What I'm Loving | 02/18/2018

The Valentine's Day festivities are behind us, President's Day is here, and now we have the long wait for the thaw of spring. WhatImLoving-2.28.18

Everyone has been making fun of me for saying this, but it has been cold in California. Not cold by Tennessee standards, but when you're used to 60-70 degree weather all year, having lows in the 40s is a rude shock to the system.

To combat the winter blues, Harley and I (finally) got memberships at the local network of climbing gyms! We've always loved climbing, but it's so expensive here that we hadn't made it a priority until now. There are 6 area gyms we can visit with our membership, so I'm excited to get back the (meager) bouldering skills I've lost.

Here's what I've been loving lately:

Reading :: I'd be lying if I said my political affiliations didn't give me a positive bias, but I thought What Happened was a delightful read. I've been interested in politics since I was a young girl, so getting a behind-the-scenes glimpse of a presidential campaign is fascinating to me. Hillary is an amazing role model for women everywhere, and I quite enjoyed learning about her life in her own words. In the honor of the Chinese New Year, I started The Joy Luck Club next. I'm always excited to read books set in San Francisco, so I'm sure this will be a good one.

Listening :: Childish Gambino re-released an EP (craftily titled, EP) for Spotify. Rumor has it there might be a new album from him eventually, but it's kind of him to re-release things in the meantime.

Spare Time :: Olympics!!! I'm not very invested in sports, but I love the winter Olympics. I'm so thankful I got to see Chloe Kim's snowboarding win, and watching figure skating is mesmerizing. Primetime starts at 5 PM PST so I've been turning it on in the evenings while I'm cooking dinner and such. So amazing what these athletes can do!

Style :: There are major President's Day sales happening, especially on winter outdoor gear. We finally became REI members (!!!) and took advantage of their sale so I could get these Patagonia snow pants, and I also ordered this ski jacket from Evo. If you need winter gear, now is the time! Now we just need snow in the Sierras and we'll be set...fingers crossed!

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