Reading //

Planning // reading plans for Kayla’s #buzzwordathon 2021 (blogpost linked here), goals and intentions for 2021, TBR list for 2021

Watching // marathoning booktube content from Kayla of BooksandLala (youtube channel linked here), dipping my toes in fellow Canadian booktuber Ariel Bissett (youtube channel linked here), The Bachelorette finale spoilers and highlights, Jessica and Tyler Braun’s vlogmas content, Amber Burns’s vlogmas content

Cooking // Half Baked Harvest chipotle cheddar corn chowder, Half Baked Harvest 4 cheese sun-dried tomato and spinach pasta bake, dutch baby, funfetti mug cake, The Defined Dish black pepper chicken

Eating // Mancino’s baked potato pizza

Drinking // drinking Nebraska and Colorado craft beer from James and Rikki for the First Annual Frey Family Beer Exchange

Crafting // 2021 family photo collage for mom’s holiday card, wedding envelope lettering practice, book cover collages

Going // to watch Kyle play indoor soccer at the sports dome, Red Cross blood donation (COVID antibodies not detected)

Loving //drinking tea in the evenings while reading, muji 0.38 fine tip pen, Taylor Swift’s ninth studio album Evermore, flipping through my One Line A Day journal

Dreaming // of a fresh new start with a new year, my second COVID vaccine dose, Cleveland browns Super Bowl

Feeling // careless and stupid for rear ending a van on my way to work (hit a patch of black ice), tears of joy receiving my first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine , accomplished having read 56 books this year, proud of my 30 pound weight loss this year, impressed with my finances and year end net worth, above all else, hopeful for 2021

Listening // Podcasts: Book Riot, Books Unbound

Listening // Spotify: Taylor Swift’s new album Evermore (top 3: coney island, no body, no crime, and long story short), Michael Bublé’s Christmas, Today’s Top Hits playlist, my 2020 Half Marathon Jams playlist

Celebrating // FDA approval of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine and mass delivery out of in Portage, MI, two more custom wheelchair deliveries, surpassing reading goal of 30 books with a total 56 this year

Learning // Airbnb IPO set for 12/10, intubation protocols from Kyle, Kamala Harris’s political and personal history through her autobiography

Supporting // local and small businesses for the holiday season: Paige Poppe artist, Flourish in Fibers fiber art, Wax Buffalo candles, Peripeti candles, MAME soy candles

Buying // board games and cards games with Christmas money, Ohio City Oatmeal Stout, new Whole30 book Cooking Whole30

Monthly Mood Board //

Until tomorrow, Meryn


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