A monthly reflection of all the things!
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!!
Side note: sometimes I can get a little long-winded, so I’m gonna try to keep it short and sweet this time! If you have any questions or would like some of my deeper, wandering thoughts on any or all of these items, leave a comment or shoot me a message on social and I’d be happy to tell you more! 📩
Let’s do this!!
- The Ranch (the final season) – this was definitely a show that I watched because Jeff loves it, but I did enjoy it too. I’m also a little bummed it’s over now, but they did a good job tying up loose ends!
- All-American (from the beginning) – it’s a CW show and totally reminds me of The OC/One Tree Hill. My high-school-drama-loving self is in heaven when I watch this. Jeff won’t wan’t this with me, though; he says high school stuff is dumb. 💁🏻♀️ He doesn’t know what he’s missing. Also, Taye Diggs.
- The Magicians (from the beginning) – this is one we found randomly scrolling through Netflix. We had just finished The Ranch and Outlander hadn’t started back up and the internet said this is a highly watched show. It’s interesting. We aren’t obsessed but it’s entertaining. We’ll see.
- Outlander (season 5) – I just can’t even with this show. If you aren’t watching this, you need to be. STARZ is running a promo right now, something like 3 months for $5. (We do it through Amazon Prime Video.) Worth every penny. In fact, the first couple seasons are on Netflix right now, too. The books are amazing (and long), but this show is just… so 👏🏻 forking 👏🏻 good.
- The Wives by Tarryn Fisher – I decided to read this one after I saw Kristen (a lady I follow on Instagram) reading this. She had read the previous book I’d read, so I figured I’d like this one too if she did. Then someone else on Instagram told me about this book, so I definitely had to read it. It. Was. Crazy. Just when you think you know what’s happening, you totally don’t. 🤯
- The Last Affair by Margot Hunt – I found this through my Audible app in one of those “Recommended for you” lists. The reviews were kind of mixed, but I went with it. Most of the complaints were surrounding “the twist” and how it wasn’t big enough. Although I agree the twist wasn’t mind-blowing or huge, I was still surprised and I loved how this story was told.
- Lock Every Door by Riley Sager – This one was NUTS. Almost right up until the end, I had the sneaking suspicion that this book was predictable and that I kept calling all of the “surprises” – and then the twist came and I had to raise my white flag and admit that I had NO clue what was happening. Pretty much everything I thought was happening was not, I was not only super wrong, but I was surprised and it went in a direction I just never saw coming. It was great! I’m already ready to read more from this author. I found this one from a new Instagram friend!
- Whine Down – I only listen to this sporadically when I’m caught up on other stuff I’m into or if a particular episode is on a topic that interests me (or a recent episode makes waves on social media/on E!). I appreciate the realness Jana Kramer and her husband Michael Caussin bring to each episode I’ve ever listened to, and I just think she is incredibly brave for continually being as vulnerable and open as she is on such a public stage. I also appreciate the work they do on themselves and their marriage, and that they share it.
- Rise Together Podcast – I just love Rachel Hollis (okay, and Dave, too!) and I love listening to the Rise Together Podcast because their dynamic is just fun. I like their banter and I do like listening to them talk about their relationship and marriage. They get pretty real and I appreciate that. I mostly feel like I’m winging it when it comes to marriage, and some of the things they talk about that resonate with me make me feel like I’m not f’ing up all the time. I don’t listen to this one on the reg either, but if there’s a topic that interests me, I’ll tune in.
- Crime Junkie – I like to let episodes accumulate so I can binge-listen all the murder. I’ve listened to every single episode from the beginning, and every once in a while I’ll stop for a while to let a few build up so I can just listen back to back to back. I usually do this in between books to try to replenish my audible credits. It just really does feel like I’m just listening to a good friend tell me a murder story, and I love Ashley for that.
- All the Pasta (at least one pasta dish per week this last month)
- Tostadas two ways (chicken and shrimp)
- Notes Pages in my Planner
- Cookies for a Gal-entine’s Day Cookie Exchange (that keeps getting postponed… whoops!)
- Stagnant – My weight loss hasn’t been moving as much as I’d like it to. I had hoped I would have hit my 50lb milestone, and I feel like I’m fixating on it. It feels like the more I want it, the morei think about it, the further away from me it feels. From mid-january to now (mid-february) I’ve lost 3.4 pounds. I almost wrote “only 3.4” but I know that the “only” in that scenario is inappropriate. 3.4 pounds is a great loss, and any loss is a win, but when I’d been having average monthly losses over 6 pounds, this just feels small in comparison for my own history and experience. Additionally, these last few weigh ins have been showing me the same number, and while I’d rather take a 0.0 on the scale than a gain of any kind, it’s just disheartening because I want this -1.0 so bad to get me to that -50.0 overall. It’s been a yo-yo of emotions, where I push real hard at the beginning of the week to stay on track, and work hard on the physical activity part, but the week goes on and it gets to a point where I let my inner monologue just degrade myself, saying that it doesn’t matter and nothing I do matters so just go ahead and eat that thai food or blow your points. Seeing no movement on the scale has been messing with me lately, and I just feel like I’m stagnating, and it’s messing with my motivation. I know I’ll figure it out, it’s just a little obnoxious and frustrating right now.
- What to pack for RISE Weekend in Toronto the first weekend of March (OMG – YAY)
- Vacations for 2020
- Date Day Re-do since last weekend was a bust
- A Big Surprise
Not an entirely comprehensive list and in no particular order:
- My 2020 Plum Paper Planner – Horizontal Priorities (still)
- Fiber Onedaes as dessert (still)
- Marking things DONE on my vision board
- Conquering airplane travel with the baby! (It can be done and it’s not as scary as I thought it would be!)
- My support system & prayer warriors
- Clean floors
- Watching Sam learn new things
Did you come up with your own version of this month’s Currently…?
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