Last week I pondered post ideas and one of my dear readers turned me on to Danielle of Sometimes Sweet and her weekly "Currently" post. After reading a handful of them, I was hooked and eager to adopt the idea. It's easy to get lost in all of the product posts and collages. They're oodles of fun to create and read, but they sometimes lack substance. When I look back at posts of the past that were well-received, they all dealt with the nuances of daily life. They gave some sort of insight to who I am. In an effort to write more, I figured this might be a good place to start. Perhaps it will become a weekly post. Maybe I could coax readers and bloggers in to participating?!
FEELING: This sounds a little bit silly, but I've been feeling very nautical lately. I'm not sure if that's possible, but it may have something to do with the anchor napkins I picked up at Target, notecards from Sugar Paper, this Caitlin Wilson pillow, and this lobster bottle opener from my mom. Clambake, anyone?
READING: I'm catching up on my favorite blogs and nose deep in the June issue of House Beautiful. I hope to start The House Girl this weekend, preferably with my toes in the sand and a grande Iced Caramel Macchiato within reach.
LISTENING TO: Every morning, we wake up and eat breakfast with music in the background. It inevitably turns into an impromptu dance party in the kitchen with Flyboy exercising his DJ Pauly D skills (they've both been told they have good hair). The song we currently can't get enough of is Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke featuring Pharrell Williams and T.I. Since Flyboy's been gone this past week, I've attempted to keep up with the tradition. It's not quite the same, but Beesly's always down to shake a leg. She especially likes the part where I change up the lyrics and sing, "You the hottest Beez in this place." As for Tripp, he's learning that this whole scenario is intended to be fun, but I'll accidentally clap or make a quick movement that scares him and he runs away.
THANKFUL FOR: Random chitchat with my sister regarding Bravo. In the words of Vicki Gunvalson, the OG of the OC, we know how to whoop it up! And yes, we talked about how Vicki peed the bed in Mexico and I may have snorted because it was just so disgusting and hilarious. This is the kind of mindless discussion that I enjoy the most!
THINKING ABOUT: It looks as though the big move will be happening in October. Yeesh! I've always been a planner, but I still have a hard time thinking about this next chapter. There's so much that needs to happen in the next four months. I can't help but think about where we'll live temporarily while Flyboy is in training, which will occur en route to Swell Rio. Do we get an apartment? Are there pet-friendly options? How do we decide what to pack up and what we'll keep? Will we ship one of the cars, or do we sell them both in Hawaii? What kind of car do we get next? I'll miss the Jetta aka The Black Flash! Clearly, all of this thinking turns into a crazy amount of questions and uncertainty. In an odd way, I think I've tried to avoid it. Maybe I'll just blink my eyes and twitch my nose and it will all make sense. There's not a lot we can do right now, so I remind myself to take it one day at a time.
EATING: I can't seem to get enough Bing Cherries, Noosa Yogurt, and Clif White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Bars (my sister turned me on to these). Nothing says summer like fresh cherries. I splurged on a bag at Whole Foods and they were perfect. In fact, I may need to go back for more! The yogurt is the creamiest and most delicious snack ever. My sister told me that she crumbles pieces of the Clif bar on top of her yogurt for a little treat. I tried it and it's amazing! Of course, the Clif bar is tasty on its own. It reminds me of a delicious cookie. Go on and give it a whirl!
WATCHING: Princesses of Long Island has got to be my latest guilty pleasure; it's a slice of Yiddish heaven. I don't think it can get any more entertaining than Jeff and Amanda. Does this guy think he's Jerry Seinfeld? Oy vey! And where did they find Ashlee? Her dad is an absolute hoot! Don't judge me, just watch it.
LOVING: I have NO need for a giant inflatable swan, but the idea of it makes me giggle. I would just die to see someone filling this thing up with air. Hilarious! My desire to own one has only intensified since Ashley Brooke styled her swan in this post. She's too stinking adorable! I want to be at her pool party.
LOOKING FORWARD TO: The in-laws will be on-island later this month, and we're planning a trip to Maui. I'm extremely excited to have some planned time off with Flyboy and his family. In all honesty, I think I'm especially elated to just pack a suitcase and get off the rock. It feels like we're going on a vacation. Eek!
What about you? How are you feeling today? What are you up to?
IMAGE CREDIT: Nina Leen