Monday, November 2, 2015

Let's play catch up

It's been a while. Like a month. And a month before that. But here are a few nuggets for ya from the past few months:
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What to read: Anthony Doerr's All The Light We Cannot See. One of the loveliest novels I've read.

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What to eat: Edamame hummus. Sounds weird? It's not. It's whipped. It's light. It's garlicky and delicious. And it's at Publix in the hummus section across from the deli. You're welcome.

What to wear: A lesson learned: get yo'self a pair of black pants/jeans that fit you just right. Don't pay attention to the price tag. Just get 'em. And then wear the heck out of them. Dress 'em up. Dress 'em down. Wear them with boots or heels or flip flops. They go with everything and will become your go-to pants.

What to do: Take a break. For me, that's meant my biannual one-night hotel getaway (post to come!). I don't know what that means for you, but get away. For an hour, a day, a weekend. Dare to be alone and quiet and spend time in ways you don't normally get to. It won't fix all your problems but you'll come back a better version of yourself.

What I'm learning: 

  • Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.
  • Parenting isn't for the weak.
  • The chocolate chip cookies at Chick-Fil-A really are the best. Warm, gooey, chocolatey goodness.
  • God doesn't make sense a lot of the time.
  • God is for me.
  • There is such a thing as too much coffee.
  • Shopping stresses me out. Like I almost hyperventilate after a while unless I know exactly what I'm looking for, find it, and walk out. The hubs loves this about me.
  • Sometimes going to bed at 8:30 p.m. is the most glorious decision you can make. 
  • There weren't nearly enough Butterfingers in my kids' Halloween candy this year.
  • My kids are hilarious.
  • November 2 is too early to play Christmas music (Hear that, Gap??)
  • Amazon does, in fact, sell everything. Just look at my credit card statement. Gas, groceries, and Amazon.
So, there you go. Two months squished into a computer screen. More to come, I hope. Just not sure when.