Can you believe it’s April already?! Thank goodness. I totally ran outside without a jacket today!
Marathon training is coming along. My next race is May 26th, so I’m happy that I’ll get to spend the rest of the training season outside. I went to visit my family this past weekend, and even though there was snow on the ground (see above picture), the air was warm and the sun was bright. Luckily, the longer days inevitably bring warmer weather, so I’m trying to spend as much time as I possibly can outside.
March was filled with a lot of school work (as usual), baking, and I watched the entire first season of Homeland!! Do you watch it? I’m freaking out over starting season 2!!
Another big change to my life was Google’s announcement to stop Google Reader. When I first heard about it, I was totally devastated, but after trying Bloglovin and Feedly I’ve completely calmed down. I’ve chosen to stick with Feedly. It allows me to see new posts and search within the program for old blog posts, like Google Reader does. I like the look of Bloglovin, but it doesn’t seem to have a place to search for recipes. Have you made the switch yet? Or did you not use Google Reader?
Other March things? I cooked, watched some television, and I listened to stuff. Below is a small collection of things I fell in love with this month, and wanted to share with you. xoxoxo
Recipes I Made From Other Food Bloggers (and loved):
Bean and Cheese Burritos by Pink Parsley
Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa Casserole by The Novice Chef
Garlic Butter Spaghetti and Herbs by Pinch or Yum
Slow Butter Braised Asparagus by Steamy Kitchen
Mexican Quinoa by Annie’s Eats
Spaghetti with Pest Trapanese by The Little Kitchen
Favorite Recipe I Made:
This amazing breakfast. Seriously guys, this stuff is awesome. It’s fontina, eggs, spinach, and garlic breadcrumbs baked together…what else could you want?!
Podcasts That Took Over My Ears:
Stuff Mom Never Told You. I have been going through episodes from this podcast non-stop! They cover so many topics from ‘why women usually outlive men’ to ‘transgender 101′. SO GOOD!
Movies I Saw this Month:
Zero Dark Thirty. Finally! I have heard so much about it, and am so glad I got around to watch it. It’s intense, as I’m sure you can imagine, but a great film.
Amour. This movie is real – liiiiike really real. Usually when I think about love, I think about The Notebook or romantic gestures. I know this isn’t realistic, but it’s just where my mind goes. This movie shows a husband and wife, both retired piano teachers in their eighties, deal with Anne (the wife) after she silently suffers a stroke. It makes you think…how would I react if I were in my eighties and couldn’t do anything for myself? How would my husband react? Anyway, it made me think. A lot. And it’s a movie I’ve been thinking about for three weeks!!
That’s all for now. Let’s make April a good one!