I’m back to chat.
Because cooking has been SO simple and I really haven’t been working on recipes. I’m so torn – part of me is really missing the writing, the recipes, the photography…and the other part is totally enjoying a life not attached to a laptop. Weekends were always spent getting up early, and going straight to my computer, then shooting recipes around 10am to get the right light. Weekends are still spent getting up early, but instead of rushing to my computer, I’m feeding Demi and going back to bed, why didn’t anyone tell me that sleeping in feels so good?! 😉
So I’m back at work four days a week. It’s been mostly good. Of course it’s hard to leave Demi, but it’s also nice to put on real clothes, interact with adults and work! (Last night she fell asleep an hour and a half after I got home which was a little rough and I’m feeling pretty guilty.)
Speaking of work…I’ve added two new deliveries to simplify life a bit. One is a CSA, which is SO great and ensuring that we’re eating our veggies. Another is instacart, which is saving me. Seriously. On Saturday I got deliveries from Whole Foods and Costco (affiliates: $10 off Farm Fresh to You with code: EMIL4693 // $10 off instacart!).
Podcasts are making commutes so much more tolerable and I’m absolutely obsessed. My favorites are Burnt Toast (cooking and food culture by Food 52), Death, Sex & Money (‘the big questions and hard choices left out of polite conversations’ by WNYC Studio) and 99% Invisible (‘the process and power of design and architecture’ by Roman Mars). Have any others I should listen to?
A few weeks ago, a friend of ours took some pictures (below) and the same day we finally got our pictures back from her two-month shoot (above). I totally don’t look at pictures all the time… 😉
Have you heard of theSkimm? It’s life-changing! I usually read it when I’m feeding Demi in the wee-early mornings and I love that they break down news (and sometimes complicated issues) into digestible, short segments.
I’ve been taking pilates classes and whoa, I’m kind of out-of-shape. I’m really loving pilates – it’s hard but doesn’t hurt, you know? I’m also trying to fit in walks and hikes, but now that I’m back to work, it’s taken a back seat. Maybe someday I’ll start working out before work again?! How do working moms fit it in? I’d love some advice.
I’m trying to read, and of course, have been reading about four books at a time: I’m almost done with LA Son (fun!), Bright from the Start (parenting!) and Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It In Your Career. Rock Social Media (career!)
My parents are back in Wisconsin and it’s our first week without them – wish us luck! Be back with a recipe soonish? Or maybe a daily eats post?