LIFE LATELY // Q1 2022

Reading
Planning

PT license renewal, monthly family dinners in Defiance, spring break trip to Cincinnati and Mammoth Cave National Park, Kyle’s return to college courses, financial successes

Watching

Completion of NFL 2021-2022 season, Super Bowl LVI where Los Angeles Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 23–20 in Los Angeles, Olympic Games Beijing 2022, NCAA March Madness, Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing

Cooking

Beef stew, cottage pie, frittatas, Dutch babies, BLT salads, tikka masala, chili, shakshuka, chicken pot pie

Eating

Exclusively Whole30 in January

Drinking

Always and forever black iced coffee from Biggby

Creating

Winter Igloo, the occasional book related Reel or Tik Tok, reorganizing my bookshelves, bookstagram pictures

Going

Weekly trivia nights (Blarney, The Casual Pint, Beer Barrel, Home Slice), Twin Oast, Uncle T’s 50th birthday party

Loving

Bamboo ladder plant stand, new plant friends → Frittata the fittonia and Linguini the snake plant from Hoen’s Garden Center, Wordle and it’s spin offs (Waffle, Quordle), winter sunsets, NCLA sage green nail polish

Dreaming

Of my first 6 figure year

Feeling

Thankful for the financial freedom and consistency in my PRN jobs
Excited for the warm weather and sunshine of spring
Lost with plans for our wedding
Nervous for period of transition with another new DOR (second this year)
Suspicious that the pandemic is over

Listening

Audiobooks, And Her Books podcast

Celebrating

Valentine’s Day dinner at Mancy’s Italian Grill, The Ultimate (Taco) Twosday 2/2/22, the occasional 1st and 2nd place trivia win,  the joys of running outside + up to 5 miles

Learning

From exclusively black authors in February, 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

Buying

Used books, Glacier National Park Rumpl (REI on sale), Nikon 7500, 2 lens, and tons of accessories from Camera Mall in Ann Arbor, books from Book Depository as Valentine’s Day presents, bird enamel pins from Etsy for Kyle’s new camera bag (Blue Jay and Cardinal), KENDALL + KYLIE jeans from TJ Maxx, Lodge cast iron reversible griddle/grill, collapsible camp kettle, handmade pottery (mug) from MCNP

mantra

You are not the work you do; you are the person you are. Toni Morrison

Until next time, Meryn


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