anchored in light

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Monday, December 12, 2016

Monday Moments

Hey! How was your week last week? Mine was pretty good. Still haven't done any Christmas Shopping... I'm a little bit in denial about Christmas coming this year since it will be the first year that I spend away from my family. I actually wrote a whole blog post about it. Twice... but it ended up sounding incredibly depressing. I kept trying to twist it so that it would be happy and hopeful, but quite honestly it would have been a lie. So it's just sitting in my drafts folder. 

Anyway, onto the less depressing things. 

I got my hair trimmed this week. I get a little obsessive about making sure my hair is healthy and actually growing when I'm growing it out, so I always take a picture of my hair pre and post cut. Also, because I don't want to damage my hair I pretty much never straighten it, so I don't really see the true length of it until after its been cut. Anyone else growing out their hair? :)

The Captain and I have been on a cookie dough kick lately. We have this gluten-free edible cookie dough recipe so this week we decided to try throwing it in some ice cream! It was both a wonderful and terrible discovery. I'm itching to try cookie shots with ice cream in them. In fact, I found a pan that you can cook the shots in, but they are all out of stock! So unfair...

I know oil is bad, but I can't help but admire how beautiful it is when I come across it. I found this rainbow on my walk home the other day.

Currently Reading:

Nothing. Yup. Nothing. I put like 5 books on hold but I am currently bookless. If you have any suggestions, especially Christmas books to help get me in the Christmas Spirit, I would really appreciate it!

Currently Writing:

The Sun Singers
Progress this week: Probably 5 pages handwritten

Goals and To-dos:

  • Finalize plans for the Activity Day Activity this week
  • Decide what treat to take to work for treat day
  • Workout! Go running!
  • Write every day
  • Do all of my Christmas shopping
  • Wrap Christmas Presents
  • Make a packing list for Florida

Thanks for reading! I hope you all are enjoying the Christmas Season! Seriously, any book recommendations are appreciated!

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Monday Moments

Hey, everyone! How are you liking December so far? I feel interesting about the snow. On the one hand, I have always been one for a white Christmas but on the other... I don't enjoy driving in the snow. Luckily it has been ok as far as my commute goes to this point! Hopefully, the snow continues to let me drive ok :)

This last week was the end of November (finally!) and the beginning of a new month. Is it just me or did November actually last approximately 4 and a half months?

The Captain and I found this beautiful tree on our drive home from the Bountiful temple last week! I love the White Christmas lights. Especially the true white lights like this.

Hung out with my little sister's puppy for about an hour on Friday and all she wanted to do was play.

Date night on Friday involved making homemade donuts and Astro Burgers and it was delicious! Not only was this the first time I made gluten free donuts, it was the first time I've ever made donuts. I was pretty pleased how they turned out.

I got this quote from watching Supergirl and I really liked it. Hope for the future is something that I've been thinking a lot about lately with all the horrible things we hear about happening in the world. The future will probably be no more perfect than life is now, so we have to choose to live with hope, because of in spite of all the bad, there is so much good.

Currently Reading:

By Brandon Sanderson

To Do's and Goals:

  • Listen to more Christmas Music
  • Make some more Brazilian Cheese Rolls
  • Do some Christmas Shopping
  • Stay sane

Something to take away:

"The Key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities."

-Stephen Covey
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