Feeling // Exhausted after an epically long (literally) day at work yesterday and an epically long (figuratively) several weeks in general. The next week and a half will be similarly packed so I’m going to concentrate on a whole of lot relaxing in the evenings and a whole lot of going to bed early when I can.
But! Despite this rough patch I am feeling super optimistic about the possibility of good things in my future, work-wise. So there’s that!
Smiling // At the adorableness that is a toddler dance class. (Emma’s the tallest kid. Sheesh.)
Eating // Key lime pie…made with avocado. This month’s recipe club theme was “juxtaposition” and while the potential was high for us to end up with a lot of weird-tasting stuff, it was actually one of the better ones in recent memory! Jose and I had a key lime avocado pie in Hawaii a few years ago, and although that one was better, this one that I made wasn’t bad. (I used honey instead of agave nectar.)
Enjoying // Photos from Jose’s iPhone. He gets some good shots that I never see unless I think to ask him! I should see if he’d be ok with putting Dropbox on his phone so I can get them from time to time. The photo above is Emma and me at the airport (obviously) as we were waiting to board our plane to Charlotte back in December.
Exploring // My family tree. Last month Jose decided to take advantage of a holiday sale and sent a DNA sample off to AncestryDNA to find out what his ethnic make-up is. He got his results recently and it was so interesting! I haven’t done mine yet, but it did send me off down the rabbit hole of a 2-week free trial on ancestry.com. I’ve found draft cards for my grandfathers and great-grandfathers, plenty of marriage and census records, and other assorted info. (I’m still working on confirming a link to George Washington reflected on a family tree my cousin did ~25 years ago.) In any case, I’ve been having a surprising amount of fun.
Drinking // The new Starbucks tiramisu latte. Because you know I try all their new ones! I don’t know if it’s significantly different than a few of their other flavors, but it was pretty good.