Cooking: clean comfort foods. Homemade hamburger helper, crockpot baked potato soup, chicken pot pies. This is what fall is all about!
Planning: our “life reboot”. I’ve finally hit the acceptance stage of my “back to work” grieving process, and while it doesn’t mean I like it, it means that I am ready to implement long term strategies to make this new life run smoothly. Work outs, meal plans, cleaning schedules… They’re my jam
Smelling: Chicken carcass stewing in water with dead plants. You know, the aroma of making homemade chicken stock.
Appreciating: My parents for giving up their retirement to look after my little girl. I don’t know how long they’ll keep this up, and my brain just doesn’t want to comprehend how to switch to daycare after this. Excuse me, I have to go buy a lottery ticket… oh wait… didn’t I just say I’d accepted being back at work?
Anticipating: Is it too early to say Christmas? We put on The Addams Family on Halloween, which starts with Christmas carols. C’s little eyes lit up, her face broke into a big smile, she raised her little arm up, and stomped her feet in her little dance. Now, this kid loves music, but I’ve never seen her explode with joy in that way. So strange how she was barely 3 months old when she last experienced Christmas, and almost 2 whole months until Christmas comes again, but she’s already figured it out.