Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Currently in March

I can't believe it's already March 31. Days in 2010 are just flying by and I'm scrambling to stay on top of everything! Here's what I'm feeling this month ...

Current Books: I read a few books while vacationing in Maui. First I read Precious (Push by Sapphire) and while I like the book overall, it wasn't exactly a beach read I'd recommend to others. The book was disturbing and graphic and made me sick to my stomach to think of a family treating each other that way. I still haven't watched the movie yet. I think I'd have to really be a special mood to re-subject myself to that kind of violence.

I also read The Help by Kathryn Stockard this month and I absolutely LOVED this book! The book's based in the 1960's and follows the lives of white and black women in Jackson, Mississippi (not a very good time for civil rights, obviously). I won't go into much more detail as to not spoil the book for everyone else, but I'd definitely recommend this book. A great read.

Current Playlist: Well, since I lost 2 iPods this month, my musical forte has been on the fritz although I have been listening to James Morrison, Ray Lamontagne and of course, John Mayer.

Current Guilty Pleasure: Zucchini. I know, weird right? We bought some in Maui and I thought it was just about the most delicous thing I'd tasted since I can't remember when. So I've been buying a few zucchini every week this month and adding it to all kinds of pasta dishes, quesadillas, etc.

Current Color: Black...of course.

Current Drink: Gin and Tonics. Does anyone else make roadies when they take the dog for walks in the evenings? Um, Andi and I do and Gin and Tonics have been my go-to drink.

Current Food: We've been eating lots of salads with fresh veggies on top and also Veggie Quesadillas. All about fresh organic produce lately.

Current Favorite Shows: This month I started DVRing Sober House, The Good Wife and Price of Beauty (just because I love Jessica Simpson)

Current Wishlist:
1) Steady work for Andi's business
2) Safe and happy Easter in Nebraska with my family
3) Continued sunshine and lots of time outside
4) A new, cute spring jacket

Current Needs: My tax return so I can pay off my credit card from our Maui trip.

Current Triumphs: I feel really good about our house lately. It's comfortable and cute and as spring/summer creeps in, I love seeing all of our flowers starting to bloom.

Current Bane Of My Existence: Still need to lose 5 pounds before the lake this summer. I didn't do it before Maui so now summer must be my goal.

Current Celebrity Crush: I really like Jessica Simpson in her new show Price of Beauty. I appreciate all the focus she's devoting to inner beauty and discovering different values in other cultures.

Current Indulgence: Talking Chloe for walks every day. It's so nice to spend time outside with her; she enjoys it so much.

Current Blessing: My marriage. It's so wonderful to have a supportive husband who is truly my best friend. We had a great time together in Maui and I'm thankful everyday for him.

Current Slang: Delete. Don't know.

Current Outfit: Wow. Still wearing sweatpants and a long-sleeve tee. I need to get a new go-to outfit

Current Excitement: We're going to Nebraska for Easter this weekend and I'm looking foward to seeing my family and eating lots of good food! (which consequently, contradicts my need to lose a few pounds as stated above).

Current Mood: Tired. I haven't been sleeping all that well lately and I had a really long day at work.
Current Link: I joined Twitter this month! Follow me at liveinmybubble

1 comment:

  1. I haven't read the book but I watched Precious the other night when Zach was out of town. I guess I wasn't really sure what the whole story line was . . . so needless to say I didn't make it through the whole movie. It was not something to watch right before bed or when you are home alone. I was able to finish it the next day, with the help of the fast forward button. Yikes!