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What's Up Wednesday: January Edition

What We're Eating This Week...
Monday: Chicken, sweet potato, zucchini with shallots & onions Tuesday: Leftovers Wednesday: Fish, quinoa, broccoli Thursday: Pork chop, veggies, salad Friday: Salmon, roasted veggies, fruit salad Saturday: Out to eat with a friend Sunday: Not sure
What I'm Reminiscing About...
My trips to the Caribbean. They both took place in February and I'm always itching to go back there to the ocean I love so dear.
^Photo from my first trip to Turks & Caicos.^
What I'm Loving...
Self-help books. (I will be posting about the two books I read in January sometime next week.)
What I've Been Up To...
Working and doctor's appointments.
What I'm Dreading...
Being in constant pain everyday.

What I'm Working On...
Lesson plans and blog posts.
What I'm Excited About...
Hanging out with friends this weekend.
What I'm Watching/Reading...
Watching: Current TV shows and Hallmark movies. I'm also still watching Christmas movies that I didn't get …
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2018 End of Year Survey

1. What did you do in 2018 that you'd never done before? Traveled to Texas (for my second Go Wild Planner Conference), celebrated a year working at my full time job. I started doing Live Plan With Me’s on my Instagram Channel.
2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I didn't make any resolutions.
3. Did anyone close to you give birth? My friend, N.
4. Did anyone close to you die? No.
5. What countries did you visit? None.
6. What would you like to have in 2019 that you lacked in 2018? Relief from my hip pain.
7. What date(s) from 2018 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Feb. 18th-Feb. 23rd: My brother, SIL, nephews J & N came to visit! It was so much fun getting to spend quality time with them. Unfortunately, I had to work M-W and Friday but I was able to take Thursday off and we went to a local wax museum, went to Dave & Buster’s and played lots of games, and did some shopping. March 24th: Celebrated my friend N with a baby s…

TBB Asks: Entertainment

Book(s) you have read multiple times? I'm not sure I have a book that I've read multiple times but I could definitely read Wonder by R.J. Palacio over and over again. It's such a great story with a really important message.
Favorite Book/Author of All Time? I'm not sure what my favorite book of all time is as I've read so many amazing books throughout the years. I have a bunch of favorite authors that I look forward to reading whenever they come out with a new book but if I had to pick just one it would be Linda Castillo because her Amish mystery series is my all time favorite book series!
Favorite TV Show to Binge?
I am obsessed with all of the Chicago shows (PD/Fire/Med) so any of those would be great shows to binge. I actually caught on to the show Chicago Fire late (in the 3rd season) so I binged the first two seasons of the show over a week and a half. On Netflix, I love Fuller House as I was obsessed with the original, Full House, when I was younger.
Favorite New-i…

2018 Book Survey

Number of Books You Read: 37 Number of Re-reads: 0 Genre You Read The Most From: Fiction
1. Best Book You Read in 2018? 1) A Gathering of Secrets (newest novel in the Kate Burkholder series) by Linda Castillo 2) The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah 3) Still Me by Jojo Moyes
2. Book you were excited about & thought you were going to love more but didn't? The Perfect Sister by Jessica Knoll
3. Most Surprising (in a good or bad way) book you read? The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
4. Book you "pushed" the most people to read? Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
5. Best series you started in 2018? Best sequel of 2018? Best series ender of 2018? I didn't start a series in 2018. Best sequel: A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo. Best series ender? Still Me by Jojo Moyes
6. Favorite new author you discovered in 2018? Kristin Hannah... yes I'm late to the game of finding out about her fantastic writing!
7. Best book from a genre you don't typically read/was out of your comfor…

Books Read in October, November, December

In October, I read two books:
I rated this 2 out of 5 stars. I had really high hopes for this novel, as I had loved Jessica Knoll's first novel: Luckiest Girl Alive. I liked this book but not as much as I thought I would. I would still recommend though!
Jessie James Decker is one of my favorite celebrities. I love her music and her TV show with her husband Eric Decker. When I found out she was coming out with a book, I was so excited! I loved this book and the insights into her life. I definitely recommend this book if you are a fan of her. I rated this book 5 out of 5 stars.
In November, I read 4 books:
I loved this book so much. I can't wait to read more from this author. I think this book would make a great movie, too! I rated this book 5 out of 5 stars.
I love reading Holly Martin's Christmas novels and this one was just as great as her other novels. I rated this book 5 out of 5 stars.
I liked this book but it wasn't one of my favorite Christmas novels. I still enjoyed i…

What's Up Wednesday: December Edition

What We're Eating This Week...
Monday: Cheeseburger, French Fries, Salad Tuesday: Turkey & Cheese Sandwich with chips & salsa Wednesday: Pizza Thursday: Pork chops with gravy, carrots, mashed potatoes Friday: I wasn't really that hungry so I had a sweet potato with butter & cinnamon and some beets. Saturday: Roast pork with sauerkraut, roasted potatoes, roasted broccoli & cauliflower with cheese and olive oil Sunday: Not sure
What I'm Reminiscing About...
My trips back home during the Christmas season to visit my family in New York and spending Christmas and my birthday with them.




What I'm Loving...
The Christmas season and all of the joy it brings!
Credit: Heather Stillufsen @ Rose Hill Design Studio
What I've Been Up To...
I saw Brett Young in concert with my friend, Lisa. Tyler Rich & Rachel Wammack opened up for him and they were all amazing. Aside from the Kenny Chesney concerts, I've attended, this is definitely one of the best concerts I've bee…

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…