Last weekend was a chill one around here. Brandon and I worked remotely from a cafe on Friday, and over the weekend I worked on my goal to read more books this year (more about that HERE), baked homemade bread and homemade apple coffee cake, Brandon made a big batch of spicy beef stew, we visited some open houses in our quest to buy our first home (ahh!), and we played a couple video games (I’m a sucker for Mario Kart!). In general, we tried to limit the amount of time spent outside, because, hello winter!
Before it became crazy cold around here, Koda and I were hiking machines. This wooded trail wraps around our neighborhood and the entrance to it is only two blocks away!
Also, do you love Tim Tams as much as I do? I’ve been hooked on them ever since I studied abroad in New Zealand during college. They’re thin chocolate wafers that are layered with chocolatele fudge and then dipped in chocolate. They’re available only seasonally at various Target stores here in the States… why, Tim Tams, do you have to be so darn elusive?! Anyway, over the weekend I discovered that our Target here in Iowa City has them, and this is the result:
Yeah, a couple of those packages are already MIA. But don’t tell anyone, because I’m trying to eat whole foods and cut sweets from my diet during my January barre3 fitness challenge (I talked about my 2016 resolutions in THIS post). So needless to say, discovering that my favorite little european cookies are currently in stock at the local Target on a limited supply, while I’m simultaneously trying to be healthy… is superb news.
Anyway, that was a nice tangent.
Finally, my tech fail. The website host I use for this website experienced some database attacks last week, which resulted in my website being unavailable for several intervals of time. And then, to prevent the attacks from happening again, my website was moved to a new database and in the process, a couple blog posts were lost. I’ve since restored them but some of you may have received an extra notification about new posts being published when, much to your disappointment, they weren’t new at all. Sorry about that. Maybe you noticed my technical difficulties or maybe you didn’t. Either way, thank you for being patient.
Happy Monday! (and seriously, from my long-winded tangents to my technical difficulties… thanks for hanging around)