The tea is very hot and comforting to me right now. The snow’s reflection from the lawns and the rooftops across the street makes the house brighter during this mid-day.
This English Breakfast Tea warms my body because it is 64 degrees in my house and is 10 degrees outside. I’m afraid to touch the thermostat!
All is quiet. The Pita bread has been made and is resting easy until dinner tonight. Dough is in the oven proofing for Bonaparte’s favorite weekend Pullman loaf.
Chef John’s Pita Recipe! Hands down, it’s the best!
Chippy is snuggled up on the cozy throw I placed on one of the sofas to protect it from any paw dirt.
This little nugget is freezing his doggie balls off! But he’s comfy!
As I look around, I wonder where the holidays went. Did we celebrate Christmas—or was it just a vivid dream? Last night Oona and I pondered this while talking on the phone.
Good bye tree…it seemed like we just got you yesterday!
Oops! Looks like a certain Frenchman is happy the tree is leaving!
Tea is my filler as I study all my Weight Watchers information from years past. I’m not even going to bother with the new “Freestyle” program because Weight Watchers changes their plans as many times as a mother of a newborn baby changes diapers.
Screw it. I’m sticking to Old School Weight Watchers–this program from 2012!
I’ll stick with what works—looking up points and tracking what I eat.
If I bite it, I write it! Words to live by!!!!
Though I won’t weigh myself for another few weeks, I feel reassured knowing my clothing still fits—albeit tight, but still fits!
Yeah. They are tight but still fit. A great time to revisit a diet!
It snowed yesterday. Here in the Philly ‘burbs, it wasn’t a blizzard, but it was enough of an accumulation that, with the temperatures in the low teens and single digits, the white blanket will stick around for a while.
It’s gonna be a while before we have drinks out here!!
The view from yesterday…
And my annual “Bare Foot In The Snow” photo!
And that’s what I kind of like about January. The month always seems longer than it is. It’s that 31-day span when you just want to live in nothing but pajamas, wrap a cozy throw blanket around your body, sit on a deeply cushioned sofa and sink into it—whether you are reading a book, a magazine, bingeing on Netflix shows or playing Candy Crush Saga on your iPhone.
And as soon as I finish this post and head to the grocery store, I’m coming back and getting into this!!!!
This is the month of hibernation. When the winter is at it’s most wicked. The wind isn’t softly kissing your cheek—it’s blowing you a sucker punch when you leave the house. Running in this weather—I’m sorry but the only thing running on me is my nose!
January is a month of planning, reassessing and looking forward to the coming months of summer. And while January is visiting, I make no effort to throw this yearly visitor out to pasture. I welcome her. Life is too short to complain about the baggage she brings. While we are housebound we get to work on projects. Perhaps hanging drapes or curtains. Maybe some new houseplants. New pillows for the sofas? Dressing up the bed with a new and fluffier-than-a-cloud comforter? This is when we can do things that we don’t have time to do during the rest of the year. January is a respite from our busy lives—time to stop and think about the roses!
I’m writing recipes into my bullet planner–don’t even ask why!!!
And now that the needles from the tree have been vacuumed up, I am enjoying the blandness of the house.
The corner of the living room where the tree stood is back to normal…
And flowers are adding color to a neutral scheme.
But, I’m also enjoying my blondness! Yesterday a new wig came in the mail. It was one that I was coveting so badly. After watching a few YouTube reviews on this perfect long bob, I knew that Swami had to be mine. The only thing was that she was sold out in every color with the exception of the TSMocha color, a blonde/brown color with darker roots. I took the chance and ordered it anyway.
As Gomer Pyle would say “Surprise, Surprise, Surprise”! I’m blonding it!
Can you believe this new hair?
Let me tell you something. I dig me as a blonde. I’m feeling so “Khloe Kardashian”. The change is so much fun! And that’s what a wig should be—fun! At this point wearing wigs is just a part of getting dressed and I’m equating it with a different sweater or shirt, pair of jeans or shoes.
I’m certainly living a little with this small change!!!
With fake hair, I’m not giving my bio hair additional damage by dying it every color of the spectrum. I can plop a different colored wig on my head and that’s it.
It’s funny—as we get age, we should be open to change. It’s a blast to get out of our ruts every now and then. We don’t need to fulfill everyone’s stereotypes that we should look like a fart waiting to escape our pants.
I feel so Khloe Kardashian. I just may wear this wig on my 63rd birthday this April–or to our Gorman Family Reunion!!!
Change is fun. Change is good. And whether it is the smallest amount of change like adding an animal print belt to your wardrobe or a change of traveling solo—it’s all wonderful.
What say you? Any little changes you’re making? Think about it. January is a great month for thinking about change—we can do a lot of changing while in hibernation mode!
I did a wig video today on this spectacular long bob. Here it is if you would like to further see my change. And if you like it, head over and subscribe. My “goal” is to try to make more videos this year. “Try” is my motivational word for 2018!
Have a great weekend!!!! XOXOXOXO