I can’t say this week was completely uneventful. It was, however, fairly quiet and low-key. Visits to the chiropractor. Long walks. Lunch mid-week with one of my favorites. Great conversations with amazing friends. And summer. It is finally summer! And everyone in Illinois is happier and friendlier and has suddenly remembered why we choose to live here: summers. They’re (mostly) worth it.
So in lieu of anything truly newsworthy, I offer you a random suggestion and several You-Tube videos. First, the randomness: There is a virus going around at our church right now which is likely some sort of flu bug, but is so rampant at the moment that people have started calling it the Torch Plague. Someone mentioned that no-sugar-added red grape juice is a flu-stopper. The disclaimer is: once you have the flu, good luck with that – but if you run into someone who has the flu, go home and drink grape juice and you’ll be fine. Well – I tried it, even tho I was already feeling queasy, and while my appetite still isn’t really back to normal yet, I never did get truly ill. Praying that remains true. And highly recommend it as something at least worth trying once.
There’s not a whole lot to do when you’re sitting around feeling queasy except sitting still and watching tv. In addition to almost an entire season of Sabrina, The Teenage Witch (hey, don’t judge), I’ve also spent a fair amount of time watching videos on YouTube. If I needed a reminder that I have extremely eclectic taste in music, my YouTube viewing this week surely demonstrated it…
A friend from church sent me this song on iTunes yesterday. I watched the music video today, and all I can say is: if I knew someone who could fingerpaint red light into the air, I’d consider her pretty unforgettable, too:
I think what I love best about this song is that it’s like the Backstreet Boys or Savage Garden meets Daughtry – only in Spanish. Not exactly something you hear every day….
And the background singers in this video? Totally reminded me of the Partridge Family.
Speaking of whom… I found this today, and it made me… ahem, Happy… 😉
OH! Wait – there was a news-worthy item this week. So, my chiropractor told me to go to a particular store (known for its low prices) and purchase a foam massage roller so I can do a new exercise at home every day. I went today to pick one up – and was absolutely appalled. In all honesty, I was initially appalled by the hideous color choices (red or grey, really? ugh. if i’m going to buy exercise equipment, it ought at least be pretty….). But upon further inspection – both options carried a bright yellow warning tag stating that the roller was made with one or more chemicals known in the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, etc.
Are you kidding me?! How could I possibly buy something clearly labelled “this might give you cancer”? And who would responsibly sell it? I couldn’t do it. Cheap, or not, I can’t make myself disregard that tag. So I’m off to another store tomorrow. Hoping the one I saw elsewhere that’s twice as expensive doesn’t come with the same sort of label.
Simple Felicity is, at its heart, a blog based on the unshakeable belief that happiness really isn't all that complicated. Sometimes finding it can be - but happiness itself is pretty simple, and it's often found in the simplest of things: good food, good books, and good company. So those are the things I write about, along with a few other things that really matter to me, including faith and feminism.
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