole vegetables into the pitcher and get a super-nutritious and (usually) very tasty meal out of it.

The best one I made this week was spinach, celery, cucumber, and pear. It made a really pretty green color (which made my daughter wrinkle her nose in a very cute expression of disgust) and had a nice refreshing flavor (since mostly all you can taste is the pear and cucumber.) I wasn't sure about adding the celery (because you know how I feel about it) but as I had hoped, I couldn't even taste it. Yea! :)

School Carnivals
My son's school had their annual Fall Festival on Friday. They had a pretty impressive assortment of carnival games (so the kids got to win lots of prizes and candy) and a ridiculous number of inflatables (bounce houses, slides, etc.) The junior high kids even turned their building into a "haunted house," which was really cute. The kids had a blast, and I was pleasantly surprised by how well the whole carnival was put together. We all had a really great time.

The Walking Dead

This is one of the few shows that my husband and I both watch, so Sunday night is The Walking Dead night at our house. Sure, the show is kind of ridiculous sometimes... but in a good way. And like most people, I still can't stand Lori and Carl. But Daryl is still awesome, and the more hard core Rick gets the more I love him.

Public service announcement: If you ever have some time to kill, and want a good laugh, head over to The Dork Side on Facebook and check out their Walking Dead photo album. The whole page is great, but if you're a Walking Dead fan there are many great laughs to be had in that album.

Ok. I shared mine - now it's your turn! Please feel free to leave me a comment and share some of your recent LML moments. Focus on the happy thoughts, and let's all have a great week!

And if you're a blogger and would like to get in on the LML fun, feel free to grab the code and join the blog hop! Your post doesn't specifically have to use the "LML" label (although you're welcome to use it if you'd like.) But if you have any kind of happy, positive Monday message that you'd like to share you're welcome to join. The more happy vibes, the better the Monday!

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