For those of you who are new around here, TeaChats are a monthly post that I do in which I pretend that you and I are going out and grabbing a cup of tea (or coffee or wine) and we’re chatting about what we’ve been up to lately.
After a month full of doctor appointments, I’m SO ready for March!
I had a ton of food testing done last month to get my gut health in order since that plays a huge part in autoimmune diseases like Multiple Sclerosis. I feel like this really helped me narrow down what I should and shouldn’t eat, and while my diet is still very restrictive, I think I’m doing a little better mentally about it.
It helps that my best friend started the Autoimmune Paleo diet recently. She has a lot of anxiety issue and sleep issues and after I told her about all the positive things AIP has affected me, including helping with my anxiety, she did some research and talked to her doctor. Her doctor is a BIG fan of the diet and gave her the OK.
It’s been fantastic having someone to talk to about it and exchange recipes and food with. She’s much more of a foodie than I am, so it’s been really nice getting together and cooking (and reading!)
Anyway… onward to the usual TeaChat updates:
At Present I Am…
Australia coordinated by Skye Warren, but it includes a ton of amazing authors.
All proceeds for this romance anthology go to relief efforts in Australia, so I didn’t hesitate to pick it up – and I’m absolutely LOVING it. This is a big old book with a ton of stories in it, so I’ll probably be reading this for a while. I like to read one story in between other ebooks I read, just as a nice break. I’m so impressed with it.
That’s Not a Thing by Jacqueline Friedland
This book caught my eye on Netgalley and I was approved for the ARC. I’m VERY picky about the ARCs I request, but this one seemed like something I’d really like. I’m only a chapter or so in, but I really like it so far. I don’t even remember what it’s about, but I refuse to read the synopsis. It seems like it may be a second chance romance? And it involves a restaurant. I’m already invested. This releases on 4/14.
PS I Still Love You
Over and over and over again. Ok, so I only watched it twice, because I rarely watch TV, but still… for how infrequently I watch TV, the fact that I already watched this twice is kind of telling.
I made this amazing non-legume hummus from Rally Pure and it spoke to my hummus-loving soul! I adore hummus, but I can’t eat it because I have to avoid legumes. So, this recipe was absolutely perfect – and it’s SO easy to make!
Beautiful People by Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid
I’m not necessarily playing this on repeat, but I get giddy whenever it comes up on my playlist.
Ummm… still Jordan Fisher, TBH.
My 7yo is in her school’s production of Les Misérables (which is AWESOME) in a couple of weeks. There are so many talented students at this school and their musical productions are super high quality. (FYI the school is a PreK3-12th Grade).
I have a reading/cooking date with my BFF next Friday, and I always look forward to those. We cook (AIP-friendly) food together, chat, and then sit and read.
We are finally having another book club meeting next Saturday for my romance novel book club. We read Marriage for One by Ella Maise. I can’t wait to hear what my sisters and mom thought of it! We also have been passing around A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard and annotating it. I can’t wait to read everyone’s annotations.