The GBG List of 3! Three things I love, three things I want to share.
Here’s something you need to know about me. From the date they start all the way to Christmas Day, I watch Hallmark Christmas movies.
I’ve seen them all, but every year I come back for more.
The beauty of these movies is the story follows the same storyline. So I can turn them on and have them playing in the background. I can walk out of the room, come back in, and pick up the story right away, EVEN if a completely different movie started while I was out of the room.
Predictable? Yes. But Hallmark Christmas movies are happy. The stories are sweet and sticky and wholesome and delicious and just right for the holidays.
This year, Hallmark started playing their Christmas movies on October 31st. A little early for my taste, but I forgive them because they make me happy.
If you need mindless happy entertainment just right to put you in the holiday spirit, flip the channel to the Hallmark Channel.
I’ve complained about my sleep issues numerous times.
Total insomniac. That’s me. I find things that work for a period of time, then I end up with a week of less than 5 hour nights and I’m looking for the next fix.
So now I’m wearing orange glasses.
What do orange glasses have to do with sleep? Recent reports are linking blue light from our electronic devices to sleep disruption and lower levels of melatonin. Orange glasses block the blue light. The recommendation from these studies is to wear orange glasses for 3 hours before bedtime to improve sleep quality.
I tend to be on my computer, phone or eReader at night before bed. I’m hoping wearing the glasses will block the blue UV from my devices and cue my body to naturally produce the melatonin I need to sleep better.
All that to say I’m still researching UV blockers and will be reporting back on how my orange glasses are working.
If you have sleep issues, are you willing to give orange glasses a try?
I’m in LOVE with the Starbucks Evenings menu! We have the first store near us carrying the new evening menu, so I had a chance to check it out and it’s a goodie.
But there’s one problem. I just don’t want to eat it there.
I know what you are thinking: Say what???
The food offerings on the Starbucks evenings menu are exactly what I want in an evening menu. Artichoke flatbread, cheese plates with 3 cheeses, dried apricots and crackers, truffle popcorn ~ I want you all!
But I do not want to sit in a Starbucks with my glass of wine. It holds zero appeal to me as an evening hangout.
I have PTO meetings over coffee in Starbucks. I treat my girls to a special drink when we are out. But I just don’t see myself asking a friend to meet me there for a glass of wine.
I’m trying to nail down my feelings here. I guess you could say that Starbucks just isn’t special enough for an evening destination.
Am I alone in this?
So here’s what I need one of you to do. Come open a hip place with comfortable seating and perhaps even a patio with a fireplace and offer a menu similar to Starbucks evenings. I promise I will be your most faithful patron.
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Currently on hold at the library: In a Dark, Dark Wood. Reese Witherspoon will be starring in the movie. Love me some Reese! Plus, I’m someone who likes to read the book before seeing the movie. How about you?
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You can always get caught up on all my favorite recommends by scrolling through the List of 3.
What’s making your list this week?