A monthly reflection of all the things!
Hi, friends!! HOW has yet another month passed already? Honestly, time is literally flying by and I feel like I blink and it’s just zooming right on by.
For anyone new here: the point of this is to dive into things you’re currently into. It’s kind of a fun thing to do and document so you can look back (at any increment of time) and see what was going on at that time in your life. This is fun because most people can relate AND if it is interactive, we might even gain a few things to watch or listen to or read because of someone else’s recommendation! Feel free to join in and share your own “Currently” in the comments below! I’d love to see what you’re up to this month!!
Let’s do this!!
I originally started watching In the Dark because of my love of all things crime and murder related. I started it and bailed because I got distracted by something else, but when I came back, I stayed because of the sass on the main character, Murphy, and (this one’s obvious) the dog in the show – his name is PRETZEL, you guys!!! The premise of the show is pretty cool, and for those of you who are not familiar, I’ll tell you about it: blind girl (with the cutest guide dog) stumbles upon a murder and then stops at nothing to solve it. If you’re not at least a little bit curious from that one-sentence-synopsis, you’re lying to yourself. Because, if you’re like me, you’re saying to yourself “I have full use of all of my senses, and I don’t know that I could/would solve a murder I just stumbled upon!” and then you’d need to see how/why she does it. It’s funny and sad and heartwarming and suspenseful… it’s literally got every component I would ask for (except for the fact that it’s not a musical, which is actually ok in this instance).
This one’s a throwback. I binge watched this one within the last two weeks or so because of a Podcast I’d been listening to. This is very typical of me, that I’ll find something that I find interesting and then I have to do a deep dive and consume all of the media available about it. I was a child when this all happened in real life, so it was very interesting to see this version of events. I know he was acquitted for the heinous double murders, but, uh… he totally did it. And if there’s one thing I’ve learned, we don’t have a justice system; we have a legal system.
This show is one I binged during my maternity leave. I watched the first four seasons and then literally cried when I got to the end and found out the series still had a season that would be on real TV. After many months of not watching it, I realized that this show is objectively bonkers and totally over the top, which is exactly what it’s supposed to be. However, it hasn’t taken long for me to get sucked right back in and go along for the ride. This is one of those shows that I don’t even feel is super dramatic, unrealistic and, well, a telenovela until I have to explain what’s going on to someone who has never seen it. That’s usually when I realize it’s cray. Either way, it’s so cute and I’ve really liked it. I lean a little bit towards Team Michael, if anyone was wondering, but I do have a deep appreciation for Team Rafael. I’m just about as wishy washy as Jane is. Sue me. Embarrassing truth time: I have been an ugly-crying mess because of this show, and I honestly don’t know if that was because of the postpartum hormones or just because I cry at most things and this show really knows how to manipulate my feelings.
So… this might seem like an odd choice, deciding to read “If I did It: Confessions of the Killer” by the Goldman Family, which everyone knows as the book the OJ Simpson wrote to describe the hypothetical scenario of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. I was torn about wanting to read this, but after listening to how it was no longer really OJ’s book and the Goldmans technically owned the story/book/royalties (despite the fact that OJ has managed to avoid truly paying the civil judgment owed to the Goldmans…), I felt ok about hearing it. Curiosity, man, it’ll get ya. I had to know. Honestly, I don’t know that I recommend it, per se, but it was definitely, unfortunately, compelling. The ghost writer said the most amazing thing to describe OJ and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about how it’s probably the most appropriate and accurate description of him: “malignant narcissist” – so if that doesn’t just paint a picture for you, I don’t know what would. After reading this, I believe that character assessment wholeheartedly.
Confronting: OJ Simpson was the podcast that threw me into the hole that was my deep dive into all things OJ Simpson. For at least a couple of weeks, I listened to it every chance I got, I watched and read as much as I could about it. For some reason, I am just so enthralled with what a circus this case was, and I thought Kim Goldman’s perspective was very compelling. There’s a lot that she uncovered or made sense of when it came to evidence and stuff she already knew. I’m also a huge proponent of someone working through their stuff for the sake of personal growth, and this podcast had an element of that, so that was pretty cool too. I also really liked that the focus was really on Ron and who he was as opposed to solely focusing on OJ Simpson.
Tacos!! I swear, I make tacos once a week these days. It’s easy and delicious every time, great for leftovers and pretty low in points. You just can’t beat it!
I’m also trying to make promises to myself that I keep. I slipped into a funk because I took this incredibly literally earlier this year. I have been using it as somewhat of a mantra since early this year, after I had read Girl, Wash Your Face and it’s been a really good motivator for personal growth. I’ve changed behavior and changed my life with this in the back of my mind. I think, though, I just took it too far when a couple of months ago I ended up walking during a run. You see, I had told myself that I made a promise to myself that I would run, and I would work through the Couch to 5k program and that day that I walked during the time I should have been running… honestly, it shook me. The amount of disappointment I felt in myself for that bad run was so overwhelming and it shocked me. In hindsight, it feels so silly to think that something that small could take such an emotional toll, but I had to work through it, you know? I know now that that bad run that one day did not mean I broke a promise to myself. I know that it was just one bad run one random day, and it didn’t stop me from going out again and hitting the pavement every single time since that day. That’s the bigger picture and that’s the promise I’ve made to myself.
Accomplished. I have been working on a few crafts (easy ones!) for our son’s first birthday party. Everything has turned out exactly as I envisioned them before I started, which feels like the best Pinterest Win.
Our son’s 1st Birthday Party.
I keep flip flopping between losing my mind/being totally extra/diving very deep into the theme I picked out and telling myself to calm down/keep it simple/don’t get carried away. I’m hoping to land somewhere in the middle. I’ve made to-do list after to-do list and a grocery list and a list for places I need to go to pick up stuff for my crafts and décor. This is just what happens. He’s only going to turn one once, and even if we have more kids and even though they’ll only turn one once, it’ll never feel like this. I keep telling Jeff that this party is just about as much about me as it is celebrating Sam because I’ve kept him alive for (almost) one whole year, and that’s pretty amazing.
Not an entirely comprehensive list and in no particular order:
- Big grand gestures of love on TV and in movies
- Glee/ Blaine&Kurt
- Buffalo Plaid
- Watching Sam start to be brave and try to stand/walk independently
Did you come up with your own version of this month’s Currently…?
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