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Currently, deep freeze edition

It’s 17 degrees out, which is actually warmer than it’s been. We went to MOD Pizza for lunch, marking the first time I left the house in days. Leave it to food to draw me out of my cocoon of warmth.

It’s always jarring when the Christmas decorations come down.

I think it’s going to be in the 30s this week so I’m about to break out my flipflops. Just kidding. I’m in 2 layers of socks until March.

Watching: Home Town on HGTV. Y’all*, I have fallen hard for this show. I saw the first episode a while back and it didn’t grab me. I’m glad I gave it a second chance. It’s a lot more DIY than Fixer Upper and has a lot more heart and respect for the homes. And not everything is open plan! There are walls! And doors! People can’t hear you peeing in the bathroom from the other side of the house! Now I just want to build things. HGTV does nothing for me but make me do work and spend money.

Reading: Sourcery, Discworld #5. My boo Rincewind is back! More about books on Tuesday with the monthly Show Us Your Books blog post.

Eating: This fried rice recipe from Meredith Laurence. She’s a fantastic teaching chef and the best part of QVC. Even I can make her recipes. I cooked shrimp for me and chicken for WM.

Moving: Today I finished Day 6 of the Yoga with Adriene 30-day TRUE series. I’m getting pretty sore but today I held a forearm plank for FOUR entire seconds.


Due to the cold and the fact that our lower level is on a concrete slab, I’ve moved my yoga practice upstairs to the craft room. Where the space heater is.

Playing: Spider Solitaire. I let Words with Friends fall by the wayside in December. Maybe I’ll get back into it.

Missing: My Christmas decorations. No, literally, I’m missing my outdoor flag that blew away during this blizzard-storm-thing we had last week. The rest of the decor came down yesterday. I’m a 12 days of Christmas person and my heart breaks when I see trees outside on December 26. Our tree comes from China so it stays looking good as long as I want!

Thankful: For working from home on Mondays. It saves me train fare!

*It’s been many, many years since I’ve heard that much Mississippi.

Yoga with Adriene Find What Feels Good Roadshow – Philadelphia

For almost 2 years, I’ve been practicing yoga with the Yoga with Adriene videos on Youtube. I LOOOOOOOOVE them because I can practice in my home, for free, whenever I want. When Adriene announced that she was taking her Find What Feels Good Roadshow to Philadephia, I screamed SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

Which is how I found myself at the Fillmore in Philadelphia on a sunny September Monday.

I won’t lie, I was apprehensive. I went there on my own and didn’t know anyone. Also, the class was billed at being 90 minutes long and I had never done a yoga video longer than 40 minutes. In reality, I had nothing to worry about. Everybody was lovely, and the class was paced so that we all made it through with minimal whining.

After the class, I waited in a VERY long line and got to meet Adriene and she was as lovely as I imagined. She is doing a little tree pose. I look like a person who just did 90 minutes of yoga and couldn’t lift my leg.

This is a picture from the event — I’m at the bottom, circled in white. You can see my foot!

Empowered with positivity and a rekindled passion for fitness, I celebrated the only way I know how. Buying a bunch of swag and having a healthy snack.

If you have the chance, see Adriene when she comes to your town.

Five years!

Five years!

Today is my FIVE YEAR anniversary at TNP, which really isn’t The New Place at all anymore. Not so shabby for someone who thought she’d be fired before her first year was done.

It’s a good place to work, and has allowed me to travel to new places and learn new things. I’m doing great things with Excel, and I’m even doing a bit of SQL work on our database!

(I also received $300 in gift cards, which will be put aside for future travel.)

In unrelated news, I’m 23 days through the Yoga with Adriene 31-day #yogarevolution and with the exception of the angry, angry muscle in my upper back that I tweaked, I’m doing really well!

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