Today I am linking up with Shay at “Mix and Match Mama” with the What’s Up Wednesday link-up. This is one of my favorite posts I do every month. I think it will be fun to go back and look through these and see what was going on in life during this past year. I haven’t done a good job of keeping up with this, because it looks like the last one I did was from March…my bad. :o(
What We’re Eating This Week: Monday I made Southwestern Chicken and Rice Foil Packets and it was pretty good. I made it with brown rice and apparently my husband doesn’t like brown rice so he wasn’t a big fan of it, but I liked it and it was pretty easy to make. It will be something I make again…just with white rice this time. :o)
What I’m Reminiscing About: I’ve been thinking recently about when Robert and I first got married and I was studying for the CPA exam and how we thought we were busy and life was hard. Boy were we wrong…life is a lot harder now with two kids and more responsibility at work. I love my girls and wouldn’t trade them or how life is now for anything, but man…just for one night to be able to come home, cook dinner, sit down to read or watch a TV show, and then have a sound night of sleep just sounds wonderful right now!!!
What I’m Loving: I have a lot of things I’m loving, but of course as I sit down and write this, I can’t remember any of them (I need to do better about writing them down). I guess something that is new to me that I’m loving are teas! We have a cute tea store up here in NWA called Savoy Tea Company (they have two locations up here) and they have little sample packets of tea you can purchase to see if you like before you buy a big container and so I bought a few and have been trying them out and I am really enjoying them. I can definitely see me brewing more tea as the weather turns colder…there is just something cozy about it and it’s not as “heavy” as coffee (if that makes sense). They have some really good flavors and I just add a bit of honey and it just makes my heart happy!
What We’ve Been Up To: The beginning of the month, we celebrated mine and Robert’s birthdays. Nothing too exciting…but we did do a little celebrations with cake so Emmalyn could enjoy them with us. One weekend, Robert and I went to Tulsa for a night, just to get away and do a little furniture looking. Then last weekend, the girls and I went to Little Rock, to spend time with my sister and her little boy.
What I’m Dreading: Robert is going out of town twice in the next month for 7 days each time. I’m glad he gets to go and I know he doesn’t do it often, but it is hard for me to get a shower and get ready in the mornings and also get the girls ready by myself because Claire just doesn’t do well if I’m not holding her. So my parents are coming to stay a few nights during the work week to help me…I’m grateful for them to do that, but it’s also hard because it deviates from our routines and makes it a little harder on me. But oh well, I know the girls will enjoy having Mimi and Pops staying with us for something different.
What I’m Working On: I’m trying to work on decluttering some of my electronic files (e-mails, texts, pictures, unsubscribing/unfollowing things, etc…). I’ve been noticing I get very overwhelmed by information overload and I’m tired of it. I’m ready to get back to simple.
What I’m Excited About: All things Fall…pumpkin spice stuff, football watching (when the girls will let me), going to the pumpkin patch, cooler weather, etc…
What I’m Watching/Reading:
- Watching: I recently went to see Crazy Rich Asians and it was so good! I also have watched To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Pell Pie Society on Netflix this past month and they were really good as well!!! I’ve also been watching YouTube videos on self-improvement, good buys on Amazon, make-up/beauty videos. I go through phases where I will not watch any YouTube videos and then one day I watch one and I get sucked down the rabbit hole of watching way too many (when I should be sleeping)!
- Reading: Check back for my Book Report post for September sometime in the next couple of weeks.
What I’m Listening To: I haven’t been listening to as many podcasts as I have in the past. I have been pretty busy with work and haven’t had time and I have just felt overwhelmed with all the “noise” out there lately (see above) and so I’ve been trying to limit my podcast listening. I have been listening to more Spotify playlists and have saved a lot from different blogs I’ve read and I have been enjoying them. I’m not good at picking out music I want to listen to, so having a playlist from someone else has been so nice!
What I’m Wearing: It has still felt like summer here this month, so I’ve just been wearing my summer wear and sandals still.
What I’m Doing This Weekend: Robert leaves this weekend and I think my sister is going to come up and stay a night with me and the girls, so that will be fun!
What I’m Looking Forward to Next Month: Seeing Claire and Emmalyn be excited to dress up and go trick-or-treating and going to the pumpkin patch with the girls, my sister, and her little boy!
What Else Is New: I am getting a haircut this afternoon after work! It is long overdue and I am so excited!!!
Until next time…keep it simple.