Sunday Stealing – a day late as always


I don’t blog on Sundays but I sure as heck do Monday mornings!

  1. 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

  1. 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.

  2. “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!

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