Hello! I hope you all have had a great day so far. Mine has been relatively busy, and I feel like I am at a point where I just want to sit down and chat with you guys. Is that weird?
It’s been minute since a survey has appeared on the blog, so I thought this afternoon would be a great time to catch up with y’all!
Lately I’ve Been…
Making: Monster salads like it’s my job. I’ve been on a huge salad kick lately and I practically crave one every day. I love when I’m in this phase. Give me all the veggies!
Cooking: A lot less than normal. I think I’m going through a period of wanting cooler meals like smoothies and salads, which doesn’t require a lot of meal planning or prepping. I’m pretty sure I should step up my game here.
Drinking: All the water. And coconut water. And fruit infused water. All of it.
I’m surprised I can sit here long enough to type up this entire post without needing a stop into the restroom…
Reading: The Bible. That’s one book (or several, technically) that will never get old. <3
Wanting: To go to the beach! Gosh, it’s been ages. I honestly can’t remember the last time I was on a beach in a bikini when it was HOT out. Last summer in Texas? Not cool!
Looking: Forward to seeing Scott’s family next week! We weren’t able to make a trip home last year, so we are really excited about taking a week to drive down to Arkansas/Missouri and unplug while spending time with them. It’s been too long!
(And, yes, they are shooting on his father’s property. No big deal.)
Playing: Music. All day every day. You can always see what I’m listening to by checking out my Spotify profile and playlists.
Wasting: Time chatting with you guys until my next appointment at the gym. Well, I don’t consider typing up blog posts and catching up with the blog world “wasting” time, but you get what I mean.
Enjoying: Extra time with Scott. The NBA season and off-season is seriously night and day with his schedule and commitments.
It’s been so nice having our evenings together and (most) weekends free to go on dates and spend quality time together again. Summer, if you could just stay here forever… that’d be great.
Waiting: For Friday. For several reasons. I’m being SO vague and lame, but one of them is for Friday Favorites! 🙂
Liking: Seafood & meats. I went through a phase where I hardly craved any sort of meat, but made myself eat lighter meats like chicken, turkey, and (very rarely) fish when I felt my body needed it. These days, I’m stealing more and more steak off of Scott’s plates and craving a variety of seafood and chicken again. Especially pulled BBQ chicken.
I’m thinking I need to make this recipe for dinner tonight!
Wondering: How many of you like the break from content and healthy living talk for surveys like these? (If you enjoy seeing more personal posts like this — or don’t –, please let me know in the comments section!)
Loving: The warm weather lately. I don’t even care if it rains. As long as it’s warm out, I am a happy camper!
Hoping: This summer is longer than ever. I feel like we got gypped last year with about 2 months of warm and about 2 days of sunshine. I’m ready for 4 months of sunshine, all day, every day. Here’s hoping!
Needing: More sleep than ever. Seriously, am I an infant? Apparently 8 hours still isn’t enough these days.
Wearing: A lot of gym attire, either all black and grey for work or bright and patterned during workouts or days at home.
I know, huge surprise there.
Following: Flip or Flop on HGTV or Netflix. Have you ever seen this power house flipper couple? Scott and I are addicted to this show, which might be a problem since he now wants to include “fixer uppers” into house searching. We’re not as cool as them, bud. I have a feeling anything they find easy to take on would be years of nightmares for us!
Noticing: My body craves being outdoors. I’m just so much happier when the weather is nice and the sun is out longer in the day. This is probably why I’m not really friends with the winter time. We obviously have different goals.
Knowing: Scott and I are in a great place right now. Most of you know that we uprooted our entire lives just shy of three years ago, and it has taken more time to adjust than we predicted. There are still days that go by where I am extremely homesick, but at the same time, I know we are where we are for a reason, and I’m totally content with it. God is good.
Thinking: I should probably stop recording shows I’ve seen every single episode to every single season of. Now that I own the 10 season DVD set of Friends, it seems silly. I can’t wait, however, for Sex and the City to get on Netflix. The minute that happens, I’ll be hooked for days (even though I’ve already seen them all)!
Feeling: Full because I just downed half a bag of dark chocolate almonds. Really though. Somebody take these away from me!
Bookmarking: A ton of articles on Facebook. I used to email links to myself, but you can just save any article by clicking the right arrow on the top right corner and clicking “Save”. You can build quite the collection and access them any time on your Home Page by clicking “Saved” on the left sidebar. Duh!
Opening: Mail. Now that we live in an age where you can announce your life on social media, it’s extra special to receive hand-written letters, cards, and announcements on paper. We’ve got quite a few weddings and events booking our calendars this year, and our mailbox seems to be anything but dull lately. I love it!
I’d love to hear what you’ve been up to lately. Pick a question (or five) and play along below!
What have you been:
Check out the survey archives for more fun and chatty posts like this one.
Have a great rest of your Wednesday!