Watching . . .
Smallville. Actually, John and I have been watching this, off and on, since the summer. We started Season 10 tonight. I wasn't sure about the series at first, but now I'm kinda hooked. (Basically, the series just gets better as the seasons progress. Better writing, better acting, etc.) Have you seen it? Any recommendations for what we should watch next?
Reading . . .
I just finished this book on my iPad's e-reader app. The book was good, but I'm not sold on e-readers yet. Everyone seems to rave about What Alice Forgot, by the same author. Perhaps I should read that one, too?
Eating . . .
I feel like a "bad" food blogger, because I've been cooking and eating beautifully lately, (largely due to the fact that I've started counting calories after the holidays, as I unfortunately jumped a pants size this fall, and just generally feel unhealthy and out of shape,) but haven't had the motivation to photograph our meals. Blame it on my ancient camera, blame it on poor nighttime lighting, blame it on what you will. Got any motivation for me in that department? :)
Drinking . . .
Tea. Cups and cups of tea. Mostly herbal. Did I mention I quit coffee this fall? And it stuck. I have a cup every now and then, (usually when John makes it on the weekends and has a surplus half-cup,) but mostly stick to black tea. I have about a half-box of black tea left, then I wean further off the caffeine onto green tea, where I think I will hold steady for quite a while.
(The fact that it's freezing in my office has only contributed to my increased tea consumption.)
(Did I mention I took a new job this fall? I don't think I did -- I've been working at a nonprofit in Minneapolis as an "Early Childhood Specialist" since mid-August, and I love it! I'm out of the classroom, but still using my training and education to benefit high-needs children and their families. I largely do home visits, during which I work with parents to complete developmental screenings on their children, and I also facilitate parenting groups! It's awesome.)
Listening to . . .
Classical MPR, The Current, and the Saturday morning bluegrass show on Jazz 88. I really enjoy classical music in the kitchen. What do you like to listen to while you are cooking?
Planning . . .
An upcoming trip to Seattle for work! I will be in training the majority of the time I am there, but I will also have the opportunity to see a friend of mine who moved there a year and a half ago, and hopefully meet a long-time blog friend, too! I haven't flown in years, and I'm kind of excited about this! Woo-hoo!
Looking forward to . . .
Feeling healthier in the coming months. I have only been cleaning up my diet for a few weeks now, and I can already feel a difference. I have also been making more of an effort to fit in exercise, and am thrilled that I found a low-cost yoga class across the street from my apartment twice a week! Yoga is amazingly powerful for me, (strength training and flexibility in one, plus a healthy dose of meditation/spirituality,) but I have zero motivation towards a home practice. I am also excited that a group of friends and I have returned to our weekly walk tradition. Being an introvert who is a socially-motivated exerciser is kind of weird, but it works for me! Anyone else need that buddy or class to exercise?
So, what have you been up to?