. I absolutely love that Matt has been working from home for the last 6 years. Really, I’m so thankful for that. For sipping my coffee sitting on the chair next to his desk every morning, for lunch dates almost every day even if it is on our dining table downstairs, for just having him here really, with me, raising Maya with me, being so close. I feel extremely lucky and I fear the day this may come to an end.
. I have been unplugged for a while. I never make resolutions for the new year but last December I had the desire to be away from social media. I was spending too much time navigating on stuff that really didn’t matter and that was bothering me so much. I found myself spending my nights with my husband, sometimes in the same couch but with two laptops and we barely spoke to each other. Just sad but things have changed drastically since I only come to my computer for work. We used our fireplace much more this winter, lit many more candles… instead of laptops we shared a big cozy blanket on the couch. There is nothing better than quiet nights with no technology. I swear.
. I want to blog more often. I need to. I have the need of documenting life. Nothing major, simple days, things I see. I want to be able to go back in time in the future.
. The Doctor, 2 weeks ago, told me no more Zumba and no running for at least two months. I could care less for the running part but not being able to dance hit me hard. I have Achilles tendonitis and 6 weeks of Physical Therapy ahead. Note to self: Don’t ever forget to stretch before and after exercising!
. This winter has been so cold in California. We get spoiled here and are not used to indoor living, so for the first time I can say I am craving summer time and sunshine.
. I have the best in-laws.
. Have you tried green juice? It’s my new obsession. I make excuses to stop at Whole Foods and order something from the raw menu. I love the Doctor juice with extra ginger. Vitamix blender is my next big purchase, unbelievable what this blender can do.
Lincoln Park, Chicago
One cold day in December 2012