Coming to you from the big D…Dallas, today. Right from my bed at the Holiday Inn downtown for this edition of “Currently, 04.2018”. Here with my sister for a library convention, and to visit my daughter Brennyn and granddaughter Cadence. For this post I am joining Anne in Residence and Jessica from I Am Teacher Fit. Talking about what we’re currently showering, cultivating, expecting, buying and cooking.
You gals know how I like my Currently prompts alphabetized, right? So let’s start with B for buying.
…a few more on-sale items to complete my spring wheelbarrow. Hobby Lobby had their Easter decorations 40% off and plastic greenery on sale, so picked up some large eggs, a few stems of foliage, and a faux potted plant to combine with what was left-over from last year. Weighted the wheelbarrow down with a bag of sand, river rock and decorative white stones. I like the end result so much that, despite its heavily Easter theme, it might have to stay up for a few weeks more.
…several Weight Watchers recipes to get a jump start on getting back into my jeans! In truth, my jeans still fit but they are giving the skinny trend a new meaning. While my Prince has been away, I have prepared Weight Watchers skinny egg roll stir-fry, recipe here. And this recipe for Asian chicken soup. Enjoyed this slow-cooker Tex-Mex stir fry over corn tortilla chips. And, always a little late to the party, I tried the overnight oats craze with this banana bread oats recipe. I like my oatmeal hot, though, so zapped it in the microwave first. Yay, me!! Have lost the 3 pounds that had attached themselves to me in Kentucky. Now to keep them off in Houston, Dallas and Ft. Worth this next week.
…quite the album of pictures and some new photography skills through my participation in the 52Frames photo challenge. Here are a few of my most recent submissions.
…to have a great time with my sister at the 2018 Texas Library Association annual conference this week in Dallas. We have attended TLA together for close to 10 years. We participate in programs all day and then scrapbook back at our hotel in the evenings. Checked into our hotel about 4:00 pm today and then decided to enjoy the 3 mile walk down to the convention center to pick up our registration packets and enjoy opening night at the exhibits.
After walking at a brisk pace for 45 minutes, we were still only half-way to the convention center! And could tell we would hardly arrive before the exhibit hall would close for the evening. Decided to rent 2 bikes to ride the rest of the way. After a 10 minute battle trying to get the bikes unlocked, we were on our way, only to discover Valerie’s handlebars were so crooked that they were facing east when the bike was moving west.
We asked a bicycle police officer how far we had yet to go to get to the convention center and he recommended we park the bikes and hire Uber. He directed us to a spot in front of the NBA basketball arena to reserve an Uber. Because the Dallas Mavericks were playing, the streets were log-jammed with cars and pedestrians making their way to the game. Neither of us could get satisfactory enough cell service to arrange for an Uber!! We kept walking.
Finally Valerie called the Holiday Inn and asked the shuttle driver to retrieve us from the parking lot of a CVS pharmacy where we were pinned in by traffic jams on all sides. By that time, the exhibits were closing and we had the driver just take us back to the hotel. Will start out a lot earlier tomorrow!
…my bride-to-be daughter Brennyn. Her future sister-in-law, Mashgan and Parveen, her future mother-in-law are hosting a bridal shower this Saturday for my baby. Wish this Currently post was coming due after the shower but stay tuned for photos in upcoming posts.
So much going on in my life right now. Grateful for all of these exciting times and wonderful experiences.
How would you respond to the prompts for “Currently, 04.2018”? Maybe you are cultivating a fairy garden like Nikki at Gwin Girl Inside and Out? Or expecting a baby like Kristen at Taz&Belly or a grandbaby like Sue at Sizzling Toward Sixty and Beyond? Would love to hear all about it in a comment below!
Off to bed. It’s been a long day and we have a big day planned for tomorrow. HaPpY hUmP dAy, girls!
Hugs and kisses,