Friday Free-For-All – 02/01/19

Friday Free-For-All

I did it! I completed an entire month of streaking! I will most likely be doing some reflective posts, but for now I will say, I’m super proud of myself and so happy I did this. I’m not sure how long I can or will keep going (the laundry is kind of killing me), but I will continue to take it on a day-to-day basis.

Welcome to February. My least favorite month. I don’t know why, but February always seems like the longest, dreariest month, even though it’s actually the shortest. Here in VT, it’s usually just cold, dark, and gross out. There are no fun holidays. It’s just boring. We’re going to try to combat the doldrums by taking a little day trip over Ben’s winter break.

I’m in love with my crock pot. I know the Instant Pot is like, the trendy thing right now, but I still can’t get enough of my regular old crock pot. Especially in the winter, I use it at least once a week, if not more. It’s so convenient to just dump some stuff in, turn it on, and have dinner ready. Shredded chicken thighs for tacos? Crock pot. Chili? Crock pot. Slow-cooked veggies? Crock pot. Winner.

I’m trying to get rid of stuff. No, I’m not watching “Tidying Up.” I tried to read Marie Kondo’s book several years ago and couldn’t finish it. It was a bit… weird. I liked some of what she said, but most of it was just too new-agey. No, this has been an ongoing project for me since we bought our house. Ben and I have been toting around a lot of unnecessary junk for years, and now that we’re in our forever home, it’s time to weed out the dross so we can have a clean, organized home. I’m not going about it in a super organized fashion. Mostly just picking a small area here and there that I can attack while Vera plays or naps. I started working on my bedside table yesterday, and it’s INSANE the kind of junk that has accumulated in there: CDs, old charging cables, notebooks, pens… Ugh. I’ve got a lot of work to do.

Do you have a Crock Pot or Instant Pot? Do you use it a lot?