Finding happiness in the small things

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Life has been pretty monotonous. It’s the same thing every single day, and I’m not trying to sound like a negative complainer; I know I’m very grateful to be healthy. But today, I just felt so off. A little upset, annoyed, and just on edge. Has anyone else been feeling like this?

Some of the things that bring me happiness in these kinda depressing times is reading books, taking long walks outside with my daughter, hanging with Lola girl in the backyard, watching some good shows, and cooking. We recently subscribed to Hello Fresh (not sponsored) and they’ve been fun to cook for dinner. Not only are they super simple to make, but they take less than an hour from start to finish!

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Top: Italian meatloaf with potatoes and green beans. Bottom: Chimichurri pork chops with buttery black beans over rice.

They were both so good! We also made a Chickpea-Powdered Mediterranean Couscous – WOW. Probably one of my favorite meals we’ve made. I love couscous.

 

I’m just trying to keep myself sane in this scary and unknown time. I still occasionally go to Starbucks drive-thru (like once a week) just to get out of the house… but other than that, I’m home 24/7. I hope you all stay safe & had a lovely Easter. We still made an Easter basket for Ellie to open, and she loved all her new toys. I’m glad I was able to do that for her. The weather is warming up, so I look forward to blowing up our mini pool & having some fun with the girls! It’s the little things that bring us happiness & joy.

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Talk to you all later, I’m off to finish my 9th book of the year, and possibly watch more re-runs of New Girl on Netflix.

 

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