Yesterday was a good day in my books. I woke up wanting to do something more than sit around the house. So our Wednesday lie-in turned into a stroll down Broughton Street at 9:30 am. It was foggy and refreshing. I got a latte and a scone at The Coffee Fox and browsed overpriced decor in Anthropologie. I always like starting my day downtown because of all the energy and beauty in the city. When I got home, I changed into my go-to comfy outfit and headed out front to brew my first batch of IPA with my husband. The process is actually more interesting than I thought it would be because it combines 2 of my favorite things: science and beer! The thing with brewing is that there is a lot of downtime; grains have to steep and worts have to boil. So me, being the busy bee that I am, cleaned and vacuumed my car, trimmed the bushes, and did some gardening. Honestly, I loved gardening. I’ve never really had any interest in gardening, and I don’t really know much about it, but I found it fun. It was quite the workout (and more entertaining than gym equipment) and gave me something to focus on. I plan to do more research over Christmas break. The redneck part of the day was the fact that we had a fire pit on the driveway and were drinking cans of beer while brewing. Best x.