Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lately, 11.16.14


Eating: too much sugar! I found some really good gluten free chocolate chip cookie and brownie mixes at Aldi's and I've been having some every day. Not good! My hands have been hurting more lately and I'm blaming the sugar. It's got to go!

Drinking: tea, tea and more tea. I just left Target with 4 boxes of tea in my bag and they will probably be gone in a week or so. It's definitely the time of year when I start craving more hot tea. Also drinking:  Utopia wine, made by M., for this  project.
M. is very happy and honored to be a part of the Utopia project:) Here, he's opening the first bottle of Utopia wine for the reception held by the film maker, Peter Roloff and the historian, Doris Keeven-Franke.

Utopia wine (Blumenhof's Plan B) with a custom label for the project.

Along with Utopia, we also got to try this: a hard liquor from Norway. It's really different- in a good way. You notice the anise flavor right away and then caraway in the finish. It's very strong- but good!

Reading: Great articles on Brainpickings about Georgia O'Keefe.

Listening to: NPR on the way to work and on the way home. I know it sounds boring, but it's how I unwind and it's the only way I get the news, so it's a good thing. Soon, though, I'll be switching it up to Christmas music :)

Watching: Our last episodes of Bill Maher and Anthony Bourdain, since I'll soon be canceling the cable. Tooooo expensive considering we only watch those two shows and there are very seldom any decent movies on. Netflix is a much better option for us. Recent winners (as far as I'm concerned!), Happy and A Year in Burgundy.

Making: Two custom order pouches/wristlets. Yay! And making over Peanut's little school desk, with a chalk board top and, soon, paintings of  some of his favorite things on the wooden seat and back.

Thinking about: How to stay in "simplify" mode with the holidays coming up.

Laughing: At Peanut and his potty training apps on Sister's phone. Oh, my! So funny!

Disliking: That Eddie has to work 12 hour shifts, 12 days in a row because of this Ferguson insanity. But, they are paying him well, so as long as he stays safe, it will be worth it to him.

Loving: Oh, my. Lots of things. And I'm grateful for every single one.

I'll leave you with some Sunday scenes:
Our cozy little "fireplace".

And our first snow in the new place. Definitely not as picturesque as our old place, but that's okay.

Have a great week and thanks for reading!  Juli

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