Currently-February 2015

I always love checking out everyone's Currently posts to check in with what all of my bloggy friends are up to lately.

Here's what I have going on right now:

Listening: My husband is busy making gumbo for our Super Bowl Party.  He LOVES making gumbo (mainly for all of the compliments he receives) and tomorrow is his birthday.  So, this is becoming a yearly tradition for us.  My kids are working on papers (daughter) or being silly and bugging us (son).
Loving: Even though he may be bugging her right now, they are precious together.  We are really trying to soak up every moment before she goes off to college next year.  Just check out this cute picture of the two of them from dinner last night.  They were having a deep sibling conversation to which we were not to be privy.   They have the best relationship.  I am truly blessed.
Thinking: I should really be working on my paper which is due on Tuesday.  I'm currently taking one of the classes to get my ESOL endorsement.  This is my first of 5 classes.  Long road ahead...
Wanting: I am going to do another round of Whole30.  Have you heard of it?  Although my husband and I started eating healthy (mainly vegan) in 2014, we started to slip as the school year began.  Last fall, I saw posts by Rachelle (What the Teacher Wants and For Blogness' Sake) about Whole30.  I read the book, It Starts with Food over the winter break and completed the first round.  If I'm being completely honest, I didn't really complete it because I cheated three times.  When you cheat, you are supposed to start over again.  So, guess that's what I'm doing starting tomorrow. I will say, though, that although I did cheat, I was able to curb my cravings for sugar.  I actually prefer my coffee black now (gasp!).
Needing: I have several lists that I need to start and stick with over the next few months.  Here are the needed lists:
1) NYC!  I'm taking my daughter to New York City for Spring Break!  We are super excited!  Do you have some must-do ideas for us?
2) Project Graduation---so much to do, and so little time
3) College Ready
4) Project Dining Room- I'm slowly renovating my living room.  I bought this BEA-U-TI-FUL buffet on Friday that I am going to refinish:
I'm going to use Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint to hopefully get a look similar to this one found over at Perfectly Imperfect:

So what have you been up to Currently?


  1. Hi Elizabeth,
    The Whole30 plan sounds interesting. I think I'll check it out. I live in New York and I would suggest going to see Matilda on Broadway. I took my son a few months ago and it was fabulous.
    Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

    1. We already have plans and tickets for Wicked! I'll have to check into Matilda. Whole30 has been pretty great. I'm going to do my best to be even better this month. :)

  2. I've thougtht about trying Whole30 but I'm not a big fan of veggies. :/ It's terrible, I know! LOL! I'm going to NYC this summer! I love that place! Definitely see a show! Any show!! Also, Top of the Rock at sunset is a great place to see some amazing views of the city!

    A Tall Drink of Water

    1. Yep, you kinda need to like a few veggies for Whole30 ;) Adding Top of the Rock at sunset to our bucket list! Thanks for the suggestions!

    2. I am seeing more and more about Whole 30. I can see it makes a difference in the way one feels!

    3. I love the buffet idea! I'm sure it will come out beautifully, just as all of your projects do :) I am also super jealous of the gumbo you will be having tonight. Yum!

      Maegan @ Third Grade BROWNies

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