Wednesday, January 26, 2022

What's Up Wednesday: January 2022 Edition


It's the official first What's Up Wednesday of this brand new year, and, as always, I am linking up with Sheaffer and Shay.

What I'm Eating

I am very proud to say that I have been eating a very healthy diet, lately. I've managed to add more vegetables into my day, and to cut down on fat, and calories. It's actually not been hard; I'm not sure why I didn't start doing it again ages ago.

I have also started baking again on occasion, which means that I have control over the sugar content of my favorite breads; currently, cinnamon raisin is my go-to recipe.

What I'm Reminiscing About

I honestly haven't been reminiscing about anything, lately. January has never been one of my favorite months, so I don't really associate a lot of fun or interesting things with it. Am I alone in that?

What I'm Loving

I have my winter decor up and I love it! It's so relaxing to come home at night and be able to chill out in front of the fireplace with all the twinkling lights and sparkling mercury glass. I'll be sad when it's time to replace it with spring colors and Easter bunnies (no I won't).

What I've Been Up To

I've done lots and lots of self-care, recently, including: massages, leg waxing, long stretching sessions, home facials, and time spent in the leg compression gizmo that Hugh got me for Christmas.

What I've Been Working On

I am writing the biggest grant of my career; it's taking up a lot of my time and brain space.

What I'm Dreading

I'm dreading not getting the grant that I just mentioned; my operating budget basically depends on it.

What I'm Excited About

I have finally convinced Hugh that we need new furniture in our living room. The couch that we currently have is 16 years old; to say that it has outlived its' usefulness is a vast understatement. Shopping to commence soon.

What I'm Watching

Hugh, the Man-Cub and I went to an actual movie theater and watched Spiderman: No Way Home. It was an awesome movie. As an aside, the last time I was in a movie theater was before the pandemic and the movie was The Avengers: Endgame. I feel like I've come full circle.

I also watched the second season of Cheer and...I have mixed feelings. I have a great deal of respect for Coach Monica Aldama, but, man, I feel like she sold out there for a while. I know fame can be a seductive thing, but I really expected better from her.

What I'm Reading

I have not cracked open a book (Kindle) since we went to Hawaii in December; I simply haven't had time. This continues to make me sad.

What I've Been Listening To

I've been listening to my exercise playlist on repeat, and, I've been using this headband to do so; it works better for me than traditional earbuds, which are constantly falling out of my ears, no matter what size or shape I try.

What I've Been Wearing

Mostly, I have been wearing workout clothes. Do they fit well? Hell, no. Do I resemble  sausage meat stuffed into a spandex casing? Affirmative, Ghost Rider. Do I care? Well, yes...but not enough to keep from squeezing into them before I go to the gym.

I don't know if it counts as "wearing", but, this faux bun that I bought on Amazon has been attached to my own hair, so, I'm counting it.

What I'm Doing This Weekend

For the first weekend this month; Hugh will actually be home. So, we will be putting away the outdoor Christmas decorations, finally. Our neighbors will be so pleased.

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month

I am looking forward to being one month closer to summer. I think I say that every year at this time. Oh well, I am nothing if not predictable.

What Else Is New

The Man-Cub got a job! He starts today and I'm sure he's going to rock it!

1 comment:

  1. All the best on your grant. I'm sure you'll rock it! And our outdoor Christmas ornaments stay up until the snow melts. I can't reach them otherwise -- HAHAHA :) And I have my first massage in over two months tomorrow night and I am OVER THE MOON excited!!!