TGIF, we made it through the week! This winter has brought so much rain to SoCal and I feel like we are one step closer to floating away. Despite the crazy weather at times, I’ve been running around the Valley – here, there and everywhere. Fortunately, we are going to see some sunny skies soon on Sunday, which brings me to the first topic in my round-up of things that I am feeling this week.
As a pop culture enthusiast, the Academy Awards show is like the Super Bowl for me. I love looking at the fashions on the red carpet, flipping between pre-shows and listening to the interviews. I usually have my snacks at the ready and my printed ballot nearby to check off who won to see if it aligns with my predictions.
This year the show is hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. We’ll see if any crazy shenanigans happen, like when “La La Land” was accidentally declared the winner of Best Picture. Fingers crossed that nobody gets slapped this year!
We’ve had some wild weather this winter! California has been in a drought for years, so I’m thankful for the rain that we’ve been getting. The hail and unexpected snow in the San Fernando Valley a few weeks ago was so surprising. On rainy days, I feel like curling up on the couch and binge-watching a good TV show.
Ted Lasso – Season Three
I’m super excited that “Ted Lasso” will return for its third season this month! I’ve been a fan of this show since day one when it premiered back in 2020. Truth be told, Ted Lasso’s unflappable good nature and positive outlook helped me get through the pandemic.
“Ted Lasso” stars Jason Sudeikis as ‘Ted Lasso,’ an American football coach hired to manage a British soccer team—despite having no experience. But what he lacks in knowledge, he makes up for with optimism, underdog determination…and biscuits. The award-winning Apple Original comedy also stars Hannah Waddingham, Brendan Hunt, Jeremy Swift, Juno Temple, Brett Goldstein, Phil Dunster, Nick Mohammed and Sarah Niles.
I’ve been anxiously waiting for the third season, as the last episode aired back in the fall of 2021! Wait no longer, as it will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Wednesday, March 15th.
Sadly my exercise routine was non-existent for much of 2022. Around the holidays, I decided to kick-start my fitness plan and since then I have been exercising weekly at my local gym for 11 weeks straight. Sometimes I only have time to go on the elliptical, but I try to take at least one or two group fitness classes to boost my cardio (hello cycle class!) or strength-train.
I couldn’t write this blog post without a mention of my favorite new snack. It’s called Hot Cocoa Cream Cheese Spread. I bought this at Trader Joe’s and it tastes yummy on toast or bagels, but I prefer it on graham crackers. Originally, I thought this was a seasonal item, but I saw it recently in the refrigerated aisles of my local TJ’s, so maybe it’s year-round?!? In any case, I highly recommend it. 🙂
Hope you enjoy the weekend!
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Mary Farah says
Oooh, I should try that cream cheese!!
I think you’ll like it! Let me know what you think after you taste it. 🙂