I just couldn’t resist this title…here are the things that have been keeping me sane and healthy during this crazy-cold month!
Thankful for…every hand-knit item I’ve ever made, especially the wool socks. I’m so happy I’m a knitter when the weather is cold!
Cooking…freezer meals! (The irony of this is not lost on me.) I went to a freezer-meal-making party last weekend and I thought it was such a great concept. I’m going to cook a few of the meals we made and I’ll report back soon! I’ve also been doing my own version of freezer cooking by making double batches of casseroles and crockpot meals and stocking one in the freezer for later. Weekday evenings go so much more smoothly to already have the main dish taken care of.
Planning…my son’s 4th birthday party. We had to cancel it last year because it was supposed to be outside at a park and we had a freak late spring snowstorm, so I’m trying to come up with something fun for him this year that won’t break the bank. I just found free Paw Patrol party printables, so that’s exciting! (P.S. If your child is asking to watch “Papa Troll” — it’s really Paw Patrol. It took me a while to figure that out!)
Enjoying…getting to know some new bloggers in the SITS Tribe Building Challenge last week. My “tribe” included these lovely ladies!
- Rudri @ Being Rudri
- Brittany @ Simply Brittany
- Alisha @ Pondering Reality
- Nicole @ Ugly Green Couch
- Kristin @ Living Fierce
- Iva @ Why I’m Crazy
- Erica @ Mrs. Day
- Amberly @ Life with Amberly and Joe
- Heather @ The Frill of Life
Listening…to Safe and Sound (Capitol Cities) Radio on Spotify. (Hat tip to Tamara for bringing the awesomeness of that song to my attention.)
Watching…the new season of Downton Abbey. I know it’s basically just a soap opera with English accents, but I love it so. Also, I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned how much I have been enjoying Grimm. It’s just the right amount of scary to be exciting but not give me nightmares. In less awesome TV news, is anyone else totally over New Girl?
Fitness-ing…it’s been a bit hit or miss around here lately, but the (free!) Nike Training Club app always has a good workout for me when I’m feeling uninspired. Also, my gym has started offering a new class that combines spinning and bodyweight strength training that’s really fun.
Wearing…Curvy Skinny jeans from Ann Taylor Loft. They finally solved the skinny-jean/plumber’s-butt problem that plagues so many of us pear-shaped ladies. These jeans actually fit around the waist! Plus, you get to buy a size smaller than normal, so that’s always fun.
Praying…for a family member and a co-worker both dealing with cancer. Cancer sucks.
Reading…The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It’s a mystery novel set in Barcelona during the Franco years, which I’m really enjoying so far — the mystery, not the dictatorship! (Although it’s a little bit scary/suspenseful, and I’ve started hearing strange creaks and noises around the house, which is never a good sign.)
Drinking…lots and lots of Emergen-C (pink lemonade flavor). I haven’t gotten sick yet! (Well, I got a stomach bug, but no flu or colds — knock on wood!)
What’s been getting you through this crazy winter? Arizonans and Floridians, feel free to gloat.
Linking up with Leigh Kramer.