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I’ve had a rough go getting back into the swing of things now that the holidays are over. This week of back to work and back to school hit me hard. And work has been rough. When you work in healthcare on the first of the year you know what I’m talking about: mass chaos, long hours, emails with the subject “I just want to cry”. That was this week. I felt all my well-meaning joy sucked out of me but Thursday when I walked out of work I noticed that it wasn’t dark out when I got in my car, which was a first that hadn’t happened in a while. Could it have been because i left a few minutes early or because the sun is slowly setting later? Who knows all I know is it made me smile and made me think I should try recording all the things that are bringing me joy each day so that I can keep feeling it and know it’s there even in my least favorite month of the year.
So I’ll be recapping those in a short manner here on Sunday Sips. And you might be wondering what Sunday Sips is? I ran a little survey this past week and if you haven’t filled it out yet, I would love it if you took a minute and did it, it’s really providing me with some great feed back. Like who knew you all liked my cooking so much? So back to Sunday Sips which is going to be my chance to catch you up with what is going on around here, little things that might not make a full blog post but that I still want to share. Anything from a recipe I tried to a book I’m reading, kinda like catching up with an old friend over coffee or wine.
I’ve been enjoying my new Kindle a little too much. I just finished A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, I know I’m about 10 years behind the times on this book but I loved it and it’s one of those books I feel like everyone should read.
I just picked up Blackout: Remembering the Things I Drank to Forget by Sarah Hepola, it’s a memoir and I haven’t read a memoir in a long time. I like her writing style and her humor, she handles a tough subject (blacking out and alcoholism) with humor, heart and raw honesty.
On Saturday I made juice in the morning, soup for dinner and jello for dessert (well it’s mostly for me a favorite pregnancy food). I made my friend Marci’s Cauliflower Cheddar soup which definitely raised some eyebrows around my house but everyone ended up really liking it and that marks Jack eating two vegetables two days in a row. That might not sound like much but for a kid who cries over new foods and would eat mac and cheese and pizza every day this is a huge win.
This weeks joys:
1/7/16: It being light out when I left work.
1/8/16: I ordered a Stitch Fix because sometimes you can use money to buy happiness.
1/9/16: Building a Lego Batmobile with Jackson, cause when Lego says 8 and up they mean it. Took me nearly 2 hours but I was proud of that little car when I was done.
So that concludes our first Sunday Sip. What have you been up to this week?