TRYING | a new recipe for detox lentil soup. So good. It has lentils, potatoes, butternut squash, and kale and it’s thick and creamy. I love it. Hi, have we met? I am San and I am a soup lover.
HAVING FUN | with all the holiday challenges that my Streakers Group has been putting out. A Secret Santa “workout stack exchange”, an Advent Tracker Challenge (choose from two 10 Min Classes each day) and an upcoming Virtual Snowman Run! Our group admins sure know how to keep us busy and motivated.
KEEPING UP | with yoga. Not quite daily (as I am adding in all these other workouts again), but still regularly. Remember what Kae said about adding and subtracting a habit? I am adding, but not completely subtracting. It’s a new approach (until I get more hours in the day, I guess).
BAKING | all the Christmas treats. I made a second batch of Spritz Cookies and Almond-Vanilla Crescent Cookies and I tried a new recipe for “Potato Cake”, which I got from a dear old family friend. I am assuming this was a “war recipe” and people made do with what they had at the time (adding potatoes to the dough as extra filling, and adding jam). It’s a very tasty, Stollen-like cake which goes well with a cup of coffee or tea and apparently keeps very well. I have two huge loaves, so I’ll report back about that last part.
SNUGGLING UP | under my new Sherpa knit throw for the couch. It’s so warm and cozy.
FINISHING | all my Christmas shopping (a lot of it sadly was online, but what can you do). I am glad I got everything done in time (and it all should be delivered before the weekend). My sister already called yesterday to tell me that the photo books had arrived. I cannot wait to hear about my parents’ reaction when she gives it to them on Christmas Eve!
SENDING OFF | all my holiday cards. I counted around 85. How many cards do you typically send? It’s just one of my favorite things to do around the holiday season. I know, Engie had recently asked about what you do with all the cards after the holidays. Well, I keep them up quite a while (I have a broom closet door where I hang them all up and I left up the cards from last year until Thanksgiving this year – and yes, it made me smile to see cards – and photos – from people I hold dear all year).
ENJOYING | some winter walks/runs along the river. I admitted recently that I hadn’t run in almost three weeks, but I am happy to say that I took a couple of lunch walks along the river (which is close to my office) and I also got out for a run yesterday again. Finally. Yay.
LOVING | my new piano mug. It’s been my go-to mug for afternoon tea these last couple of weeks! Thanks again, Julie.
PICKED UP | my knitting needles again last week for the first time in a while. My MIL requested a loop scarf for Christmas and while the request came a little late (I had to order the yarn and couldn’t get started until last weekend) and I probably won’t be able to finish it in time, it was a nice excuse (not that I needed one) to start knitting again. I really enjoy it during the colder months. Do you knit?
What’s currently going on in your life?