Sunday, March 09, 2008

Mangos and More


I have officially decided that the mango is my favorite fruit of all time! I cut up two of them tonight and I could have eaten both easily, but I refrained and put some in the freezer to enjoy later. It's so sweet it can be a dessert on it's own or is wonderful with some plain yogurt. I knew I loved mango salsa and smoothies and I'd eaten the fruit on it's own once or twice before, but tonight it just resonated with me how much I love it! If you have not eaten a mango before, I urge you to get out of your box and try one soon! It is divine!

My weekend was part whirlwind, part relaxation. Friday night was a wedding in Austin. My friends who got engaged at the last NIKE marathon were the lovely bride and groom this time around. It was a little different than most weddings I have attended because it was non-denominational in terms of the service, but it was still lovely to see them vow to love each other through sickness and in health. The party afterwards was fabulous and included a candy bar and lots of other goodies. It ended with all of the TNT friends and others, including the bride and groom, down on sixth street for some more merriment. No worries, I behaved myself. :)

I got back to SA Saturday afternoon where I slept for an hour and a half, ran and then watched Michael Clayton and worked on my 2008 album and a little on my 2007 album. I also cooked, which doesn't feel like it has happened in awhile. I enjoyed just being here for once.

I realized that I haven't spent an entire weekend in SA since the end of January. I've either been gone partial weekends or whole weekends for the last six weeks! I will say that while I'm tired and cannot wait to be here all of next weekend, every event was worth the trip so I can't complain too much.

Being gone has also meant not attending my own church, which has left me a little starved spiritually. I've been attending Bible study most weeks, but not attending church regularly still wears on me, which is probably a good thing. I wouldn't want to get used to it. I attended this morning and it felt great to be there again. Brunch afterwards with friends also helped me feel as though life is "normal" again. My normal is always very busy, but February proved a little excessive, even for me.

This week isn't too exciting. I will post some wedding pics soon, but for now I will simply leave you with THE MANGO.

5 comments:

Erin said...

I'm so glad that there is another mango-fanatic in the world. Anna and Angie both declared mango on the same level as pine tar at one point. I'm so glad that I'm not alone in the world. :)

Kari said...

Pine tar?! How on earth could it be compared to pine tar?! Yea for another mango-fanatic!!! :)

Mrs. Maschke said...

Dried Mango: Pine tar
Fresh Mango: yummy, but a pain to cut...

Kari said...

Ahhh...makes more sense now. I don't know that I've had dried mango...it is a pain to cut, but soooo worth it in the end! I bought three more last night! I'm hooked!

Erin said...

I hearby apologize for any sweeping condemnations of mango that I attributed to our dear friend Anna....

I sit corrected on the mango issue.