just a few midwinter thoughts

1. Things I do way too much, in obnoxious excess: re-watch Downton Abbey episodes so often that I can reiterate scripts without looking, etc. (it's embarrassing - I'm talking like 3+ episodes DAILY), drinking tea (see above), complaining about how cold it is, eating sushi (it's an odd new fad of mine), clearing snow off of my car.

2. I have been battling a nasty ear infection and it is the worrrrst. This goes hand in hand with me complaining about how cold it is - doesn't it just make sense to associate getting sick with being indoors because it is just too dang cold out? Well. The first few days (!) of my inconvenient ailment, I could barely hear and had to see the doc twice. Even I am sick of myself. I am definitely on the rebound but it is odd just how painful this can be. It's amazing how quick the human body can bounce back, and it's also pretty astounding just how a double-ear infection can take the life out of you.

3. Slowly and quietly, a little spring fever is bubbling about. I think of flowers and get a warm fuzzy feeling inside. Valentine's Day is coming up, and seeing all the pink and red is even getting me all comfy-cozy happy. I cannot wait to take trips to the flower stores, see bulbs sprout from the seemingly frozen ground, and eat Easter egg candies until my heart is content.

4. Current obsessions: see #1, plus my new car (!!!), my electric blanket, new bralettes I've just ordered from aerie, cowl-neck sweater/sweatshirts, which reminds me of the song Sweater Weather; seeing Scout practice new tricks we've taught her, browsing instagram (way too often), anything stripes, my new blending sponge from Sephora, and visits to my favorite pizzeria with the family. We're having a girl date there later today!

5. Lately I haven't been taking a lot of time, but way more time than I have in the past to check up and comment on blogs. I have found so many great ones! I am so excited to be swapping buttons with new bloggers I've "met." Starting from scratch is tough but always so worth it. I love the blogging community!

what's up with you?? ciao, xo


  1. Ear infections are the worst!! And was in aerie the other day--loved so many of their items. Haven't ever purchased anything before, but was definitely tempted!

  2. a new car!? so exciting! you need to blog about that! also--i'm with you on complaining about the cold--it's the worst!

  3. #5, yes! It is so much more fun when I spend more time investing in other's and their blogs, rather than just focusing on my own (which can be lonely). What state do you live in? I am currently enduring this freezing whether in DC. I am getting a little spring fever as well...

    1. I live in PA! It's still snowy and icy here, but today is a balmy 50 or so degrees. it's practically tropical ;)

  4. Haha! I love that you like Downton too... I have all the seasons and could pretty much narrate the whole thing as well. I think I have a slight obsession. :)

  5. I tried watching Downton the other day for the first time, and had no idea what was going on. Maybe it would help to start at the beginning? I feel like I might like it . . . And an electric blanket sounds so heavenly!!!!!!!!! Definitely need one of those!

  6. I'm ready to see some flowers start blooming too! Last summer I planted a bunch in my front yard, and I can't wait for them too start blooming in the spring! They make me happy :) I'm also loving my new car! I just got a new car in December after mine died after 11 longs years!! It was time! It's so fun! I forgot what having a new car was like :)