It’s been a hectic week around our house. Add in the fact that we’ve had two well water issues in the past two weeks (one which was VERY expensive), and well, there hasn’t been much time to focus on the things that bring me joy. But, in an effort to focus on the positive, here is my roundup of things I’m loving at the moment.
I am now a domestic goddess because, drum roll, I made my own hummus this week! Now, if you had seen the process of making said hummus, you might not be so impressed. If someone can tell me what food processer allows you to just dump everything in and blend, then I’m all ears. But after using a blender, food processer, stand mixer, and a few choice words, I managed to adequately blend the hummus ingredients together (another vegan recipe I am trying out). My son is enjoying spoonfuls of the hummus, since he doesn’t quite understand the chip dipping aspect. Funny, because he has no problem with dipping when ketchup is involved. Who knows if I will ever make this again, but now I can go to my grave saying I once made homemade hummus.
First of all, let me just say, I don’t necessarily NEED to shop at consignment stores. We could afford to buy our son’s clothes new if we wanted to. But who wants to spend $20 on a shirt for a toddler? I can barely stomach spending that on a shirt for myself! So I love the ability to go into a consignment store, bring them something I’m not using anymore, and leave with something useful for my son. This week’s win – I had a $20 credit for some items of mine that I brought to a local consignment store a few weeks back. I left the store Saturday with three tops for my son (Gap, Gymboree and Under Armour), plus a pair of pants with the tags still on them, for just $6 after using my credit. More reasons on why consignment stores rock in a separate post…
Working from home is a godsend, and I really need to appreciate it more than I sometimes do. When I have a day at home instead of a grueling three-hour commute, I get so much done. I am home to get my son up and taken to daycare, I can get in a quick errand to the drugstore at lunchtime, and much needed laundry is done on my ‘coffee breaks.’ If you have the option to work from home, make sure you take advantage of it. I am so much more refreshed after a day at home (especially since I get an extra hour or more of sleep).
Yes, I am back on the MyFitnessPal bandwagon. I am an on-again, off-again calorie counter, but I have found that a few weeks of calorie counting can usually lead to a few pounds lost, and if I keep it up for a month, I might hit the 5-pound mark. I love the way you can just scan food barcodes with MFP, too. Great for when I am logging my food quickly at work. I’m told that most of America is doing the FitBit thing, but I am just not there yet. Maybe I’ll ask for one for my birthday, but with the gifts I received for Christmas, I have enough to keep me busy at the moment. Adding in one more device to learn is too much right now.
I hope you have had a wonderful week, and are focusing on the positives. 🙂