Currently, June 2016

Current Book – I just read 3 books on vacation: “Who Do you Love” by Jennifer Weiner and “Cherry Money Baby” by John M. Cusick were summer fun easy reads, and “The Country of Ice Cream Star” by Sandra Newman, which was a haunting story written in its own dialect. I’m reading “Whatever Makes You Happy” right now, but I don’t like it as much as either of those other 3 books.

Current Guilty Pleasure – Nutella left over from Wendy’s graduation party – right out of the jar.

Current Drink – water. But I did “invent” an apple pie shot the other day of two parts Siegburg Apfel Apple Schnapps and one part St. George Spiced Pear Liqueur.

Current Favorite Blog –, but she’s mostly on Periscope now.

Current Song – “One Thing Leads to Another” by The Fixx

Current Wish-List – reduced shoulder pain

Current Needs – limes to make Denise’s mojo chicken recipe

Current Triumph – Learned how to use Apple iBooks Author at work, helped DD1 paint a desk for her first apartment

Current Indulgence – calories

Current Outfit – jean shorts and an aqua button down

Current Banes of My Existence – ants in the dishwasher

Current Excitement – Brian got a new car for Father’s Day

Current Mood –it’s all good


Selfies from January 2016

I love that my iPhone has now automatically created a selfie folder! For “almost Wordless Wednesday”, here are my selfies from January. My inlaws were in town for 3 weeks, so there are a lot of family photos!:


Currently, Jan 2016

Current Book – I just read “Three Little Words” by Ashley Rhodes-Courter. I probably won’t have time to look for my next book for about 2 weeks.

Current Guilty Pleasure – homemade chocolate mint brownies. But there’s only one left!

Current Drink – water

Current Favorite Blog – Outdoorsy Diva

Current Song – Still into you, Paramore

Current Wish-List – less tension with DD2

Current Needs – a nap

Current Triumph – Got the golf tournament web page live at work

Current Indulgence – dinner dates with my husband

Current Outfit – skirt, sweater, tights, heels

Current Banes of My Existence – my daughter’s girlfriend’s cat scratching Brian’s chair

Current Excitement – it’s a brand new year!

Current Mood – turning wounds into wisdom


Currently, Oct 2014

Current Book – I just read Roald Dahl’s “Danny, the Champion of the World”, which is probably meant for 10 year olds. I’m also reading “The Naked Roommate: For Parents Only: A Parent’s Guide to the New College Experience: Calling, Not Calling, Packing, Preparing, Problems, Roommates, … Matters when Your Child Goes to College” by Harlan Cohen.

Current Shame-Inducing, Guilty Pleasure – Facebooking when I should be working out.

Current Drink – water

Current Favorite Blog – because I have known her for years but I always learn new things about her when I read her blog posts. And because we empower each other.

Current Song – Marry You by Bruno Mars

Current Wish-List – a few lbs off

Current Needs – well there’s that empty light on my dashboard…

Current Triumph – Met Anna and Elsa at the Magic Kingdom TWICE in one day!

Current Indulgence – Musicals. Les Miz in Gainesville, #CinderellaTour at the Straz and Anything Goes at my kids’ school

Current Outfit – PJs

Current Banes of My Existence – loud sounds waking me up around midnight.

Current Excitement – College acceptance letters showing up in our mailbox for my daughter!!!!!

Current Mood – enjoying the ride.


Currently, July 2014

Current Book – In June I read “Into the Forest: A Novel” by Jean Hegland because I heard Ellen Page was going to make a movie out of it with Evan Rachel Wood. I give it a B. Maybe a B-. Very “Flowers in the Attic”. I was hoping for more. It did make me want to start my garden soon, though. I also finished reading “Banking on Burlesque“, which was like Pop Rocks for my brain. It’s written by a woman who was a banker in the UK and on the side for fun was occasionally a burlesque dancer, about a woman who was a banker in the UK and on the side for fun was occasionally a burlesque dancer. It’s fluff, but she expands to much on the work scenes and work drama than she needs to. You might want to just eat the Pop Rocks instead.

Current Shame-Inducing, Guilty Pleasure – apparently it’s still sugar because my clothes are getting tight. I’m getting it under control starting yesterday!! Had quite a power yoga class this morning – phew!

Current Drink – water

Current Favorite Blog – Because I think I O.D.’ed on mom blogs for a couple years, why not try reading a dad blog?

Current Song – Pharrell Williams – Happy (I still like to start my work day with the Official Music Video)

Current Wish-List – A housekeeper. And to find the manicure gift card that I misplaced when I moved.

Current Needs – I’m content right now…

Current Triumph – Started my new job in my new office with fun people, a great attitude, and support from my family and friends.

Current Indulgence – Lots of time with my daughters… except right now as I’m typing instead of watching “Full House” reruns with them.

Current Outfit – Ed Hardy jammies and new leopard print slippers that I got SO ON SALE at Bealls!

Current Banes of My Existence – I dreamed twice recently about fighting with DD2 and slapping her 🙁   I don’t slap! Also, I had to lay concrete with my husband a few weekends ago and I know another slab is coming soon! Wheelbarrows and I don’t do well together.

Current Excitement – My cute new purse that I bought with birthday money from my mom. It’s polka-dotted on the inside 🙂

Current Mood – excited to learn a few new techie tricks with this new job!