What’s Up Wednesday: January Edition


Alright y’all, it’s that time again…What’s Up Wednesday is back!  I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve done one of these!  So, as a quick reminder, this is a linked blog with Mix & Match Mama.

Here is the list of questions I’ll be answering: wuw-questions

What I’m eating this week…

I’m having a weird week food wise.  I might have previously alluded to some mystery symptoms, which I still have & are still a mystery…  But, one of the symptoms is that I have little to no appetite & food tastes off.  I’m going through a particularly strong phase of this at the moment, so I aimlessly graze throughout the day trying to find something that satisfies.  You’d think it would be a great diet…

However, last Sunday I did make these awesome Spicy Butternut Squash Empanadas.  They were pretty fantastic if I do say so myself.

What I’m reminiscing about…

So, a little further down I wrote about our new office move.  Without spoiling that, I am reminiscing about my 20 minute drive (yes, in traffic).  Oddly enough, the new location is pretty much equal distance from my house as the last office was, but the time has tripled.  Now don’t get me wrong, sometimes I like getting stuck in traffic – there are days when being in the car is the only alone time I get.  But, my new drive is either slow (think 2 lane country road) or incredibly expensive on the toll road (about $7 one-way!).  I’m looking into alternate routes, & I think I found one this morning. shorter-drive

What I’m loving…

I’m really loving the #31mornings Challenge from Camille Styles.  You basically receive an email each morning with a recipe for a nutritious breakfast, an inspirational quote, a yoga pose, & fun little surprise suggestion.  This has been a great way to start out the new year, focusing on the positive & moving forward (mind & body).

What I’ve been up to…

Y’all, I have been playing BINGO every Tuesday, for the last 2 months, at the Whole Foods bar.  birthday-bingo

It has been so fun!  I go with my friend Brigitte (Bri-gee-tah) every week; sometimes other friends join us, but we have also met a lot of new people.

I’ve only won once, but I always have fun!

What I’m Dreading…

Going to the dentist.  dentist

I have a deep rooted dislike of the dentist – ALL dentists.  Why would anyone want to stick their hand in someone’s mouth all day???

Anyway, I recently had a permanent crown put on, & it was an. ordeal.  The temporary crown refused to come off quietly & without out numbing.  Unfortunately, my permanent crown needs to be adjusted because two weeks later I’m still having some sensitivity.  😦

What I’m working on…

Our office just moved, so I’ve been setting up my new office.  I’ve gone from a nice, roomy office with windows, to a cube.  Trying to get used to all the noise is a big adjustment, but I am settling in well.  50696041572__906ef80f-9041-4035-8319-5d696f42357a

What I’m excited about…

I’m so excited that Grey’s Anatomy (yes, I still watch) & Scandal come back tomorrow!

What I’m watching/reading…

This past month I’ve watched the final episodes of Girl Meets World.  Sad face.gmw

Yes, I am a 33yo woman, but I babysit all the time.  This was one of the few, quality shows that I didn’t mind watching with the kiddos.  I liked this one better than the original Boy Meets World, & I am so sad that it got cancelled.  If you only watch one episode, watch the one on bullying – so good!

I’ve taken a reading break lately…been listening to a LOT of podcasts.  Do y’all have any recommendations?

What I’m listening to…

I am OBSESSED with the Popcast’s Bachelor recaps!  I listen through Patreon & they are hilarious!  I will warn you, you’ll need to become a “Friend of the Show” to get these recaps.  popcast

What I’m wearing…

As usual, I’m wearing my striped sweater, but I basically live in these booties from Zulily.

I loved them so much, that next time they came around I bought them in black.

What I’m doing this weekend…

Y’all, this weekend I will be taking down my Christmas decorations.  I decided a while ago that I was going to leave my festive decor up until the Chinese New Year, which is this Saturday!  So down it comes.  Don’t tell anyone, but even I (a MAJOR Christmas lover) am a bit tired of my tree.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

I have to confess, I don’t love February.  Nine years ago, February 16, 2008 my father unexpectedly passed away.  In that moment I became a “real” adult.

On a side note, I’m getting my hair done on the 3rd, so I do look forward to getting rid of my grey roots! hair

What else is new…

I plan to give up all places with a drive-thru for Lent.  I should save a lot of money & lose some weight!

Bonus Question: Who’s your favorite Bachelor & Bachelorette of all time?

This is so easy for me!  Andrew Firestone is hands down the GOAT Bachelor!  Plus, I think he is so good looking…and his family owns a vineyard, duh.

My favorite Bachelorette is Jillian, but I also really liked Kaitlyn’s season.  Jilly had great fashion, & she really has branded herself perfectly since being on the franchise.  Respect.

Don’t forget to comment with anything, but especially book recommendations.  I’ll read anything.  Until next time…

Kiss Hug,


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