Happy Monday! I hope you are all feeling refreshed and ready for the week ahead. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day 🙂
I typically eat overnight oats or scrambled eggs for breakfast but yesterday started off on a much sweeter note. A container of cinnamon rolls miraculously made it into the grocery cart while shopping Saturday so obviously Alex and I had to buy it 😉 To start our day we put half in the oven and popped the other half in the freezer for a later date. I love cinnamon rolls and think they are such a fun treat. One of my goals is to find a good recipe for homemade ones that doesn’t make a million since I’m only cooking for two. Also how cute is the mug I used for my tea?! I got it as a souvenir when I was in Switzerland in March. I just love the cow and it matches the cow painting I have too.
Once I was ready for the day and laundry was in the washing machine, I sat down to start “Eat Move Sleep” by Thomas Rath. I proceeded to read the entire thing in one day, it was that good! I don’t typically gravitate towards nonfiction but this book caught my eye at the library the other day. The premise of the book is how eating, moving and sleeping are all related and in order to improve our overall health, we need to focus on all three portions of our life. Although nonficiton, the book reads like a conversation instead of someone throwing information at you. He cites studies and talks about his own experiences. The biggest take away I had from the book was that in order to improve all aspects of my life, it doesn’t have to happen overnight. Just doing one small thing a day adds up to being large, positive changes.
Since reading really worked up an appetite, I threw a potato in the oven to bake while I read. When it was almost done cooking, I heated up the rest of the leftover pulled pork from a few days ago. I topped the potato with a little butter, cheese, and the pork for my lunch. The result was a delicious and hot meal. It almost tasted like comfort food a bit which sparked me into making yesterday self care Sunday.
For my self care day, I just did whatever felt like a good idea and like my body needed. I wanted to go to Target to see if they had a plain wooden tray for a diy project I want to do. Sadly, the one they carried wasn’t deep enough for my project. I’m hoping a trip to Michael’s in a week or two will find me exactly what I need. Alex went with me to Target as a break in his work and because we needed bee spray. In the deck on our apartment, we’ve noticed a hole that some bees have been coming in and out of. Hopefully they’ll be gone since we liberally sprayed Raid twice near the area.
Since I was flying through my book, I knew a library trip was in order. I’m trying to be better about only going once a week instead of multiple times a week. I grabbed a four books, some that I have been wanted to read and others that caught my eye while browsing. Once I got home I finished the book and figured I should probably fold the laundry.
While folding, I put on “Gilmore Girls” to make the folding process go faster. Does anyone else put on a show or movie when folding laundry? I swear it makes it seem like less work. When the was done, I grabbed my nail polish to give myself a pedicure. I decided on the shade mint from Crabtree & Evelyn. My brother picked this up for me as part of a gift last year and I love the color and formula of this polish.
For dinner, I made crispy onion chicken with roasted broccoli and potatoes. I typically write out what we’re having for dinner on Saturday before I go grocery shopping but that didn’t happen this week. Tonight I will be doing that but I really like how easy it is for me to get ready in the morning without thinking about if I need to take meat out of the freezer to defrost.
To keep up with my self care day, I took my makeup off after dinner and put on my pjs. Since I finished my book, I had to start my second one for the day. I picked “The Opposite of Love”, mostly because it was on the end of my makeshift bookshelf. I’m a few chapters in and like the main character a lot! It follows a litigator named Emily who breaks up with her boyfriend once he hints that he will propose. She gets put on a case to defend something that goes against her moral compass. That’s about all I got so far but I will let you know what I think when I finish!
Before “Game of Thrones” started, I put on a peel off mask from First Aid Beauty. I picked this one from my cabinet specifically because it’s a peel off so I don’t have to pause the episode to wipe it off my face. Just need a paper towel to put the mask on once it’s done. Alex made a little popcorn for us to enjoy during the episode and I also foam rolled. It’s probably safe to say, I’m slowly starting to love rolling. I really think it helps my legs not feel sore after runs. No spoilers here but wow that episode! I was happy about certain things and shocked at others.
Question of the day: What’s one thing you do on a self care day?