Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I'm Back

So sometimes this thing happens during the winter here. I go into hibernation mode, and the only thing I can do is drag myself to work in the morning, drag myself back to my apartment in the evening, and sit on my couch and do absolutely nothing until I go to bed.

True, I tend to do that not just during winter, but winter is especially bad. It's freezing, it gets dark at 3pm so by the time I get home it feels like 10pm, it's hard to walk because apparently 80% of the neighborhood doesn't believe in shoveling their sidewalks, and sitting under a blanket doing nothing is just about the best thing in the world.

Thus, my almost-two-month hiatus from doing anything productive outside of the time I spend at work. It happens.

Since I've been out of touch for so long, here's a five-second summary of the highlights this past winter (did you hear that, Chicago? This past winter - don't make this warm weather a tease, I told you winter is over). Don't worry, it's not long, because like I said, I pretty much did nothing. So here we go.

I ate cake. Are you surprised?


Bailey wanted some.

You're sharing, right? You always share.

I decorated sugar cookies with Katie when she was in town, something that happens on average once a year.

Owls, because they're cool.

And then I ate them.

I made homemade bagels! TWICE. Probably the most productive thing I did in the past two months.

These are good.

I made bread! I wish this was as impressive as the bagels, but honestly this was quite easy with this book.

And then I ate the bagels and bread while sitting on my couch watching TV.

Bailey wanted some.

Just a crumb?

Bailey was grumpy.

It's 7am on Saturday. Why haven't you fed me?

She also passed out multiple nights right on my legs, despite the fact she had almost an entire queen-sized bed to sleep on.

I hope you didn't want to move anytime soon.

And that's pretty much it.

Oh, and I did some yoga. Lots of yoga, actually. In fact, yoga is probably the sole reason I'm not 50 pounds overweight right now. But I don't have a picture of me doing it, since it's hard to get a picture of that, so you'll just have to take my word for it. You don't have to, though. I wouldn't blame you if you didn't believe me. I'm also developing an obsession with all things Lululemon, and they had a warehouse sale in Chicago recently, so you can definitely believe that I went to that and immediately afterwards wept for the state of my bank account. Totally worth it. I've decided to allow myself one Lululemon item per credit card bill, so I can slowly accumulate things without feeling massive amounts of guilt since they're quite pricey (again...totally worth it). So really, I was just making up for lost time at the warehouse sale.

And so there you have it, a summary of what my life was like during possibly the most depressing time of the year (after the holidays, and still cold). I'm getting pretty excited for some things coming up though...mainly, I finally got accepted as a volunteer at The Anti-Cruelty Society and I have my training with the Dog Care program next Saturday, so I will totally be getting my puppy fix there.

I also signed up for a February fitness challenge at my yoga studio, because that's definitely something I could use. So take that, Chicago. Bring on the cold.

No actually, please don't. Please stay warm and get warmer.


  1. Yay owls!! Did you make cheese bagels? That's what it looks like, and that would be awesome.
    I should not check your blog in the middle of the afternoon, now I'm starving.

  2. Glad you are back!
    We cant wait to read more stories!

    Purrs Lars and Odin

  3. Katie, yes those were cheese bagels! They were better straight out of the oven (what isn't?), but good the next day too. Definitely the best flavor!

    Thanks Purrs Lars and Odin! I'm glad to be back! :)