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This is yet another new feature in which I want to share some of the things that have me obsessed from month-to-month.


Music –  I get it now. I understand why everyone has been raving about it. Hamilton, the Original Broadway Cast Recording is totally worth all the fuss and obsession. In fact, Holly and I have been listening to it pretty much non-stop since I first decided to check it out for myself. The songs are catchy. The story is amazing. The lyrics have a way of worming themselves into your brain and lodging there, which is not a bad thing. (Work!) Do yourself a favor and listen to it. You will not regret a minute of it!

Movies – Another thing to which I finally succumbed to the buzz is the movie version of one of my favorite books, The Martian. While it was missing some of my favorite lines in the book and definitely toned down the sarcasm, it was a fantastic movie. As Connor said, “I know what is going to happen but I am still edgy and nervous!” I should have never doubted Matt Damon’s ability to become Mark Watney.

TV – You know I do not watch a lot of television, so when I do, it is a momentous occasion. One of the shows I will drop everything to watch is Sherlock. I was so excited when they announced a new episode for the first of the year. I am so happy that it did not disappoint either. I loved seeing all of the characters in period dress, and the plot! It was every bit as quirky and humorous and intense as I expected. Now, they just need to hurry up and make the rest of season four!

Makeup – I am not a moisturizing person. For years, I considered it one of the big contributors to my bad skin. Then, this winter I developed weird red, flaky patches around the corners of my lips and nose. Enter a search to find something that would make that go away. Who would have thought the answer would come to me as a Birchbox sample?

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream for Dry Skin is a godsend. It is hands-down one of the best lotions I have ever tried. Not only has it gotten rid of those nasty dry patches, but it does not cause me to break out. Even better, my skin feels softer and more supple than it has in decades. I use it on my face. I use it on my lips. I use it on my cuticles. It is that good.


These are just a few of the things which have made me happy this month. What are some of your favorite things for January?

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