I made chocolate chip cookies with coconut and oatmeal - super yummy. Then I found a recipe for Samoa Cupcakes. Wowza.
I also just found a recipe for homemade Samoas... and I will be trying those soon.
2. prison break
Oh no. I never had any desire to watch this show. Doug started watching it on Netflix... and I am hooked.
3. the bachelor
I've actually watched almost all of this season of The Bachelor, after having only seen 1 or 2 episodes in my life. It's addicting in a really sad way. I can't believe that people really sign up for this. I'm not nearly as interested in the show since crazy Michelle got kicked off, though.
4. mandi mapes
Seriously? If you haven't purchased her album yet, you really need to. Her voice is amazing & her lyrics are wonderful.
5. classical music
As a teenager, I was always annoyed when my mom had classical music playing in the car. Last Monday was the first day of school after break, and it was a long, crazy day. On my way home, I randomly flipped to a classical station... and I've done it every day since then on the way home from work. Plus, I had the revelation that before my mom had a cell phone, her 45-minute commute was the only time she was safe from her crazy children. But now she has a cell phone. So, Mom, you can run, but you can't hide.
6. the elliptical
Doug and I had a gym membership our first year of marriage, and I went like... once or twice a month. Yeah, we were those people. When we moved into our new house, we decided to try another gym membership. Confession: I've always viewed "gym people" kind of negatively. I'm not sure if it was growing up on a farm, or what... but I've always been annoyed with the concept of working out. So here's my public admission - I love "running" on an elliptical. LOVE it. I always feel awesome afterwards. Maybe someday I'll be able to say the same thing about running, but if my one season of cross country in high school is any indication, I doubt it.
For the record...
Things I am currently NOT obsessed with:
1. Snow. Don't get me wrong - it's incredibly beautiful when it frosts trees & sparkles in the sun... but... well... it's about that time.
2. Grading research papers. Get out of my life.