|If you ever wonder what I'm doing, I'm sitting on the floor in front of this kitchen having plastic food shoved in my mouth by a toddler screaming "NUMMY!"|
watching: I haven't watched much lately, but I'm planning to watch the new Sherlock tonight while Gracie's in bed and James is working.
cooking: beef stew & homemade bread. Since it's snowing with a high of 15, it was the only appropriate choice. Nothing makes me feel more like Suzy Homemaker than having a loaf of bread rising on the kitchen counter. I'm sure this has nothing to do with the fact that I'm eyebrow-deep in the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Apparently next week I'll also be cooking some Hello Fresh meals. I got a free box a few months ago, and I thought I cancelled the subscription afterward, but I guess I just paused it until January. I figured this out when I woke up to a $70 charge on my credit card this morning. That is definitely not in our grocery budget, but at least I won't have to meal plan as much!
eating: a maple yogurt to get my mind off the leftover Christmas candy. Not working.
wearing: wool socks, a red cable knit sweater, and sweater leggings. I am the epitome of winter coziness. I have to run a quick errand later, and I will definitely not be changing my pants.
loving: James has the entire weekend off. This is so rare. I'm celebrating by going to an eye doctor appointment while he's home to watch our baby. Sigh. Maybe I'll milk it and make a library/coffee run while I'm out.
organizing: EVERYTHING. I'm throwing things out left and right. When all the Christmas decorations were up, I started to feel like the walls were closing in on me. There are a lot of changes I would like to make, but since this is a temporary (ha, right?) setup, I'm trying to resist the urge to switch up everything on the walls. I haven't made any changes since I was pregnant, but so far I've redone my coffee bar, purged Gracie's dresser, and put up a new shower curtain. I FEEL LIKE A BRAND NEW WOMAN. Much more to come. My January goal is to get everything back in order. It's slow going, since I have a child who is hellbent on undoing everything I do, like this morning when she grabbed all the contents of the pantry, one by one, and placed them on the living room floor. This means I probably won't be done until the end of next January.
thinking: while I love snow and winter, a part of me is craving some warm weather. My aunt lives in southern California, and she sent me a video of their remodeled pool. The view of the pool along with the mountains and palm trees in the background did something deep within my soul, and I can't stop thinking about it. But at the same time, there is nothing I would rather do than swaddle myself in fleece blankets with a stack of library books and a warm beverage. I wonder if this is what The Bachelor/ette means when they say they've fallen in love with two people and don't know who to pick.
playing: with Gracie's play kitchen all day every day. I found a Melissa & Doug wooden coffee maker, and I bought it for her since she's obsessed with pilfering my coffee mug and pretending to drink it too. We spent HOURS playing with it last night. I might love it more than she does.
listening to: I've been on an old school Ingrid Michaelson kick lately. Her Girls and Boys album will always be my favorite and takes me back to my dorm room days.
planning: I have zero plans and nothing to plan. It's a beautiful feeling.
sniffing: the stew in the crockpot, the bread in the oven, and the Winter B&BW candle burning. I'm definitely living my best life now.