I can’t believe we’re already saying farewell to January. It’s always such a strange month to me. It both moves slow in comparison to the hustle and bustle of December, while also disappearing faster than Max can gobble a bowl full of kibble. It seems like I never accomplish everything I intended, but that’s life, right? Having plans and to-do’s, then being flexible enough to adapt to change and opportunity. Sometimes I am really good at this and other times I can be a bit stubborn about change. Work in progress, thy name is Tanya.
One thing I did accomplish is figuring out my routine for A Mindful Migration. Creating content for two blogs takes a lot of coordination and effort and having some systems are a must, including a post/content schedule. Thus, every last Thursday of the month, you can expect a monthly wrap-up/round-up here at A Mindful Migration.
What’s New with Tanya
Here are a few things that I’m currently loving and enjoying.
Don’t Tell Max but I Love these Cat Memes
He accuses me of cheating on him when he catches me admiring felines online. 🙂
Cats lure you in with those sweet, beguiling eyes, then bam! They give you a love nip, but I don’t mind. I firmly believe ALL cats love me, even though I bear scars that prove otherwise.
Max LOVES plastics bags. It drives me nuts.
Max would accuse me of more frequently waking him up to say “hi” versus him doing it to me.
He is not lying.
Images courtesy of Buzzfeed.
I Can’t Wait to See This Movie!
Calling all Key and Peele fans! They have a movie coming out this Spring and it looks hilarious. Due to some swearing in the trailer, this is NSFW. Bonus points to those who understand why they named the movie Keanu. 🙂 If you don’t know, ask me in the comments and I’ll tell you why.
And yes, I am aware that everything has been cat-focused thus far. I never denied being a crazy cat lady!
What I’m Watching
I finally saw the latest Star Wars movie. Overall, I liked it. It was much, much better than the prequels, although that is a pretty low bar in my opinion. Seeing Han Solo and Chewbecca, made me choke-up, although I also liked Rey, Finn and Poe, which bodes well for the future. I’m so-so on Kylo Ren. He wasn’t as petulant as Anakin, but … hopefully he won’t be the kind of villain where he just really needs a time-out and hug. I would also encourage Disney to issue a blanket-wide memo regarding Death Stars. Spoiler alert: they don’t work. 7 movies and 3 death stars. Enough already!
I’m a big X-Files fan, but I haven’t watched the new episodes yet. There have been mixed reviews, so there is a part of me that feels torn about watching them. But I probably will. Did you watch? If so, what did you think?
What I’m Eating
This is my year of getting healthy but that doesn’t mean I still don’t enjoy delicious food! Pulled pork is one of my favorite sandwiches and these Hard Cider Pulled Pork Sandwiches are amazing. Amazing to eat. Amazingly simple to make.
Sasspurrella Designs Relaunch
Check out the relaunch of Sasspurrella Designs. Humble brag — it looks great. In the upcoming weeks, I plan to add a blog and share some design tips, so stay tuned. As always, please let me know if you are interested in my design/creative services.
Favorite Blog Posts from January
These are the posts that I loved this month. Be sure to check them out. I’m also looking for more great blogs to read, especially finance and mindful/intentional living blogs, so please give me some recommendations in the comment section.
- Frugal Rules: A Plan of Attack for Fighting Fear and Money.
- Budget and the Beach: Addicted to Side Hustling.
- How To Get Rich Slowly: The Incredible Story of Percy Ross, The Millionaire Who Gave Away His Fortune.
- The Frugal Farmer: Perspective in Debt Payoff.
- Jana Says: Content Creation VS Content Consumption.
- brokeGIRLrich: Sometimes Side Hustling Hurts Your Pride.
- Femme Frugality: Abandoned Dreams #WhenIGrowUp.
I’ve got a quiet weekend ahead of me: some cleaning to do (ugh), books to read (yeah), cat to indulge (proud cat Mama!) and recipes to try (I’m making cookies!). What are your plans for the weekend?