1. Home Sweet Home! Finally! Well, after waiting for what seems like months, but has actually been just a few days over a month, we are set to close on our house on Monday. I am so excited about getting into our new house that I can hardly contain myself. I cannot wait to sleep in my own bed and have Owen back in his own room. I can't wait to have a kitchen again and to be able to play outside with Owen and have mail delivered to our own house. And while I know unpacking with a toddler is going to be a chore, I'm just so grateful that we will have our own space again.
2. Back in the kitchen. Since returning to Georgia, I have had the opportunity to cook in my mom's kitchen several nights. It is so nice to be able to make a healthy dinner. And cooking has always been really relaxing for me. So the other day, while Owen unloaded my mother's entire Tupperware cabinet, Mom chatted with me while I made Skinny Taste's Creole Shrimp. I have also gotten to make chicken enchiladas and meatloaf and a chicken dish called Durkey Chicken.
3. What I'm reading. I have recently gotten back into reading a series that I really enjoy. The In Death series is written by best-selling author J.D Robb (Nora Roberts) and is a futuristic crime fiction series about a NYPSD homicide cop named Eve Dallas. Although the books are about murder, there is a ton of humor and romance to break up the suspense. The book I'm reading now is the 30-somethingth book in the series and there is one more after this one that has been published recently. If you're interested in trying out the series, you should start with the first book, "Naked in Death."
4. Mother's Day. is coming up! I have already made something for my mother-in-law. I will post a picture of what I did after the fact since she reads the blog. I found the idea on Pinterest and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Now I just need to find something to get my mom. She interested in those monthly subscription boxes, but I'm having a hard time finding one that I think she would like. Do any of you subscribe to them? Any suggestions?