It's Winter Break in the Mang household, and since it's been so rainy these past few days, I thought I should take some time to list the things I am thankful for before I blow a gasket. I can't believe the last time I listed things that made me happy was almost two years ago! Shameful!
1. Not dieting
I've decided to give myself a pass this holiday season by not paying too much attention to my diet. I obviously still have to lose more weight, but I'm fine with it not being right now. Obsessing over calorie/carb/vitamin/protein count has made Julie a dull, crabby girl. As Tim said to me the other day, "Can you please eat whatever you want so you can be happy, even if that means eventually needing mobility assistance?" Consider it done!
2. Proper rain gear
I never found a pair of boots that could accommodate my Chun Li calves. But a couple months ago, in a fit of restlessness, I decided to order my first pair of galoshes, and I am so glad I did! The Tretorn Skerry boots I bought stop before my legs really start to expand, so although my calves balloon out the top, I'm still protected from the kids' splashes! Paired with my bright yellow raincoat, I am completely impenetrable during this series of storms, and I'm a happy fat camper once more.
I just can't stop staring at my chicken's eggs! Is that creepy? Here is what they look like compared to both a white and brown egg:
I ate Cheep Cheep's first egg raw, mixed with some natto. It was divine.
4. My resident first grader
Isaac has lost 3 teeth in 3 days, and he started to feel a little bad for the Tooth Fairy. He left her a note last night:
And who looks this adorable with 4 missing front teeth?