What’s that? You think I can only write a blog post when prompted by a list of questions? Seems that way, doesn’t it?
January 11 | What’s your favourite accessory?
I got a family tree necklace for my birthday and I’ve worn it almost daily since. I love all that it represents at this point in my life.
January 12 | What is making you mad?
Nothing in particular. Except maybe drivers who think their destination is more important than everyone else’s. Sometimes I wish I’d see them broken down on the side of the highway so I could stick my tongue out on the way by. Karma will get you.
January 13 | What did you have for dinner today?
It was book club special, aka pitas and dips, salad, a quinoa dish, veggie tray and cupcakes. I heart potluck food.
January 14 | What did you get done?
I ploughed through a ton of work to dos that I won’t bore you with. Do you want to know a secret? Sometimes I add extra things to my to do lists, just for the satisfaction of crossing them off.
January 15 | Who last called you on the phone?
My mama on FaceTime.
January 16 | Who are you in love with?
Husband. What we share is far from perfect, but it is honest and I wouldn’t want to live my days without him.
January 17 | What are you grateful for?
My healthy, happy family. That’s all I need.
January 18 | The best part of today was ______________.
It was a quiet day at home. Both of my boys were feeling less-than awesome, so we snuggled a lot, watched a few movies, and focussed on getting healthy. One thing I did do that was stand out — I cooked dried chick peas for the first time. It is so simple and less expensive than canned. Cheap and easy? What’s not to like?
January 19 | My current favourite website is ____________.
I’m enjoying a lot of great content on Huffington Post lately. And Pinterest, of course.
January 20 | What was the hardest thing you’re dealing with?
Finding balance. Letting go of the little things. Putting all of my focus on one thing at a time. Shutting my mind off when I need a mental break. OK, that’s more than one thing.
January 21 | Today I wish I had more _______________.
Time. No matter when you ask me this, the answer will always be time. Time to sleep, time to play with the kids, time to get work done.
January 22 | Tomorrow will be better because _______________.
It’s Friday, of course. Pizza Friday Family Movie Night! Whoop!
January 23 | What made today unusual?
I spent a lot of time doing something I hadn’t planned on doing at work. There’s nothing overly unusual about that. Except it had a lot to do with crunching numbers and nothing to do with words. At the end, I needed a nap. And a glass of wine.
January 24 | What are you looking for from life?
I’m not looking for fame or fortune, that’s for sure. Well, a little fortune wouldn’t be so bad. My needs are unbelievable simple. I just want to feel content. I want the people I love to be healthy and happy. I want to see some more of the world, do a few new things, and experience life through the people around me.
January 25 | What is your favourite thing to drink?
Coffee. Always coffee.