I don’t know about where you live, but in our Canadian neck of the woods, we have been battling some real wild weather. Negative digits, single digits, digits that can be compared to outer space, frost, snow, wind, rain, spring weather…
Shoot, our dog won’t even go out anymore. Our child has resorted to coaxing him out with treats and song. Boy, that has failed miserably.
I can’t blame the old man.
I don’t want to leave the house either. There’s too much work involved. All the layering and scraping of cars and then I have to worry about slipping on ice. Half of my back is metal and arthritis you know. If I slipped and fell, my hair wouldn’t look right.
My husband said no one would notice anyways because I’m wearing a toque — “Shhhh, Shawn. Shhhh.”
It’s best to just stay indoors I say.
In fact, I’ve had to. My chronic pain has been on the fritz all due to vitamin deficiencies and this up and down weather. It’s forced me to slow-it-down girl. The house is a hot mess and the laundry is piling and I live in PJ’s with my trusted chronic pain companion for 14 years –
During the time of year when everyone is tackling their New Year’s resolutions and goals and starting fresh, jumping into 2018 with two feet and running forward as fast as they can – I’m kind of, well, stagnant.
And you know what?
I’m OK with it.
I think I needed this.
I mean, I’d much rather not feel so sick but I needed this.
Self care, recharge, focus on me for once.
So what have we been up to?
Besides doctors appointments… there’s the kid’s hockey, baking, reading, and NETFLIX (all caps because Netflix has been lit this month!)
My son has been such a big help around the house, lugging some loads of laundry and helping me with small trips to the grocery store. And what goes best with a good movie?
Snacks! We decided that since we are cooped up in the house anyways, we’d make our own.
We made at least 3 batches of this quick cranberry sugar cookie I found on pinterest and he added a little twist. Mixing white chocolate chips and milk chocolate.
It was a big hit.
Now for the movies!
My son and I watched on his day off Cool Camp Kids and we really enjoyed it. On the weekend we watched The Ender’s Game. Also a good one! He recently discovered the series Horrid Henry and let me tell you, I can hear his belly laughs from all over the house. He really enjoys this show.
He also loves the series Sam & Cat and wants everyone to know that it’s not just for girls! Anyone can watch it because “It’s so funny!”.
As for me, I am scattered all over with shows.
Shawn and I were immediately hooked on Peaky Blinders. Go. Watch. NOW.
Then there is the return of Dirk Gently for season 2
Then we discovered Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee – this is hilarious
Anything related to The Crown series and let me tell you, there are a lot of documentaries related to the Royal family.
And The End of The F***ing World which I finished in record speed. So weird but so good.
Oh and David Letterman is back with a series called My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. I haven’t watched it yet but it’s on my list!
I’m telling you, Netflix is jumping with awesome titles this month!
What else is new:
Trolls: The Beat Goes On! returned on January 19th and picks up right where the hit movie left off, following the adventures of Poppy, Branch and all their Troll friends.
Season 2 of One Day at a Time returns on January 26. This is a great series for the teen looking for a smart family comedy.
Coming soon on February 2 is Altered Carbon a fast-paced cyberpunk series where death isn’t permanent and human consciousness can be digitized and downloaded from body to body. Sounds neat!
THE ADVENTURES OF PUSS IN BOOTS
JANUARY 18 (NEW EPISODES WEEKLY)
Do you remember reading the beloved bedtime stories“Llama Llama Red Pajama”? Well it’s coming to Netflix, with the launch of the official animated Llama Llama series on January 26!
So tell me…
What are you watching this month?
What are you looking forward to watching/what is on your list to watch?
What is your child/children watching?
And how are you keeping warm this winter?
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Netflix Canada #StreamTeam and get special perks. As always, all opinions are my own.