Loving:  Netflix streaming - and let me tell you why... we have super duper basic cable (as in the major 4 stations and that is it) so it's really nice to be able to have some other options when it comes to watching TV shows or movies.  While we've certainly watched a good amount of movies on there, we primarily use it for TV shows with the top 3 beingSesame Street (for Presley in the morning while I'm brushing my teeth and getting dressed), Top Gear (my husband LOVES this show all about cars), and How I Met Your Mother (re-runs!  I watch them just about every night before bed).  I have recently been hooked into watching the show Castle and I'm patiently waiting for Netflix to add the previous seasons of the show... so Netflix, get on it!

Watching:  The Vow.  Well, I'm planning on re-watching it tonight after my husband goes to bed.  I read Ryanne's post today and it absolutely reminded me how fantastic that movie in.  Which reminds me, I need to track down that book at the library and read it.

Reading:  Nothing aside from all the fantastic blogs I keep up with on here.  One blog that I just can't seem to get enough of is Caitlin's "Catholic Cookie Jar" - especially her posts for the Catholic Marriage Series.  I have felt very connected to so many of her posts as well as the fantastic guest posts she features. 

Other than that, I would like to start reading at least one book a month.  I certainly have the downtime at night to get in some reading... and actually my husband was the one to suggest this.  I have become more and more of a night owl and he reminded me not only how much I love reading but also that it tires me at night, which would be fabulous.  So while I have quite a list of books to read, please do put in your suggestions for a book or book series you've enjoyed.

Listening to:  The new Bruno Mars CD - Unorthodox Jukebox.  Honestly, it is so fabulous.  There are 10 songs on the album and I am crazy about 8 of them (I still like the other 2, but not as much).  I've always been more of a mix-tape kind of girl as I get sick of hearing the same artist track after track, but every song is so unique on this album... yet it blends together so great.  I understand, though, that his type of music isn't for everyone - so take this with a grain of salt!

Thinking about:  About my hilarious husband.  I made some seriously delicious brownies last night (from the box - but substituted the oil for butter) and so that's what we had for dessert tonight.  My husband had a few brownies before I did and poured himself a glass of milk.  When I finally got around to getting brownies and milk I pulled out the milk and Tony immediately started to apologize because he literally left me about two tablespoons of milk to drink with my brownies!  It was pathetic... why leave so little milk in the jug instead of drinking it?  And what is even more hilarious - when I was pouring my tiny amount of milk into a cup, we were already laughing about it, and I ended up spilling some of it on the counter!!!!  So I had a few sips of milk tonight but a good amount of laughs over it! 

Anticipating:  Finally making a decision to join a local gym or not.  It's only $10/month (if the promotion is still going on) and I desperately would like a place to workout regularly (I've tried and failed to keep a routine going at home) but I'm afraid I would end up not using my membership enough.  But I'm just having a very hard time being happy with my body in the state it's in right now.

Wishing:  The idiots next door would pick any time to snow blow their driveway and sidewalk OTHER than 9:45 PM while my daughter is sleeping.  The driveway is literally right outside her window.  If and when they wake her up, you beeeeest believe I will be throwing on my jacket and stomping out there to have some words with them!

I took care of the shoveling for Tony this afternoon.  He feels that it is one of the "manly" jobs we have around the house (which includes garbage, mowing, car maintenance, and shoveling) but he works all day at work and then comes home and has to do more manual labor?  I just didn't feel right about it today and offered demanded to do it.  He laughed.  And said I wouldn't last long out there and that I wouldn't finish the entire driveway/sidewalk/walkway.  So I turned to him and said, "You know you just cemented the fact that you won't have to shovel at all today, right?"  :-)  Challenge accepted.  It was not bad at all, but it was every bit as tiring as it looks.  It offered some peace, quiet, and alone time just to think.  It was fabulous.  Not to mention, halfway through, Tony and Presley came out to play in the snow!  Tony is so awesome about turning the mundane into something we can enjoy as a family (reason #1 that I love my husband).

Me and my snow angel :)

Stole this one from my hubby's instagram account ;)

Making me happy:  Desserts, apparently.  A few nights before making brownies, I made my first peach cobbler ever, thanks to Pinterest!  It was a very simple recipe and it was ABSOLUTELY divine.

**For those of you who are wanting to participate in the 21st Century Insurance Baby on Board Contest, it is nearing the end - so make sure to get your submissions in while you still can!  You can read about it here which also includes a link to the contest.**

Also, if you start seeing reasons that I love my hubby popping up throughout my blog posts, that is for a reason!  Every few years I've written Tony a huge list of reasons I love him and I'd like to start including them in my posts here in my blog!


  1. Love the post updates! Thanks bunches for the pictures. Love the milk story too, Tony is like his father!

  2. Beautiful Creatures series--quick and fun

  3. There is a book that I have loved since I first read it (in 7th grade!) It's called The Giver by Lois Lowry. Now, it's a youth book so it is a pretty easy read, but the story is so wonderfully deep and it really makes you think! There are three more after The Giver; Gathering Blue, The Messenger and Son. I have only read The Giver and Gathering Blue but I cannot wait to get my hands on the last two! I will reread these books forever and I hope that when Abi is old enough she will read them and her and I can have some deep conversations... If you want to know what the books are about before you dive in let me know! :)


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