I don’t blog on Sundays but I sure as heck do Monday mornings!
- Wintertime comfort foods, habits, hobbies
I used to make chili every winter but I have not this season. I did make a very comforting meal for the kids for dinner last night: mashed potatoes, green beans, and chicken crescents, which is basically shredded chicken with some cheddar inside crescent rolls and you bake it on top of a can of cream of mushroom mixed with cheddar and a little milk. Really good! Habit and hobby wise, I do tend to get into the cozy mindset but we don’t do any skiing or anything you might associate with winter.
2. Favorite seasonal/holiday music and songs
As noted in a post last week, I really enjoy the slower tempo songs like Have Yourself a Merry little Christmas. Movie wise, I love It’s a Wonderful Life, Christmas Vacation, and Christmas with the Kranks.
3. The people I want to spend more time with next year
I won’t have a choice – my coworkers. LOL. But that’s a new opportunity to make friends. I’d like to see my aunt more but that’s dependent on her getting over herself and moving to Pensacola. A story for another time.
4. How much I could change my life in 1 year if I focused
I mean, I did that this year. I slowly got myself out of inconsistent online teaching and into a full time job with great benefits. It took paying attention to the “right” kind of jobs and killing it in the interview.
5. The valuable lessons I learned this year
I feel like the lessons I learned were more about me personally and how to be. I learned that I am still tending to run from problems even though I thought I’d gotten better. Some things I plan ahead on and some, I wait until the last minute and it is never good. So I learned to be more aware of those.
6. How I’d describe 2022 in 10 words
A trial for sure but I made it through
7. My favorite Reads of 2022
Hmm I’m going to say Naked Came the Manatee. It’s a crazy book!
8. Best movies I saw in 2022
I’m going to have to go with the new German remake of All Quiet on the Western Front. Highly recommend!
9. Favorite TV shows/episodes of 2022
Hmm I can only think of Yellowstone right now but I bet we watched many others.
10. Memorable experiences from 2022
Going to Ohio with my family and visiting my husband’s childhood home and friends; getting a new job; my kids playing sports and my oldest making the JV high school team; my daughter really getting into dance; my grandfather dying (you didn’t say GOOD, just memorable!)
11. Three people I enjoyed spending time with this year
My husband, the other soccer parents, and a new friend I made on a band’s facebook page. We only saw each other in real life once but we chat often.
12. How I handled challenges this year
By writing and really evaluating. I also made myself listen to others’ feedback instead of blowing it off.
13. What I’m leaving behind in 2022
Inconsistency; bad attitudes; self-doubt
14. How I changed most from beginning to end of the year
Well, I got myself to a place where I wasn’t relying on inconsistent college courses and I also forced myself to open up more, emotionally.
15. What I want to tell myself before the New Year
Keep it simple; not everything needs to be complicated
6 thoughts on “Sunday Stealing – a day late as always”
Good idea on the last answer…keep it simple. Hubby has made chili already this year and he is planning to make it again this week, I think.
“Naked Came The Manatee” was a riot! Written by all the “Florida Crazies,” as they call themselves. It was a spoof on “Naked Came The Stranger,” and was definitely better.
You had a good year!
Yes! I really enjoyed that book. It was a real ride.
I want to see that All Quiet On the Western Front. It has been reviewed very well.
Too bad “Naked Came the Manatee” doesn’t come in Kindle format. 😦
I know! I managed to pick it up at a church thrift store near me that has an amazing used book section.