October 31, 2018

What's Up Wednesday (Halloween Edition)

I bring you...the world's most apathetic Charlie Brown.

Which kind of fits with Charlie Brown's overall demeanor. 

That's better. I was tickling his foot here. 

What we're eating this week...
Chicken Enchiladas
Macaroni and Cheese (Annie's, obviously, because dinnertime is not when I'm feeling creative..don't worry, I put broccoli in it)
I think pizza at some point.
Salads, if I can get to the grocery store that has good prepackaged bag salads (Wal-Mart's are awful)

What I'm reminiscing about...
The days when we had DirecTV and actually got a Penn State game or two each year. 

We will placate ourselves with our PSU sweatshirt.

What I'm loving...
I am in the complete minority here, but I love when the days get shorter and it gets dark earlier. I was never that way until I lived in Alaska and now it's something I really look forward to each fall. I like wearing shorts and sandals, but I'm just not a summer person.

What we've been up to...
I've went through that whole tangent about making sure I get to the classes at the gym because I'm an Upholder and all, but part of that is just knowing myself really well and I hit a metaphorical wall last week and realized that the 6am class isn't for me. If I'm up with a baby at night, I need to sleep in and find a workout time that's better for this season. Therefore, I think I'm going to just quit the gym this week before they charge me for another month. I can figure out other class times that work, sure, but thinking about being somewhere at a certain time is really stressful at this point, still. This 6 month stint in Wyoming, honestly, just is just about flexibility (I'm writing this post at 9:24am, after all) and as long as things get done, it doesn't matter how or when. This is, obviously, why I belong to The Balanced Life; I've done Pilates at home for 4 years and have had great success. Accepting that I'm not going to be able to change where I'm at right now when it comes to the "season" is actually a relief. 

What I'm dreading...
The idea of packing up another house. We have a(nother) full DITY move in our future.

What I'm working on...
A routine. We went two months with NO routine. Now we're in a set time for bath/bottle/bed (the bed part is a joke, by the way) and Wells is falling into more predictable nap schedule...not just an "I fall asleep every time I eat" kind of napping routine. 

What I'm excited about...
Moving toward the holiday season is nice to think about. 

What I'm watching/reading...
We just finished season 4 of Bosch. So good! I actually stayed up wayyyy later than the baby the other night to watch it and that turned out to be a mistake. We think Wells' first word will be "Bosch" because he's watched all four seasons with us.

Over the weekend, I watched all the current episodes of A Million Little Things and I liked it a lot. Which is funny because I despise This is Us and and AMLT is SO much better, but the two are constantly compared (I think I just don't get the whole Mandy-Moore-is-an-actress thing, to be honest.)
Also, I watched all five current episodes of New Amsterdam that are on Hulu. The only medical dramas I've ever enjoyed are ER and The Good Doctor. New Amsterdam is a little ER-ish and I appreciate that. It has a lot of layers so I'd give it a try if you need a show. I'll keep going with it. 

Also, reading The Almost Sisters by Joshilyn Jackson. It's good enough that I keep going with it but I don't make a lot of progress because you can't read and do laundry/clean floors/make up bottles at the same time (and those are the 3 things I spend most of my time on).

What I'm listening to...
The Ben Shapiro Show, as usual. If you want an honest take on last weekend's sad events, this episode is for you.

What I'm wearing...
Leggings. I kind of gave up and realized that's all I'm wearing anyway, so I might as well embrace it. I don't really go anywhere that requires anything else. I got these ones in blue and in green from Old Navy and they're a good quality for the price. 

What I'm doing this weekend...
Highlighting my hair. I meant to do it yesterday and that didn't happen.

What I'm looking forward to next month...
I don't actually know. Is that an answer?

What else is new...
Um...I think I'm going to pull the Christmas tree out this weekend?

Linking up with Mix and Match Mama! and Kristen!


  1. Oh my gosh - Wells is the perfect Charlie Brown!!!! I love it!
    Girl - give me all the leggings!!! I'm all about it.
    I wish I loved the darkness... I honestly will go into a depression when its dark at 5:30 & I'm already counting down to Dec 21 when time starts adding back on.

  2. I love those 2 shows also!! Not gonna lie, I'm kinda tired with this is us. It doesn't excite me anymore

  3. Do you highlight your own hair? I want to try Bosch and New Am. I like A Milkion if I’m in the mood. I couldn’t keep watching this is us -it was too icy.

  4. I love those Old Navy leggings, they are so comfortable!

  5. aw the one where you were tickling his foot is super cute. good job on the broccoli, i don't add anything good to my mac n cheese. i tried annies and didn't like it :-| i got sick from mac n cheese a few weeks ago (well not from it, but when i was sick, that's what came up) so i've been off it since then. i still haven't watched this is us, haven't heard of A Million Little Things. i've liked mandy moore for years, from her early movies.. though yeah, not the world's best actress. i like her for some reason lol.

  6. Not a fan of This is Us either. I feel like they try sooooo hard to be DRAMATIC. Just bought a few leggings from ON, they were only $5 so not thinking they have a long life span!?!


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