Wednesday, June 30, 2021

What's Up Wednesday, June 2021 Edition


I'll bet you think I'm going to say how shocking it is that we are already at the end of another month. Or that I can't believe that we are already halfway through this year, but, I'm not going to do that. 

Except, I kind of just did. Whoops.

Anyhoodle, as usual on the last Wednesday of the month, I am linking up with Sheaffer and Shay for What's Up Wednesday. Onward!

What We're Eating

I started off the month with the best of intentions, I swear I did. That....lasted about a week. Then, I traded the salads for charcuterie boards and restaurant meals including an Eggs Benedict to die for, my first ever try at chicken and waffles, a grilled cheese sandwich and the world's most amazing mac'n'cheese from the Magnolia Silos in Waco, Texas, and loaded brisket fries at a tavern in Downtown Dallas. I really cannot be trusted around a restaurant menu, y'all. Also, I have zero regrets. Zero.

What I'm Reminiscing About

Part of those charcuterie boards and restaurant meals happened while I was in the company of The Girls, during our annual Girl's Weekend earlier this month. We didn't travel far this year, but, since we were forced to make do with Zoom last year; even a low-key weekend in Neighboring City was an improvement. Next year, however, Nashville! 

What I'm Loving

This girl is rocking it in Texas! She's happy, healthy, and enjoying her life. I could not ask for more.

Also, every one of my hydrangeas are blooming! 

Lastly, I finally nailed the perfect charcuterie board meat rose! 

What We've Been Up To

Hugh and I flew to Texas to see Queen B and the Rodeo Princess. We spent a week with them, meeting their new friends, exploring their new home, and playing the part of tourists in nearby Waco, where we toured the Magnolia Silos. It was a much needed mini-vacation and I'm so glad we went.

What I'm Working On 

Despite my recent dietary choices, I have been working on getting my ass into shape. It's slow going, not gonna lie. But, I did manage to keep my step streak going on my Fitbit while on vacation, and, I've been doing workouts from So, expect progress pictures, soon....ha, ha, ha! Just kidding! Never happening.

What I'm Dreading

Nothing at the moment!

What I'm Excited About

The dryer that Hugh ordered for me almost a year ago is finally scheduled for delivery this week. I am ashamed to admit how giddy the thought of having a new dryer makes me; twenty-something me would be cringing right now.

What I'm Watching

Am I the only one completely uninspired by the offerings on Netflix right now? I haven't seen anything worth watching in ages. I also have questions. Is Big Brother coming back this summer? When will the new season of Yellowstone air? What about The Witcher? I'm in an entertainment dessert over here; I need new material! 

What I'm Reading

Y'all! I did it! I read this month! Not one book, not two books, but five freaking books! Granted, two of them were re-reads (The first two books from Elin Hilderbrand's Paradise series, so I could refresh my memory for the third-and final-book), but, still! This is amazing progress. 


What I'm Listening To

At this moment, I am listening to the fan running on my brand new air fryer; I finally gave into peer pressure and purchased one during Amazon Prime Days. Will I love it? Time will tell.

What I'm Wearing

Workout clothes! All of which are far tighter than they were the last time I got serious about exercise, I am sad to say. This is equal parts motivating and mortifying.

What We're Doing This Weekend

With any luck, we will celebrate our nation's independence on the boat, on the lake. If not, then we will take the 4-wheelers out to the mountains. Worst case scenario, we will entertain on the porch. One way or another, we will celebrate.

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month

I am planning to go to Mayberry for Stampede. It will be good to see my mom and some of my aunts as well as to catch up with friends who still live in the area; we didn't get that chance last year, thanks to Covid so I am looking very much forward to it being a good time.


  1. All that food looks fantastic and your girls' trip sounds like it was a lot of fun.

  2. Okay, all that food is making me hungry. I LOVE a good charcuterie board so I'm all about those! Good job on the meat rose :) I am vegetarian so will never make one but I am still impressed!