Sunday, March 31, 2013

Lately I've Been . . .

Watching . . . 

BBC's "Planet Earth" series.  We've finished two discs so far, about six episodes total, with many more to go.  (Good thing I spread them out in my Netflix cue!)  We have been enjoying them, both for pretty pictures and learning opportunities, and sometimes an excuse to take a nap on the couch.  :)  We tend to enjoy the "making of" spots at the end of the episodes more than the actual episodes.

Eating . . . 

Magic Kale Salad with tempeh bacon















And Buttermilk French Toast















Planning . . . 

On taking better care of myself this spring.  I've been lucky in the past, having lots of walking naturally incorporated into my daily routine.  With this new job I started in October, not so much.  :(  I'm scheduling weekly walks with a small group of friends, and also hoping to slowly reintroduce yoga into my week.  I'd like to work my way up to three times a week!

Reading . . .

Either the Harry Potter series start to finish, or the Anne of Green Gables series start to finish.  I need a brain break and some de-stressing!  Which series should I read first?

Inspired By . . . 

People who cloth diaper their babies.  I fully plan to cloth diaper my own children someday, whenever that may arrive, but lately, we've generated a LOT of laundry, just the two of us.  I couldn't imagine laundry for a family, PLUS diapers every few days!  Wow.  Major props to those of you out there who manage to stay on top of that.  :)

Excited About . . . 

Our garden!!!!!!!!  Seriously, it's worth that many exclamation points.  The snow is finally, finally, FINALLY starting to melt!  We're getting some spring things started inside, and hoping to till in a bunch of compost in a couple of weeks.  Fingers crossed!

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So, what have you been up to?

5 comments:

Vic Robinson said...

Planet Earth is so great! Some really sad stuff in there though! The food looks great!

Eileen said...

SALAD SALAD SALAD. Re books: I personally just finished rereading the entire Sookie Stackhouse series, and am now feeling a strange pull toward Mercedes Lackey...how's that for comfort reading? :) Seriously, you should just pick a v.1 off the shelf and see how it grabs you.

Laine Johnson said...

I love Anne and HP, but with all your moving and long commute time, I say Anne. It's comforting and warm like a pair of pj's. Drink some hot cocoa, snuggle with your husband and Oliver, and read about the adventures of a red-headed spitfire during a simpler time. I think I might go pick up my copy now, too.

Catherine said...

Right on, Laine! Anne it is. :)

Eileen, I love the phrase "comfort reading." I used to think of it as "brain vacation" -- I much prefer your definition!

Courtney said...

I love both Harry Potter and Anne of Green Gables, but I would have to go with Anne--such a classic and it always makes me smile :-)

Courtney