Monday, March 1, 2010

February Recap

Happy Monday! I had an absolutely wonderful weekend in Phoenix!! I got home at 10 last night and just didn't have the energy to download photos & do a recap post - I will do one lately this week, complete with pictures. For now, here is my habitual recap, stolen from the lovely Nora!

Current Book(s):
- Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield (awesome book, review to come after my book club in March)

- Theater Shoes by Noel Streatfeild (adorable children's chapter book that was referenced in You've Got Mail!)

- Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay (loved it, reviewed here)

- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath (interesting book, review to come next week).

- Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom (loved it, review to come later this month!)

Current Music:
The new Feist and Regina Spektor cds - I bought with iTunes gift cards I received for my birthday! Love these ladies' voices!! Listen to these videos - these are 2 of my favorite songs!

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure:
Sleeping in on the weekends. Part of me feels guilty that I am wasting precious time. The other part of me thinks its a necessary indulgence.

Current Colors:
- A melon pink color. Makes me think of spring/summer!

- Navy blue. Love the nautical look of navy & white. Bring me back to my Delta Gamma days!

Current Obsessions:
- Amy's GF microwave Mac n Cheese. I realize this is not gourmet but it's really quite delicious! I had it for breakfast one day last week (I have been having really odd cravings in the morning lately!)
- Jalapeno baby dill pickles. I am eating these like they are going out of style.

Current Drink:
Still drinking lots of home brewed coffee. I am actually starting to sort of prefer it to lattes!

Current Song:
"I Shall Believe" by Sheryl Crow. Re-discovered this song while listening to old CDs on my drive home last week. Love this song.

Current Movie:
Broken English. This movie was recommended by a good friend from college and then I got it as part of my birthday gift from the lovely Nora. Some parts of the movie feel like scenes of my life being enacted. I highly recommend this - especially to single girls! It's a movie that will give you hope (and might make you want to go to Paris to your very own French boyfriend, if you are anything like me!)

Current TV Shows:
The Olympics rocked my world in February! Team USA rocked!

Current Wish-List:
- Fresh flowers on a regular basis
- A Mandolin (for my kitchen, not the musical instrument...)
- A Stir Crazy popcorn popper.

Current Needs:
- A chill pill. I am way too high strung these days

Current Triumph:
- I'm doing really well with giving up candy for Lent. I am tempted daily by my co-worker's candy selection but have resisted!!

Current Bane of my Existence:
- The pain in my knee. It is all I can think think about... I am not able to run right now and that is driving me crazy. I need the endorphin release from running. I kept waiting for the pain to go away on its own, but it's not happening so I am seeing a doctor this week. Crossing my fingers that she can figure out what it is - and that the pain will go away very, very soon. I miss running!

Current Goal:
- Get my knee pain figured out/fixed so I can get back on the treadmill.

Current Indulgence:
- My trip to Phoenix to see my sister & best friend! Total indulgence and so much fun!
- Having a drink w/ lunch 3 days in a row (Margarita on Friday & Saturday, wine on Sunday). I figured since I was on vacation it was totally acceptable!!

Current Blessings:
- My family & friends

Current Slang or Saying:
- "You are smarter than the average bear" - I have been saying this to co-workers who are working on their MBA and are stressing about classes/exams/papers.

Current (Fav) Outfit:
- I haven't worn it yet, but I bought a Navy work dress at J. Crew that is adorable! So excited to wear it. Now the weather just needs to warm up - I want to pair it with a cardigan and some nude peep toe shoes!

Current Excitement:
- It looks like Spring might be here - it's supposed to be in the 30s all week! Woot, woot! That's warm for us!
- I am really looking forward to going to my brother's in Chicago for Easter!!

Current Mood:
- Contemplative. I am really trying to figure out what makes me tick and what I want out of a career.


J said...

I have been looking for a cute work dress! I will have to check out J Crew and see what it looks like!

I also hope your knee gets better! I hate knee pain it really is horrible. have you tried swimming maybe? I did that when I couldn't run and it wasn't the same but it helped.

Sarah said...

Glad to hear you had such a great time in Phoenix.
I was just wondering - because you read 5 books this month (ok, so one was a kiddies book)- how many books do you tend to read a month, on average?

Emily Jane said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful weekend! And Samson is SUCH a pretty song, I love it. Hope your knee feels better soon <3

Mandy said...

Love these recaps and that you had such a fun time in Phoenix. Regina Spektor is a a great artist, I really enjoy her music too. I hope your doctor can get your knee feeling better so you can get back to running. The Olympics totally rocked my world too.

Jess said...

Oh, Feist. How I love her!!

Sounds like you had a great month! I'm looking forward to hearing more about Phoenix!

Also, I totally forgot about that Sheryl Crow song..thanks for the blast from the past!

Abby and Ryan said...

I hope your knee gets better! That can be SOOO sooo frustrating! Hope they can find the solution to this so you can get back to your endorphin-releasing love! :)

It was so much fun seeing you Saturday. I love getting together and reminiscing on old stories! I got some MUCH-NEEDED laughter in! :) I was due for some!

Regina Spector's voice in incredible. So excited about the cds you burned me! :)

I am about 5 minutes away from enjoying a fresh-brewed coffe and "The Sunflower" -- thank you for the wonderful birthday present!

Nora said...

I think I'll need to rewatch Broken English soon.

I've been super contemplative lately as well; somedays it's a good thing, other days it's just a huge pain in the butt cause I exhaust myself with the thinking!

Anais said...

You know what I will totally check out that movie!

One of my favorite songs right now is "Feel it in my bones" by DJ Tiesto and Tegan and Sara. I just love it!

Carolina John said...

i can't wait to see what your march will hold. I know my march is going to be full of excitement.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

Great recap! You read so many books each month, it amazes me!

I really hope your doctors appointment goes well and she has some good news for you about your knee. I know what you mean about running, I haven't been enjoying it much lately because of my stupid shins. I finally had a pain free run (on the trails) yesterday and it made my weekend! BBM me and let me know how the dr app goes!

My friends saw Feist play in Vancouver during the Olympics! I was SO JEALOUS!

Oh, and I'm so glad you had a fabulous, relaxing holiday! Can't wait for the recap :)

Lisa-Marie said...

Your book choices are excellent! Also you choice of Regina Spektor.

I hope you knee mends, because you love the running!

Nilsa @ SoMi Speaks said...

Mandy just told me about Sarah's Key. Looks like a fascinating read. Will have to go read your review!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I've been very contemplative too. Very little is making me happy lately and I'm trying to figure out why. I think it's mainly my job and me figuring out that this is not what I am supposed to be doing anymore.
I just put both of those albums on hold at the library! Yay for new music! Thanks for the suggestions. :)

Kelly said...

Oh man I'm so sorry about your knee, believe me when I say I feel your pain! I hope the doctor has some great news for you.
Can't wait to see pics from Phoenix, I miss it already. DId you have any luck finding mojo?

Lauren/Lo/Sassy said...

You have to show us that outfit w/ the dress and peep toes. Hopefully, the doc says you can use the elliptical at the gym at least or the bike...something easier on the knee, but still a good workout. Hang in there!

Marlys said...

Just got done visiting with you on the phone and you never mentioned your knee! When do you see the dr? Are you taking Advil? 2 tablets 4 times a day should help. Let me know what you find out!