dreaming : I was really upset at the idea of never seeing snow when we moved down here to the south. But now we have actually had a bit of snow several times, and I am already shocked at how much I feel annoyed by it. So right now I am dreaming of the warmer southern weather that I thought we would have down here. Of our neighborhood streets showing off their blooming landscapes. Soon. Soon there will be flowers again.
planning : Next month is my brother and I's birthday month so since he lives halfway across the globe, I need to have his present ready like now to mail off. He just got his Christmas present last week. Thanks Shutterfly. What do you get for someone that buys whatever they want, when they want it? For me, I am toying with the idea of trying out Stitch Fix for the spring. It sounds like an exciting little adventure to have once don't ya think? I may really need to break down and use Pinterest though for the best results.
making : A lot of fake lattes at home. I was getting annoyed with how much coffee grounds it takes to make just enough coffee for me to drink in the morning...and how little more it takes to make enough for 2 days worth. So lately I have been fixing double the amount to drink regular coffee on the first day and I refrigerate the extra. Then the next morning, since I don't really like the taste of reheated coffee alone, I throw in a generous splash/pour of milk to reheat, and top off with some homemade whipped cream and cinnamon for a fake latte extravaganza.
baking : I made a big batch of cookies last week to enjoy during the staycation. I figured out the best cookie dough recipe several years ago when we moved to Louisville, and it has been used over and over and over again to make white chocolate chip cookies for the residents. This time I switched things up and did some white chocolate, white&semisweet chocolate, semisweet chocolate chip with raisins and walnuts. Maybe I will eventually post the recipe. Maybe.
watching : What are we not watching? Kyle and I have a ton of shows that we keep up with during the year, but I do have some that only I watch. Currently I am keeping up with Arrow, The Flash, Reign, Once Upon a Time, Downton Abbey, and The Americans.