Today I am linking up with Anne (in Residence) and Jenna of Dearest Love for their “Currently” link up. It is facilitated group microblogging: they throw out a handful of prompts that everyone responds to with little updates that otherwise wouldn’t be deemed blog-worthy.
Wearing: Short sleeves! In case you haven’t seen my recap, here is the clothing that I purchased in March. I can’t wait to wear that dress for Easter, and I’m really loving the tees from Loft.
Also, neutral nails. Because I don’t really wear makeup I like to keep my nails clean and polished for work. Most of my (five) colors are pretty dark, but I have finally found a pastel pink that isn’t streaky! Zoya’s Scarlet (a totally misleading name…shouldn’t that be a red!?) is my new favorite and it’s cheaper online than I have ever seen it in store.
Sipping: nothing interesting. But it’s almost iced coffee season!
Wishlisting: Furniture. #Adulting? Our furniture is a total smorgashbord of pieces. Because we’ve lived in so many different kinds of apartments (shared, studio, 1-2bedroom) we haven’t put any money into furnishing our spaces. We bought a “real” bed (read: $$$) when we married because, obviously we’re going to have a bed in every place we live. But apart from that it has been second/third/mystery-hand pieces that were disposable.
We are now at a place in our lives where going back to anything smaller than a 1-bedroom would be difficult and I finally feel ready to pick out cohesive sitting room furniture. I like gray, white, navy and dark wood. Liam likes dark wood and Not Red so we are basically on the same page.
Writing: a gym schedule. My job used to have very predictable hours, but now that I have clients of my own in all four time zones that’s starting to change. As a result I have down time in my day when I didn’t before, and I am working longer into the night and have been finding it harder to keep up a gym schedule without a real plan. My goal is currently three weekday visits and one longer visit over the weekend. It’s very doable for me right now because I am working at home quite frequently and have scheduled “lunchtime” gym sessions when I don’t need to be available to clients. I took my lunch yesterday at 3:00pm because I spent most of the day on California time and that’s what worked in my schedule.
Exploring: my immediate area. While I always say on here that I live near Chicago, the truth is that Liam and I live on the very edge of the suburbs. It takes us about 1.5 hours to get downtown. We live as far out as we do because I predominately work from home and L works in one of the collar counties so there is no point in spending more money to have a longer commute. For a long while I pretty much ignored our area, except for grocery shopping, and would always head into the city – or more exciting suburbs – for restaurants and nights on the town. In an effort to fall in love with the exurbs, we have been trying to stay close to home and find good restaurants, biking and hiking trails, coffee shops and the like. So far we’ve found an acceptable pizza delivery place and an excellent sushi restaurant. I’m glad to say that we’re truthfully enjoying our time exploring and I think we will like living here a whole lot more this summer than last year.
Your turn to chime in! What’s going on with you this month?