I love Januarys. It’s not the aura of a clean slate or fresh start but after the hectic end of the year weeks January is a much slower and more productive month for me. I feel like I don’t have to chase after everyone and everything but rather like I can pace myself again after my own needs.
This week is going to be short and sweet. After the holiday yesterday I have to work today and tomorrow and then it’s already weekend again. I could get used to that working pattern for sure! Next weekend we’re going to meet friends for dinner. It’s always amazing how Christmas or New Years gets you in touch with so many people you haven’t spoken to for a while. We already have plans with a bunch of friends over the next few weeks.
I can’t say though that I am not glad Stefan’s back to work today, too. I think we both need some time away from each other to appreciate the time we spend together more again. I think he slowly got a bit cabin fever but he’s in denial. And I need some space for myself. Badly! It’s strange when he’s at home everytime I come back from work. He wants to talk and asks me questions. And I am more like this
So and in this sense and also as this is the first Tursday in January let’s talk about what’s currently going on in my life. I am linking up with the lovely Amanda for a bit Thinking out loud today
Current book – It’s actually more than a bit disturbing but I – the bookworm – am not reading anything right now. When I have time I watch TV or read something educational online. I listen to ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ on my commute but that doesn’t really count.
Current music – this is stuck in my head! If it stays I might go totally bonkers
Current (non) guilty pleasure – wearing my PJs night and day. Or at least sweatpants. The office buiding was empty the last two weeks so I could go to work in my sweatpants as well. Sweatpants should be part of a smart casual attire. I guess I have to start a petition!
Current nail colour – My Christmas go to. Sparkly red. But I am going to get a manicure on Saturday
Current drink – Coffee – still going strong!
Current food – This veggie and cheese brunch skillet dish
Current obsession – my clean kitchen. Seriously I open my drawers and cabinets a few times a day and marvel over the tidyness knowing it won’t last too long!
Current wish – The room of requirements/ the office/ the spare bedroom would be in this state already, too. But it’s next on the list.
Current need – Visiting IKEA. I need a few tiny things and I am sure IKEA will show me that there are a few things I can’t live without anymore. What is that with IKEA that you always spend a fortune on not really necessary stuff?
Current triumph – Being successfully into denial about turning 31 in a few weeks. Turning 30 was actually much better than expected and 30 for sure was one of my greatest years so far but 31 is a whole different story. I hope this is not like that every year from now on! It’s exhausting!
Current bane of my existence – going back to Crossfit. I’ve been off for a few weeks now and I just can’t get myself to start over again. The holidays and other obligations as well as my laziness and more appealling alternatives have hindered me so far. Hopefully Friday. No let’s make this Friday for sure!
Current procrastination – making an appointment at my dentist’s.
Current fun – starting January with good friends and some fireworks
Current blessing – Being relaxed and well rested after the last two weeks. February is going to be a hell of a month at work and I am glad I found some time to recharge for that!
Current excitement – Trying to find a day where I can go to Munich for shopping kitchen stuff and food props. For Christmas I got a few gift cards from several department stores and I can’t wait to pick up some stuff I would most probably not spend any money on if it wasn’t for a gift card. Some people don’t like to gift gift cards because they find it not personel enough but I don’t see it that way. I love gift cards!!!
Current mood – Content I guess. Not totally over the moon great but not bad either. I like it
Current link – http://introvertdoodles.com/ I laugh so hard at every single doodle!
Now there’s all said but nothing done for today. So I better get ready and go to work. My blender needs a little action and I have a ton of spinach in the fridge to smoothie me through my day
Thoughts about January?
Have a great day and enjoy January!