Spain, Spin and a Fried Egg

Spain, Spin and a Fried Egg

Although I positively love sharing my travels and experiences in Europe, I’m linking up with Diaries of an Essex Girl for Daily Diaries today to share what is happening right…now. Not something I did a few weeks ago, but what’s on my mind this minute. My, what a novel idea. Tearing a page from The Huffington Post, being mindful of the good is the best way to maintain a happy perspective. Regularly, Dan and I share the peaks of our day, it doesn’t have to be big or exciting, but sharing what brought some minor form of joy just feels good. 

  • Yesterday Dan and I booked a mini-moon in May to Malaga, Spain! More specifically, we have our eye on the sand and sun in Nerja, about an hour from the city. After our wedding in June Dan will have to go to Boston to finish his Master’s program while I return to Germany. So, essentially, the opposite of a honeymoon – separating for 7 weeks. It’s a dagger BUT our Nerja weekend will be fantastic. (Being positive, see!?)
mini-moon in Nerja via 
  • Speaking of the wedding, we’ve kicked our workout routine and diet into high gear. Along with other activities, we did spin class twice this week and I absolutely love the instructor. Despite being in Germany he’s got an ear for American music and incorporates some of my favorite 90s hits. I’m that girl singing along. (I dare you to try holding back with The Cranberries are blasting.)
  • In the summer of 2002, I worked as a waitress at Denny’s off a busy road in Southwest Virginia. Despite my experiences with all things breakfast, I never could figure out how exactly to fry an egg. I never trusted that it was fully cooked, so it was flipped and over-hard it went. You guessed it, this week I finally looked it up and fried my first egg. Aren’t you so proud and excited for me? It’s like a turning point in my life…I think. I put it on a bed of sauteed garlicy spinach and mushrooms. #breakfastwin Similarly enthralling, I have this Roasted Strawberry Protein smoothie in mind for the weekend. Mmmm.
  • Visitors, visitors, visitors. As expats, our little worlds revolve around friends and family coming to see us. Lucky me, one of my besties has made plans to come around July 4th for a gals trip. Then not three weeks later my parents and sister arrive for a tour of Alsace AND Cinque Terre. It’s all been finalized in the past few days and I couldn’t be more elated.