Listening: To “I Could Not Ask for More,” which is my wedding song over and over. Isabelle has recently become obsessed with this song and she requests to hear it several times a day (i.e., in the car, while brushing her teeth). Even though Isabelle is at preschool while I type this blog post, I can still hear the song playing in my head, even though my house is technically silent.
Eating: Gluten-free! I miss chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, bagels, and so much more. I have been feeling better since I started it so I guess it’s a good thing. Isabelle keeps asking me why I don’t eat pizza or cereal anymore. I’ve had to teach her that certain foods have gluten in them. She says “goo-ten” with her voice getting higher in pitch by the end of the word. It’s like she’s asking a question every time we discuss my gluten-free diet.
Drinking: Green iced tea. Not because I love it, but because I’ve been trying to cut back on my caffeine intake.
Wearing: An old cashmere sweater I bought 10 – 15 years ago. It’s warm and soft. It has a few holes around the neck and is pretty ugly. BUT, I love it anyway. It’s the perfect sweater to wear at home for a day of writing.
Reading: Lots of Slice of Life Stories since we’re on day four of an ultra writing marathon, otherwise known as the SOLSC. In terms of books, I am planning to start The Nightingale this evening. It was recommended by several friends who helped me out with book suggestions since nothing in my TBR pile was speaking to me.
Feeling: Tired of winter, which isn’t like me since the cold usually doesn’t bother me. This winter is the exception. It’s been just too much! Springtime can arrive any time now since I’m sick of bundling myself and Isabelle up. (Did I ever mention she detests the cold?) It’ll be so nice to get rid of the boots and the jackets!
Wanting: I love to cook, but I wish someone else could make dinner tonight. Isabelle refuses to eat chicken. Guess what I’m supposed to make tonight? Chicken. (Maybe what I really want is for her to eat what I make without protesting…)
Needing: My daughter to go to bed a little earlier and to sleep a little later now that she’s no longer napping. She’s so tired by the end of the day, but just fights sleep. I don’t know how she does it. By the end of a day with her, I’m exhausted? She’s like the Energizer Bunny. (Lucky her!)
Thinking: I’m so glad I had the foresight to lighten my workload this month. I’m not going out of town and pre-planned to do a little less writing this month so I could spend more time focusing on the SOLSC. We have a record number of new participants this year.
Enjoying: I recently bought Yasso’s Sea Salt Caramel Greek Frozen Yogurt Bars. They’re 150 calories and gluten-free. It’s the perfect way to get my chocolate fix without feeling guilty.