Making : lots of progress with my reading goal!
Cooking : lots of things with fresh veggies from ashlee’s garden. up next, zucchini brownies!
Drinking : lots of water. shocked right?!
Reading: just finished “everything i never told you,” book 23 on my quest to finish 30 before 30. don’t know what to read next. suggestions??
Wanting: to live closer to my aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents
Looking: for new chicken recipes!
Playing: the music video for “all about that bass.” LOVE that song!
Wasting: plastic water bottles 😦
Sewing: anything and everything!
Wishing: for a bigger house, with a bigger/better craft room, and more storage room, especially in the kitchen!
Enjoying: orange is the new black
Waiting: for labor day, when our week vacation to washing dc will begin!
Liking: my new classroom and how great it looks! (will post pics in a later post)
Wondering: how my baby sister is going to do at purdue
Loving: losing weight and feeling great about myself!
Hoping: i can keep up with the couch to 5k app
Marveling: at how time flies
Needing: to save more money for future goals
Smelling: eucalyptus mint. yum!
Wearing: a new dress. and a size smaller at that!
Following: a million people on instagram
Noticing: more and more gray hairs. ugh!
Knowing: he loves me!
Thinking: i need a mani/pedi
Bookmarking: new blogs to read
Opening: lots of emails. trying to keep my inbox uncluttered
Giggling: at brian’s doing the als ice bucket challenge
Feeling: anxious about my first day with new students tomorrow
this weekend we took my baby sis out to eat for a belated birthday dinner. we made a quick stop at gardenridge to look for a few things, and my mom goes, “let’s take a selfie.” LOL
i’ve been feeling pretty good about myself lately. at the school where i teach, they make us have a photo shoot every so often. the last two or three i did were hideous, and i was determined to make this one cute for once. the theme was “back to school, nerd/geek/dork/etc.” here’s me on the way to work with curly pigtails and glasses. my smurf shirt says, “geek is the new chic,” lol. once they “release” the ones we took, i will for sure share them here. they were pretty fun to take!
and finally…the other day at target i found a really cute dress at a really great clearance price. the only problem…it was a size smaller than i usually wear. today, i went to a baby shower and decided to try it on…
black is slimming, but i am 12 pounds down now, and still going strong! i had lunch with a friend the other day that i hadn’t seen in a while and she said that even my neck looks smaller. what?! lol. at least it’s a compliment i guess. and tori’s best friend said my arms look smaller too. love it when other people notice my progress. makes me feel awesome!