Today I am linking up with my girl, Kristen, who is the author of one of my favorite blogs. She is so funny and honest and refreshing and when I read her posts I feel like she is sitting next to me talking. She has a very personal way of writing that makes you feel like she is your friend in real life. Basically, I love her. Haha! If you get a chance, head over and check her out.
January was an odd month for me. We had our first (and hopefully only) blizzard of the Winter and then I was sick for a whole week. I spent A LOT of time hanging around at home. At first it was cute. Yay! A blizzard! Jammies and movies on the couch with Taylor! By the end of the next week of being sick I was going stir crazy and I couldn’t wait to get back to reality. I hated every single thing on TV at that point. Anywho, here are some of things the highlights from january:
Reading: You Had Me At Hello. I am reading this for Literary Ladies book club and I am loving it so far! Here is the Goodreads synopsis:
“What happens when the one that got away comes back?
Rachel and Ben. Ben and Rachel. It was them against the world. Until it all fell apart.
It’s been a decade since they last spoke, but when Rachel bumps into Ben one rainy day, the years melt away.
From the moment they met they’d been a gang of two; partners in crime and the best of friends. But life has moved on. Ben is married. Rachel is definitely not. In fact, the men in her life make her want to take holy orders…
Yet in that split second, Rachel feels the old friendship return. And along with it, the broken heart she’s never been able to mend.
If you love David Nicholls and Lisa Jewell then this is the book for you. Hilarious, heartbreaking and everything in between, you’ll be hooked from their first ‘hello’.”
Listening: Ellie Goulding’s album, Delirium, has been playing on repeat lately. It’s so good! She is playing a concert in NYC in June and I am dying to go. I really want to bring Taylor but it is the night before her last day of school. Best Mom or worst Mom? I cant decide…
Watching: Survivor. Taylor is obsessed with it and has been watching all the past seasons on Hulu. I was avoiding it because I never really watched it when it was on TV and my perception of the show is that they had to eat a lot of gross things (like bugs). Vomiting is not something I look for from a TV series. Recently, I caved though amidst Taylor’s promises that she has watched a few whole seasons and there have been no eating challenges. I must say that now that I have given it a chance I am pretty into it as well.
Working On: Losing 10 pounds by my birthday. My birthday is March 17th and I am trying to shave off ten pounds by then. I have been watching my eating most of the time (although full disclosure – I just ate a sesame bagel) and working on being more active. Mostly using my iPhone health app and it’s step counter, which I am totally obsessed with! I really need to start going back to the gym though. I feel like maybe if I buy some cute workout gear it will motivate me? I have been eyeing this shirt: