Wednesday, February 27, 2019

What's Up Wednesday, February 2019

Today, I'm linking up with Sheaffer and Shay to share a peek into our lives this past know, February; the longest month of the year, despite being only twenty-eight days long.

What I'm Eating

I've really made an effort to eat in an even more healthy manner than usual, partly due to the fact that I will be wearing the equivalent of underwear everyday next week, but, also because I am a competitive little minx and have been participating in a wellness challenge at Day Job this month. With that said, it's been all yogurt and berries, turkey chili, lean proteins, Mediterranean salads, and leafy greens over here.

I wish I could say that my efforts have paid off in a sleeker, more shapely physique, but, I would be lying to you and to myself. I have, however, discovered that swimsuits made for women of a "certain age" are crafted with all sorts of flaw-hiding panels, layers, and Spanx-like supports. Oh, I haven't actually purchased those suits; I'm still swimming in the River Denial over here. In a bikini.

What I'm Reminiscing About

Queen B turned twenty-three this past weekend! Twenty-three! That seems so impossible to me, considering that she was just born, like, yesterday! I shared her birth story on this blog a number of years ago and then, again, last Saturday; that post is me, reminiscing at my finest.

What I'm Loving

I recently picked up this small Urban Decay palette at my local Sephora, and, have used it pretty much everyday, since. I love that the blue shades blend so well with the more neutral shades so I'm not left looking like a reject from 1970.

I am also really loving the Marshalls that recently opened in Hooterville. I found this OPI lotion for a fraction of what it regularly sells for there...

...and the essential oil selection is equally well-priced, which; is why I now own more blends than I ever thought possible.

What I've Been Up To

I have become a total yoga convert, y'all! Sadly, last night was the final candlelight yoga class for the year, but, I've already signed up to continue with the Tuesday night beginner class, and, a coworker and I are going to try the hot yoga class later next month.

What I'm Dreading

I'm not really dreading anything. I mean, I'm not a huge fan of the upcoming time change-I actually enjoy my "extra" hour, thanks-but, I'm not dreading getting up earlier every morning. Oh, I'll do plenty of bitching about it, but, yeah, not really dreading it.

What I've Been Working On

I packed up the last of my winter decor, biting the bullet and making the switch to spring. I was especially happy to change my chalkboard art from what amounted to a self-fulfilling prophecy this year (be careful what you ask for, indeed)... something a lot more cheerful and mood-lifting.

What I'm Excited About

Two days, people! We leave for Maui in two days!!

What I'm Watching

My love affair with Netflix continues, and, for the most part, it has not been a disappointment.

I wrote about this show in a post earlier this month; dubbing it the "Sour milk of documentaries". Why? You ask? My friend and co-worker, Erin, introduced me to it just like this: "It's totally disturbing! Like, I kept yelling "WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE!" at my television! It's so screwed up! You totally have to watch it!", which, is exactly like every time that someone opens a gallon of milk, sniffs it, hands it to you and says: "This milk is disgusting! Smell it!", and, you do. So, I did, and, folks, this show is completely disturbing; you should totally watch it.
See? Sour milk! But, seriously, you should totally watch it.

I also watched You, and, it was interesting. And, creepy.

Then, I decided that I had watched entirely too many disturbing shows for the month, and I switched over to cute love stories, including...


Gotta love a good love story, am I right? I'm right. Also, Chris Evans? Mrowrrrrr!

What I'm Reading

I finally finished Where the Crawdads Sing and I did enjoy it. Now, was it oh my god, so amazing, it's my favorite book, ever!  good? No. No, it was not.

Because I enjoyed A Discover of Witches so much, I also blew through the two remaining books in Deborah Harkness's Trilogy of the Souls this month. They were each a fun read. Also, I am a sucker for spoilers and wanted to know what will be coming in the next seasons of the television series.

Currently, I am reading another book by Kristin Hannah: Between Sisters. I love me some Kristin Hannah, and, so far, this book is living up to my expectations of her writing.

I anticipate being finished with the book well before we leave on our upcoming trip, so, I am on the hunt for new titles to add to my Kindle for both the flights and for reading on the beach.

What I'm Listening To

Do the voices in my head count? Ha, kidding! Mostly.

What I'm Wearing

We have reached the point in the season wherein I am so tired of my wardrobe, I could weep. I'm tired of boots, y'all. I'm sick of cardigans. I grow weary of scarves, and, if I never see another sweater; I'll consider it good riddance. Please, don't even get me started on snow boots.


Over it.

Bring on the sandals and Capri pants!

What I'm Doing This Weekend

I'm leaving on a jet plane...don't know when I'll be back again... just kidding, I know when I'll be back; I just don't want to think about that right now. As an aside, I'm fairly confident that I typed that exact same sentence the last time we left for Hawaii. Or, maybe it was the time before that...originality is clearly not my jam.

What I'm Looking Forward To

Sunny beaches, tropical drinks, warm water, rain forest hikes, spending uninterrupted time with my family, and exploring a new island.

Also, Spring! March is right around the corner, which means that we will finally be headed toward longer days, with more sunshine. It also means St. Paddy's Day, or more specifically, an opportunity to eat corned beef and cabbage with a side of Irish soda bread; one of my favorite meals!

What Else Is New

That's about it for today!

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