Linking up with Anne in Residence for Currently, 06.2019. Anne’s Currently posts always go live on the first Wednesday of the month. Pencil that in on your agenda so you can join us next month. And before we get started today, you can read my May Currently post, here.
This month we are talking about what we’re currently: celebrating, going, picking, wearing and wishing. Shall we?
I think I say it every month, but this series and my photography challenges both push me to think outside the box. And my own Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone series inspires me to stretch myself beyond what I am comfortable doing. Good for the mind and soul.
as of today, this afternoon, it looks like Lauren, Francisco and Lucia will really, truly be moving to El Paso. Francisco has been offered 2 jobs in anesthesiology here. The kids decided on a house today before going back to Albuquerque to put their home on the market and begin the process of moving home, HOME! Home to El Paso. We didn’t have time for an official celebration because the kids had to jump in the car in order to get home before dark. But there will be time for that very soon.
We hope this will be their new home.
on our third week of Weight Watchers. We began on Sunday, 05.19.2019. I’ve had an online WW subscription for years and use it off and on to lose a few pounds when my jeans get too tight. We both belonged to WW back in 2010 and were successful in losing (and finding, later) about 12 pounds a piece. I even met my lifetime goal. Weight Watchers works for me, for us. So, when PC decided to buy an online subscription in hopes of losing a few lbs to relieve the pain in his back, I was all in.
We scan barcodes in the grocery store, prep and package food, track points on our phones, are upping our workout game. I have lost about 6 pounds and PC has lost about 7. Our clothes are beginning to feel more comf and we both feel better.
which pieces I want to keep from my Stitch Fix box. Lots of the girls get fixes regularly. Amy at Amy’s Creative Pursuits does a regular series based on the items in her boxes. She even polls her Instagram followers about whether they think she should keep or return each piece. And let me tell you, that girl has some great willpower. Amy looks terrific in all of the clothes she receives but has a discriminating eye, and only keeps things she really loves.
My box arrived the same day the kids did so I haven’t had a lot of time to spend trying things on. I will be sharing my pieces very soon. For now, I will just say that I really liked everything. The stylist hit the nail on the head sending a maxi dress, pair of denim shorts, long sleeved shirt, tee, and tie-waist top. If you have never tried Stitch Fix, it is a lot of fun; learn more, here. And my stylist really zeroed in on my ‘style?’ and preferences.
my new green dress. So, you know how I enjoy participating in the Style Imitating Art challenges with Daenel, Salazar and Kim, right? SIA is another series that makes me push the fashion envelope. Because I missed joining up with the gals while I was in Kentucky, decided to do an SIA round-up post a few weeks ago of some of the outfits I hadn’t been able to share.
Our inspiration art was Daenel’s fabulous macro shot of this incredibly purple flower. Immediately thought of my new J. Crew Kelly green dress for the foundation of my outfit. Wanted to bring out all of the sensational color in this flower so decided to look for a (new) scarf. Charming Charlie to the rescue. Added my Fioni floral pumps. And meant to grab a bright cardi from the closet for the cold AC at church, but forgot in the hurry to get out the door.
can this be more than one wish? Wishing that PC’s back problems would vanish forever. His ablation procedures have helped to some degree, but he is still pretty miserable with a bulging disc, arthritis and stenosis issues. Wishing (praying) that we will find some way to get him some relief.
Also wishing that I could find someone to make help me with my blog issues. Emailed another developer recommended by WordPress today. The first developer I contacted didn’t respond. Hoping this second fellow writes me back and is affordable and willing to come to my rescue.
That’s it for Currently, 06.2019 but before I bid you adieu, allow me to brag on the progress I’ve made on my spring goals.
Spring Goals Update
I post my seasonal goals on this little blackboard that I keep in our bedroom. That way I see them first thing every morning and one of the last things before I go to bed at night. And something clicked this spring because… *insert drum roll…
I am excited to report that I have met all of my spring goals. How fabulous is that? *cue the wild applause and cheering, maybe a ticker tape parade?
- Ran a 5K in May, have been upping our workouts – going to the gym regularly, doing weight training and taking bedtime walks around our neighborhood park each evening. While lifting a 5 pound barbell while we walk.
- Completed the spring cleaning upstairs last Friday! Baseboards, door frames, ceiling fans, windows, blinds, drapes, carpets, nick-knacks, art, linens, drawers, closets, cabinets in 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, PC’s study, my loft. Now to tackle downstairs.
- Finding peace 30 minutes a day. Coloring, reading, writing, scrapbooking, jigsaw puzzle-working, taking walks, enjoying quiet time poolside and finally swimming!! I even took the blue tape off that identified all of the cracks on our pool deck so I can be in the pool in peace.
Will be coasting and basking in the glorious feeling of accomplishment until I share my summer goals in a few weeks.
How would your respond to this month’s Currently prompts? Won’t you share in a comment below? And let me know how you’ve been doing on your spring goals. Hope you’ve been successful, too!
Went to bed before finishing this post. Being a Gabba this week was hard but delightful work. About noon yesterday, Lucia realized she was going home later in the afternoon. From that moment, she attached herself to my left hip and I couldn’t set her down for anything other than for one of us to potty. It breaks my heart to say goodbye to her at the end of each visit. But looks like those days are almost behind us and we will soon just be saying ‘see you later!’
Hugs and kisses,