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.

what up wednesdays

just a few things that I’ve been up to lately…..
1. I missed last week. I started a new job a few weeks ago and I’ve found out (see last July) that when I start a new job, I forget/don’t find the time/get overwhelmed to blog. Plus I picked up a few extra shifts bartending. And there’s another reason, but I’ll get to that some other week. So that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
2. TV talk- The Walking Dead has been so good after the winter break. So of course there’s only 3 episodes left. But I’ve actually been looking forward to watching it unlike last year where I just wanted to throw a chair at my tv. This Is Us- I’m 2 episodes behind and of course it’s over for the season. Big Little Lies- Mikey and I gave the 1st episode a try and we think we kind of like it. Well, I know I really like it and Mikey thinks maybe he likes it. Billions- we both just love. Have you seen the new show The Arrangement? It stars Negan’s wife that ran away. I tried it for like 10 minutes and wasn’t really into it. Now the scripted show on Bravo- Imposters is actually kind of good. I always catch it when I get home from the bar so I sometimes fall asleep or miss parts of it but it’s pretty interesting. And Uma Thurman plays a bad ass bitch in it too.
3. Vanilla cupcake M&M’s from Target. My second obsession. My first true love is Cadbury mini eggs and I truly can.not.stop.eating.them. I’ve gone through multiple bags already and I ain’t talking the little bags.
4.I’m reading the book The Engagements (Vintage Contemporaries) by J.Courtney Sullivan. I started this book a few weeks ago but read A Certain Age: A Novel by Beatriz Williams in between. Now I’m back to reading The Engagements again(when I have time; see #1 above) and I really really like it. It jumps around between different stories and decades but all ties together and some of the history of the diamond engagement ring advertising is quite interesting. The jumping around isn’t confusing though because it goes from different couples in different decades which is really neat too.
5. As I’ve said before- the weather is now a topic on what up Wednesdays. In my neck of the woods, we completely missed winter storm Stella. Which is fine by me, but lordy the hype. Non stop talk about it almost made me feel like we were left out and missed something. So now spring is on Monday and it’s going to be 25 degrees here next Wednesday. They reversed our seasons. We had spring like weather this winter and now winter is here. It better go out like a lamb at the end of March.

what up wednesdays

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

1. Ok last weeks This is us. I called it before and said I was going to cry when William died. Well, I bawled like a baby. So much so, that Elvira Kittypants was sitting on my lap and she just stared up at me frightened and then rubbed her head on me and was trying to console me. No joke. It was too cute and made me cry even harder. That damn show. How is it just so good??!!
2. I didn’t get to watch The Walking Dead. I haven’t started Big Little Lies. We finished binge watching Billions and can’t wait to start season 2 which is already 3 episodes in. I missed this weeks Martha and Snoop too.
3. I finished the book A Certain Age: A Novel by Beatriz Williams. At first I was a little bit weary of this book because of the reviews on Amazon. They were very mixed about the story and some of the characters. I’ll admit that the synopsis on the back of the book doesn’t quite match what the book is about because it says nothing of a murder mystery. But I really liked the book and the characters and the setting, which is the 1920’s. So I’m glad I didn’t listen to some of the negative reviews because I did really, really like the book and devoured it in a few days.
4. I remember one of my new year’s resolutions- to stop writing (and talking) in run-on sentences. Obviously(see above) I’m failing at that miserably.
5. Just like TV and books, what up Wednesdays is also about the weather. This morning 65 degrees and tonight-snow. This winter has been so bizarre. I’m not complaining! I’m just talking about it. Because when all else fails and your life is as boring as mine-talk about the weather. Ha!

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what up wednesdays

So yes, it’s actually what up Thursday but whatever. It’s still just a few things I’ve been up to lately…

Which isn’t much so there’s that.
1. I’m reading 2 different books at once. A Certain Age by Beatriz Williams and The Engagements by J.Courtney Sullivan. I feel like my mom. She has an upstairs book and a downstairs book. And she reads like several books a week.
2. TV talk- How perfect was the Carol/Daryl reunion??!!!! At least The Walking Dead is redeeming itself from a few of those stupid episodes in December. We are binge watching Billions so that we can start the new season which I hear is really good. I didn’t see This Is Us this week yet and I can’t believe the season is over in like 3 weeks!!! WAAAHHHH!!!! I’m excited to watch Big Little Lies. I never read the book but I like all of the actresses that are in the show.
3. I’m doing it again. Talking about the weather. But I can’t help it. The birds are chirping and the tulips/daffodils are starting to grow and it’s only FEBRUARY!! 75 degrees tomorrow and a low of 27 degrees by this Saturday night. This shit is crazy. And everyone is sick. Except me, so stay away from me!