We have a weekend filled with holiday celebrations with our family and friends over the next few days! We are praying for the roads to be less treacherous than our last trip, but the weather reports are looking a little rough this week.
Not to mention, I am not sure if I will ever be warm again.
Prepare for a winter of whines about cold temperatures.
Hey, is Love Actually one of your favorite holiday films too? I invited my neighbor over (PAJAMAS REQUIRED) to indulge in this holiday classic with me and we had the best time.
Okay, this is an embarrassingly funny story.
We have been neighbors for eight years and haven’t hung out until this year.
I have no clue, but this goes to show that it is NEVER too late to love your neighbors.
It turns out, she’s into books, NPR, Indian food, and independent films just like me!
Seriously, why did we wait so long?
Maybe think about the people who are living near you and see if you can form an unexpected friendship too! It’s the best, even if we did wait eight years to figure it out!
Here are a few other things that are making me happy today!
Gluten-Free Ramen is THE BOMB!
OMG! Ramen is such a guilty pleasure food for me and I haven’t had it in years, thanks to this gluten-free lifestyle! A few of my friends started posting about this gluten-free ramen deliciousness and I begged my bestie to snag a bag of it for me from Costco. If you love ramen, but hate the preservatives/high sodium or are rocking the gluten-free life too, these gluten-free ramen noodles from Lotus Foods are so good, you won’t even know you are missing anything.
Unfortunately, it was a seasonal item at Costco, but I do know that they had them at Target too. Amazon has several different flavorings offers and they all look absolutely delicious.
There is nothing more comforting than a big bowl of noodles in the winter so this has made me awfully happy this winter!
A Place to Prop My Feet
I spend a good deal of time at my computer and even though I have a great chair, being petite means my feet aren’t always in great proper placement. I got this no-frills foot rest (you can certainly splurge for one that is higher end!) and I have it under my desk to help give my feet a place to rest and to get my body in a better alignment while working. I can’t believe what a difference it has made on how my back and knees feel at the end of the day.
It is one of those little things that makes a huge difference in my comfort levels while working!
Fascinating Documentary Series
Have you heard about the new A&E Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath series that is airing? It kept popping up in my newsfeed so while I was waiting around for a plumbing estimate (the glamourous life I lead!), I decided to watch the first episode…then the second episode…then the third episode. This is one of the most fascinating documentaries I have watched on this religion, a religion that I knew very little about. This is an eight-part documentary series which explores allegations of abuse, lies and sexual misconduct within the church that Leah and many of the other leaders experienced during their time there.
In a statement issued by A&E, Remini explained the purpose of her series. She said that she hoped to “shed light on information that makes the world aware of what is really going on and encourages others to speak up so the abuses can be ended forever.”
I am looking forward to watching the rest of the episodes in this series and wondered if you had caught it too?
Eating: Instant Pot Ribs on repeat! OMG! If you bought one of these gadgets, you must give this recipe a try!
Loving: Mad love for Bruno, meowing revenge (LOL!), this Chris Pratt prank is hilarious, & I need to make a Wreath Witherspoon for our door (so cute!)!!
Reading: This incredible book that I read about on NPR. It is so beautifully written and I happen to think that cover is exquisite too! Have you read it?
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