Technically speaking, we have one day of December left, better yet-2016. Thus, I have decided to do my monthly/seasonal favorites now! This holiday season went by very quickly. I didn’t get out of school until the 21st of December, so that may be a contributor to my problem. But regardless, it was such a lovely season and reflection and rest. I am enjoying taking a break from my chaotic schedule and getting to relax a bit. Anyways, let us get on with it…
Currently this December:
Reading: Half the Sky by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn- this is such an excellent read that really shows you the inside of human trafficking and women oppression worldwide and how simple education and encouragement can fix it.
Live TV Timeless, This is Us, Speechless
Netflix & etc.- Call the Midwife, Bones, Downton Abbey
(I am watching way to many shows right now, oops.)
Cooking: I recently made these super tasty Linzer Cookies for Christmas Eve and they were a hit. Recipe in link.
Eating: I have recently discovered the magic of banana “ice cream”, has the consistency of frozen yogurt but healthier!
- 1 frozen banana
- frozen yogurt (optional)
- milk taste or consistency ( I use Coconut/Almond milk)
- Chocolate syrup (optional)
- Blend all ingredients in a blender and occasionally add more milk depending on how you want it to taste or feel.
- Serve in bowl and garnish with toppings!
Loving: I am in love with White Barn‘s Winter candle, sold at Bath & Body Works. It smells like what a Texan would expect winter to smell like somewhere where it actually gets below 40 on a daily basis. (Sadly, our Texas winter has been as cold as 17 degrees and as warm as 78. TEXAS MAKE UP YOUR MIND!)
Dreaming: Not quite sure if this is supposed to be meant in a literal sense or more of a future sense, but whatever. I am dreaming of 2017 summer. I am going to Munich this summer on a mission trip, I am super excited, so please keep that in your prayers. However, there is one thing that I have been dreaming about for a while now- Hamilton tickets. I can see myself buying the Hamilton Chicago tickets and booking flights because ladies and gents I am going make this dream come true! Some how I will come up with the money, I just need a game plan.
Feeling: Ooh, this is a hard one; I have had such a variety of feelings lately. My family and I have recently been hit with major change. I initially handled it better, I felt a lot of guilt & weariness but also happiness & gratefulness . I was drained and a little out of sorts, it was all so new. Now, I just have frustration and unsureness but I also have moments of love & joy. I am not quite sure what I think about the situation but all I know is that God gave us this because he knew we could do it and I have to trust in him. God has given me more joy, mercy, and grace through this than I usually have, which is such a blessing. Overall, I am unsure but I do know that he is preparing me for something further down the road and that I must trust him.
Listening: Same old, same old. I am still jammin’ out to Hamilton and Regina Spektor.
Celebrating: Well, this month I am celebrating rest and time with family. Like I stated previously, there has been a change in the Henry household, so I now cherish any moment of mother-daughter and father-daughter time I can attain. I also celebrate this new change and the joy it has brought to a certain little person, I celebrate that he is safe. I am also celebrating the birth of our Savior and the fact that he stooped so low, gave up all power, to become a vulnerable little baby. Pretty crazy that he loves us that much.
Going: Unfortunately, I am not going anywhere this December. 😦
Doing: Well, since I now have back the 9 hours I spend at school I have had plenty of free time. I tend to spend time with friends, watch movies/TV, go to fun places, shop, and overall just make the most of my break.
Well, that’s it for my December favorites. I will be posting probably agin in the next few days to reminisce on 2016, but until then Happy New Years!