1. Snow Day
We had another snow day this week - this time with actual snow unlike the last one when the "blizzard" hit. In addition, we've been having brutal temperatures this week. Like -15 degree windchill brutal. But anyways, we got probably about 4 inches, just enough to stay home and little enough to enjoy it. I woke up early per usual (and to track the storm) then once I knew I was staying put, I caught a little extra sleep while Derek handled the major tasks - shoveling our driveway out front and a path for Stella outback. It was a nice little mid-week break, I caught up on a couple much needed things, Sex and the City (the movie) was on, I put a new soup recipe to try out in the crockpot (delicious! recipe coming soon), and spent a lot of time out in the yard with little miss Stella who enjoyed the heck out of her first snow even though the snow was higher than her paws.
2. Friends 2015
I saw this pop up on a friend of mine's Facebook. I LOVE any articles/buzz feed posts on Friends but I got a few laughs out of this one. Except #35, I was really excited to send a holiday card last year. Read: here if Friends had of been set in 2015. This is everything. I love Friends the way it is but I also very much wish it was still on the air so this is great. I'm still holding out hope for a movie. Never say never, right?!
3. No More Sweets
I've given up sweets for the next month! I was waiting for Valentine's Day to pass - you can't miss out on a holiday where it's a free pass to eat anything with sweetness - so I made sure to indulge over the weekend. Here's hoping that I can stay strong and reach my goal. I conveniently picked the end date to be BEFORE my brother and grandma's birthdays - this girl would never miss out on a cake product!
4. Me Time
I love me some trashy magazines and now that I actually have to buy my own groceries instead of just reading the magazines at the store while I wait for my mom to shop THEN take some home too, I rarely get them anymore. Sunday when we were grocery shopping, Chris (The Bachelor, duh!) was on the cover of two and I had to have them. I enjoyed me some time curled up under a blanket reading them (and enjoying my last day of sweets).
5. The Bachelor Double Header
Love back to back nights of The Bachelor especially since they keep saving the rose ceremonies until the following episode. FIVE hours in two days is a little much, but I still enjoyed it.
I've had my same three favorites for weeks now - Carly, Becca and most favorite Whitney but now
my mind is 100% made up - Whitney to win and Carly for the Bachelorette
but I'd still be happy if Becca gets it too.
Whitney is so perfect for Chris, she seriously handles every situation so well - the wedding crashing, meeting his friends, talking about her rough past - she carries her self SO well.
Carly is h-y-s-t-e-r-i-c-a-l and so wants to genuinely find love.
I'm SO glad Britt had a meltdown and made herself look terrible. What kind of girl (on a show like The Bachelor) cries every time she doesn't get a group date rose. It's all about Chris, not all about you.
I loved crazy pants Ashley S.'s segment on the special. Her intro video was so normal??? The crew must have felt like they found gold with her, not for the show but for their own entertainment during filming. Again, I can't wait to see her at the Women Tell All.
When Chris was chatting with the cows. That suddenly made sense later on because their is literally nothing in Arlington. NOTHING. Britt couldn't work because there's no restaurants, Jade couldn't work because there sure isn't any modeling gigs. I hope the town over has some stuff going on but at least Chris' place is nice.
I'm thinking Chris was definitely loving Jade as a front runner since he took her to his house AND introduced her to his parents weeks before that usually happens. I'm thinking the Playboy spread might have had something to do with his change in heart but I wasn't surprised to see her go, I was actually surprised she made it that far. I still like her though.
and a couple Favorites...
Favorite Day of the Week: National Wine Day. What a fabulous holiday!
Favorite Husband Moment: all his shoveling! We had some snow in the driveway when we got home from our weekend away and Stella and I drove in the find him shoveling it before the two of us could even get home! He also shoveled our snow day snow before I was even out of bed :)
Favorite Stella-ism: Stella hides UNDER her bed at my office. She never does it with her bed at home, but I'll hear some rustling around and I'll look over my desk into the pen and she'll be completely hidden! When I peek around the corner she usually stays hidden and only comes out if I pull it off of her. I was lucky enough to catch her in action one day (and video it for Derek) and it's hysterical!
Favorite "Little Thing": co-dreaming with Derek about renting a house in California in future years to escape the cold. We love where we live but it would be fun to get the best of both worlds and experience that life style a little bit.
Favorite New Recipe(s): Chicken Parm Casserole and Hamburger Soup... one recipe coming next week, one is being tried again because of a couple errors :-/
Favorite Surprise: Flowers!