Sunday, February 16, 2020

My Everyday Life [Week 7]

Here's what week 7 looked like!

A full moon and fresh coat of snow to start the week off. 

I woke up on Monday morning and cried tears of joy reading Joaquin Phoenix's Oscar acceptance speech. I am so thankful for his bravery. 
 Craig had a little fun in the snow.
 Movie night at home! The book is always better than the movie.
 This was really yummy!
 My love on Valentine's Day. He wore my favorite shirt.
 All three of my loves.
Tortilla soup is delicious!
 The winter sun and shadows are so pretty.
I rarely buy new books, but I could not get two of these at the library and "How Not to Diet" is worth purchasing because the proceeds go to a good cause and I love the author's work.

Side note: as a I approach 40 this year, I am finding that my hormones are definitely changing as I age and I am fascinated by getting them under control. I've heard "Period Repair Manual" is amazing!
Loved this month's Vegancuts box!
I'm a big Michael Pollan fan and I was so happy to listen to this on a walk outside today. I really want to listen to his new book "Caffeine" now. It's only being released on Audible. 
My fingers used to be cold when I was outside for more than two minutes, but these Kombi mittens have kept them toasty. My hands are usually sweating when I get back from walks and I'd much rather have that than being frigid.
 Beautiful Pema.
 Naughty! This guy literally winked at me when he was on the ground. He was cute to watch.
 Steel cut oats with lots of delicious fixings this morning.
 Self care Sunday! My skin has been feeling really dry lately so this seemed to help a little bit.
I learned to knit this afternoon at my parent's church! It helped to have a good teacher who was patient.
I'm borrowing some knitting needles so I can practice with YouTube this week. I'm so lucky my mom gave me a bunch of yarn to practice with.

When I went home to practice, the cats were so fascinated by the yarn and needles. I had to be very careful as Pema was so nosy, per usual.
After class, I went over to my parents's house to visit and catch up.

It was a great week! I'm just sad the weekend is over already. It went so quickly because I went in to do some overtime at work yesterday and then spent an hour at the gym there afterwards.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

My Everyday Life [Weeks 4-6]

Catching up on sharing what the last two weeks looked like!

Craig caught the flu from me and while he was home, he caught Shiva watching Bob Ross. He liked the movement of the brush strokes. 
Capturing the beautiful snowy area behind the technical school I took CPR at.
CPR class! Glad to get it done so I could renew my personal training license.
Yummy tempeh wrap.
This quote sums up the last two weeks quite well.
 Trying to keep up with practicing yoga when I can.
Shiva crashing my photo of books 2 and 3 read this year. Know My Name is amazing and I highly recommend it. I wasn't as thrilled about Miracle Creek.
Treated myself to Mod pizza on a Friday. I usually take my lunch every day, but once in a while it is nice to get away from the office.
The fort Craig built for Pema while the roomba ran. I sent it to my mom and she said he takes after his mama (I used to love to build forts when I was little).
 Sunset Sunday yoga.
 The sky takes my breath away sometimes.
When I lift weights, I am hangry and need my protein right away. This was really delicious and I'd definitely purchase a large container of it.
Working on my family tree at the library. I learned a few new things, like my third great grandfather was a peddler when he first came to Milwaukee. I knew he was a millner later in life, but I didn't realize he was a peddler to start.
 Shiva is obsessed with the heat vent in our bedroom.
 He's always kissing my cheeks or biting them.
I embraced winter walking again this week. I walk twice a day on breaks at work, but it's always on the treadmill. It felt good to to get outside and wasn't as cold as I expected it to be.
Brunch yesterday with my friend and kindred spirit Vanessa. We talked for two hours straight and never ran out of things to discuss. It's hard to make new friends midlife, especially when you're a non-parent introvert, so I am thankful we met volunteering at a vegan festival last year.
I went to one of my favorite grocery stores, Whole Foods, after brunch and grabbed some delicious guacamole to snack on. Pema is creepily watching me eat and he has no clue that I'm eating his favorite food, avocado.
An all day snowstorm meant that mom and I didn't make it to a free knitting class I was looking forward to attending. I'm hoping we can go next week!