Bites of My Life

It's the calm before the storm. Not typically the phrase you would use after the holidays, but I'm talking literally here. Oklahoma got dumped on with rain and sleet yesterday, and today is bringing more sleet and snow. I've been bunking up at my parents since Christmas and the cabin fever is starting to set in. Fingers crossed the weather comes and goes so I can head down to Texas for a best friend New Years reunion. 

Reflecting back on the past week, it was a time of giving, receiving, family and friends. The holidays are so good about making me feel all warm fuzzy inside and reminding me just how thankful I am for the little life I live. 

I say this a lot, but this season of life keeps proving how I am really growing up, whether I like it or not. The hardest part recently is not having that month long break off... Celebrating Christmas Eve with just my mom and dad also shows me how I'm growing up. My sisters are off doing their own celebrations and I'm weirdly okay with it. I'm a traditionalist and don't usually handle change well. But the older I get, the more accepting I am. There are too many good things to be blinded with instead of dwelling on the constant change. 

-Just because Christmas is over doesn't mean you can't still enjoy this wintery gingerbread breakfast shake. Recipe posted on my instagram.
-Spaghetti squash is easily my favorite weeknight meal. Topped with a runny poached egg makes it even better.
-Santa requests my signature sugar cookies every year. 
-Dad got a Nespresso for Christmas and I'm reaping the benefits with homemade decaf lattes. 
-Took it upon ourselves this year to buy our Christmas PJs. This was a tradition I wasn't ready to let go of...
-Capped off the day with a Christmas meal of crown pork roast, spiced pecan salad, creamed spinach and cheese grits. 
-Ain't no party until the cocktail weenies show up. Sis and brother-in-law know how to throw one.
-Coconut water just met it's match. Picked this up while dad and I were stocking up on groceries and necessities before the winter storm hit.
-Lunch by the fire, still in my PJs, because Sunday and snow.