*I wrote some of this before our recent hike in temperatures. God bless 44 degrees!
Watching: Alias Grace. I just finished this six-episode season on Netflix. It’s based on a novel by Margaret Atwood about a poor Irish immigrant girl who is a domestic servant in Canada. She ends up accused and convicted of the 1843 murder of her employer and his housekeeper.
Hating: the cold weather. As much as I love a 2-hour school delay for negative temperatures, I’m ready for spring. Thankfully a trip to Arizona is in the near future, and I’m anticipating upper 70s. I can’t wait to sweat.
Running: outside. I used to have a 45-degree requirement, but I need sunshine and fresh air so much that I’m more interested in 10 or 20 minutes outside than the number of miles on a treadmill.
Eating: BelVita breakfast bites in every flavor. My favorite, cranberry-orange. Buy these now. Your day will start better with BelVita for breakfast.
Reading: lots of books. I’ve read four already this year because the cold temperatures keep me inside and under blankets. I’m currently reading “Final Girls” because I saw it on this blog I frequently read, and it’s definitely keeping my attention.
Loving: how much Elijah is talking. It seems like John and I understand a new word from him every day, and I also heard him string three words together this week when we were discussing one of the animals in his book. Life is so much easier when he can just tell us he wants some “juice”, his “socks” fell off, or he wants his pancake cut into “pieces”.
Brainstorming: Elijah’s 2nd birthday party. I’ve been looking for birthday invites and brainstorming a fun theme for a cake or cookies. Thank goodness for Etsy!
Needing: friend time. I’m craving some unplanned time with some of my favorite women. Who is up for a shopping trip that probably includes us spending most of our time at a coffee shop chatting rather than actually “shopping”.
Please tell me what you’re watching, hating, running, eating, reading, loving, brainstorming or needing.