1. pistachios - I am addicted to them lately! I buy them by the half pound at Del’s and eat them at my desk at work (but a half pound will last me a few weeks.) They are a little higher in fat than I would like, BUT they are very high in fiber, and help maintain a healthy cholesterol level as well as have several nutrients and antioxidants. I mainly just like that they are a tasty little snack. I have found that I must buy the kind with the shell on though because it slows down the eating - - having to take each one out of each shell is a lot less dangerous than being able to pop a small handful in my mouth at one time.
2. Roomba vacuum – I push the little button when I leave home in the morning on the vacuum, and when I come home at the end of the day, it has vacuumed the entire downstairs and redocked itself on its charging station. All I have to do is empty the collection container where the dirt and dog hair are. I can even program it to run at a scheduled time each day if I want to. It has “cliff sensors” so that it doesn’t fall over the edge of stairs, and a rotating small brush to get corners and edges. It is only about three inches tall, so it can also get under areas that a regular vacuum can’t reach, and it does well on our carpet, hardwood and ceramic tile. My floors have never been so clean.
3. Blokus – I am addicted to this game! I was looking for a new game to play with friends, and stumbled on Blokus on Amazon.com. I am now responsible for also having our friends Greg and Barb hooked on this game as well. They come down at least every other weekend (the whole block between our houses) and we get our Blokus fix. It is a strategy game, but it is never the same twice - - very easy to learn and play, but extremely addictive.
4. Daylight Savings Time – I am loving having the extra daylight at the end of the day. I am not President Bush’s biggest fan, but he did get this one right. A big thank you for extending daylight savings time by four extra weeks, Dub-ya.
5. Kendall Jackson Pinot Noir – I love a good Pinot, but I would have to say that this one is one of my favorites (in the range that I can afford.) I love to have a glass of red wine while I am cooking dinner after I get home from work. I try not to spend more than $12 a bottle for wine that I am just going to be drinking by myself, but occasionally, I will splurge on the Kendall Jackson - - not that it is THAT much more expensive, at about $18 a bottle. Sometimes you can find it on sale for $15 or $16, which is to me a sign from God saying that I should buy it :-)