I Will Not Be Sad When This Year is Over
December 19, 2014

Cloudy Sunday

Oh, you guys, this year has been hard. I have more to say about this, so I'm going to wait until I do the annual very-end-of-the-year-blog-anniversary post (14 years! eep!), but until then, here's what I've been doing:

  • Making this Carrot-Coconut soup.
    I've made it three times so far, and I will happily make it again. The first couple of times, I only made half the recipe but last week, I made the full recipe and I think I'll do that from now on. We both love this soup so much, and it's so easy to throw together. The hardest part is peeling and chopping all the carrots (and really, that's not very difficult). I also leave out the sriracha because we're fairly spice sensitive around here. Also, I didn't have any in the house. I have since rectified that problem and have been adding a tiny bit when I reheat a bowl and find that I like the tiny bit of heat.
  • Watching Parks & Recreation from the very beginning.
    We were looking for something new to watch and I had only seen a couple of seasons (middle of season two to the middle of season four) and the husband had only seen an episode here and there. I remembered really liking it when I was trying to watch it regularly, but the first couple of episodes had me questioning that a little. But, around the 3rd or 4th episode, the characters all start to take on their own personalities and each episode gets progressively better. I really do love this show.
  • Trying to doodle and draw more.
    There was a time when I did this a lot, but being an art major in college sort of beat it out of me. In the past couple of years, the urge to create with pen a paper has become more pronounced so I decided to give in. I've got a small moleskine notebook and some nice pens and it makes me feel like less of a couch potato if I'm doing something while we're watching a little tv in the evenings. The hard part for me is looking at a blank page and not knowing where or how to start, so I refer back to this doodling manifesto frequently for inspiration.
  • Realizing that every year I am woefully unprepared for the holidays, and that it all ends up okay regardless and to just stop worrying about it so much.

And with that, I wish you all a very happy holiday!



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