I’m writing while “watching” the Super Bowl on my couch. I’ve already had more nachos with queso/cheese sauce in the last two hours than I’ve had in the last 10 years, which, considering the fact that I’ve been abstaining from cheese for much of the last few months, is maybe not my best decision of 2019. (But T made them and they were delish, so… YOLO.)
Anyways, this has been a very rainy weekend here in LA. I know most southern Californians whine about the rain, but I love it… it’s a nice change of pace, and makes the house feel so much cozier in the winter. Plus, it’s a great excuse to stay home and do stuff around the house. I’ve been reading this book and it’s really good so far! I’m a big fan of historical fiction, and this is set with World War I and World War II as the backdrops.
I got some cleaning done yesterday, along with a midnight Marie Kondo-ing of my clothes. I chucked half my clothes into a pile to be donated last night, and now I’m trying to figure out where exactly TO donate them. The easiest option is Goodwill, but I’d love to bring them somewhere where they won’t be sold, but rather given out for free to anyone who needs them. I used to always donate my clothes to those big clothing donation bins you see on the side of the road, but I recently heard they’re a scam. I honestly have no idea if that’s true or not, but if I can find a better option, I’m down.
If you have a suggestion in the LA/South Bay area, let me know!
I had wanted to bake bread today (for the first time, might I add), but the Tartine Bread cookbook I’d ordered never arrived. I also bought supplies, and am very excited to make homemade bread. I’m just living my best domestic life this year, guys.
JUST KIDDING - the cookbook literally just arrived.
Welp, nevertheless, I’m not making it now (it’s 6:30pm). Maybe this week? How time consuming is bread baking…..? Is this a project fit for after work? I’m guessing no.
In other news, I have the urge to start volunteering somewhere again. I volunteered for years at a variety of organizations, up until recently really. I was also heavily involved with the Orange County chapter of Girls on the Run (GOTR). I was thinking of coaching for the GOTRLA chapter, but I’m not sure the hours will work as they’re basically in the middle of my work day. Considering i’m still relatively new with my company, I’m not sure how it’ll fly for me to take a 2 hour “lunch break” once a week.
I’d also love to do something with dogs (especially pitbulls - that’s what Minori is)… i love this organization, but their main need is fostering, and my best gal doesn’t seem very interested in a roomie.
…I need to do some research I guess.
This whole post feels like it could be summed up with that emoji of the girl shrugging her shoulders.
On that note, I’m going to get back to my book. I hope you guys are all having a wonderful and relaxing weekend! xo