Currently in April

April 5, 2010

Current Book(s): I am working my way through Emma by Jane Austen. I absolutely love Austen, but she’s not exactly a quick read. I make it harder on myself because the copy I have is in a huge anthology of all her novels, which is obviously not travel-ready. In conclusion, I have been slacking off on reading lately and someone needs to kick me into gear.

Current Playlist: It’s been awhile since I’ve really listened to music of any kind. How boring is that?

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Lately for my chocolate kick I’ve been eating dark chocolate fudge icing straight from the tub, with my fingers. I get it all over my hands and face like a toddler. I really am ashamed.

Current Color: I decided that I want to start adding light blues to the color scheme in my house, so that’s what I’ve had on my mind.

Current Drink: During the recovery period of my GI sickness I asked David to bring me home some Powerade Mountain Blast so I could get some electrolytes into my system, and I’ve been stuck on it ever since. Unfortunately this also adds a lot of extra sugar to my body, and I’m not exercising enough to justify it.

Current Food: I think I could eat an entire roomful of fried rice in one sitting. Can you tell that my nutrition needs an overhaul?

Current Favorite Show: Dancing With the Stars, obviously. It makes me irrationally happy.

Current Wishlist: I haven’t shopped for clothes in forever (I rarely do), but as the weather changes it’s time for some new ones, and it’s also time for me to make my style a bit more my own. I’m ready to purge my closet and start fresh. I’m on a quest for dresses & skirts of all types, blouses, leggings, yoga pants, necklaces, earrings, belts, shoes, and basically an entire wardrobe.

Current Needs: A vacation, and fortunately I’m getting one!

Current Triumphs: This is silly maybe, but I was really stressed about finding my mentor a gift for retirement, and I did it. She loved it, and it’s a huge weight off my shoulders.

Current Bane(s) of my Existence: Wisdom teeth. Let’s talk constant headaches, swollen gums, aching teeth (all of them), sensitive facial skin, and all kinds of lovely things.

Current Celebrity Crush: Derek Hough is just so perfect when he dances.

Current Indulgence: On work days I’ve been letting myself sleep until past 5 a.m. before getting up to shower. This is nice, but it has caused me to miss breakfast several times lately. The two things kind of cancel each other out in my eyes.

Current Blessing(s): Oliver has been really good lately! And thank God for my parents who are watching him this week, and my in-laws’ who are watching Eddie and Cleo.

Current Outfit: Did you read what I wrote about my wardrobe? Yeah. All I wear these days is scrubs or jeans & a shirt. I’m not proud.

Current Excitement: Any minute now I will be in the air on the way to New York City for a week. I’ve never been, we’ve got lots of great stuff planned, and any vacation from work is welcomed with open arms. (Well, except for this kind, or this kind.) A month ago when I thought about this trip it didn’t mean a thing to me; I couldn’t fathom being excited about anything ever again. And now, I’m just…happy.

Current Link: What I’ve been researching online lately: New York, chiropractors, Standard Process cleanse, and fashion.

Happy April!


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Comments on Currently in April

  1. 1

    From Kyla Roma:

    I’m in the mood for more spring & summer clothes too! I’m actually making a little blog project around it that I’ll be posting next week =)

    And my nutrition needs an overhaul too, I fell off the healthy eating bandwagon in a big way and I’m slowly getting back on board.

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    From kapachino:

    Can’t wait to see your project! I got to do some shopping today and it was a blast. I’m still in “need” of some things though!

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    From Emily Jane:

    That dress is adorable. And no new music? Can I please make you a mix CD? :)

  4. 4

    From kapachino:

    PLEASE make me a mix CD! :) Finding new music is so hard for me for some reason!

  5. 5

    From nic:

    Where is that dress from? It’s so cute!

  6. 6

    From kapachino:

    From Old Navy actually! I don’t own it, but thought it was cute. :)

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    From Stephany:

    Oh, Derek Hough. I have a huge crush on him, especially when he has that little stach-goatee deal that makes him look older than 15. And when he dances? Oh, my gosh. I melt a little inside.

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    From SarahThe:

    Old Navy also has good, inexpensive workout clothes. That’s where I get all my yoga pants. :)

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    From kapachino:

    I think a trip to Old Navy is in my future. I’m in desperate need of yoga pants!

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    From Nora:

    Fried Rice? YUM. I love it too! Sometimes I’ll get just the plain fried rice, with nothing else in it, from the local Chinese place.

    And the dark chocolate frosting? So something I would do and of course now I’m craving it… :)

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    From mediumcrazy:

    I love a “collected works” in theory and I know you said your Jane Austen has sentimental value, but I have to agree it’s not the easiest way to read something. If you had just Emma in your hands as a paperback, it would feel very light, which it should since it’s a fairly light story! I think you’ll enjoy it in the end. And the yellow dress is adorable :)

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    From kapachino:

    I am enjoying Emma! But it was too big to take on vacation and now I’m so far into another book that I just HAVE to finish it first.

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