Wednesday, April 24, 2024

What's Up Wednesday, April 2024 Edition


Time can slow down anytime now. Really. It's the end of April, which means that we are just over three months away from the Man-Cub's wedding and I am not prepared! I haven't lost the thirty pounds that I wanted to lose before dress shopping! I still have a shower to plan! I'm only 90% done with the plans for the rehearsal dinner, and, I still have a day job to juggle.

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed, is my point.

Not too overwhelmed to skip this month's edition of What's Up Wednesday, however, so let's get to it. 

What I've Been Eating

I made an effort to eat healthier this month (see above: thirty pounds to lose), which resulted in making turkey lettuce wraps. They were yummy.

I made good choices at Olive Garden when Mom and I were in Neighboring City for an appointment; I had grilled chicken with broccoli.

I only ate half of the turkey pesto sandwich that I ordered from the restaurant in the garden center in Pixler, and, I left some sweet potato fries on my plate.

None of which resulted in a single lost pound. Boo.

What I'm Reminiscing About

Nothing at the moment.

What I'm Loving

I'm having a moment with all things botanical, including these new Portmeiron dishes. Each plate has a different flower, and its Latin name. I used them on my Easter table last month and plan to use them frequently throughout the summer.

Hugh and I finally broke down and replaced our eighteen year old living room furniture. I did not realize just how broken-down the old stuff was until I sat on the new pieces; my hips are eternally grateful for this new support.

Boomer Dog is still living his best life. There have been no signs of the cancer spreading, and he is still pain-free.

Spring is definitely in the air (my allergies will attest), and the flowers around Not So New Job are in full bloom. They bring joy to my day.

What I've Been Up To

I took the fam to Pickin' at the Pea for some antique hunting; the kids were first-timers to the show and they loved it.

Well, mostly they loved the donuts. They're in good company in that regard.

Our Katie Girl is having a baby! We attended her shower, making sure to give her an extra hug for Queen B, who couldn't make the trip as she is still taking care of Nemo following her surgery.

What I've Been Working On

With the wedding just months away, Shanti and I have been working on the flower arch that will serve as the altar for the ceremony. It doesn't look like much right now, but it is coming along. I swear.

I've also been perfecting my candle-decorating skills.

What I'm Dreading

I'm dreading dress shopping. Not the shopping, itself (I'm planning to fly to Texas to hit the stores with Queen B), but the very good chance that I won't find something I love. Say a prayer for me, please.

What I'm Excited About

I really am excited about the upcoming summer! In addition to all of the festivities surrounding the wedding, I am also hoping that we will get to spend some time on the boat as well as hosting more Porch Nights for friends and family.

What I'm Reading

I finally finished reading The Nightingale this month and I haven't picked up a book since. My spare time is currently filled with other tasks that need to be accomplished, sadly.

What I'm Watching

My attention span has gotten pretty short lately, so this month, I mostly watched fluffy comedies and romances. In fact, the only new series that I felt capable of watching was We Were the Lucky Ones, which I knew would be neither fluffy nor romantic, but definitely worth watching.

What I'm Listening To

Currently, I am listening to the birds chirping outside my kitchen window; it's a welcome sound.

What I'm Wearing

At the moment, I am wearing my most comfy pajamas, which is my usual uniform when I get home from work. I should be wearing leggings and a sports bra and walking on a treadmill (those thirty pounds aren't going to lose themselves), but the pajamas call my name, which explains why I dread shopping for a dress for the wedding. It's a vicious cycle. Thanks for asking.

What I'm Doing This Weekend

Hugh says that we are going to power wash my porch and open it for the season. I love his optimism.

What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

Despite my whining, I really am looking forward to shopping with Queen B, and next month is when I am hoping to make the trip to Texas to do so. Any time that I get to spend with my girl is time worth looking forward to.

Favorite Amazon Purchase This Month

I purchased these dried pressed flowers for the candle project that I wanted to try. They are great quality and worked well for what I had in mind.


  1. Anonymous11:18 AM

    Saying a prayer for you.

  2. The candles are lovely! Wishing you the best of luck with dress shopping. I'm sure it feels like you have so much to do but it will all be worth it in the end.