I’m going to ask it even though it’s cliche: how is Christmas this Friday? It’s overwhelming and exciting at the same time, which seems to be the theme every year. This week has been all about making up for lost-Christmas celebration because of finals. We even had a random drop in temperature a few days ago so it felt *a little* more like the holidays. Don’t worry, now it’s back to 80.
Current book: So in last month’s post I told you that I bought the book “What Alice Forgot.” In this month’s post I’m telling you that I haven’t opened that book. Let December be the month of exams, packing, exams and packing.
Current song: Christmas- “Mary Did You Know?” by Pentatonix. This is my favorite Christmas song and, thanks to Gretchen, my new favorite rendition.
Non-Christmas- “Love Yourself” by Justin Beiber. Yes, unfortunately I love it.
Current drink: I can’t believe I’m saying this, but lately I’ve been drinking coffee. About a half cup of hot coffee in the morning with a little almond milk creamer. I tried iced coffee last month but used tons of creamer so it was nothing like the real thing. I don’t need the caffeine but am liking the warming ritual.
Current guilty pleasure: Buying food online? Does that count? I’ve been all about Vitacost and ordering speciality foods online. See “new to me item” below.
Current food: Massaged kale salads, white sweet potatoes and roasted parsnips. EXTREMELY random.
Current new-to-me item/activity: Coconut butter. Specifically, Essentially Coconut Butter. I don’t love it by the spoon (like I do my almond butter), but it is incredible in oatmeal and smoothies and on rice cakes.
Current need: to wrap presents. I don’t mind it…once I force myself to start. Every year I try to be creative with wrapping and gift tags but it ends up looking like my dog wrapped the gift.
Current procrastination: Wrapping presents. “Need” and “procrastination” seem to always overlap for me.
Current blessing: That some extended family members flew down for my graduation. Also, all the love (real and via social media) that I’ve received lately. I can’t say “thank you” enough!
Current quote: Spotted in Nordstrom.
Current mood: Excited, nervous, content, calm, stressed?, happy. So basically every emotion in the book with no real explanation for them.
Current excitement: Besides Christmas and my 21st birthday? We’re going to Mexico as a family in a few weeks and I CANNOT wait.
Current e-card/funny quote: How accurate is this? Flashbacks to high school calculus….
Current link love: “Big Little Changes”– Georgie @ In It 4 The Long Run
“3 Ways to Structure Your Next Strength Training Workout”– Jen @ Burpees for Breakfast