It’s Thursday morning and I’m feeling rather chatty today which means it’s the perfect time for a blog survey! Since surveys are always so fun for me to read when I see them on other blogs, I love featuring them on PBF from time to time when I’m in the mood for some lighthearted ramblings.
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Let’s get to it!
Lately I’ve Been…
Making: Roasted nuts! I’ve been on a big seasoned roasted nuts kick and enjoy playing around with different spices and oils. I think I’ve made two more batches of my sweet and spicy roasted almonds since I posted the recipe last week!
Cooking: Fish. Ever since my dad sent us back to North Carolina with a haul of frozen fish from his spearfishing trips, I’ve been cooking up some delicious fish a couple of times a week. It’s healthy, easy to make and tastes delicious. Triple threat!
Drinking: Water. Non-stop. Pregnancy thirst is real. The colder the water, the better and if it’s sparkling or flavored, I’m in heaven.
Reading: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. I’ll elaborate more on this one tomorrow (it’s going in my Things I’m Loving Friday post!), but I’ve been devouring it ever since I started reading it on Monday night.
Wanting: Another good book to read when I’m done with Me Before You. I’m considering The Husband’s Secret and The Girl On The Train. I also ordered The Happiest Baby On The Block, but that falls into a separate category from my usual “pleasure reading” selections.
Looking: Forward to two weekend getaways before baby arrives! Ryan and I were able to rearrange some travel plans and now have a fun trip planned for next weekend. I’m counting down the days!
Playing: Pandora. My go-to stations of the moment: Dave Matthews, Destiny’s Child and Pitch Perfect. (For the Pandora lovers out there like me who may be looking for some great workout music inspiration, check out this post: Best Pandora Workout Music Stations.)
Wasting: Time researching fun things to do in Charleston! I am crossing my fingers a weekend trip to Charleston will work out for me and Ryan in June because the recommendations you guys sent my way yesterday have me feeling more and more excited about this mini vacation!
Wishing: My family lived closer. I absolutely love where we live right now, but since Ryan and I lived within two hours of both of our families for 11 years before we moved, I cannot help but miss living such a short drive away. And while I’m wishing people I loved live closer, I’ll also add my best friends from high school and college to this wish list. I’d even take just one of them!
Enjoying: Feeling our baby move! It never gets old.
Waiting: For the results from my glucose screening test.
Liking: Burning candles! I know this may seem odd, but for years I’d “save” my candles and only burn them on special occasions. Eventually I realized this was so silly. I buy candles to burn and enjoy so I should do just that! Now I regularly light a candle on my desk to enjoy when I type up my morning blog post and also love lighting candles in the kitchen at the end of a long day. They just add a comforting ambiance to any space and make me happy!
Wondering: How we’re going to adjust to life with a baby. It’s so crazy for me to think that the days of “just the two of us” are coming to an end soon and there’s really no way to completely prepare ourselves for just how much our lives are about to change in a few months.
Loving: Ryan. He’s the best. I feel very lucky to have someone in my life who just “gets me” and makes me laugh every single day. He’s a good one!
Hoping: For a healthy third trimester and an even healthier baby.
Needing: To get better at figuring out some sort of an organizational system for my emails. I’m drowning!
Wearing: Workout apparel and soft, forgiving bralettes. (<—Wearing that $7 find a little too much lately.) As always. And now that the weather is getting warmer, my nighttime pregnancy uniform has morphed from a large, oversized sweatshirt to soft, cozy tees and sleep shorts that I should probably retire for a while because, as my body has changed a bit, they’ve become ridiculously unflattering, but I refuse to give them up.
Following: The latest season of The Bachelorette. Guilty pleasure, baby!
Noticing: The feeling I get when we’re out on the water. I love living close to a big lake and the feeling I get inside when Ryan and I spend a weekend afternoon on the boat fills me with so much joy. Plus, it’s pretty sweet not to have to worry about sharks or alligators in the water now that we live in North Carolina!
Knowing: I have some pretty stellar friends. I cannot believe how many of my girlfriends are going to be traveling to Charlotte for my baby shower next month. They’re the best!
Thinking: Sadie is going to be quite shocked when our little one arrives. Whenever people ask me if Sadie knows I’m pregnant I just laugh because I know she’s clueless. She’s just annoyed that my belly is growing bigger and that means she can no longer comfortably sit on my stomach which used to be one of her go-to cuddle spots since personal space boundaries do not exist in Sadie’s world.
Feeling: Excited. Nervous. Overwhelmed. Anxious. Elated. Every single day. Let’s just say a lot of emotions are tied to carrying a baby!
Bookmarking: Bathroom renovation ideas. I’ve been obsessed with Houzz and Pinterest and am finding lots of great inspiration ideas for the bathroom renovations we’re hoping to begin soon.
Opening: Packages! Ever since our baby shower invitations went out, some gifts for our little one have been arriving at our doorstep which means so much to me. Our baby is already a little spoiled and he hasn’t even arrived yet!
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