Happy Tuesday all!
It’s been a minute since I posted a Tidbits. During the holidays I feel that the time just passes so quickly. We have been doing so much travelling and the weekends have been jampacked. In case you missed it, we went back up to Chicago for Thanksgiving. The girls actually went up the week before with my in-laws and then my husband and I drove up the Tuesday before. We all drove home the Saturday after.
I like driving as I am one of those people that likes to sight-see. I enjoy seeing a new place. It is a lot with the kids though. We stopped at a hotel in Nashville on the way home with the kids and Claire did not sleep well. She still sleeps in a crib so to have to sleep in a regular bed plus in a room she is not familiar with was just too much for a two year old. They were overall really good in the car with their tablets in hand but it was a long trip for everyone.
The week after we had my work Christmas party Friday night and then I went out with my sister for her birthday on Saturday. This past weekend we went to Jacksonville, Fl on Saturday overnight to say goodbye to my brother. My brother enlisted in the Marine Corps and he started bootcamp yesterday. We basically have no contact with him until he graduates in March even though he is right over a bridge from my work.
Next weekend Saturday night I am going with my sister and Aubrey to see The Nutcracker in Savannah. Her ticket was part of her Christmas gift from my sister. We also moved piano from Saturdays to Friday nights due to Saturdays being so busy. Friday nights are usually a pretty free night for us so now it will be our piano night and we won’t have to cancel so much.
Yes, things really are as hectic and jumbled as I just laid out for you. I don’t even know what day it is most day.
I love having things to do and things to look forward to but it really can be exhausting. Anyone else feel this way?
What I’ve been watching
I started watching “And Just Like That…” on HBO Max. I watched the first episode and I just have so many thoughts. If you haven’t watched this yet then scroll to the next section because Spoiler Alert!
I am deeply saddened for Mr. Big to die. I felt frustrated that I didn’t see Carrie call 911. He was collapsed on the floor and she ran up to held him but I was waiting for her to make the 911 call. Am I the only one who struggled with this? I already was in tears when I saw Stanford knowing that the actor passed away but then to have a character die. Heartbroken!
I also felt there was a lot of talk about age, aging and symptoms of aging. I understand that the characters are much older. I’m not saying it shouldn’t be addressed. It is obvious but I feel like it was fixated on a little too much at the beginning. I feel like they tried to think about the negative comments/reviews they would get about the aging (Miranda’s hair is gray, wrinkles, faces look different, etc) and addressed it for the public. Yes, Miranda’s hair isn’t red anymore. She is older. Her is why it was kept grey. It was not very subtle….
What’s been inspiring me
-This delicious Snowflake Peppermint Cocktail HERE
-These Bourbon Cream Chocolate and Walnut cookies look too delicious HERE
-A great holiday dinner side dish with these Honey Balsamic Roasted Carrots HERE