What have you been enjoying this week? Here are a few of our favorites:
Favorite Non-Fiction Children’s Author:
We just discovered Nic Bishop’s books, and we have been LOVING the gorgeous photography and interesting facts. For instance, I didn’t even know about the osmeterium (a smelly organ that black swallowtail butterflies use to defend themselves by wiping on attackers) until I read his book on butterflies and moths. Each of his books is beautiful in it’s own way, and I recommend them very highly.
Favorite nerdy video:
Doodling in Math: Spirals, Fibonacci, and Being a Plant
This is such a great way to show the relevance of math, and it is really fun to watch. My whole family enjoyed viewing it and discussing the math behind each of the three parts.
Favorite laptop cover:
I’ve been hunting around for the perfect cover for my little laptop, and I fell in love with this one instantly.
Zumba, of course!
As many of you know, I really love Zumba classes. This week I signed up to take the instructor training. It is a little (OK, totally) outside of my comfort zone in some areas, but it seems perfectly natural in other ways. I taught cheerleading when I was younger, so hopefully those skills will transfer! I’m sure I’ll be scared to death to start, but I’m looking forward to the challenge. I saw this pin earlier, and it sums up my feelings:
Favorite song for working out:
Shake, Senora by Pitbull w/ T. Pain and Sean Paul
I love dancing to this song in Zumba. My classes have each done different choreography than what is shown in this video, but I’d definitely take this instructor’s class too. It looks fun!
Favorite knitting pattern:
Deep Blue Sea Shark Mittens
How cute are these? They include a pattern for a shark bite victim, which is great too. My kids are in love with them.
Elana’s Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
I know, I know… I’m not the biggest fan of agave nectar either, but these cookies are soooo good. No one ever guesses they’re gluten-free, casein-free and sugar-free. I’ve been all three of those things (gf/cf/sf) for the past 2 1/2 weeks or so, and I’m feeling awesome. The inflammation that I was dealing with in my knees is totally gone, as are my random low-level headaches. I should’ve done this a long time ago.
I hope you enjoy a few of our favorite things from this week! What have you been up to?