I’ve seen other bloggers do a variation of what they are currently up to, so I thought I’d do the same thing since often it doesn’t fit anywhere else.
Still reading through the Harry Potter series and I’m on The Order of the Phoenix presently. I’m really going to do my best to try and read my goal of 26 books this year, but we’ll just have to see how it goes. Some days I just don’t have much time to read even though there are so many books that I want to read right now. I keep telling myself that as the kids get older I’ll have more time, so I may just have to keep stacking up books in the meantime.
As far as television series go… yep, I’m still watching Fringe, Parenthood, Gilmore Girls, etc. We did, however start watching Galavant and it’s a nice change of pace. For starters, it’s nice to have a short show to watch, and also the cheesy silliness of the show absolutely wins. I’m also thrilled that Downton Abbey has started up again! I can’t help but love it.
As far as movies go, like I said above, we’ve been re-watching the Harry Potter series, and whatever animated film Enzo is addicted to. For a while it was all of the Toy Story movies, but for the past week he’s been completely obsessed with the Chipmunk Adventure movie. I’m okay with that as it takes me back to my own childhood. 😉 We also managed to go see The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies in the theater, which I mentioned before, but otherwise we haven’t been watching many movies lately.
We just got a bread maker, so already we are enjoying fresh baked bread (both the kids LOVE bread as much as their mama) and since I bought a cookbook with over 300 bread recipes, we have a lot of bread to make. Let’s face it, I will never be able to go paleo. I can’t give up bread… I just can’t. It is my ultimate comfort food.
I’ve been trying to drink more water and tea, especially since I’ve had a very sore throat the past few days and pretty much lost my voice on Sunday. There are way too many bugs going around.
Phoebe’s many changes lately. Okay, so it isn’t all sunshine and daisies, but it’s pretty cute watching her toddle around with her tongue sticking out the corner of her mouth and point to herself and say “Bee-bee.” In general she’s trying to communicate a lot and points to everything and attempts to have conversations with us. I also really enjoy watching the relationship between her and Enzo, which is good for the most part, but does have some typical sibling squabbling over toys and things of that nature.
I suppose I’m planning for most of the year, ha ha. I’m concentrating right now on travel this month and next, but also really trying to organize our house, which has been difficult. I’m trying to get rid of stuff in stages and it feels good so far, but I’m nowhere close to becoming a minimalist. We are going to have a HUGE summer garage sale, though, and I am looking forward to getting rid of bins and bins of kid stuff as well as all kinds of other things. Then this summer we’re going to try and drive out to Colorado, so that’s going to take some planning as well. There are also things around the house that need to get done, so we’ve got to figure those out as well. It’s going to be another busy (but amazing) year!
Upcoming travel. I have to go to a very boring work conference at the end of this month, and I’m not super excited about it. I don’t really like traveling alone (yes I’ll have two coworkers there, but they aren’t exactly chatty) and most of all I don’t want to leave the kiddos. The only time I’ve ever been away from Enzo overnight was when Phoebe was born, and never since. Then we’re heading to California, though, which I AM looking forward to. We’re visiting my mom and step-dad and the kids will get to see the ocean for the first time, so I’m looking forward to that first reaction.