Y’all! I’m still reading The Light We Carry. It’s such an amazing book and a relatively easy read, but I just have not prioritized reading so far this year. I’m about 30 pages from finishing. Hopefully this weekend!
Also, I want to add that I’m excited to join our local library. I haven’t checked it out yet, but it’s literally down the street from us. Need to do that ASAP. Hopefully this weekend!
A couple of things come to mind for this one. This cottage cheese faux mousse. It’s so good, y’all! Also, I’m a little nervous now that I’ve pulled it out of the 2012 blog archives because I want to make it every day!
And I’m pretty sure I’ve shared this meal before, but Eating Bird Food’s eggplant parm is by far one of my favorite things I make. It’s so so simple and so so delicious. I can’t even tell you why, but personally, I love that it’s not greasy and heavy. I made it on Wednesday this week and ate far much. #worthit
CURRENTLY LISTENING TO
I love love love the song Despacito. It’s fun to dance to and also sing. I also love all the songs that follow on Spotify once I tell Siri to ‘play Despacito.’ There’s something about Spanish music that just makes you want to shake your hips!
On a podcast front, I’m still LOVINGGGG the ‘We Can Do Hard Things’ podcast. It’s just good, y’all. So soulful and relevant and important and heavy and light and all the things. Can’t recommend it enough!
Season 2 of Momsanity goes live at the end of March, and I can’t wait to listen to that! We have quite the episode + guest line up. It’s going to be so fun! And if you miss me and Amy, don’t fret! We have a special Valentine’s Day bonus episode going live on February 14th. Be sure to check it out (it features two very special guests).
Vishnu and I just finished season 1 of Succession. I’m surprisingly loving the show! You literally hate all the characters but then their storylines are so interesting and sometimes funny. I highly recommend this show! It’s a ‘fun to watch with your partner’ kind of show.
I’ve been living in hoodies and leggings lately. I love that the weather is warming up in Atlanta, but honestly, I’m not ready to be hot again! Also, summertime means having to shave your legs regularly…and who has time for that?!
CURRENTLY LOOKING FORWARD TO
My girls’ trip to Nashville! I’m going with two college girlfriends, and I can’t wait! It’s been a very heavy month or so of parenting with Vishnu working late and in the actual hospital, and Kaiden waking up a lot at night because of his cough. I’m really looking forward to two days to…just be. I’ll share a detailed post of where we stayed and what we did.
Right now, my favorite thing is watching Kaiden and Mila’s relationship grow. Sure there are tears and moments of hair pulling and scratching (all Mila!), but the sweet moments are just so precious! She loves holding his hand in the car and when they eat. And we have a pretty fun bedtime routine where the three of us snuggle on her rocking chair. Kaiden rubs her legs and she props herself up to look at him and giggle. Oh man! These are the moments I’m going to look back on and want to relive over and over again!
CURRENTLY SWEATING TO
Still going at it with Peloton workouts. My current schedule includes an upper body workout paired with a 10 minute interval ride, a lower body workout and a core workout, a total body workout, and 1-2 30 minute rides sprinkled in between. I’m also working on increasing my steps and aim to get anywhere from 8-10k a day.
(About to start planning for) our trip to California in a few weeks! Vishnu took care of the travel logistics, so now I need to think about packing and what all we’ll need to take for the kids! Fun times!
Super excited about this trip because we’ll be visiting my cousin, Vishnu’s cousin, and my grandparents. I can’t wait for them to see Kaiden again after so many years and meet Mila for the first time!
A little nervous about the time difference, but I’m confident that between me and Vishnu, we’ll manage.
CURRENTLY CAN’T BELIEVE
The earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. It’s so hard to even wrap your head around what people there must be experiencing, especially the pain of losing loved ones (over 20,000 deaths) in such a way. I keep thinking about a picture I saw on IG. A father holding his 15 year old daughter’s hand. She died and is laying in her bed with everything on top of her. There are no words.
We donated to a couple of organizations, and I encourage you to do the same if you have the means. Every little amount will help.