Things I’m loving this week

Slowcooker sausage & white bean soup. I love soup. I love soup even more when it contains andouille sausage and spinach. This recipe is easy and delish.

The Allegheny forest. We’re blessed to be just 90 minutes away from this national forest and natural wonder with trails galore.

Swim meets. I’m so glad Lauren chose an indoor sport and that she chose swimming. I get to wear capris, a T-shirts and flip-flops and get some reading in between her events.

Things I’m not loving this week

Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain, rain. I keep waiting for Noah to float by. Not that he’d offer me a ride, but…

Programmable thermostats. This seemed like a good idea, but I’m not sure they save you any money because the furnace (in my case, furnaces) have to work super hard to get back up to warmth levels in the morning. In my house, that means they kick on full blast at 4:30 a.m. and turn my bedroom into a sauna. No thanks. I’m done with this up & down stuff.