Happy Monday everyone! Things have been very much the new normal for us this past week. Blake has been working from home a lot again and I love having him around. We both had the day off last Monday for MLK day, so we decided to get out of the house and go for a little adventure. 

Florida Caverns State Park

Mariana, FL

About 2 hours away from us is an amazing State Park. I went on multiple field trips here as a kid, but hadn't been in years. I knew Blake would love seeing the caverns.
At the end of the year I found my self order multiple times from Old Navy! Between Black Friday sales and the extra cash you get back...I felt like we had Old Navy packages on our porch for days! (It doesn't help that they seem to ship every item separately!?) 
Sharing a peak into my week: 

Work, Work and More Work

I promise I'm not complaining that I have a job! But, I feel like all I ever do anymore is work! It's amazing how when I started working mostly from home the lines of business hours blurred. I find myself working on my laptop in the evenings, something I never would have done before WFH. 
So excited to report that I reached my Goodreads goal of reading 40 books in 2020! I barely made it, finishing the last one on December 31st. And it was so bad, I normally would have given up on it but felt obligated to finish it so I wouldn't be one short! It's been about 2 months since I last wrote a Recent Reads post, so this might get long, but I know I have multiple 5 star books to share.
Blake and I ventured out to the mall to get new running shoes! I purchased a pair of Brooks last year before my half marathon and loved them so much that I got another pair this year. Blake recently started running with me, so we got him fitted for a pair as well. He did a whole foot analysis at Fit2Run and it was very helpful! Interestingly he ended up in the same pair I got (just in men's). 
I have to say when I wrote my favorite posts of 2019 last January, I never expected 2020 to turn out like it did. Of course no one did, but I can't help but reflect. 2020 was full of surprises!

Even though so much has gone wrong this year, I have to say, a lot has gone right! When we were forced to stay home, all of our priorities shone through. It re-centered our focus and helped us find happiness in the little things. I have not hated the slower pace! Honestly, I hope our schedule mimics 2020s more than 2019. 
While not meaning to fall of the face of the blogosphere, I'm sort of glad I did! My last post was almost exactly one month ago. My blogging break was an accident, but honestly I think I need to do it more often. In short, my real job has been non-stop for months, we were in the processes of selling our house and moving, and I just got burned out. Sometimes you just need to refill your cup, ya know? So, that's what I've been concentrating on. Cooking yummy meals at home, going to bed earlier and trying to focus on what was absolutely necessary.  My future posts might still be irregular, but I wanted to pop in and say Hey! 
I don't know if it's our new place, but I've just been loving cooking dinner! It definitely helps knowing cleaning up isn't going to be as tedious now that we have a dishwasher. 😂 Meal planning is something I have come to love. Sticking to the plan takes all the pressure off during the week, and keeps us on budget! Sometimes it's hard to come up with new ideas, so I thought I'd share a few recent recipes in case you need some inspiration! 
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