prepping for solo time
these are all old(er) photos. they are not relevant to what I'm writing now. which is that my people are leaving me and heading north next week for five days. (yes! right smack in the middle of advent and Christmas fun!) papa has vacation and I do not and so he's going up to visit family before the holidays. he is taking the little one along and here I'll be. doing............ well, I don't know. I think the day they drive up I'll tackle a long hike. definitely there will be some movie watching, some trail running, some baking (or whatever verb one would use for peppermint-bark-making), and some reading. thinking about weeding through some of the gingery-brothy-noodley-asiany soup recipes I've pinned and trying some out. maybe some knitting. possibly some solo dining out. certainly lots of fireside tea.
which brings me to my question: any movie recommendations? any other mama-is-solo-for-almost-a-week-and-wants-to-take-full-advantage suggestions? awesome recipes? podcasts? incredible cocktails?
lay it on me.