Welp, I’m back. My almost-two-week-long hibernation was fantastic. Fan-fuh-reaking-tastic. But it’s over. And I’m back to work, and back to normal, and back to packed lunches and real clothes and schedules.
Le sigh. It’s hard.
But I’ll live. I’ll thrive, I’m willing to bet. But I have to amp myself up a little.
I’ve enjoyed my #janphotoaday challenge, which has forced me to be engaged with a daily prompt. I’ll share a week at a time later this week–I don’t want to bore you with a post a day of some random photo–but until then, I’ll keep snapping. And planning. And doing.
Make another purge pile.I think I’ve hit the max of this current purge, and it’s a good start for the new year. Off to the bin this week some time..!
- Renew our passports. Filled out the paper work, have the money, just need the photos. This weekend, perhaps?
Menu plan for NYE. We had dukkah crusted lamb, brie/chocolate/quince cups, roasted Brussels sprouts, and truffle mac and cheese. And cava. And cava. And a fire drill (that I did not cause, thankyouverymuch) that took us into the cold with the dogs and about 200 other people from our building at 10pm, but it was invigorating. Climbing the 7 flights down then up helped work off some champagne….right?
- Menu plan for this week, with a focus on vegetarian mains. Lunches and dinners will be mostly vegetarian (including fish and eggs) at our place going forward. Just because it’s cheaper and healthier for the larger population, and it’s forcing me to be creative in the kitchen again. A hunk of meat doesn’t require much creativity; a whole mess of vegetables and legumes does. There will be bacon sprinkled throughout those meals (…there was bacon in my golden lentil pea soup!), for sure, but mostly vegetables, fish, and eggs. Tonight, we’re having a Sicilian pasta salad; tomorrow, tofu (hopefully not ew-ee-ew Killer Tofu).
- Hit the gym twice a week. Just twice, yes. Why? That’s attainable. That’s two Golden Girls episodes on the treadmill or bike or elliptical, or two podcasts while I forget I’m moving. Hala will be joining me. This, plus my Thursday night yoga (probably more than that), and a few walks? I’ll be feeling better.
- Keep up with my Cook’s One Line a Day diary. I forgot about this wonderful little journal this summer, and it sat, unused, on my countertop. I picked it up on January 1st and have been remembering to jot a note about my food, or where we ate, or with whom we ate, or a craving. Saturday night had something to do with being very drunk and enjoying a Big Mac…
Hoping for a smooth transition back to normal. What did you do over the holidays and how are you transitioning into the new year?