Wednesday, May 29, 2019

What's Up Wednesday: May 2019

Hey, What's Up?! Today, I am linking up with Sheaffer and Shay, to answer that age-old question, and, by age-old, I mean, for the past year or so. Eh, details. Anyhoodle, onward and upward!

What We're Eating

I temporarily set aside the ongoing quest for a summer-ready body by indulging in a ham and cheese crepe during Sunday brunch at the winery where Queen B did her college internship, and, I didn't regret it for a second.

Of course, I immediately went back to allll the salads and lean proteins, which, hasn't actually resulted in progress toward aforementioned summer-ready body, so....I kind of wished I'd had two crepes. Or, a half dozen of the french macrons, hand-made at the winery. Maybe next Sunday.

What I'm Reminiscing About

It's graduation season here in Petticoat Junction and Facebook keeps reminding me that Queen B and the Man-Cub graduated five and two years ago, respectively. I don't actually need reminders, Facebook, but, bless your heart for thinking of me.

What I'm Loving

Obviously, I am loving having the Man-Cub back under my roof. He arrived from Hawaii a week ago, and has already started work, rejoined his men's baseball league, and thrown the ball for the Boomer dog approximately three million times. It's good to have him home.

This store-brand marinade, from my local supermarket, is the bomb-diggity. We liked it so much, I purchased several other flavors from the same line, and we have been using them on repeat now that Hugh is back in grilling mode.

What I've Been Up To

I am deep in the throes of MOU season at Day Job; this means I am no fun to be around, unfortunately. On the bright side, I am only ten signatures away from completion and my deadline is still thirty days away. Knock on wood; I might just pull it off again this year (please don't smite me for my hubris, Universe).

What I'm Dreading

Thankfully, I can't think of anything!

What I'm Working On

The porch is ready for Porch Night season, and, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Porch Night-appropriate weather; Mother Nature has been a bit of a touchy bitch, lately and, frankly, I'm over her.

What I'm Excited About

I keep thinking I should be getting excited for summer, but, when the temperatures are barely crawling out of the fifties and snow is still forecast for the mountains, it's really kind of hard to do. Of course, it's Colorado, so, give me five minutes and we'll see what it's doing.

What I'm Watching

My dependency on Netflix continues! This month alone, I binge watched the entire first seasons of Dead To Me and Roswell, New Mexico. I also watched Wine Country, which reminded me of The Girls and the epic trips that we have taken together.

What I'm Reading

There is nothing I like better than a fully stocked library, and, while I love the feel of a book in my hands, I'll take a full Kindle library over nothing.

Currently, I am working my way through eight new titles. I've finished I'm Fine and Neither are You and Verity. I'm in the middle of The Overdue Life of Amy Byler, and, so far I am enjoying it. Verity was very well written and will probably top my list of favorites this year, while I'm Fine and Neither are You was a fun read, but, nothing that I'd feel the need to read for a second time.

What I'm Listening To

One of the many bonuses of purchasing a new car is the fully functioning CD player; the player in the old Tahoe went belly-up several years before we sold it, and, we were too cheap to replace it, so  I spent most of my time listening to Sirius. The sound system on the new Tahoe is far superior to what I had in the old Tahoe, so, I am enjoying all of my old mix CDs at a volume completely inappropriate for street driving. Sorry not sorry, fellow travelers!

I recently purchased the soundtrack from A Star Is Born and have been listening to it on my way to and from work. The music is great, but, there is also a lot of dialogue from the movie included among the tracks and I find it super distracting, which is unfortunate. Still a good listen, though.

What I'm Wearing

I'm usually not one for trying clothing on in the store; I'm more of a "take it home and return it later" (generally because it failed to make me magically skinny, like it did for the store mannequin). I have recently discovered, however, that our local Marshalls has magic dressing rooms, with flattering light and mirrors that shave five pounds off middle-aged women, so, of course I've been trying shit on. This shirt is my most recent find, and, once the weather finally warms up, I may even get to wear it!

See?! MAGIC mirrors!

What We're Doing This Weekend

Queen B and I have plans to ride our bikes around Neighboring City and I'm planning to watch the Man-Cub's baseball game on Sunday while Hugh officiates, so, it should be a busy one.

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

Well, actually getting the boat out of dry dock would be nice (wow, Chelle! Aim high!).

What Else Is New

Today, I am learning how to fingerprint people at Day Job. It's not a skill set that I ever thought I would possess, but, life is strange. At least it's never dull.

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