WUW: August Edition (A Week Late)


This post is a week late because of Hurricane Harvey & the Houston Flood.  Shay focused on ways to help Houston last week, which I so appreciate.

Let’s get started shall we?

What I’m eating this week…

I’m still working from home due to Harvey (our office was really damaged), so I’ve been cooking a lot, particularly soup!  Soup is basically my favorite food!!!  I get that from Mama J.  I made chicken noodle soup & a clean out the pantry/fridge vegetable meatball soup!

While I was glued to the Harvey coverage, trying to figure out if it was safe enough for me to venture out to find a Dr Pepper, I snacked on this here charcuterie board that I threw together. charcuterie

What I’m reminiscing about…

I’m reminiscing about this beautiful caramel macchiato I had yesterday at the Coffeeshop Company. Coffee

Y’all know how much I love coffee, and this cute little cafe has tasty macchiatos.

What I’m loving…

I’m loving 2 things right now.  One, this drying lotion.  Amy from the Bobby Bones Show did an Insta Story on this zit cream, her skin is flawless, so…  You apply it to any blemish on your face before you go to bed & the next morning it’s gone!  It kinda looks like Calamine lotion, which takes some getting used to.   Zit CreamTwo, at Shay’s recommendation of his pumpkin mask,  I bought this Peter Thomas Roth mask kit.  I wasn’t sure if I wanted to spend that much money on just the pumpkin mask (what if I didn’t like it?!?), so I bout travel sizes of all of his masks to try them out!PTR masks

What I’ve been up to…

I have been in the thick of it with Hurricane Harvey.  I feel like I’ve aged 100 years.  I don’t know what day it is.  You can read about my experience here.  There was so much fear, waiting for my house to get damaged, & then when it didn’t I felt guilt, shame, & helplessness because so many people lost everything.  It’s still hard to reconcile it all in my mind.

What I’m dreading…

Tomorrow, I have to take CPR re-certification class.  I don’t mind taking the class, but I have to drive to our Galleria office & it will take about 1.5 hours to get there in traffic.  😦

What I’m working on…

I am working on researching hotels, Airbnbs, & inns for my big Fall road trip!!!  I found the cutest one in Maine!  The Cove

Who wouldn’t want to stay here?  I’ll do a full trip post once we get back.

What I’m excited about…

See above.  October is fast approaching & soon Brigitte & I will be joining our friend Jessica to then join our friend Norma!  So, B & I are flying to Fayetteville, NC to pick up Jess, heading north, taking five days to get to New Hampshire.  We’ll be spending time in Washington DC, NYC, Mystic, Cape Cod (if we can squeeze it in), Boston, Salem, Kennebunkport, & finally Lincoln, NH.  If you have any ideas for must sees along the way, please share!!!  I’m pretty excited to do a Monuments by Moonlight tour in DC.  I wanted to go to the Chihuly Exhibit in NYC, but it’s in the Bronx – which I think is kinda far out.

What I’m watching/reading…

I’m still working on reading the Outlander series…the shortest book is 850 pages!

Aside from the news, I’ve been watching Bachelor In Paradise.  You guys, is it just me or is this season so BORING???  None of these fools like each other romantically, except for Taylor & Derek.  This is by far the worst casting BIP has ever done.  How Ben Z remained single, I’ll never no.  Could be that he talked about his dog Zeus too much.  It could also be that he went by Ben Z, when he was the only Ben there?

Do any of you watch Younger?  This season is so good!  #TeamCharles

What I’m listening to…

I’m currently obsessed with the podcasts: Pod Save America, Pod Save the People, & Lovett or Leave It.  Pod Save America is hosted by four former Obama aides (I have a  crush on Jon Favreau).  Pod Save the People is hosted by DeRay Mckesson & he basically discusses culture, social justice, & politics.  Lovett or Leave It is hosted by Jon Lovett, a former Obama speechwriter, joined by comedians, etc. to discuss the week’s top news.

What I’m wearing…

Y’all, I’ve literally been wearing pajamas daily for the last two weeks.  The best perk of working from home.

What am I doing this weekend…

I will be on the hunt for a new perfume.  I’ve worn With Love by Hilary Duff for the last 10 years or so, it’s not made anymore & I think I have officially bought & used every last bottle I could find.  So, although I’m devastated, I must move on.  I’m VERY particular about perfumes, so it won’t be an easy task.

What I’m looking forward to next month…

Next month is October, so duh – my trip!  Y’all this is the longest vacation I’ve ever taken.  Fall road trip

What else is new…

I hope everyone in Hurricane Irma’s path seeks safety & shelter.

I’m not going to answer the bonus question this month, as it is about school lunches & I have no children nor do I go to school.  I think variety is key.

Kiss Hug,

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