Thursday, April 18, 2019

Currently {April 2019 Edition}

Reading: Nothing!

I haven't been reading much lately. I'm not really in the mood.

Watching: Friends and World of Dance

Craving: Dr. Pepper. Remember how I quit soda? I'm still going strong. But I fight the battle every day. Every day, I crave it. Every day, I want it. Every day, I have to choose to not drink it.

Excited for: a quick, little vacation in August. I'll be going on an airplane for the first time in almost ten years!

Feeling: Very tired and blah. I've been this way for a few weeks. I hope I can snap out of it soon.

Stressing about: Easter parties. The Saturday before Easter is one of my most stressful days of the year. Deep breaths. Deep breaths.

Buying: summer clothes. I don't want to buy summer clothes, but I need a few shirts since nothing survived Marie Kondo. I have added a few candidates to my closet. Please bless they will get me through.

Annoyed by: the way people drive in the school parking lot. It's particularly upsetting because most of them are women, and they aren't doing womankind any favors by driving the way they do.

(And how often is it me? Argh!)

Trying: lots of new recipes. I'm in search of a few good meals to add to our rotation. Two weeks ago Scotty and I made Massaman curry and fresh spring rolls with peanut sauce.

Scotty and I loved it. Our kids... not so much. But I stopped trying to impress them with my cooking a long time ago!

Missing: the bacon, egg, and cheese bagel from McDonald's. Our local McD's no longer have them, but I just googled them, and they are on the McDonald's web site. Clearly I have some more research to do.

Why do I like them so much? I dunno. They are nostalgic. I used to eat them in high school when I was feeling splurgy with my tiny paychecks.

Loving: my front door.


I painted it last summer, and at first I didn't like it, but now I like it a lot. I smile every time I see my front door. This is a picture from right after I painted it. I now have a different wreath and a new light fixture on the porch. 

Frustrated by: my knees. On Monday morning I was going to meet my friend for a walk. I usually run to our meeting spot, then we walk three miles, and then I run back home. It's not far - just about a quarter mile.

It was raining, and I was carrying an umbrella. I don't really know what happened, but I went down. I hit the ground hard on my knees. I ripped holes in my pants and destroyed my umbrella. I shook it off and walked through the pain. When I got home, I saw how mangled my knees were: blood, asphalt, and skin. I've been limping ever since.

Regretting: trying on this shirt at Burlington.

I got stuck in it.

It's not the first time I've been stuck in clothes in a dressing room, but this was definitely the worst. Let's just say... the shirt didn't make it. And I will never try on anything non-stretchy again.

I'm a big girl, I know. But I got stuck in stuff even when I was skinny, so darn that fashion industry!

Looking forward to: camping season. Although we really don't camp that much. We try to go at least once a year as a family. Scotty and Nicky go a lot more often with scouts.

Singing: "I Know that my Savior Loves Me"

Procrastinating: Returning items to the library. I have several things that are over a week late. There's a book I can't find. I've already maxed out the renewals. I think I might've donated it to DI whilst in my KonMari phase.

Wearing: slippers, jeans, and a black t-shirt.

Struggling with: my kids. I've had such a rough time with them lately. It seems like everyone else is having a hard time with kids right now, too. Is it a spring thing?

Neglecting: the garden. There's a lot of work to do out there, but we've had a lot of rain, so it's been hard to get outside to do yard work. I'm glad I have something to blame it on, though. If it weren't raining, I'd have to face the truth - that I'm tired and unmotivated. But for now... RAIN!

Thankful for: simplicity. It's not very often that things are simple and easy, so I really appreciate when they are!

1 comment:

JJ said...

I know that feeling of being stuck in a shirt in the dressing room. Your quitting soda is inspiring to me. I need to do that. I can't remember the last time I went a whole day without Diet Coke.