So I hear Christmas is this week. Um.. heh? Not sure how that happened, but hey, jingle all the way!
And while we’re jingling, let’s make a list and check it twice, ya?
I’m sure most of our to do lists were a bit bulkier last week. To all fellow list lovers – its an exciting time! And I’m sure the list continues to be just as lengthy, if not more so, for this week ahead. Or maybe not? Maybe you’ve conquered all your goals and shopping lists and can now just sit and drink cocoa and wait for the festivities? #applause. Whichever the case may be, Meg has us patting ourselves on the back not just for those sparkly holiday events, but for the seemingly little things we achieve on a daily basis. I’m feeling pretty bad ass about my last week, so let’s start up the check marks.
So with THAT all behind me… I was able to enjoy some free time doing the nerdy things I love, see friends, and even relax without worrying about work. This. Felt. Goooood.
For my health and happiness, I…
On my to do list..
I made two kinds of homemade granola. Gingerbread and Chocolate. DAMN. My house has NEVER smelt so good as when these two suckers were out cooling.
Gingerbread Granola with candied ginger, coconut and pumpkin seeds – based on this wonderful recipe
Also made my own Shea Body Butter. I make the majority of my home and body care products (I need to fix and update my DIY recipe page – but my recipes are there) yet I had never made body butter before. This was SO MUCH FUN. Holy moly. So much fun, so satisfying, so easy. The ingredients can be a little on the expensive side, but I say it’s worth it for my own plain enjoyment and for the satisfaction of giving homemade, eco friendly gifts.
This was basically my heaven – a full day where I was home creating and experimenting and making THE biggest hurricane mess all over my kitchen. My internet was down all weekend so it was literally just me + christmas carols + hippy dippy kitchen parties. Needless to say, these next bullet points were a necessity.
For the home:
Got rid of some anxieties, spoke out confidently and bashed a comfort zone, relaxed and did some nice things for my body, got back to my soul fulfilling hippy conquests, created, cleaned and minimized, spent good time with the boy and went out with good friends. And got a house. Not too shabby for one week.
I’ll be popping in from home so I won’t bid my “Merry Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa” etc quite yet. For now – have a wonderful week and go get your list on!
Not a hugely exciting week. But I did get a few nice things…