I realize this may not be a very popular opinion, but I am so over the weekend — TGIM(onday)! Why? A serious case of cabin fever! The past 3 days have been ridiculously cold around these parts, and nothing could convince me to leave the comfort of my warm home to risk freezing to death outside.
Okay, that’s not entirely true… I did manage to make it out of the house to go Christmas shopping on Friday night (note to self: never do this again), grocery shopping on Saturday morning (I ran out of toothpaste), and over to my parents’ to decorate on Sunday night, but other than that, my weekend looked a whole lot like this…
Let’s take a moment to analyze the scene, shall we? We have the laptop for blog maintenance, blogging, and general procrastination. The iPad and notes for studying. Christmas cards for writing. Tea for defrosting. And snacks for… well… snacking. Holy.wow, you guys… I’m not sure if it was the cold weather, the computer/school work, or a little bit of both, but I was an absolute bottomless pit this weekend. I’m talking finishing one meal only to be picking away at something else a mere 20 minutes later — I was basically eating all.day(s).long — and that’s not even close to being an exaggeration.
Being within 5 feet of my kitchen for most of the weekend probably didn’t help my case much, and I don’t imagine that these did either…
Chocolate gingerbread bars. Swooooon. I was planning on sharing the recipe with you guys today, but you know how I mentioned the whole bottomless pit thing? Yeaaaaah. I polished off too many bars in the taste-testing phase, and there wasn’t enough food/daylight left to have a proper photo shoot when I finally decided they were share-worthy 😕 But don’t worry — I’ll be baking up another batch today and hopefully sharing it tomorrow.
Other than that, I really don’t have a whole lot more to share with you guys. It was cold. I basically became a shut-in. I studied. I gave myself a massive headache from spending far too much time working with code. I baked. I ate. I watched old school James Bond movies (random). Aaaaaand I came down with a serious case of cabin fever.
Thankfully, it’s currently a balmy -5ºC (23ºF), so you’d better believe that I’ll be out the door as soon as I finish writing this post. Well, okay… I need to eat breakfast, brush my teeth, tame my mane, and wait for the world to actually wake up, but after that? Poof… I’m gone.
Oh! One more thing before I go. Remember how I mentioned the possibility of starting a Thinking Out Loud linkup on Thursdays? A lot of you thought it’d be a great idea, so we’re giving it a go and taking it for a test drive this Thursday.
- Write a post full of random thoughts, pictures, and musings. Have fun! Don’t be too serious! Write whatever pops into your head — just let your stream of consciousness flow freely.
- Grab the button up there ^^
- Come back on Thursday and add your link to the linkup so we can all see what’s on your mind.
That’s all! I’m keeping things pretty basic for now just to test the waters, but I may add a question/task/theme in the future. For now, I just wanna see the randomness you guys are thinking about, so I hope you’ll join in!
Happy Monday, friends! Kick some serious butt this week! 😀