Nov 14, 2017


Since I've neglected my blog most of the summer/late fall, I thought today would be a great day to jump back in and link up with Peaceful Posse's monthly Mantras, Goals and Currently. 

Reading- Blogs blogs blogs. Trying to catch up.

Playing- Games with Jake on his tablet.

Watching- The list is long. It's always long. What can I say, I love TV. Currently binge watching Nurse Jackie. I love it! Just got done with Stranger Things.

Trying- To not stress about money this holiday season.

Cooking- Everything I can in my Instant POT. I've become a little obsessed. I've made the following

Rack of ribs-Perfect!
Hamburger cheesy potatoes-ok
Roast with potatoes-Perfect!
Taco soup(fail)

Eating- I make a lot in my instant pot but I don't really eat what I make. I try to make a bunch of stuff for the week for Jake and Jason. I follow a keto lifestyle so my eating habits don't really jive with my boys eating habits.

Drinking- Coffee black. Overnight my taste buds changed and I only want my coffee black. This is so odd for me as I have always had to have my heavy whipping cream and one truvia.

Calling- The last person I can remember calling is my Sister in Law Lori. I've been trying to keep more in contact with her and my Brother. I have always been bad at that in the past.

Texting-I don't really text anyone lately. I am more into Facebook messenger.

Pinning- Laundry room idea. I hate my laundry room. You have to walk through our laundry room when you enter our house so I am trying to figure out how to make it cute.

Going- Going to post more  on my blog this winter season....or try.

Loving- That my Mom, Sister, SIL and nieces are coming to visit this weekend while Jason is out of town. I moved 7 months ago and this will be my first visit.

Hating- One of my favorite restaurants in our neighborhood is closing next week. Where will I get my chicken wings now?! UGH.

Discovering- I really miss my friends and it's hard to find new friends when you are in your late 30's and are new to the area.

Thinking- Too much. If I could turn off my brain maybe I could sleep past 4:00 am.

Hoping (for) A winter that isn't too brutal. Minnesota can be a bitch in the Winter.

Listening (to) True Crime Podcasts. I love it! I've never been into Podcasts but after I binged Up and Vanished now I listen to whatever I can. Currently I am into True Crime Garage.

Smelling- My cat.. she stints lately. I need to get her groomed.

Thankful- That I have a job that is so flexible. Being a single parent is tough. When Jake is sick there is only ME to take care of him. My job understands that and for that I am thankful.

Considering- I membership to our local community center. It's not cheap but it would be good to get back into fitness and also get a discount on Jake's daycare.

Starting- Christmas shopping. I want to get a head start.

Finishing- The Mindy Project. So sad this is the final season. I love how easy it is. It's funny and light and that is refreshing.

So there you have it. My currently list!!


Emily said...

I still haven't watched Stranger Things. I have to take some time to actually watch it lol. I think it's such a great idea to get started on Christmas shopping. I've already started as well and I am so glad that I always try to shop early. I hope you are able to find a new restaurant soon. I hope you have a great time with your family this weekend.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Your work sounds amazing - I wish more work places were better with parents, single parents or not. It's not their fault if their kids is sick, etc. I am doing my Christmas shopping already but I haven't gotten too much. I need to figure out what I want to get everyone! I'm hoping to find some great online deals next week.


Shybiker said...

I loved Nurse Jackie. Saw every episode.

Penny Struebig said...

OMG -- my birthday is this month and an instant pot in on my list. I'm so glad to hear you say you've been making things in it! You'll have to share some of your recipes.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I'm hoping for a mild winter, too, but I do want snow for Christmas :)

Katie said...

I'm also trying not to freak out about money this holiday season. It can be difficult so I'm really trying to stay in a good place about it.

Bethie The Boo said...

Good to catch up with you! We just finished Stranger Things as well, I love it so much! I tried Nurse Jackie but after the 2nd season didn't like it quite as much. I'm also trying to not freak about the holiday season and instead am embracing the crazy!
The Beth Next Door