Sunday, March 27, 2016

Currently I'm ...

I've been trying to make an effort to post more often, but lately I haven't had the time. Or, if I do have time, I'm more interested in doing something else (mostly hanging out with Eric or reading) or just too exhausted to form coherent sentences.

I wasn't really in the mood to post today (I really don't like posting on weekends for some reason), but I figured I had the extra time and energy ... So, why not?

Since I didn't sit down with a specific topic in mind this evening, I decided to just go the super easy route and do a "currently" post. I'm hoping this will put me back into a blogging frame of mind because I tend to work harder to make time for blogging if I'm feeling inspired to write.

But anyway, here's what I'm up to right now:

Currently I'm:

Reading: Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney. This is one of the last books I need to complete for Book Challenge by Erin 4.0. I still have two more to go. I was hoping to finish the challenge by the end of this month, but it's already the 27th and one of the books I have left is over 500 pages long ... So maybe that won't happen. Oh well. It's not like I can't complete it by the end of April! I'm planning to read This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper next.

Listening To: A lot of Tori Amos.

Especially this:

And this:

Side note: It's the 20 year anniversary of Tori's Boys for Pele album. 20 years. It's hard to believe that that many years have passed since the late(ish) '90s. This also makes me feel old. (Though, to be fair, I was still only 11 years old and in 6th grade in 1996. But still ... 20 years?)

Wishing: I could find my motivation. I haven't felt like doing much of anything lately, and it's starting to annoy me. I keep putting things off and then wonder why my "To Do" list is suddenly a mile long.

Spending: Much more than I probably should. I wanted to be more frugal this year, and managed to do a great job cutting back in January and February. Then March rolled around and suddenly I decided it was necessary to eat out and get snacks and/or Doubleshots at work multiple times each week. I didn't buy any other frivolous items, but that doesn't make up for spending a bunch of money on crap. Not to mention the fact that I'm clearly not making healthy choices when I do this. Whomp whomp.

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Trying: To get back on track. I've been horrible with meal planning (which, of course, leads to eating out randomly throughout the week), horrible with blogging stuff, and horrible with motivating myself to work out. I don't like to beat myself down or anything, but putting this stuff on my blog makes me feel like I should get it together. After all, I don't want to come back a month later and feel like nothing has changed.

Thinking: That I want to learn how to do more with my hair and makeup. I've been tempted to try some new hair products and makeup (bought using a gift card, of course), but I feel like I'll just end up looking like this:
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Or, even worse:

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I'm just not very skilled when it comes to that stuff. (And yes, I watch YouTube tutorials sometimes and still can't seem to figure it out!)

Craving: Chocolate and potato chips. I've completely given in to both of these cravings on a regular basis this month, and yet I still feel like I need them. I ate at least half a bag of salt and vinegar chips while I was typing this post. Haha.

Loving: These videos that have made me laugh like crazy over the last couple of weeks:

That one is a little long, but totally worth watching (if you haven't seen it already).

And the video below? Well, let's just say I wouldn't be exaggerating if I told you that Eric and I watched this video at least 15 times in a row the other night. We've become obsessed with this kid's "forceful serenading" (and the voice change about halfway through). Haha.

Planning: To try a bunch of new recipes in the upcoming weeks. I got really excited when I was putting together a grocery list yesterday. (Further proof that I'm old? Or maybe just easily excited? Haha.) I can't wait to see how they turn out. Hopefully they're all amazing so I'll have plenty of new recipes to share!


  1. LOL the hair "nailed it". i don't know how those "messy buns" on pinterest look so good while I look like a potato sack :(

  2. oh my goodness, that makeup video lol. i have been super lazy and lethargic lately, not wanting to read or anything, so instead i watched 75 billion youtube videos and bought a ton of makeup online (oops) and i *think* i might understand some things now.. maybe. i watched a lot of informative ones, i feel like so many of them assume you know how to do things like put on eyeshadow, and no. i can't even do that. so, baby steps!

  3. I end up tying my hair in a knot 75% of my days, and they NEVER look like pinterest photos. Oh well. Jonathon Tropper's book should be quick for you...and enjoyable (I hope).

  4. My motivation is missing too. Come out come out wherever you are, motivation.

    I really liked Bright Lights Big City when I read it...about 20 years ago. LOL