Currently: April Edition

Ohhhh hiiii! Ha ha. I feel like I’m starting a lot of my blog posts off with that lately. Blogging is just not really happening for me these days. It has been kind of a boring month. I have been quite sick for a lot of it, which has resulted in me not really doing anything interesting to share and also Eric has been working night shift and when he works night shift we don’t really get to do anything together because our schedules are so opposite, which also results in me having nothing to share!

However, in only 9 short sleeps we are departing on our next big adventure! We are going to London and Iceland for two weeks. In Iceland, we’ve rented a campervan to live out of for 9 days while we drive the Ring Road. It’s going to be a SERIOUS adventure and give me lots and lots of blog content to share with you all.

Until then, let’s do a Currently post 🙂

Reading: The Turner House by Angela Flournoy. It is an easy and quick read, and I am really enjoying the writing style and the storyline, the only thing I don’t love is that I’m just really not a fan of any of the characters. I have a hard time really loving a book unless I can find a character (or two!) to really get behind and root for. So for that reason alone it will probably only be a 3 or 4 star book for me, but it’s one of those books that I can completely appreciate why it’s so well loved and has won or been the runner up for so many awards even though overall it’s really not for me.

Loving: our new home. Even though we are not even close to being settled in 100% and still have a whole whack of boxes in the garage and not a single picture hung on the wall, I am just loving the space. It’s a great layout and set-up for us.

Feeling: so incredibly over winter. ALL of our snow had melted, so Mother Nature decided it would be “fun” to hit us with 30 cm (over 10 inches) of snow on Easter Weekend. (see above photo taken on Friday morning) Ya. And it’s still snowing out there as I type this. Not funny, Mother Nature, not funny.

Thinking: about what I’m going to have for dinner tonight. Doesn’t get any more exact than this 😉 But, since I’m typing up this blog post at 3:00pm, I think that’s a pretty legit thing to be thinking about!

Anticipating: our trip! This trip has been in the works since October 2015 when Eric first bought our tickets to Harry Potter & the Cursed Child. We have also been wanting to visit Iceland since 2015 and we bought our plane tickets last August!! So yes, it has been a long time in the works and I can’t believe it’s finally here, I’m so excited.

Watching: Friends! So much Friends, my all-time favourite show. I watched a few episodes on our flight back from Kauai at Christmas and then started watching the entire series again from season 3 in January. I’m now halfway through Season 10 and so sad I’m almost done. I just love this show so so much. It doesn’t even matter that I’ve already seen every episode 5+ times. I still love it.

Working: on getting a bunch of loose ends tied up at work before I am away for 2 weeks. I don’t really have someone to ‘delegate’ to at this current position the way I did in my old position / team, so I’m trying to get as much done ahead of time as possible and I will have my work phone on the trip with me and possible have to answer an email or two from away.

Grateful: for this life. Sometimes it is easy to get frustrated at life – our conflicting work schedules and how we never see each other, the neverending winter and me constantly feeling under the weather these days. However, at the same time we have so many things we wanted so badly a year, or even 1.5 years ago. A beautiful new house, steady, good, secure jobs that give us the means to travel. So even though I can get bogged down in the day to day, I truly am very grateful for this life I’m living and the path I am on.

Listening: to podcasts, always listening to podcasts.

Wishing: for the snow to melt and STAY GONE. No May long weekend snow this year pretty please!!

What are you anticipating, reading and wishing for right now? 

9 Responses

  1. I have not seen all of the episodes of Friends! I have seen some but not even close to all of them. The fact that there are 10 seasons intimidate me, but they are short since it was a 30 minute show on tv. So I should start to work my way through them next winter!

    I can’t believe you guys got such a dumping of snow. How depressing!! I hope that’s the last time you see snow for many many many months!

    I’m anticipating our wedding, which is a MONTH from tomorrow (which blows my mind!!). I’m reading Homegoing (which I am loving but it’s breaking my heart) and I’m wishing for more free/quiet time in my life right now as I feel so incredibly busy between work and wedding stuff!

  2. Marie-Christine says:

    Your trip sounds so exciting!!!
    My cousin’s boyfriend went to Iceland last year and said it was a great trip!
    Hope you will not have to work much during your trip!

    We had a lot of snow in North Quebec lately, but the “previous” snow has not melted yet… We still have like 100 cm on the ground!!! I need Sopring to get here… but I know it won’t thappen until like mid-May!! 😉

  3. Alison says:

    Oh gosh your trip is finally here!!! I hope you start feeling better for it! Fingers crossed!! The snow needs to GO away!! I am so tired of it all and ready for spring for real!

  4. Stephany says:

    I’m so excited for you! I remember when you bought those tickets and I can’t believe it’s finally time for you to go. You guys are going to have such an awesome time!!

    I’m currently anticipating book club tonight, reading The Underground Railroad, and wishing for the next few weeks to fly by because I’m ready for my vacation to Puerto Rico!

  5. San says:

    I am so excited about your trip, and your new house! 🙂

  6. Kara says:

    That snow! Noooooooooo!!! A vacation is definitely deserved to get away from all of that. Yeesh!

    I’m currently anticipating the start of slo-pitch on Sunday, reading NOTHING because, and wishing for summer!

  7. Shannon says:

    Additional HP tickets get released next week for May-July 2018, I’m hoping I can snag some! I love the idea of Iceland and then London to see the show…How did you book your flights? Looking for ideas, because I’ve suggested a similar trip to my friend 🙂

  8. We didn’t get 10″ of snow the entire winter. We didn’t even get 10 days of winter, now that I think about it. and as someone who loves winter, that also makes me quite disappointed.

    Enjoy the trip! It sounds like you’re in for a wonderful adventure.

  9. Anticipating – A busy day on Monday. I’ve been off of work for the past 10 days or so, and there is a lot to do when I get back.

    Reading – I just finished a book and haven’t started a new one yet.

    Wishing for – Time to slow down.

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