I know. I know. It has been awhile since I have blogged. But I have been pondering what now. It is 2015. I mean this IS the year that I turn 40. Everyone, who is already 40, says this is the best of your years. You are going to love this decade. You just wait. Well, I am waiting. Not feeling it yet, but then again I do have another two months to have that moment. I can tell you what I have been currently up to lately…
appreciating…the small things. Like my husband’s laugh. My son’s deep knowledge of the human skeletal system. My daughter’s fashion choices. Lola’s cuteness. Movies. The gorgeous weather in Raleigh. I am also appreciating myself (I am predicting a future post on this subject). I love this quote: “You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha
loving….Day Designer, my new day planner and personal daily agenda. It has been years since I have used a paper planner. I am not much of a list maker, but somehow this planner gets me organized. This organizer makes it easy for me to schedule my day, plan my meals, list my priorities, lets me see the big picture. It truly helps me lessen the chaos of what I need to do for the day. And at the end of the day, though I see how busy (and productive) I have been, I still manage to have time for me and for those important people in my life. FYI: I am still using my iPhone calendar, because that my shared calendar with my husband.
creating…blog content. And marketing strategies for my work. And I am looking into some photography classes so that I can create beautiful pictures. I saw pure joy on my daughter’s face as we looked at some photos when she was younger, but the pictures were all on my computer. My pictures are organized on my computer, but now it is time to CREATE albums.
eating…clean, and more home cooked meals. Now that I am more organized with my meal planning, I am enjoying cooking again. It is not a hurried meal, but a well thought out healthy meal for my family to enjoy. And though a couple days of the week we are running in and out of the house with activities, it makes me feel good that I have provided an enjoyable meal that can be eaten at different dinner times. So, if anyone has any good crock pot recipes (I use it about twice a week), please share with me.
reading…Cutting for Stone, by Abraham Verghese. This book was written a few years ago and I am reading it now for my monthly book club. I love good, historical fiction and this one has not disappointed so far. I have to say I did not know much about Ethiopia, and this is giving me a new perspective.
listening…5 Seconds of Summer. My kids are obsessed with this band. Which means every time we are in the car I am being subjected to this Australian boy band. Of course, I find myself singing along since I know all the words by now.
watching…Stacy London is back. I have been watching Love Lust Run on TLC with my daughter. We watch re-runs of What Not to Wear, so I am glad there is something more current on. So far, so good. This 30 minute show goes by quick, especially if you fast-forward through the commercials. Though I do miss the duo of Stacy and Clinton.