So, part of the deal with coming out to Montana was that Mark would get to farm. The entire time that we were dating in Charleston he dreamed about combining wheat in the rolling hills of Eastern Montana. And… he’s getting to do it! And I’m thrilled for him. I really am. But I MISS him like crazy. We’re talking leaving at 6:30 in the morning and getting back usually somewhere in between 10:30 pm and 1:30 in the morning. Exhausted and ready to go to bed. Six or seven days a week.
(Isn’t he so handsome?) 🙂
So here’s my five favorites that keep me from going completely stir crazy:
Jillian Michaels 30-day shred
(I have the DVD ~~ If I had to wait for youtube to load this I could wash a load of laundry in between the pushups and arm flexes. Or find an excuse to eat more cheese and crackers.)
Baking (does not mesh so well with No.1)
A really good jelly roll cake recipe out of my kitchenaid cookbook. I think you could basically turn any jelly roll cake into this level of fantasticness through the one step: “Before spreading jelly on cake,
soak brush cake with brandy.”
I’m really not sure who this is for yet, and it’s not finished, but I’m already so in love. I don’t think there’s anything cuter than a youngin’ in a baby corduroy sailor outfit. (Pink stripe on collar, white stripe on sleeves, and bow on the front to come! Will post when finished!)
This really cool 1970s video about cajuns that I found on Hulu.
Painting (Sorry, not brave enough to post actual paintings yet.)
But, I’m thinking about entering this contest:
I love the artist of the Charleston Renaissance, especially Alice Ravenel Huger Smith. Her paintings just speak to my soul.
And, if you are looking for some more inspired five favorites check out Hallie’s blog here!