Thankful for…good friends in real life and online who are there for me in good times and bad. Seriously, you guys are the best.
Cooking…many many freezer meals. They are saving my sanity these days! I’m planning a mini freezer meal making party with a friend in a few weeks to restock.
Enjoying…a few warm days! February brought a brief respite from the polar vortex — thank goodness! Of course, it’s cold again, but it gave me hope that spring is coming.
Listening…a new playlist of local artists that I made recently. I’m not normally a country music fan, but I am enjoying the bluegrassy vibe in the songs from “classic” Springfield artists like Big Smith and the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, as well as discovering some really cool new music that’s being made right here in Springfield. (Tip: search for your city on Noisetrade)
Watching…umm…do Paw Patrol and Team Umizoomi count? I rarely turn on the TV these days — I’m usually reading blogs or a book instead.
Reading…speaking of books, I had to abandon The Shadow of the Wind. It was taking me forever to read and was kinda weird/creepy. I just couldn’t get excited about reading it, so I quit about 2/3rds of the way through. I picked up A Thousand Splendid Suns again, but I am having such a hard time remembering who is who — so many characters with so many unfamiliar names! (I loved One Hundred Years of Solitude though, so this really shouldn’t be an issue for me.) It may not be the best book to read when I just want to relax at the end of the day.
Fitness-ing…in the pool! My running buddy hurt her knee, so we’ve been swimming for cardio instead of running or taking spinning classes. I forgot what a good workout it is! I just wish the chlorine weren’t so drying and the googles didn’t leave big rings around my eyes. (I’ve got rings under my eyes covered without any help!)
Wearing…argan oil, Aquaphor, beeswax & coconut oil hard lotion, chapstick chapstick chapstick… my poor skin has really suffered this winter! I am doing everything I can to keep it moisturized but it seems like a losing battle.
Drinking…lots of hot tea. I’ve been trying to take a “tea break” in the afternoons instead of a cookie/chocolate break, although sometimes I end up having both. My favorites these days are honey vanilla chamomile, vanilla rooibos, lemon, and decaf chai. (I can’t do caffeine after lunch or it keeps me up all night.)
Looking forward to…MARCH! Even though I love fall, I think March might be my favorite month. March, how I love thee…let me count the ways:
- It’s my birthday month.
- St. Patrick’s Day is so fun. Green everything!
- March Madness = my whole office “adjourning” to a sports bar for the afternoon.
- My older son is turning 4 in March. Does that mean the tantrums of 3 1/2 be will be behind us? I can only hope.
What is your favorite… local-to-you band or musician? Tea? Moisturizer of choice? Or whatever other random thing you feel like telling me. Woo hoo it’s almost March!