Happiness: the good life

in , , by mpartyka, March 26, 2013
What does 'Good Life' mean to you?  I have heard two people reference this in the last week, now I'm thinking what this means to me. I think having a good life is living simply, with comfort and purpose.  I wonder if it's that simple...

My family has been having fun with Dr Drew's Narcissism test this week. Curious?  Click here to take the online exam. I scored 6, a few people in my family scored 19, 10 and someone scored a 31 (with pride).  HA!

Last night I met with my Omaha book club to discuss The Painted Girls, with author Cathy Buchanan.  It was such a thrill!  I will write more in my book review/post but it was delightful chatting with her.

100 day project: Day 32 ~ I hope to accomplish most since the list was built to ensure success, with a little push.



Try three new fruits/veggies: I have tried two and sadly didn't love them: Dekopon & White Dragon Fruit.
Read a classic: The Great Gatsby
Plant my garden
Make a new experience happen: I need to work on this one!
Volunteer or do a good deed: I'm working on something, just not ready to talk about it yet...
Experiment in the kitchen: I have been baking all kinds of new recipes so this one is officially done.
Learn something new: French
See a foreign film
Set a fitness goal: My goal is to run/walk 60 miles in one week (by the end of May). I'm currently up to 40 miles a week, but am planning to make an adjustment for April. My March goal was too aggressive with the cold weather and the pressure to log mileage actually made this a chore (40 miles a week, every week). Revised goal: 30 miles a week and one week in April 50 miles, one week in May 60 miles

YTD Mileage: 404 miles in 84 days.  WOWZA!

Recipes & Baking: I was clicking around yesterday and discovered lavender sugar... now I'm on the hunt for dried lavender.

Lavender Sugar!
1 ½ cups sugar
2 tablespoons dried lavender

Place sugar and lavender into a plastic container and seal tightly. Shake to combine. Allow to infuse at least overnight, but preferably for about a week.



Walnut Dulce de Leche
I made this recipe for WT's Monday treat day.  It was such a success I have to pass along the recipe.  

I'm having so much fun finding new recipes.  I do find it odd that my go-to food blogs are all international.  That's okay, it works for me!

Try something new this week, remember...
Life, it's happening! 
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