Wednesday, February 28, 2024

What's Up Wednesday, February 2024 Edition


Happy almost Leap Day! And, if you are a Leap Year baby; happy-it-only-happens-once-every-four-years- birthday! I'm sure you don't feel slighted, at all

Even with an extra day, February has gone by way too fast. This brings us to yet another What's Up Wednesday, courtesy of Sheaffer and Shay; be sure to tip them on your way out!

                                           What I'm Eating

It seems like I eat out a lot. Since the nest emptied out and I'm no longer cooking for a family of four; it just seems like the right thing to do. Anyhoodle, this month's restaurant offerings include a Caprese salad that was delicious...

...chicken enchiladas suizas that were amazing...

...a turkey sandwich from the local deli...

 ...and a bacon breakfast burrito, smothered in green chili.

When I did make something at home, it was a grilled ham and cheese that I made in the air fryer. Will I ever make a grilled sandwich any other way, now? No. No, I will not.

What I'm Reminiscing About

I'm not really reminiscing about anything, currently.

What I'm Loving

I tried a DIY candle project that I have seen floating around on social media for a couple of years and I nailed it. I'll do a post on it at some point. Probably. Maybe.

I tried a new shade of OPI on my toes; it is definitely a spring color, which gets me in the mood for warmer weather, tulips, and Easter baskets.

Polly Want A Lacquer?

What I've Been Up To

I've been practicing a lot of self care, including massages, reflexology, and facials. It's been money well spent.

I also went ahead and decorated my house for Easter. It seems early, but so is Easter this year, and, if I'm going to go to all the trouble of unwrapping my vast collection of ceramic bunnies, I'm going to enjoy them for as long as I can.

Queen B flew home last weekend to celebrate both her birthday and the birthday of her God Daughter. We spent a lot of quality time together, including getting pedicures (more self-care).

She was excited to spend time with the rest of the family, too.

What I'm Working On

The 10 year old son of one of my staff members was just diagnosed with leukemia, so the rest of the staff and I have been working on managing her duties while she is away with him, receiving care. We are also working on a fundraiser that we are hoping will help to alleviate some of the financial burden that comes along with that care.

What I'm Dreading

Boomer Dog was recently diagnosed with an tumor that is almost always malignant. We have a consultation with a vet in Neighboring City later today to find out what our next steps are. The dread is a rock in the pit of my stomach.

What I'm Excited About

I have a fun event coming up a week from Friday; it will present an opportunity for my whole family to get dressed up, which doesn't happen very frequently. I'm excited!

What I'm Watching

My Mom, sisters, daughter, niece, and pretty much everyone I know back home are watching the new season of Farmer Wants a Wife along with me. Why? Because Farmer Brandon is a friend of my niece. She graduated from High School with him. I know his sister, step-mom and step-sister, but have never met him. I'm still pulling for him to find his perfect match (on a reality television series, as if). It's also really nice to see footage of my hometown area, and the show is doing a amazing job of showcasing its natural beauty. I may be a wee bit homesick, actually.

Farmer Brandon

I'm also watching the newest season of Love is Blind, because, who doesn't want to watch a shitshow?

What I'm Listening To

I recently purchased a new Fleetwood Mac album from an antique store in Hooterville. Mom and I were there looking for milk glass vases for the Man-Cub's wedding when we happened upon the record selection. I made it out with just the one album, but Mom may have to pawn a kidney to pay for the giant stack of records she carted out of the place.

What I'm Reading

I'm working on The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah. It's a great story and I am enjoying it so far.

What I'm Wearing

I have nothing of interest to report on. You know, like usual.

What I'm Doing This Weekend

I may be headed to Neighboring City to purchase a dress for the event I mentioned earlier. Or, tending to the Boomer Dog if things go badly. Guess which one I would vastly prefer?

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month

I am looking forward to longer days! While I'm not a fan of the time change, I do appreciate having extra daylight hours after work.

Favorite Amazon Find This Month

I purchased this comforter set for Hugh and my bedroom and I love it. It's incredibly soft, light, but warm, and it looks great on our bed.


  1. That comforter is beautiful! Your candles turned out so well; I love all your Easter decorations. I'm not a huge fan of the actual time changes but I do love that this one means winter is ending and we're getting more light each day.

  2. Again, I am so sorry about your colleague's son. I hope you get good news about your dog. And yeah, I rarely wearing anything of interest either... Also, I hadn't thought one bit about Easter decorating until I read your post. Since we're heading out of town this year for Easter, I might have to skip it. Gasp. It's just so early this year.