In the moment

In love - It’s no secret that my latest preferred vehicle for food delivery is the taco but very recently, I’ve fallen back in love with egg sandwiches.  I’ve been making them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (with fresh sourdough bread please) and slathering them with sriracha.  Add a handful of salad greens and you’ve got your veggies too.  Also, I’ve rediscovered my love for audiobooks and am currently listening to Career of Evil whilst I run.  Listening to books is easier than trying to read while running and less distracting (read: less chances of me falling off the treadmill).

On consumption - Never have I been more aware of the amount of things I buy and own than the past few months.  Even more than inventorying the amount of stuff I have, it’s about how buying things makes me feel.  I’ve loaded and unloaded virtual shopping carts dozens of times and have not yet been regretful of not making a purchase.  My last non-food purchase was a $5 ball cap that I got at Tractor Supply to commemorate my first visit to B’s favourite store.  If you can believe it, it’s the only souvenir that I purchased on our road trip through Texas Hill Country last week and I’ve already gotten my money’s worth.  Don’t worry though, I’m not going to go all KonMari on y’all.  

Out of the bubble - My allergies are the worst that they’ve been in a decade.  This may or may not be attributable to the fact that up until this spring, I’ve typically been surrounded by concrete and buildings rather than blooming wildflowers and freshly cut grass.  This year alone, I think I’ve spent more time outdoors than I have in the previous three in Dallas.  I went on a bicycle ride this past weekend for the first time in ages and couldn’t fully enjoy it, despite the balmy weather, because of the faceful of pollen I got during the eight mile ride.  I had to hide out inside the house while everyone else lounged poolside until I got my sneezing and itching under control.

On writing - I’ve been completely derelict in my writerly duties, except for the weekly haikuesday tweets.  During my week off, I scribbled incoherent and disjointed thoughts on paper but can barely read my own handwriting, looking back on it.  Maybe it’s because I’m physically pooped and the need to write doesn’t arise due to exhaustion.  Or perhaps it’s because so many of my old blogger friends have gotten busy living and don’t visit as often anymore.  In any case, I feel as though I’ve been neglectful and am trying to find the right balance between writing more and writing intentionally.  There may be some rambling that finds its way on to this space and possibly some nuggets of gold as well.  As with all things, time will tell.


  1. Well, now I'm craving an egg sandwich with sriracha!
    Thanks for the update, Rooth:) Good to know what you've been up to. Sorry to hear about the allergies though:(

  2. I used to eat nothing but fried egg sandwiches on good bread with some monterey jack cheese, salad greens, and mayo. Faaaaaaantastic!

  3. Sourdough is the best bread choice, but how do you prep the eggs? Scrambled? Slices of hard boiled? Egg salad?
    Yay for the consumption reduction--and the ball cap! Once I stopped looking at the weekly sale papers in the newspaper, it magically seemed as if I didn't need as much.
    Sorry about the allergies. That's just a miserable state of being when they're triggered.
    Writing. We do it for ourselves, but it's nice to have blog visitors. Maybe we got used to that. Then when their visits are less frequent it's easier to give in to all the distractions and not write. And the less we write, the fewer visitors we get.

  4. I think you should try an egg and sriracha taco, maybe with a sourdough taco shell? I have to say I tried to make tortillas once and they tasted like pancakes so I can't help with any recipes on this one...and, thinking about it more, you may want to ignore my words completely!!

    I'm giggling because I totally just KonMari'd two of my dresser drawers in March and they are still amazingly organized. The think is, I couldn't bear to throw out things that are still useful but can't be donated so they're sitting on a chair. So, it's a half success. That was my plan for my closet this weekend. :)

    Sorry about your allergies, I hope they get better for you!! I just got a little air purifier, I'll let you know if he works!

  5. I could have an egg in every meal and would probably never get sick of it. Sigh. ps. Any plans for Cinco De Mayo? Or should I say Taco Thursday? Lolol. I want to convince my hubs to brave the crowds and go with me to Chuy's for dinner.

  6. Thanks for sharing its been a while, hope all is well with you and the blogging. Come over and have a read of Salah - Prayer my latest bloglet. Would love to hear your thoughts.
    Take Care

  7. Can't go wrong with an egg sandwich!!! My allergies are KILLING me this season. So bad.

  8. I've been totally neglectful of my writerly duties, too. I want to write more and I think of ideas for posts often, but finding the time and motivation to actually sit down and do it is a whole other story. I think it's okay that motivation comes in waves - I'm just waiting for that next wave to hit!

  9. Did you say... physically pooped? Say it ain't so!

  10. I've always been a fan of an egg sandwich, but I've not thought to try sriracha . . . oh, my.


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