Around here . . . winter came early. We went from beautiful fall weather to freezing cold winter weather almost overnight. One morning last week I snapped this photo as I looked out my front door. The glass was covered in frost but you could see the pine trees in the background. I TWEETED this picture and Sam Champion re-tweeted it which was kind of exciting.
Around here . . . freezing cold weather means it's time for CHILI. I made a pot of chili and let it cook all day in the slow cooker. There's nothing better than coming home and having a nice, warm meal ready to eat.
Around here . . . I had a very busy week at work. I spent most of the week working on my 2015 budget which is complex and taxing on my brain. One day when my eyes needed a rest I took a few minutes to freshen up with a piece of gum and some bright pink lip gloss. I keep this handmade pouch in my purse to hold my gum, mints, lip gloss, lipstick and lotion. A friend brought it back from a trip to Honduras and I love the bright colors and the fact that it was made by hand.
Around here . . . I found a "safe" way to store my walking shoes. Ever since I moved my treadmill downstairs I've carried my walking shoes up and down the stairs because I didn't want to leave them downstairs just in case there might be a mouse (even though I haven't seen any signs, I'm always worried about that). I realized that I could fit each one show in each of the little cubbie holes in my treadmill, so now that's where I store them between walks.
Around here . . . I practiced with a new Christmas stamp trying to get a nice image, but I wasn't too successful. The stamp is pretty long which makes it a bit more difficult to use. I tried two different black stamp pads and a few different surfaces, but I wasn't really happy with any of the images. I guess I'll have to keep trying.
Around here . . . my mom and I went shopping on Saturday. After much discussion we decided to have lunch at The Olive Garden. We both ordered Chicken Scampi and I think it was one of the best things I've ever eaten. I brought some of it home to have for dinner on Sunday and yep, it was still awesome. I can't wait to go back.
I'm looking forward to a short work week and a nice, long weekend. Aren't you?