Wednesday, February 29, 2012
What I'm Loving Wednesday
Happy Leap Day everyone! Here in our Nation's Capital we are celebrating this extra day with an awesome mix of grey skies, rain, and dreariness. Days like this make me happy I don't take the bus anymore, that's for sure!
I've been slacking a bit on my 40 posts in 40 days, so I may have to be doing 2-a-days sometimes to catch up. So that alone is a good reason to get to posting and link up for What I'm Loving Wednesday.
I'm loving.....Boogie Wipes.
So odd, I know. I stumbled across these last week when I was battling through all my sickness. I had that AWFUL rotovirus that is circulating in DC and needed to get myself some Pedialite. To make my feeling sick that much more amazinhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifg, I still was dealing with a sinus/congestion issue. FUN TIMES, let me tell you. I saw Boogie Wipes on the shelf and thought they looked interesting, and tossed them in the cart. And can I tell you....I will NEVER be without these when I have a cold EVER AGAIN. I am prone to getting the worst most painful nose whenever I am sick. Even the tissues with aloe do nothing for me. But these things....lifesaver. It's a tissue/wipe made with natural saline to dissolve mucus, but it also manages to soothe anhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifd moisturize noses that have to be blown every 5 seconds. Why have my mommy friends never told me about these things?!?! Love them.
I'm loving...that I had a free Saturday night alone while MVP was out of town and got to catch up on Parenthood and Grey's Anatomy on the DVR. It was honestly *just* what I needed.
I'm loving...this recipe I made over the weekend for Quinoa Mac & Cheese.
I was a little hesitant about it, even while I was making it, but it turned out better than I had hoped. It is seriously delicious and nutritious. I chose to include broccoli florets in this batch and have actually brought some for breakfast each day this week. It was even a hit with MVP. Definitely will be made again at my house.
I'm loving...that I also got some time to give myself a fresh shellac mani on Monday night. It may sound so odd or superficial, but I honestly just enjoy the heck out of a simple pleasure like having freshly painted nails. After a really stressful Monday day AND night, it was very calming to just put my phone down for an hour, ignore my email and other distractions, and just do something a little self indulgent.
I'm loving...some new friends that have come into my life over the last few months that I find myself so incredibly grateful for. We are all involved in the same organization and at times have found ourselves frustrated, tired, or stressed out from the work we do for it. It's been such a relief to have them to email/text with about things and, most importantly, find ways to keep ourselves laughing and plugging away with things. They are all nothing short of lifesavers.