I wanted to share some of the things currently making me happy. As you know, I’ve been trying to take things one day at a time as part of my yearly intention. I’ve been definitely feeling a little off lately– fully related to the weather (cold, snow) and the pandemic. Nothing major, but enough to just feel kind of “blah” about it all. There is still plenty of things making me happy right now though– and it’s always worth celebrating that!
FOUR HAPPY THINGS
SOMEBODY FEED PHIL
Mike and I started watching this series on Netflix and we absolutely LOVE it. Phil Rosenthal is the creator Everybody Loves Raymond. In Somebody Feed Phil, he travels around the world (pre-pandemic!) trying local cuisines. It is the perfect way to fill the void of both not being able to travel and eat in restaurants. We have been inspired to cook certain meals at home or order from a local restaurant that specializes in cultural food after ward. Every other night, Mike and I take turns picking a “destination,” (aka episode) and we’ve been bopping around throughout the seasons. It is a heartwarming, totally lovely show. HIGHLY recommend.
So I’ve definitely had Dunkin’s blueberry munchkins before, but I don’t think I’ve had the full size before. I’m just obsessed. It’s a dangerous obsession really because every time I drive by a Dunkin’ now, I’m tempted to pull in to get one (or two). Try at your own risk…. they are soooooo good.
We started to go stir crazy with no plans on the calendar. Really nothing “fun” to look forward to. So we got creative and decided to make our own pandemic-safe plans. Two things I am particularly looking forward to? I booked a private showing at our local AMC movie theater. I have missed going to the movies tremendously. There was only one available opening (noon on a Saturday), but I scooped it up. We are going to watch Selma and I will be consuming my weight in movie theater popcorn 🤗
I also found out Eleven Madison Park, one of our favorite NYC restaurant’s, is doing at-home dinners, and there was a pick up location nearby here in NJ. What a fun “date night” idea at home. You get a full dinner for four so you get a taste of the Eleven Madison Park experience safely. (And they’re donating 10 meals for every order to Rethink Food.) We haven’t even done either of the experiences and they’ve already made me so happy, honestly. I just can’t wait.
MAKEUP FREE DAYS
I really haven’t been wearing much makeup since last March. Most days I would wear just mascara and a little swipe of eyebrow gel. But I’m barely even doing that lately. It started out of laziness. A “why bother” mentality. It normally bothers me if I don’t do my eyebrows at the very least. Right now though? I really don’t care– not from a “why bother” standpoint, but more so that going fully makeup-free bothers me so much less. It’s been so freeing. I still feel fantastic when I wear makeup, so it’s not like I’m fully eliminating it… but knowing I’ll feel just as internally confident without feels good.