what up wednesdays

Just a few things I’ve been up to lately…..

1. Let’s talk books! I mentioned this book 2 weeks ago and I finished it last week, and really enjoyed it. It’s called Little Beach Street Bakery: A Novel by Jenny Colgan. What I would call a simple read with a good story and a predictable happy ending but still really good. I got the book from my mom and didn’t realize until I was linking the book above to amazon, that it’s part of a trilogy. There’s also “Summer at the Little Beach Street Bakery” and “Christmas at the Little Beach Street Bakery.” I may have to check these out sometime.
I also read a book over this past weekend. It’s called Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng. The author grew up in Pittsburgh and Ohio, so shout out to a hometown girl. This book was a New York Times bestseller and a Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. Let me tell you, it was so good. Kind of haunting but moving. And a really insightful portrait of a family. So, so good. I highly recommend.
2. TV talk- I ain’t got much. Lots of playoff hockey and bad reality TV. Also Billions because it’s just so good.
3. We bought a grill!!! we’ve only talked about it for 4 years and we finally went and bought a gas grill. Nothing fancy, just a cheap one that took us 2 frustrating hours to put together. Two really, really frustrating hours. When we finally got it together Mikey went to test it out to make sure it worked and almost burnt off his beard and did burn off half an eyebrow. Scary shit.
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what up wednesdays

Just a few things I’ve been up to lately…..

In case you didn’t see my post on Instagram.
1. I’m 17 weeks already. And aside from starting a new job, being pregnant for the first time ever has completely consumed my life. Because I’m still in shock. It may sound stupid but it’s the absolute truth. And the main reason I’ve all but disappeared from this blog.
2. Let’s talk TV- The Walking Dead finale…loved it. Thank god they didn’t leave us hanging for 6 months. I mean Negan is still alive and all but at least they didn’t end it with Carl about to get his head bashed in or maybe not, ya know.
So how about Big Little Lies… If you didn’t watch it, I insist you “On Demand” it or buy the dvd when it comes out. SOOOOO good. And don’t read the book first. I was more excited for this finale than TWD. For real. And it didn’t disappoint and kept you guessing until the very end.
Still watching and loving Billions.
3. Books!- I’m reading “Little Beach Street Bakery” by Jenny Colgan. It’s a cute little read. What I would call chick lit maybe. Or a beach read. But anything with the story line of bakery in it I like because I love to bake. But it’s really good and I’m not even halfway through and I can’t wait to come home from work to read it. After going to the gym of course because I’m determined not to become a beached whale now that I’m pregnant. But reading about a bakery isn’t helping because I want to eat everything. And I have this massive craving for my pies but so far I’ve been too tired to make any.
4. Can’t forget the weather! Beautiful and in the 60’s for a few days and rain/snow and in the 40’s for Friday. Whatever. I’m too tired to care anymore. And any talk of not being so tired after the first trimester is pure bullshit.