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What's Up Wednesday: November 2018 Edition

What We're Eating This Week...
Monday: My mom and I went out to dinner at this Italian place that we love. I had chicken parm, which is what I get every time I go there. What can I say, I love me some yummy chicken parm. Tuesday: Home-made pizza Wednesday: Tonight I'm making pasta carbonara. Thursday: Leftovers Friday: My mom's homemade turkey soup Saturday & Sunday: Not sure
What I'm Reminiscing About...
All of the wonderful memories made during the Christmas season while growing up as well as my trips back to NY to celebrate the season with my family!
What I'm Loving...
I took this week off of work as a stay-cation and I'm really enjoying the mental and physical break of not working. I have rheumatoid arthritis and other health issues and this break has been much needed. During the week off, my mom and I have been spending tons of time together, which I'm loving. We have been watching lots of Christmas movies, ate at our favorite Italian restaurant, and went to…
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TBB Asks: Giving Thanks Edition

1. Have you ever kept a Gratitude Journal? Yes or No? No, but I've kept gratitude notes in my planners.
2. Hosting Thanksgiving at your house? Yes or No? Yes, my mom and step-dad are hosting Thanksgiving here.
3. Favorite Food from the Thanksgiving Meal? Mashed potatoes, sweet potato pie, and pumpkin pie for desert.
4. What one thing in Nature are you most grateful for? The different seasons, especially Fall.
5. Pumpkin Pie: Yes or No? Yes, it's my absolute favorite.
6. Traditional Cookbook: Yes or No? No.
7. Oven Baked or Deep-Fried Turkey? Oven-Baked.
8. Thanksgiving Leftovers: Yes or No? Yes, of course!
9. What is one household product you are most grateful for? Really nice smelling soap and Method cleaning sprays.
10. Are you most grateful home cooked meals or restaurant meals? Home cooked meals.

What's Up Wednesday: October Edition

What I'm Eating This Week...
Monday: Cheeseburger and Veggies Tuesday: Beef Stir-Fry Wednesday: Sausage & Peppers Thursday: Leftovers Friday: Pizza night Saturday: Tacos at Moe's with my friend and her children Sunday: Chicken Parm at my favorite Italian restaurant. I'm taking my mom and my step-dad out to celebrate their birthdays.
What I'm Reminiscing About...
Three years ago, when the NY Mets were in the World Series and I went to NY to visit my family for the weekend during the middle of the World Series.
What I'm Loving...
Spending time with my mom and my friends, making Plan With Me planner videos on IG Live, watching post-season baseball even though Boston won and I don't like Boston sports teams.
What I've Been Up To...
At work, my hours have switched from 8:30-5:30 to 8-5 which I've been enjoying. At work, I celebrated my 1 year anniversary. We had our class Halloween party, had staff training day on Columbus Day, decorated a class pumpkin for a contest…

What's Up Wednesday: September Edition

*This post is for the week of September 24th-30th and was supposed to be published on September 26th but I've been slacking with my blog posts.*
What We're Eating This Week... Monday: Cheeseburger, French Fries, Broccoli Tuesday: Zaxby’s Wednesday: Chick-Fil-A Thursday: Shrimp Kababs, Veggies, Salad Friday: Steak, Salad, Broccoli Saturday: Red Lobster ; I had a side Caesar salad and linguine Alfredo with crabs! So delicious! I actually just found a recipe for it online and I can't wait to try and make it at home. Sunday: Pizza (I don't normally eat out three times a week. That's a very rare thing.)
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What I’m Reminsicing About…
All of the memories from David Wright’s career as he played the final game in his career on September 29th.

^Personal photo from a game in 2007. One of many games I've attended where my favorite athlete/baseball player, David Wright, played third base for the NY Mets.^
What I’m Loving…
Spending time with my mom, watching Fall TV, spendi…

What I Read In: June, July, August, September

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Books Read in June:
1. A Discovery of Hope -T.I. Lowe (started in May, finished in June)
I rated this book 3 stars. It isn't my favorite book by this author but I still really enjoyed it.
2. The Great Alone -Kristin Hannah
I rated this book 5 stars. Believe it or not, this is the first book I read by Kristin Hannah but after devouring this novel, I can't wait to read all of her books. I have a feeling this will be one of my favorite books of the year.
Books Read In July:
1. Save The Date -Morgan Matson (started in June, finished in July)
Morgan Matson is one of many Young Adult authors that I love. This book was so cute and I really enjoyed it. It was just another fabulous book by this author and I have read all of her books. This novel was her latest release. I rated this book 5 stars.
2. A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo 

This is book #10 in the Kate Burkholder mystery series. This is my favorite mystery series ever! I rated this book 5 stars as it was another…

Five on Friday & Friday Favorites:

Five on Friday/Friday Favorites:
1. Hurricane Florence
This is definitely not a favorite as right now, we are in the middle of lots of rain and wind as Hurricane Florence is headed towards us. I worked a full day on Monday, on Tuesday we worked for one hour as only 2 kids showed up, and then we've had the rest of the week off. My anxiety is through the roof but I've been spending my time doing things I love: binge watching Chicago PD, listening to music, reading blogs, watching Youtube videos, planning in my planner, and reading. For everyone in the Hurricane's path, stay safe my friends!
2. David Wright's Retirement
My favorite athlete, David Wright, will be playing his last game for the NY Mets on Saturday, September 29th. He has had a severe injury and also has a debilitating back issue and is no longer able to play the game he loves so dearly. I cried like a baby during his press conference. Thank you for all of the memories, Captain Wright. #5 on the field, #1 in my h…

What's Up Wednesday: August Edition

1. What We're Eating This Week...
Monday: Chicken Parm Hero Tuesday: Cheeseburger & veggies Wednesday: Yogurt Thursday: Porkchop, chicken with rice Friday: Veggies Saturday: Tacos Sunday: I'm not sure
2. What I'm Reminiscing About...
My Summers spent in New York.
3. What I'm Loving...
Spending time with my mom, making planner videos, spending time with friends, reading.
4. What I'm Dreading...
Nothing at the moment.
5. What I'm Working On...
Coming up with activities for my class at work. I was just promoted to lead teacher in my class.
6. What I'm Excited About...
My promotion, the upcoming Fall season.
7. What I'm Watching/Reading...
Watching: Outdaughtered, Baseball, Chesapeake Shores. Reading: I'm currently reading The Lake Season by Hannah McKinnon.
8. What I'm Wearing...
Work shirts, shorts/jeans, lounge clothes at home.
9. What I'm Doing This Weekend...
Saturday & Sunday I'm just relaxing and also doing some cleaning. Monday, I'm hanging out …