Seasonal Organizing

I took the day off from work today. I didn’t have much to do, so it was a little bit silly for me to go into the office to do an hour’s worth of work! Instead I stayed in bed reading (Lipstick Jungle), did an exercise video, and organized my inbox. Now it’s a 4-day weekend.

Exercise of the day: Dance Off the Inches: Fat Burning Jam via Netflix free streaming (I think they should pay me for how much I promote them). It’s a 35 minute routine – a warmup, 3 different dances (“Shake Those Hips”, “Latin Spice”, and “Jazz it Up”), and a cooldown. I wasn’t super-sweaty but it was worth my 35 minutes. I’ve done it a few times before and I’m not bored of it yet. Stella, one of the backup dancers, is cute and funny. (I also just like the name Stella.)


After the video I worked on my inbox for almost 2 solid hours. Google has this great new feature in “Labs” called Nested Labels. Apparently it came out in April and I didn’t know until now! I have been waiting so long for this. I had wanted Gmail folders, but this is so much better (you can still have emails categorized under multiple labels). It looks like this:

So I completely redid my labeling system and went through finding things without labels and so on. I feel very satisfied now.

Instructions for using Nested Labels: just go to the “Labs” tab in your Gmail settings and enable it. You create subfolders using “/” in the name of a label – like “Health/Yoga” and “Recipes/Vegetarian”.

I also signed up for Evernote, a site that helps you save things that you want to remember/organize. I think it might be like Springpad (which I signed up for and then never used). I’m hoping to compare the two and pick the one I like better.


And now I am headed down to the Union Square farmers’ market to do some seasonal grocery shopping and maybe hit up Whole Foods which is right next door. I came up with this great way to menu plan that will please both me and Bobby (I hope). I’m going to have different types of dinners – salad, sandwich, pasta, seafood, pizza, and breakfast (plus one “going out” night). Each week we’ll have a new dish for each type – so like for salad this week we can have Asian chicken salad, then the next week Cobb salad, the next caesar, etc… I’ll do a post on it if it works out 🙂


What did you get at the farmers’ market this week?

6 Replies to “Seasonal Organizing”

  1. I’m going to the farmer’s market tomorrow! I hope I can get peaches, greens, berries, and some early potatoes.

  2. While I haven’t been to the farmers’ market once yet this spring or summer, I have been working more on growing my own food. (Which I love.) I’ve been picking fresh raspberries every day for the last two weeks, and eating in smoothies and on cereal. And our lettuce is now ready, and some sprigs of broccoli have been eaten as well. It’s so rewarding.

  3. Saturday or Sunday is our “Farmers’ Market Day”, depending on what is happening. The Saturday market is in Pasadena, the Sunday market is in Hollywood, which is a bit of a scene, but we usually arrive at 8:00 am and can be in and out in 15 minutes. It’s a very serious and focused task. Today we went to Pasadena where I ran into a former student (she just graduated), so it was a bit more social than usual.
    We picked up lots of “typical” items – strawberries, nectarines, leeks, carrots, tomatoes, but we also bought tomatillos.

  4. The menu plan sounds great! And you’ll both be satisfied, and it could actually be really fun. I can’t wait to see your pictures! 🙂

    I haven’t been to the farmers markets bc I’m overseas, but right now in Korea, watermelons are peak of season and SO freaking GOOD!

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