So, I know once December hits, we automatically think it’s winter. December connotes winter, just like September connotes fall, even though fall doesn’t start until the end of September, and winter doesn’t start until the end of December. (For those of you suffering from ice storms and snow,I’m sure it feels a WHOLE lot like winter right now.
Since I’ve missed a month–maybe two–of currently posting, we’ll just call this…Currently FALL-ing (Towards Winter Break).
This about sums it up.
(That or workout clothes. I literally wear yoga pants and a Blend T-shirt; wash them; and then put them back on.)
My ability to re-purpose leftovers, and actually using the food in my freezer and pantry instead of going to the store all the time.
I’m starting to find great joy in actually emptying my fridge at the end of each week.
This is an impromptu chili made from leftover Chipotle catering pinto beans I’d frozen, frozen peppers, and half a jar of marinara.
Do yourself a favor and get this album, and any of the others before it. (The song “Dancing Shoes” in particular.)
Current Guilty Pleasure
The other music I have been listening to when NOT listening to Green River Ordinance.
If it’s a country-pop-rock tune with lyrics about back roads, fishing, trucks, and drinking…well, I am probably obsessed with it.
True story: One of the best parts about driving to Georgia for Thanksgiving was crossing the Flint River a la Luke Bryan’s catfish catching night.
Current TV Show
Hallmark & Lifetime Holiday Movies.
My current favorite is All About Christmas Eve starring Haylie Duff, Stephen from Laguna Beach,* Maya of Pretty Little Liars fame, and the dude who pays Will on Nashville.
*Yes, I did notice that Stephen was on Laguna Beach and Haylie’s sister Hilary sang “Coming Clean,” which was the theme song. Did you?
I was even willing to forgive the fact that at one point Haylie sits down in the middle of a snowstorm to take a phone call–seriously, who sits down in the middle of a snow storm?–and the strange scene where Haylie #1 holds up her hand to Haylie #2^ as though looking in a mirror or touching E.T.’s glowing finger for the first time.
^Yeah. This movie was also a little Sliding Doors in theme.
Current Favorite Celebrity
OK, so he’s not really a celebrity per se, but the kid who plays Bert on Trophy Wife is my favorite character on TV right now.
“Like cartwheels…but with screaming.”
(But mostly squash or foods with squash-like consistencies, such as sweet potatoes.)
Current Wish List
I have NOTHING on my Christmas list!
The ingredients are basically powdered sugar and chocolate.
So, yeah, they are amazing.
I am thisclose to the end of my first semester in PhD land, and I have a trip to visit Laura in Atlanta on the agenda, as well as a visit to Wisconsin for Christmas where I will get to see Papa, Step Mama, Brother, Sister-in-Law, and Sister Smart.
We will try not to harm each other with fans, Mortal Kombat-style, like we did at Stepsister Smart’s wedding.
Current Bane of My Existence
Advice about favorite breakfast or lunch spots in Key West (!) or Charlotte–two weddings to attend over the holidays and some down time to maximize…