-I know I said something pretty funny to her if she tilts her head back while she is laughing. Her reactions to my jokes make me a little bit cocky.
-It must be true love because I share my FMWs that my friends send me for my birthday with her. She is the only person I will let near them.
-Just keeping my internet bffs informed on the really important things in life:
-Still choosing out the Christmas books to read whenever we go to the library.
-One of the many perks of going to my sister’s house is that my brother-in-law always has three big canisters of his homemade trail mix out for us to snack on. His selections and ratios of nuts to dried fruit is perfection. He needs to start selling his mix.
-Our new tradition each morning. Brooke jumps in my bed and we watch 1 or 2 of the Dogs 101 clips on Youtube about different breeds. We are getting very excited!!!
-Just showing aunt Meg her owie. Brooke knows that my foot hurts and somehow she has developed pain in the exact same spot;)
-PLEASE tell me that you had one of these as a child. I have so many fond memories with ‘banana chairs.’ We would create all sorts of obstacle courses with them and watching a movie in one of these with some popcorn was the best night ever.
-A teacher friend of mine recommended this book and I grabbed it because I was excited for it to help me with my parenting methods and also if I decide to go back to teaching again once Brooke is in school full time. Yeah… so this book was exactly what I needed to read for my brain (and I hope that translates to how I work with others in my life). It is amazing. I pretty much have something in each paragraph that I want to highlight. It examines the differences between a fixed mindset (you are who you are and you just try to avoid failure as you go through life) and a growth mindset (you are a work in progress.. you view setbacks as a way to stretch, learn and grow). There is a section about how this affects our success in our athletic goals too and it has a lot of examples amazing athletes and how they deal with setbacks.
This little quote the other day has stuck with me big time—> “Becoming is better than being.” Love it.
-I rarely eat raw vegetables. I do if they are in a salad but I hardly ever find myself just munching away on raw veggies (especially in the winter when I am freezing and just want something warm). I think the key to loving veggies is finding your favorite ways to prepare them (my sis loves them raw so more power to her but cooked is my favorite) and your favorite spices/spice mixes to use on them to give them a punch of flavor.
My favorite three spices for veggies are all at Trader Joe’s:
1. South African Smoke Seasoning
2. Smoked Paprika
3. Everyday Seasoning
Also, I love this list of awesome spices to try on your different fruits and veggies.
How do you eat your veggies most often? Cooked or raw? Favorite spices for them?
Have any Monday Matters to share?
Current favorite cereal and your favorite cereal as a kid?!