Reading The Kitchen House. I started it yesterday. It's reminiscent of The Help. It is equally as hard to put down.
Listening to: John Mayer's new release, Paradise Valley (and not yet over Born & Raised after seeing him live last month).
Getting used to: having just the little one home every afternoon. I find I don't want to put her down for a nap, as much as I crave alone time.
Looking forward to: Wicked on Broadway and another kid-free weekend in NYC
Trying to get into: Halloween! My son is a wild about it! He's begging to decorate the house, pouring over online inspiration, even bought a BH&G magazine on the topic with his allowance! Meanwhile, I grew up ignoring the holiday, so anything besides pumpkins & hay is new for me. This seems like a nice compromise:
Praying for: good friends for my kids at school, church/community, insightful test results, balance
Resisting: My baby girl calling me "Mom". "Thanks, mom.", "I'm sorry, mom" coming out of her cherry lips seems wrong. I want "mama" back exclusively!
Running (which is more like jogging lately) to:
12 Pandora cardio stations you may not have tried
Warm up: Cups (when I'm gone) (PS: FOND camp memories playing that game!)
Cool down: Just give me a reason (the rhythm works nicely for abs too)
Cooking: Homemade Sunday sauce w/meatballs & Italian Sausage
Baking: Cinnamon Bread. (pretty good.) Fudgy Chocolate Chunk Brownies Winner! Simple to throw together & decadent! I sub TJs white whole wheat flour in both.
Drinking: coffee only occasionally instead of 2x daily (at least).
Have any yummy tea recommendations???