I've about finished up the details of my own Happiness Project, inspired by Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Project and her Happier podcast. I'm already working on January's resolutions, working on my theme for the month of Energy (totally stole this one from Rubin). Once I've got everything in place, I'll share more. Honestly, just thinking about what I want to do in the coming months has me thinking about the way I do (or don't do) some things now. I'm surprised about how much this all ties both my one word for 2016 (happier) in with my one word for 2017 (heart).
This Week I'm:
Listening To: I finished Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings on Friday and I'm looking forward to talking about it with my book club next week. A lot of lists had it as one of the best books of 2013; I'm not sure I'd include it on a "best of list" but it certainly has a lot for book clubs to talk about. Tomorrow I'll start Claire Messud's The Emperor's Children, which I picked up based on JoAnn (Lakeside Musings) high praise (she named it as her favorite fiction book of 2016).
While I've been working out, I've been listening to the playlist Spotify put together for me, my Top Songs of 2016.
Watching: All the football I can watch while I still have it, college basketball (our favorite teams both had a great week!), and the season (finally!) of Sherlock on PBS.
Making: Potato soup, cheese fondue, baked chicken with peanut sauce, pancakes and eggs. Today I'm going to put together a menu for the coming week so I can get meats precooked where possible.
Planning: I've been doing a bullet journal for the past six months in a makeshift binder and love the flexibility of it and having everything in one place. For Christmas, The Big Guy gave me a Moleskin journal so I can amp up my journal game. I spent a good part of yesterday thinking about what worked for me in the journal I've been keeping, looking at ideas I'd like to try, planning how to set up the new journal. Today I may actually, finally, write something in it!
Thinking About: Mini-me's and Miss S's wedding - less than six months away! Because they are doing the wedding and a wedding dinner on one day in one town and a reception for the next day in another town, their wedding presents a unique set of logistics to be tackled. Having so much fun working with them and my mom (my parents are hosting the wedding dinner) to make sure the weekend is everything they want it to be. Save The Dates went out this week!
Enjoying: Helping Miss H house/dog sit for my sister this week. Sorry, sis, but we may have gotten into your bar one night but the dogs made us do it!
Feeling: Inspired on so many levels.
Looking forward to: More of the same this week. It's that quiet time of year and I must admit to really liking the slow pace (although not the cold that accounts for a lot of it!).
Question of the week: What's your favorite "winter" food or drink?