I returned to what might be my new favorite spot today, Vinh Xuong Bakery. I might slightly be in love with Vietnamese coffee. Which is crazy because I have never really been a coffee drinker.
Today in addition to the coffee I tried a Bahn Mi Sandwich. There were lots of choices, as you can see on this menu board:
I did not expect that. I thought it was one specific type. But I decided to go with the combination, which seemed like the most traditional one. And man, I was not disappointed.
This thing was huge! They offered chili oil and jalapeños with it, which, of course I took.
And the iced coffee went really well with it. Not disappointed at all!
This year is really shaping up. I’m loving the new adventures, new foods and attempts to venture out from my norm. Hope I can keep it up.
Sometimes it is funny how things happen. Over a year ago I was updating my list of 365 things and was having a hard time thinking of new things. A good friend of mine, who is a fantastic chef in Denver, was sitting with me and recommended some new foods/drinks to try. One of her recommendations was try Vietnamese coffee and a traditional Bahn Mi Sandwich.
Yesterday I was out driving doe Postmates and I got a delivery for both items from a little place near my house called Vinh Xuong Bakery in Zepplin Station, which is a really cool shared market/workspace.
So today I revisited the place to get a Vietnamese coffee.
I am not a huge coffee drinker. But wow!
This coffee is delicious. It is very sweet. Very much like a treat. I might be addicted.
Next week I am going back to try a Bahn Mi Sandwich!
I know it is something most people do on a regular basis but being a bartender often tends to lead to late nights and late mornings.
The new pup in the house is changing up the daily routine. I am waking up earlier so we can go on walks. I thought this was a perfect time to check this one off the list and hopefully start a new trend to last the year.
I made an egg sandwich this morning.
Fast and delicious. I probably need to go out and buy some other breakfast foods though.
I think, however, this will lead to more afternoon naps. But I’m ok with that because Bella is ready for naps too.
Best of luck to all of you out there still working on resolutions.
Yesterday was a big day! I checked off a major thing- I got a dog! A puppy to be completely accurate. She’s doing great. The next few months will be challenging as she accumulates to the house, understands my other dog Mia and learns all her training.
I’m excited for the adventure and decided this is a perfect item to kick off today.
I am a bartender so there are many days when I get off and sit down to have a drink with friends after shift. With a new pup in the house I know how important it is to be home with her as much as possible.
So, even though I am off work today, I will kick this off starting today and leave work directly after clocking out until February 5th… and of course I will try and continue that into the year… but baby steps!
Plus, it will give me extra time to start on that reading list I created on the 1st.
P.S. I used the cute picture of my sweet new pup, Bella, just to draw you in.
This is a big one! I got a new PUPPY today!
Her name is Bella and I rescued her from the Denver Animal Shelter.
I am so excited to spend a lifetime with her!
Three years ago I started this idea that I could try new things all year. One for everyday. It is harder than you might think. Some things simple, some things hard.
It’s hard to believe that in 2017 I was 32 years old and had never had a live plant in my apartment or house. So on my list was “Buy a Houseplant”. Three years later this little guy lives in my office:
Since then I have added SIX more lovely plants to my household. Today I added this lovely little lady to the mix:
It says she loves sunlight and water so she will sit in my office basking in the sun!
It’s amazing how much a little plant can brighten your day. Sometimes it can be hard… this plant saw better days:
But I recently pruned it and moved it to a different location in the house. I was excited on New Year’s Day to see the new leaf, caught in the sun in this photo, sprout!
Since I got a new plant today I also thought I should give my other ones some room to grow so I put these smaller plants in bigger pots with fresh soil!
Hope they will continue to thrive like these two which I can barely keep from getting bigger and bigger.
The only one I am having problems with is this guy. It has new growth but all the existing, longer stems keep dying. Just can’t figure out what she wants? If anyone knows how to care for this plant suggestions would be welcomed and appreciated:
Overall, just having one plant in the house brightens my day. If I keep going at this pace my house will soon be a greenhouse and I’ll have to buy a place for me and my dogs to live to give the plants some room… 😂❤️🌱