1. The Canon 7D.  Yes, I got it!  It’s been on my radar since it was released in October and I’m so excited to have it.  Haven’t had a chance to really use it yet, since it has not stopped raining in about 5 days.  But from what I’ve tried, it’s pretty great.

2. Speaking of rain, I am enjoying that as well.  It’s not very often we get rain and this time we got LOTS.  Even threw a tornado watch in there!  Imagine.

3. There is a website called My Fitness Pal (we have a love/hate relationship) that is really helpful for tracking calories and exercise.  It’s free to sign up and will tell you based on your age, height, weight & workouts how many calories you should be eating every day.  Then you plug in your meals & try to stay within calorie goal. So far this week I haven’t stayed within my calorie count at all – I blame the weather…

4.  Ellen DeGeneres.  She is seriously awesome.  In my opinion, the funniest woman on TV.  I went to the taping of her Birthday Show (airs Tuesday 1/26) and she was certainly generous with the swag!  All the while, reminding us to keep donating to the victims in Haiti.  She passed around a jar for audience members to drop a few bucks in and just today, our audience raised over $1200!  And she does this every day!!  Yay for her using her popularity for good things.

5.  I stopped in at the GAP for the first time in awhile, and they have such great sweaters right now!  Very soft, comfy and much better-fitting than their sweaters last year.  Look for the sales… (!)