Wednesday, July 17, 2013


The "Discovery train" has taken a bit of a halt lately. In other words, Ryan studies seriously all day every day and I've been working. So "fun time" is on break....but it will return. So I have no pictures of new discoveries to share.

So I figured I'd take a break from all the Adventure posts -- and do a "currently" post!

Current Book - "The Wednesday Sisters" by Meg Waite Clayton. It's about a group of young, women, homemakers in the 1960's who become dear sister-friends. It is #1 on my list of "to read books" so graciously put together by my sister Lisa. So far, I am loving her suggestions! Glad to have a book worm of a sister to be my personal librarian.

Current Drink - Pellegrigio or sparkling mineral water! I used to make fun of this stuff, and now I'm addicted! I got hooked on it the 4th of July, because I was drinking it with vodka and lemon (it was my feeble attempt to stay hydrated that night).

Current Excitement - In just a few weeks, Ryan and I will be celebrating our 4th Anniversary! I can't believe we've been married for 4 years. Does this mean we're not newlyweds anymore? I am hoping we will either celebrate it going to the beach?! Maybe? (Not likely, though. He pretty much studies, flies, and studies all day every day. So I doubt a trip is in our future)

Current fashion trend - Being it is hot, sweaty, steamy, and sticky every day -- I'm all about dressing light.I'm digging these little pink lace underlays that I have under my tanktop -- it only goes down to my belly button so the layering doesn't get too hot! It's kind of a similar concept of the dickey! Minus the turtle neck.

Current Love - Running with Ryan! He is starting to get more into running long distance -- and his runs are pretty much the only study break he takes. So I cherish our miles -- it's our time to decompress and take in the outdoors.

Current Food -Currently, I am utilizing my crock pot (which I do several times a week since we live in a hotel currently).

I'm slow cooking chicken breast in apple cider vinegar, will shred it, and let it set with Franks Hot Sauce. And wallah! Buffalo Chicken Wraps! I'm going to serve them with spinach, avocado, and cucumbers!

Current Indulgence - Hot Fudge Sundae's at Sonic. Oh. My. Goodness. I pretty much cut out things like "going out for ice cream" for the last....8 years?! Since we've moved to Texas, I have made it a weekly tradition of going to Sonic with Ryan for their "happy hour" (after 8 pm). We both get a sundae for $4!! It's worth every calorie, I've decided.

Currently Pondering - What I want to do with my career. I have so many nurse friends/colleagues who are going back to school to get their NP, which is always what I assumed I want to do. But, is it really what I want to do? Or is that me just going through the motions?

I am having a mini-crisis trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up. But I'm already a "grown up". So is it too late? Some day I will laugh at this...

Current Mood - Grateful. Is that a mood? I'm feeling very grateful for health and security. The combination of some sad news about a loved one, and the tragedies I've seen at work this past week has me really remembering just how precious life is.

Current New Find -  I've had a lot of "new finds" lately, since we just moved to a new city. That question is rather overwhelming, as everything from running trails to grocery stores to car repair shops are all new!

Current Outfit -  Skinny jeans, black tank top. (I'm wearing jeans because it's cloudy out. I do that now that I live in a hot climate. It's still 85 degrees out...but I pretend it's cold since the sun isn't out)
Current Peeve - The Zimmerman Trial -- I am so sick of hearing about it. Period. I know that it's important to many people, and the news stations will show it because that's how they make their money, and it affects the law system.....but I am sick of hearing about it.

Current Song - Lucky - Daft Punk. Yep, I just listed a techno song. I have had a long-standing love affair with Daft Punk. Good music to exercise to!
Current Triumph - I'm feeling triumphant that I have survived my 1st week at this new job. It's been a huge learning curve for me -- and I've been able to keep up!


Current TV Show - Property Wars -- where they go and buy auctioned off foreclosed homes, and resell them for profit. It intrigues me -- especially since many of those homes are in Phoenix (which is close to home for me) 
Current Wish-List - 1) Trip to see my family. 2) The people living the hotel room above us to stop stomping their feet on the floor at 2 am. (Oh the joys of living in an extended stay....) 3) An entire day with just Ryan and I -- no time spent studying or quizzing him on the Regulations/maneuvers of the T6 aircraft. Just fun (this will happen after October 4)
Currently Delaying -Applying for my California Nursing License. I know Ryan's next school will be in LA in November, but I'm feeling nervous and weary about another adjustment for 4 months. So I'm procrastinating.


Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Oh wow - I thought Ryan's next school was in the spring and that you'd get some time back in Tucson before it. Sounds like you'll go right into that assignment! Yikes! I am glad you'll once again get to join him, but know these adjustments in different cities are far from easy.

I am glad you are liking The Wednesday Sisters. I am on the list for the sequel which was released yesterday. And I am really happy to hear you are treating yourself to Sundaes! We all need a weekly treat in my opinion!

I'm currently pissed off about a $600 medical bill that I have to pay because of the inefficient process of changing insurance providers (I had to due to the move). I'm currently excited for my weekend in Asheville and am hoping the rainy forecast is wrong!

Marlys said...

I love these posts so I find out what you are thinking, reading,doing & wearing! This has been a huge transition for you and I lament that you have to live in a hotel for so long! I wouldn't be good at handling that! Even the little tin-roofed hut we first lived in in Portsmouth had 4 rooms & a bath! It would be huge compared to your "home"!
It is extremely hot & humid here but sounds like we have a break coming this weekend. We are slowly getting things back to normal at the lake - the lifts are supposed to be delivered today! The boat won't be repaired for maybe 2 - 3 weeks yet, but that is minor compared to the problems of other people. It is just that summer is so fleeting that it has been hard not to enjoy those amenities!
My heart is heavy for Betty and the family. The "yoke" is heavy!