December 11, 2013


Reading: "Shanghai Girls" by Lisa See. I have read some unbelievable books this year and I've tried (very unsuccessfully) to keep track of them. I read Lisa See's other book, "Snowflower and the Secret Fan" earlier this year and loved it. This book isn't disappointing at all. It offers the same premise of overcoming all adversity, but in a much different sense than Snowflower. The story tells of two sisters living in Shanghai who are married off to Chinese-Americans living in Los Angeles to pay off their father's debt. The story is remarkable and it's definitely a page-turner.

Eating Drinking: My morning coffee. Homemade with pumpkin spice creamer. I typically switch to Peppermint Mocha once December rolls around but I have just a little bit of Pumpkin Spice left before I can switch to holiday coffees.

Watching: ABC's 25 Days of Christmas on repeat...which I should just stop doing. I think they've shown How the Grinch Stole Christmas about 25 times. Not to mention the two abysmal Jenny McCarthy/Jenny Garth movies they have. There are much better Christmas movies out there...and a lot more that they don't need to show The Grinch 25 times. #endrant

Missing: Working out. The Pilot. Ugh. It's been three weeks since I've done any form of exercise. I don't want to talk about it. The good thing is I'm actually motivated now, rather than just lazy. Working two jobs has basically left me with zero time for myself. Throw in The Pilot's schedule, and I'm not seeing much of him either. I think Sunday morning might be the perfect time to drag him out on a run with me =)

Anticipating: Christmas. It's already two weeks away. This month has moved pretty quickly. I still have some shopping to finish, but other than that, I'm looking forward to heading home for the holidays and having a week off from work.

Wishing For: Nothing at all. I've got everything I want right now.

Loving: My new job. It's a little bit stressful and a little overwhelming and I'm still trying to find my rhythm but I love it. I love the work, I love the people and I love that I'm happy there.

Listening To: Ingrid Michaelson on repeat. I love her.

So that's what's going on in my neck of the woods. I just found out my yoga studio is kicking off another 30 Day Challenge in January. Since I never actually got around to my full 30 days this year (only made it to 19 before my knee injury), I'm committing to 30 days in January. It's going to be fantastic.

What's on your 'Currently' list?


  1. i'll have to read this. I loved her other book.

  2. I'll have to do this. I am on a no idea not posting streak. I just had pumpkin spice coffee tonight but have been drinking gingerbread too.

  3. Are you on Goodreads? It's a great, easy way to keep track of all the books you've read and want to read! If you decide to join, we should be friends. :)


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