Monday, February 3, 2014

10 Things I Enjoyed in January

Consider this my way of keeping my promise to myself to enjoy 2014. All of it.

  1. Vinyl records. My record player spins on the daily. I've found ten or so records at thrift and antique stores, and while most of them aren't albums I was looking for, they were well worth the $1-4 each. I so badly want Natalie Cole's "Unforgettable: With Love" album on vinyl, but I might have to resort to CD. (Someone lent it to me in 1999, and it's been a favorite ever since.)
  2. Emoji overload. I pulled my best friend Leah to the dark side, and we text each other with excessive amounts of emojis now. We also text about a TV show I'm too embarrassed to name, but that's our little secret.
  3. FaceTime with my sister. Until you've seen us in the same room together, you can't understand the full magnitude of why FaceTime is a godsend for us. Oh, the facial expressions.
  4. E-mails from my MIL. My Wisconsin-residing MIL likes to tease me about my low tolerance for the cold, courtesy of Southern California. I received a few e-mails from her this month with funny snow-related videos and photos, and I have to admit that it made me smile that the e-mails were sent directly to me, not her son and me. Just me.
  5. Starting a new job. Yup! New job. There's just no stoppin' me, people. ;) I'm still with the same company at the same assisted living community, but I started a new position last week.
  6. "Go chase yourself." The funniest stories at work come from the memory care section of the community. I love the elderly as it is, but the elderly with various forms of dementia say the darndest things! They have a very small filter. One of our residents is incredibly sweet... until you ask her to do something. Then, she'll have a few choice words for you, but her best line is a sardonic "Go chase yourself." It's my new favorite line. :)
  7. My trip to Nashville. 'Nough said.
  8. Snow. This city isn't built or prepared for more than a light dusting, but it sure it beautiful!
  9. Food tasting at work. Since my new office is next-door to the main kitchen, I get to taste test some of the veg-friendly food before it is served. I'm not complaining.
  10. Watching movies that most people probably wouldn't. 10 Years. Your Sister's Sister. Ruby Sparks. I've been picking through our movie channels while my husband is out of town, and I really liked some of these movies I hadn't heard of. Have you seen them? (I thought not.)

It was a good month. On to the next! Happy Monday, and happy February!


Kate said...

Oh man. I LOVED Ruby Sparks.

Whitney H said...

A new position!? Congrats ma'am! You fancy! And I cannot tell you how jealous I am of your snow. I miss you so much! :(

Unknown said...

I love nothing more (except you) than having whole conversations in emoji.
Reese however does not... just another example of why girlfriends are the bestest.

Love youuu

Katie said...

i am so thankful for facetime with my sister! she just had a baby and I am SO glad I can see her often since I can't be there!