Good morning, everyone! We’ve got another Snow Day today! I know the rest of the east coast is shaking their fist at us Tennessee folks because it hasn’t snowed since Friday and there is very little snow left on the ground. However, the emergency professionals have indicated that it’s unsafe to drive right now and who’s going to question a day off? Not me.
Anyway, my Monday morning blog post is going to take a different turn today. Normally, I post on Mondays with some weekend snapshots. But, considering 98% of my weekend was spent curled up on the couch, I don’t have much to show for it. Instead, I’ll update you on what’s been happening around here as of late.
As always, play along in the comments or link up your own “January Lately” posts to the link-up below!
Halfway through this book. I keep getting distracted because I like to research all the people he mentions in his book. Darn you Google for being so accessible and information-filled.
I’m on the last and final season and I’m getting emotional that it’s coming to an end. I want all the characters to be my real life friends. Especially Ron Swanson.
To stay warm. Aside from my initial jaunt in the snow, I’ve been cooped up at home with multiple layers and multiple heaters on. Call me crazy, but I don’t do well in the cold.
Still doing the whole dump-and-devour thing. Cooking has taken a back seat this month and I’m a-okay with it. As long as I manage to get some veggies in my system, I’m a happy camper.
Despite my grocery run to stock up on all the things, we actually ran out of a few items. So on Saturday we ordered a pizza. And Sunday we had Subway for lunch and dinner. Oops. Oh well. You live and you learn.
Snow days call for hot chocolate. The old-school kind. The kind that comes with those fake marshmallows that taste like the marshmallows in Lucky Charms.
Tweeting about Facebook. Is that even allowed? Is Jack Dorsey going to deactivate my account? Do you like my use of hashtag mid-tweet? And my short URL? I’M A MILLENIAL. (<—except if I’m being honest, I’ll have you know it took me about 15 minutes to figure out how to shorten my URL).
To Subway. We were there for a total of 10 minutes. Except it took about 10 minutes to put on layers to go out. And then another 10 minutes to remove the layers once we got back home. So it felt like quite an adventure.
I have spent the last day or so watching modules and reading up on SEO and how to better optimize my images and blog posts for search engines. I’ve been blogging since 2012, but there’s still so much I don’t know. I really appreciate this program in particular because Robin and Lesly (the masterminds behind it!) go above and beyond to break things down – step-by-step – and then will answer any questions you may have on their Facebook group. I love having a group of people to turn to when I get stuck. Because I get stuck a lot. So this course has been really helpful in my development as a blogger! If you’re interested, you can check them out here.
When the heater is constantly on, my throat and nose have a tendency to get quite dry. Thankfully, we’ve got this diffusing every single night. I love the way it makes our room smell and, more importantly, I love the way it makes me feel right before going to bed and when I wake up in the morning!
But, honestly, when am I not craving french fries? Especially the kind that are covered in garlic. YUM.
Question of the Day:
Now it’s your turn! Pick a few “Lately” prompts above to answer below!
- What are you cooking lately?
- Listening to lately?
- Craving lately?
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