Hi blog friends! It's Thursday. Actually can we just take a minute to use our #OprahVoices and say that again? It's Thursdaaayyy! I know those of you who are Stateside are celebrating Thanksgiving and eating turkey and sweet potatoes and marshmallows and whatever other literally insane foods are deemed appropriate for such a holiday (real talk: sweet potatoes and marshmallows sounds delish). Happy Thanksgiving to you! For the rest of us, let's just enjoy this cold grey day and acknowledge that it's almost the weekend. There are seven, count 'em s-e-v-e-n, more days of on-call. The light is visible at the end of the tunnel! I miraculously have a free day today: no clinic, no home visits, no phone calls. Just...quiet. I'm sitting here taking deep breaths just thinking about how delicious it is to not have anything to do. Of course, someone could have a baby or some other such thing but it's the principle of not having anything scheduled that matters, you know? Yoda and I are having a Very Serious Cuddle in front of my UV light right now. The day is already off to a good start.
On the topic of Yoda, we had our fist real snowfall the other day. Yoda sat in "his spot" by the window and was completely mesmerized by the snow...
Winter seems like it's really here. Lots of fluffy snow flakes and in the morning when I get up to leave for work there's the most beautiful covering of frost on everything. Did anyone else's parents tell them the story about Jack Frost coming in the night and putting frost on all the windows? I think about that every time I see some intricate frost-covered window pane or blade of grass. Woah nostalgia much? Nature is so rad you guys.
Now that cold weather appears to be here and getting comfortable I've started wearing this ridiculous blanket scarf every day. When I say ridiculous I mean ridiculous. It is ludicrously big and completely trendy, so I have no excuse...but it's so soft and the most excellent plaid! Also it goes with, oh, everything. Let the shameless selfies continue!
Tiff and I are making excellent use of our giant crock pot. Really the 4 quart size is far too big for just two people, but we somehow find a way to eat all the food that gets made in it. I made lentil stew this week; I just threw a bunch of stuff in and cooked it overnight. Waking up to the apartment smelling like comforting stew was pretttty great. Also this cornbread recipe? I told you about it last week, but let me tell you again: you need to make this cornbread. Tonight. Aww yiss.Well I think that's about it from me. I hope everyone had an excellent Thursday! Until next time, xo