I am having so much trouble finding things to write about in this space. I think the problem is because I started this blog telling stories about big events, that I look at it in that vein. There just aren’t a lot of big things (except for my impending grandmotherhood, which is still impending and not here yet) going on day to day for me these days. I still haven’t gotten the knack of transitioning this space into a stream of consciousness, write about daily life, whatever strikes my fancy type of place.
But in my fitness blogging, I came across a blogger who had put some writing prompts out. Maybe that’s what I’ll try for now, until I get my footing of writing about my current days, even when nothing seems like a big enough deal to write about.
So, thanks to Running with Spoons for this blog prompt. 🙂
Current book: None. I’ve been so terrible about reading anymore. I am in a book club, of sorts, but we hardly ever choose books to read and we get together, if we’re lucky, twice a year. The real readers who were the impetus behind the group forming have all moved away, and now it’s really just a social thing. I don’t have a lot of time to read these days either, so most of what I am reading amounts to blogs on the internet. And reading is one of the things I love! OY! Must find a book and time to read it.
Current music: I just downloaded a few new tunes for my race playlist: Peace by OAR, Glowing by The Script, Classic by MKTO and Ain’t it Fun by Paramore. I’m actually paying more attention to current music because of my bootcamp classes. Before I was filling my playlist with slow, angsty music that really didn’t do much to get me moving.
Current guilty pleasure: Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I liked me my OC girls and my NYC ones but never got into the truly over the top BH ladies until this season. Now I’m freakin’ hooked. Dammit.
Current nail color: clear and chipping. With the amount of work I do on the computer my nails never really can get very long; they’re right on the edge at this point. I go in phases with the nails. I bite, they get short, I get a manicure, I like the way they look and feel, they grow. Rinse, repeat.
Current drink: fruit flavored tea. I’m back on the weight loss train and trying to fill my belly in the afternoons with something other than plain water. Also helps with the bone chilling cold here in the northeast. Peach is really my favorite right now. 🙂
Current food: my newest favorite thing that I’m eating is tortilla pizza for lunch. It’s easy, you can put anything on it, and it’s healthy. Feels somehow more filling than a salad, but that could be my salad bias. Somehow salads just make me mentally go blech. I eat them but they are never my first choice.
Current obsession: started my half marathon training today. Yes, you read that right. Me, who has never been athletic in her life, has signed up for a half marathon after two and a half years of dragging my slow self through 5Ks and 10Ks. It’s the next logical step for me. I know I’ll never be a fast runner, but for me it’s about completion. Not many people run, and even fewer complete much more than 5 miles on a regular basis, so I really want to reach this milestone. I am sure the next three months will be spent researching, talking about it, reading about it, and generally annoying the crap out of everyone about it.
Current wish: that my grandbaby would get here! My daughter in law is due on Friday and the waiting is killing me! I’d like to travel to be there if at all possible, and the logistics of that get dicier every day with having my two younger kids involved in all sorts of activities. So I’m hoping for a safe, healthy delivery sooner rather than later.
Current triumph: seriously cutting back on my wine habit. I was drinking 2+ glasses a night, more on the weekends. I managed last week to drink only 2 glasses on two days out of the seven. That was a big deal!
Current bane of my existence: teenage girl drama. My daughter is truly testing my patience. I want to love her and share things with her and she is truly unpleasant to be around these days. It’s so hard to figure out how you can love someone so much and still dislike their behavior so intensely.
Current indulgence: new iPhone. Best Buy was having a deal where you basically turned in your 4s and they gave you a 5s for free. I wasn’t sure I needed one but now I’m very glad to have a spiffy new phone. 🙂
Current procrastination: finalizing sponsors for the 5K I plan. We have to close them out asap and I haaaaaaaate approaching people for money. Hate it. But it’s so necessary to making the race successful. I have two more to deal with and six days to do it. Must not put off any longer.
Current blessing: work! I have more and more website jobs which i am truly excited about. I love the work and I’m learning something new with each project. Also, money.
Current excitement: grandbaby!!!!! Can’t wait to know if it is a boy or a girl, what its name is, what he/she looks like, and hold the baby! I can’t wait!
Current mood: content. Other than the teenage girl drama, things are going well right now for us.
Current link: MyFitnessPal. With me trying to lose weight again, this is my most used link these days.
So that’s where I am currently. 🙂