Anyone else always have a hard time adjusting to the time change? Honestly, I find it easier in the fall simply because we aren’t having to wake up earlier…but when you have kids…they don’t care what time it is. Zoe has been up extra early this week and it is killing my work flow! Plus, I feel like I have to stop working earlier in the day to take her outside before it gets dark. And picking back up later is hard, you know? We are going to have to find a new balance that works for us after all these months of the same schedule.
Reading – I am about to start reading Anxious People for Lindsay’s book club. Last month I read the book club book as soon as it came, and then forgot everything by the time book club came around. This time, I think I am going to take some notes and I waited awhile before starting.
I had just finished Date Me Like You Mean It from RS Grey this past weekend. I mention it because today is release day!!! This was such a fun romcom!!! I will review in more detail next week, but I think we could all use a cute romcom in our lives right now. The characters chemistry was hot hot hot.
Listening – Dont @ me, but Christmas music! We started decorating around the house this week. I am taking my time and doing little bits each day. It has been so fun and has brought me so much joy. I always listen to Christmas music starting November 1, even in a normal year. But this year…this year it is essential.
Watching – Other than election coverage and Friends reruns…not much to be honest. Well, I say that. We watched 2 Christmas movies this past weekend! I saw that Chuck Lorre is coming out with a new sitcom, and I just love his stuff so I hope to check it out! It premiers tonight.
Buying – I grabbed this shirt from Target last week. It is actually on sale for under $10 through the end of today! I have been all about practical pieces I can wear at home but still look appropriate to wear out in a casual setting.
Cooking – How good does this no noodle chicken thai skillet look??? I am adding it to the menu next week. I also plan to sit down with a few of my cookbooks and pick out some new recipes to try. I have several cookbooks and rarely ever crack them. I usually just scroll Pinterest for inspiration, but I want to make more of an effort to look at the actual books too. There are so many good recipes I haven’t tried!
Planning – I want to put a coffee bar in our kitchen/hearth room. Coffee is such an essential part of every day, and the Ninja coffee bar, mugs and all the coffee beans and stuff takes up a lot of space on the counters and cabinets. I think that coffee bars are so cute, and you can create more storage and also decorate them for the holidays. This is some of my inspiration.
I am also trying to plan out how we are going to make Zoe’s birthday special this year. Back in the spring, I never dreamed that we wouldn’t be able to throw Zoe a normal party with all her friends this year. I know so many of you have done kids birthdays during all of this by now, so help me navigate! How did you make it special? We already have all her presents, I just need to wrap them. I plan on making her a special cake/treat and we will probably order burgers or something that day since it is her favorite. Maybe decorate a little. But if you have any good ideas that worked for you, please let me know. She is beyond devastated that she wont be having her usual party that she has been talking about since the day after her birthday last year. She misses her friends so much, and I know that there is no making up for that.