Monday, May 16, 2016

Currently | May

First of all... HOW am I doing a "currently" post for May? Like how is it even May? I don't understand. It's crazy how close we are to summer and there's so much coming up! A lot of excitement in the air. 

Reading: Man, I'm reading like 8 things right now. It's so annoying. I need to go back to finishing one thing before moving on to another. I recently got Wallflower at the Orgy by my Queen Nora Ephron and I've  been reading that. I've also been reading Best American Short Stories 2015 and Best American Essays 2015. Also, been paging through Brave Enough by Cheryl Strayed because she slays my life. 
Playing: Huh, great question. I should play more. I guess I played bags a few weekends ago with Sammy. And owned his life for one game. So there's the highlight of my athletic career. 
Watching: New show? I started watching The Catch because if Shonda creates it, I watch it {except Grey's because I had to like get on with my life}. Old show? The Office which I realize is a HUGE shock to everyone. 
Trying: To keep everything in life balanced. A constant battle. 
Cooking: I recently made ham, cheese, and egg braided breakfast sandwiches for my momma on mother's day from a Buzzfeed Tasty video I saw on my facebook feed. My mom loved them and the leftovers were a hit with the rest of my family. 
Eating: Trying to get back on track with this weight watchers game. I just followed like 37 instagram accounts to get motivated again. So hopefully I'll be eating better soon {as I contemplate what to get from the vending machine...}
Drinking: Just had my first sip of water for the day since I'm gross {it's 5:22 pm} but I had a rootbeer with lunch. 
Calling: Need to get better at calling people, my grandma in particular. I used to call her everyday. Ugh. 
Texting: My lovely girlfriends, Sammy, parents, cousins... the usual.
Pinning: Mostly engagement party related stuff, Disney stuff, and anything my girlfriend pins for her wedding since we're the same person and I'm clearly planning on having the same wedding as her some day. So fun for her. 
Tweeting: My last tweet was about Anne of Green Gables because I want her life. 
Going: To my coworker's wedding this weekend! 
Loving: All the plans popping up for summer already! 
Hating: Mmm, I don't know that I hate much but maybe disliking how stressful the last few weeks have been. I think I'm on the upswing after this week and I'm looking forward to simply enjoying the last few weeks of grad school. 
Discovering: How close I am to the end of my education {for now}. It's absolutely crazy. It's going to be a huge transition, that's for sure.
Thinking: About what I'm going to eat next, how slow my phone is charging, if my rent the runway dress is going to come in time for said wedding, if I'm going to fit in said dress, and again, what I'm going to eat next.
Feeling: Anxious {always do before class}, tired, hungry {but not really but also yes}. 
Hoping (for):  An easy class tonight and to not get sick {my throat is a little scratchy and everyone I know has been sick the last two weeks so I'm worried I'll be catching that}.
Listening (to): Some random shit on spotify in an attempt to know what music is popular nowadays except I end up getting annoyed in like ten minutes and ultimately go back to Frank Sinatra. #living
Celebrating: My coworker's marriage this weekend! This past weekend I celebrated my best friend saying yes to her wedding dress! Soon we'll be celebrating at their engagement party and my graduation will be the following weekend. Ah!
Smelling: Whatever the hallway smells like at DePaul 'cause that's where I'm at. 
Ordering: I have an outstanding grocery order on the app on my phone, need to order a baby gift, and some stuff for the engagement party soon!
Thankful for: All the celebrations coming up. It's going to be a really fun next two months. 
Considering: Getting something from the vending didn't we already go over this?
Starting: A new chapter pretty soon. 
Finishing: Grad school and it's crazy and stupid and wonderful. 

Friday, May 6, 2016

Friday Favs

This week has been kind of a lot. And I hope to get back to doing more on here than just "Friday Favs" because it's just lazy of me and I miss it over here.

I had a workshop earlier this week and then had to write two pieces (one for another workshop next week) among other homework related things before the weekend, plus various work meetings, errands for a bridal brunch we threw this morning at work, trying to fit in some Shaun T workouts since I'm a masochist, etc., which left little time for blogging unfortunately. 

Some things goin' on over here...

Got my new desk!

Obsessed with using old editions of Chicago as a computer stand 'cause I'm a nerd.

My little side wall/board. All Ephron, Dahl, and Disney wisdom. 
(and that one rando HP quote I got from a work party that I put up in an attempt to bond with all HP loving employees)

I also adorned my white board with Michael Scott genius. 
Some people in the office don't know what the quote is from so I think people think I really like Wayne Gretzky or something.

In the midst of planning my BEA schedule! I can't wait for the expo and to be with my team there next week. 

Sammy's cousin Sarah got engaged to her boyfriend Dario! & I'm obsessed with how he asked. We're in the midst of planning a cousins' weekend at the end of the summer and I'm so excited to talk all things wedding! Love those ladies. 

Also, this. K. 

We celebrated Sammy's twin cousins' 12th birthday last weekend which was so lovely. And clearly delicious. 

I became even more obsessed with Nora Ephron and bought all remaining books I don't already have on a recent Amazon splurge. 

Momma's mother's day gift came in earlier this week and I love how it came out. I made a photo book of some highlights from our Paris trip and it was so fun looking through those photos again.


We had some pup cuteness last week. 

I also participated in the stupidity that was a detox last week where I eliminated processed food, alcohol, caffeine, refined sugar, and white flour (so basically, my life) and eventually dairy and whole grains and I could only eat vegetables, (minimal) fruits, legumes, fish, tofu, and beans. I lost five pounds and most of my sanity since I had to go to Chipotle and order that bullshit while Sammy got to eat his towering bowl as you see pictured. He literally gets every topping on the line. Every one. 

So by the end of the detox, I had enough and under extreme desperation I downloaded the Domino's app on my phone (which is disgusting enough. No one needs that app on their phone) and ordered the trash that is breadsticks and cinnasticks and loved
Miraculously, I've kept off the five pounds I lost last week. Needless to say I'm thrilled to be back on weight watchers. 
But I haven't deleted the app.

I tried to make lightsaber pretzel rods last night for a bridal brunch we threw for a coworker (since nothing says bridal quite like lightsaber ;) ) and I struggled. But she loved them so that's all that matters. 

We decorated our little library, had a lovely spread this morning for her, and all chipped in to get them a gift card to one of the stores they were registered at. I think she really enjoyed it. And I got two mimosas at work so I was real happy. And proceeded to eat two more mini bagels at my desk afterward in secrecy. 
The weight watchers is going well I'd say.