Well since we are still at home, and some on lockdown, we certainly have to find ways to entertain ourselves and keep our wits about us.
I have some recommendations for you today on books I am reading, recipes I am making, and what I have been wearing etc.
What I’m Reading
What I Am Doing
I have been keeping busy at home with the blog, as well as working on some personal development and taking up new hobbies. I wrote about some of these ideas in the post- Keeping Mentally and Physically Active During Covid. I have ordered this book from Amazon in order to learn the basics of drawing dogs. You all know I am a huge dog lover and am so impressed with dog portraits from artist I see. I am not looking to be a “pro” but am enjoying learning new skills and drawing with charcoal pencils. I used to love sketching and writing as a kid, so why not?
On days that we have some warmer weather, I will walk outside with the hubby and the pups, on the Greenways we have near us. It is wonderful getting some fresh air and getting out of the house. I do have a home gym however, and will use the treadmill to walk, do the incline and also use my weights, medicine ball and therabands to build muscle. I am a morning workout person, so i put on my ear buds and listen to some rock/hair bands for motivation. I have been loving listening to one of my favorite bands albums- Def Leppard Photograph.
I’m cooking a bit more with my mom and we both decided making Ukrainian homemade perogies was a bit too much of an undertaking!
The recipe I made as of late was stuffed portobello mushrooms with parmesean cheese, artichokes, onions, garlic. It was quite tasty with a rice pilaf. I also made my favorite soup-Butternut Squash, which is so easy and delicious! Are you a fan of hearty soups in the Winter? You gotta have good bread! Mmm.
I did watch the Inauguration this Wednesday and was so thankful it went off without a hitch. Did you see Celebrate America with Tom Hanks ? Bruce Springsteen was always a favorite of mine and I really liked the song he performed-The Land of Hope and Dreams
What I’m Wearing
Keeping it casual here at the casa. I miss dressing up, and do so for the blog and some days when we make a trip to Fresh Market to pick up groceries. Just to make me feel better! So, many days it is loungewear, like this leopard pair, or this Lou & Grey outfit, but other days it is denim. Here is an basics outfit with cashmere, a moto jacket, jeans and wedge sneakers I put together recently. Here we are at our favorite nearby Greenway. In addition, I am also wearing workout wear for our walks.
I just love these Dolce Vita wedge sneakers in this pewter grey color. These are sold out, but here is a similar pair.
What I’m Watching
Well, I am in Discovery ID addict, and hardly watched a crime show I didn’t like! I am a big fan of Detective Joe Kenda.
I will also watch Amazon or Netflix to get lost in a great series or movie. I love foreign mysteries or shows, and recommend, The Five by author Harlen Coben. I also loved the Spanish thriller, The Mess You Leave Behind.
Now many people have been enjoying Bridgerton, and I am no exception. This story captures you from the start and the relationship of the 2 families is interesting and intertwined. Plus, we must not forget Rege-Jean as Simon, quite the handsome fellow! It is a real treat!
What I’m Listening To
I am old school when it comes to music . I do love many styles , and as a music major, spent much time listening to Jazz artists in college.
I am a big fan of Louis Prima and his improv style. I taught Banana Split for My Baby to my 5th graders.
I also love to listen to Mile’s Davis, classic album- KIND OF BLUE.
I listen to rock like AC/DC, Bon Jovi and Def Leppard when I am working out.
Perhaps this gave you some new ideas,
Have a great weekend,