Hooray for a three day weekend!! I’m excited to be in DC for a long weekend, as I’m not sure I’ve ever actually stayed in town when I had a three day weekend! My sister and brother-in-law are coming to visit; we absolutely love the spontaneity and ease of quick weekend trips with one another! We’ll check out some museums, eat at favorite restaurants, and visit Bao Bao, the panda, at the zoo. Some of my closest friends (and their sweet baby boy) are also moving away this weekend, so I’m excited for some baby snuggles before they leave. I’ve got some wedding planning and calligraphy to work on, as well!
This month has been filled with so many excellent, gripping, and inspiring books already! Here’s a peek of the books on my nightstand right now (not including the few that are also currently being read on my Kindle!). Shauna Niequist is one of my favorite new authors, and I recently finished Bread & Wine. It was incredible & resonated so deeply with me. I am devouring Lara Casey’s Make it Happen at the moment, and I am finding myself highlighting and underlining practically every other sentence. It is SO good, and I’m loving it reading in conjunction with my Power Sheets. And like I said, one of my goals for the year is to read more business books. I’ll start with these here; I can’t wait to delve into both of these reads and apply them to me.
So far, I’m doing pretty well on many of my 2015 goals, including cooking more. Winter in general is a good time to cook more, or at least I feel like it’s one of my favorite seasons to cook and bake more. I’ve shared a couple recent recipes that I have tried out and loved, and I also whipped up a longtime favorite, Pad Thai, this past weekend. The ingredients are so fresh and vibrant, and the leftovers are pretty excellent, too!
Last weekend, I pulled out my new bike for a bike ride on a sunny afternoon in DC. Despite the remnants of snow and ice on the ground, it felt so good to be out in the fresh (and slightly warmer) air, and the views were too pretty while biking around. I can’t wait to bike again soon!