Wednesday, February 23, 2022

What's Up Wednesday, February 2022 Edition


I was going to skip this post this month, but, decided that I can't break a streak just because there's not a lot going on in my world, so, today I'm linking up with Sheaffer and Shay for another exciting edition of What's Up Wednesday, and, by exciting, I mean completely mundane; just to be clear. 

What I'm Eating

I've been on a bread baking kick lately, which means that I have been eating a lot of bread. I'm not mad about it. 

I tried focaccia for the first time, and, since I'm apparently easily influenced; I made a Pinterest-inspired artwork out of it. It tasted as good as it looked and, not gonna lie; I was quite proud.

What I'm Reminiscing About

Queen B turns 26 today and, as I often do on this day; I am reminiscing about her birth. I've written her birth story here before, so I don't feel the need to spew forth another 5,000 words on the experience, although, it was one of the greatest experiences of my life and well worth every word.

What I'm Loving

I actually decorated for Valentine's Day for the first time, ever and I really enjoyed the cheerfulness of the decorations in what is otherwise a pretty dreary month.

What I've Been Up To

Hugh, The Newlyweds, and I went to BINGO at the local American Legion Club. It was an experience and a half. Also, I think we may go back.

What I've Been Working On

I wrote a half-million dollar grant. That was fun.

What I'm Dreading

I'm dreading the half-million dollar grant I wrote not being funded; that money is critical to the functioning of Not So New Job, especially considering the fact that my Board of Directors just gave me another raise (third in two years because they are wonderful people who appear to believe that I am good at my job. Lord, do I hope they are right).

What I'm Excited About

Hugh and I are traveling to the Front Range (Geography lesson: Colorado is split by the Continental Divide, creating the Front Range to the East and the Western Slope to the west. The larger cities reside on the Front Range, while the Western Slope is dotted with smaller towns and cities) this weekend to meet Queen B, who is flying in from Dallas. We are all attending the first birthday party of Queen B's goddaughter as well as celebrating Queen B's birthday, so it is certain to be a good time.

What I'm Watching

I've made the most of my Hulu subscription this month by binge-watching The Great as well as every installment of Pam and Tommy. I seriously loved The Great. The acting is top-notch, the (occasionally true) story is hilarious, and I find myself randomly exclaiming "huzzah!" throughout the day. I am also enjoying Pam and Tommy, although, I wish I would have waited until it was complete before starting it; I hate waiting for new episodes to stream.

What I'm Reading/Listening To

I lumped these two together this month because I really don't have anything to say. My reading list keeps growing, but my time runs shorter and shorter. I have been listening to my running playlist on repeat because I am on a 52 day step streak on my Fitbit, but, otherwise, I have nothing of interest to report (I told you this was going to be a boring post).

What I'm Wearing

Today? Snow boots! We got about six inches overnight (that's what she said) and I will need to shovel the sidewalks once I get to the office.

What I'm Doing This Weekend

As I mentioned earlier; I'm going to the Front Range. It's not my favorite place to visit, but the company is going to be well worth the trip.

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month

Springtime! I am so ready for longer, warmer days and to seeing the first buds begin to sprout. I am hoping to plant a garden this year, but am relying on Hugh to build raised beds in which I can plant. I'm not at a place in my life where I can keep up with the kind of gardens I used to plant and I think that raised beds would be easier to maintain. I'm not holding my breath, though; there are only so many times that I can be told "I'll get to it" before I lose faith and move on.

What Else Is New

Nada! And, if you made it through to the end of this without falling asleep or hitting that little X in the corner up there; your life must be almost as exciting as mine. We should get a drink together!


  1. Haha - I didn’t blog today for the same reason - not much to talk about!!! The season of the year and season of life I guess. I mean, when BINGO tops your list…;)
    Hope you have a great trip!!

  2. I was going to watch Pam & Tommy too but hate waiting for shows to release them too. I've been watching the Gilded Age not knowing that they were being released one a week.

  3. We definitely need to get a drink together because my life is pretty mundane too! However, you have the excitement/anticipation/nerves of waiting for the grant approval so that must add... something... to your life, right?! Congrats on the raise and the FitBit streak. My exercise has plummeted to nil so I'm very impressed with that one.