Welcome in, old man winter. Take a seat, settle in, and wrap your frosty arms around our gently rolling hills, shake out a smattering of powdered snow, and chuckle warmly to yourself while I pile on 3. layers. of clothes every morning to protect myself from the drafty classroom where I spend my weekdays. And please, don’t be stingy with the weekly snow and ice accumulations. I really appreciated having Tuesday off (my birthday! what! what!), and I am always amiable. um desperately. begging. for more.
While I adjust to you, old man winter, I will be bringing my workouts indoors. I will be drinking much more coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. And by drinking, I mean clutching these steaming, hot mugs of smelling goodness in my icy fingers to keep my hands warm. I will be wearing socks at every moment. maybe 2 pairs of socks. maybe socks plus slippers (unless I am doing yoga = bad). I will be lighting candles every. single. night. This will stress my husband out to no end as he thinks I will accidentally burn the apartment down. I have never caught anything on fire. At least not from a candle. Wink. Wink. And I will be finding a different kind of bliss in snuggling in with old man winter.
I am really struggling with getting in the Christmas festivities mood this year. I am jolly and happy as can be. The idea, however, of picking out a Christmas tree (on the agenda for this weekend), decorating the apartment, and cooking Christmas cookies is just not slamming into me this year. I’m enjoying where I am in this moment. right now. And I’m struggling with moving on to Christmas. Maybe some Pinterest meanderings will help.
Nope, it did not work. I could not even find a picture of 1 decorated Christmas tree I liked. Maybe bringing some pine scented, loveliness into the apartment will jar me into the holiday spirit.
I am currently OBSESSED with my skin care regimen right now. In an effort to calm my mind, this is all I will write about this. Let’s move on to my next random thought.
I am a list maniac. I am currently working on a skin care list. I am currently making workout lists for every week (even though I’ve deviated pretty severely from this week’s plan). I made an electronic list this week from my workout plan, but I didn’t print it. I have one of those printers that won’t print unless ALL the ink is ready to go. And I’m out of Cian. Who needs Cian? Anyway, I didn’t print it. I didn’t copy it down somewhere physical. I’m just keeping a written tally of what I do each day. It’s not as good. Lists are my zen. Lists give me a comfort that allows me the ease of not over doing it, which I will. do. left to my own devices.
Other lists: Grocery and Meal Prep lists, Lesson Plans, and Wish Lists!
Today I am grateful.