I’ve been an avid blog reader for the last six years and my favorite posts are always the personal, here’s-my-life-in-the-last-month-rounded-up kinds of things. I was thinking about this, and about my cousins son whose favorite time of the day is Cookie Time, where he, his mom and his grandma have milk and cookies. So I was thinking about the idea of having milk and cookies with people I like, but I stopped being able to drink milk around age 25, so here we are: & cookies.
A friend of mines uncle gifted me this coffee table. It has some wear spots on the top, so I think I’m going to refinish it. The jury is still out on what color, if any. I tend to like the look of wood, but it would be really pretty white.
I’m also not sure if I’m going to keep the “pie crust” on the top. It seems like it could be good to have a guard between coffee cups and the carpeting since I am eternally clumsy, but I’m not in love with the look.
I have had some health struggles lately with my tummy and gallbladder, so I’ve been on this low FODMAP diet. It has been challenging to come up with meals. Typically, I’m a toast & an egg or a bowl of cereal for dinner kind of eater, but I really enjoy dinnertime with D. So, I tweaked this recipe and we both loved it! Maybe I’ll do a little post of what changes I’ve made. Having to drastically adjust my eating habits very suddenly has been complicated, and it might help me process what’s going on.
The class I’m taking this semester is hybrid (half online, half in person). When we meet in-person, it’s Downtown. I snapped this after I got off the elevator because I couldn’t believe how beautiful of a view it was. I don’t go downtown very often; I live in a suburb and work, basically, in a cornfield. But I love to look at the view of the city and wonder how, a hundred years ago, people picked this place and began to build these things.
On my drive in to work yesterday, I took this very blurry picture for my sister who still lives in Florida. In case you can’t read it, it says “32 DEGREES. ICE POSSIBLE.” Also, it was 7:38 a.m. and still pitch black. For those of you who are used to tundra, maybe that’s normal. But there are some things that I’m just not sure this Florida Girl will ever fully understand.
The snow is coming, y’all. And it is absolutely beautiful. And absolutely not my favorite thing.
I’ve been doing some extra resting lately, as I adjust to new foods and new ways of being. I’m grateful that I can work from home sometimes, and I think Javier is too. He’s been my little snuggle bunny lately.
Sometimes I wish I wasn’t already a crazy cat lady, but that’s just life, I suppose.