What's Up Wednesday: March 2020

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This month has flown on by - it's hard to believe that it's time for this post.  From starting the month with a work trip to Florida to turning 33 to sheltering in place, it's been quite a month!

What I'm eating this week... 
Sunday - Chipotle
Monday - White Chicken Chili & Cornbread Muffins
Tuesday - Leftovers

The rest of the week is pretty open.  I have a few things in the freezer, plus a mish mash of ingredients to use between the freezer, refrigerator and pantry.  It's going to be like an episode of Chopped, albeit on a less extreme level!

What I'm reminiscing about...
My grandpa.  His birthday was yesterday.  He's been gone about 7 and a half years now, and I miss him so much.

What I'm loving...
One of the silver linings I am finding in this COVID-19 world, is all the extra effort being put into connecting with each other.  Because we cannot be around each other, it seems like we are all reaching out more in someway.  I hope that is one thing we continue once we get on the other side of this - continuing to make the extra effort. 

What I've been up to...

In terms of blogging, I started off the month sharing some new recipes I tried.  I was on a bit of a soup kick, and discovered a delicious stew recipe, which is made in the crockpot! (post here)

I shared my March goals and habits, and recapped how February went. (post here)

I had gone to Florida for work at the beginning of March, and while I didn't get much down time, I did snap a few pictures which I shared in a Friday Favorites post, along with a few other faves. (post here)

I took the first Friday of the month off and renewed my license.  It really wasn't bad at all - I got there first thing, and was 5th in line, so I was in and out all together in 40 minutes.  I feel like it always seems like such an ordeal in my mind, that I dread it and put it off.  Hopefully next time I need to go in for something I can remember this painless experience and just get it done!  That weekend I did some organizing and decorating for spring.  (post here)

The following Friday was my birthday.  To celebrate, I did 'A Day in the Life' post, documenting a day from earlier in the week.  Looking back now, I am glad I did that, given how much things have changed since! (post here)

After taking a few days to wrap my head around all that is going on, I shared a life update last week that shared a bit about my birthday weekend, and just rambled a bit about what was going on. (post here)

Friday was back to regular scheduling, with some favorites, including free at home workout options.  If you are like me, working out isn't just a physical thing, it really helps with my mental state, too! (post here)

Last weekend was a nice mix of productivity, and relaxing.  Really hoping all the weekends to come look a little something like that! (post here)

I was hoping to finish up my home tour this month, but my loft area is in a bit of a disarray.  Instead, I shared a wall decor idea! (post here)  

What I'm dreading...
All the unknown surrounding COVID-19.  And running out of toilet paper (I mean that jokingly, but also not, haha)!  

What I'm working on...
Like most, getting through this all.

What I'm excited about...
Getting things done at home.  Time to tackle all those projects I have been wanting to do, but for whatever reason, have not!

What I'm watching...
All the usuals, plus all the build up on my DVR.  Not sure how long those will last, so any Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime recommendations, please send my way!

What I'm reading...
I finally got out of my rut, and read a few non-Nora Roberts books! (post here)

Right now, I am reading The Hideaway, which I am enjoying thus far.

What I'm listening to...
Same as last month - The Standards, Chicago and Jazz for Studying stations on Pandora.  

What I'm wearing...
Well, my daily attire has changed quite a bit!  You can find me in a sweatshirt or a t-shirt and cardigan, leggings or joggers, and slippers

What I'm looking forward to next month...
Focusing on the positive, I am looking forward to what will hopefully be a productive month in terms of home projects.  But, honestly, it's kind of hard to look forward to things when everything is so unknown.  What I am really looking forward to, or rather really hoping for this next month is more clarity and understanding around COVID-19.      

Linking up with Shay and Lindsay.

11 comments

  1. Two of those recent reads I've read and loved!! I hear you about the unknown and basically being on an episode of chopped LOL! Hope you have an easy day! xo,Biana BlovedBoston

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  2. I don't want to be paranoid about our toilet paper use but I am starting to wonder if we'll run out before finding more somewhere. LOL. It's nuts that that is what people decided to stockpile... my mind just did not go there.

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    1. I KNOW! Same! I mean it does make sense when you think about it, but I still never would have put two and two together that it would be so scarce.

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  3. Happy belated birthday! I started "Little Fires" on Hulu. So far, so good! I didn't read the book so I'm excited to see where the show goes. There's so much unknown surroudning the virus and how we'll turn the economy around. It's a lot to process and think about, so tbh, I try to not think about it. I've been avoiding the morning news because the numbers are depressing. On a positive note, I've had a lot of downtime to try new Pinterest recipes this week. I'm preparing to cook a fourth tonight! Hang in there!

    Kaitlyn @ Oh, the Places We’ll Go!

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  4. I'm worried about TP too. Who knew we would ever live in a world where TP is scarce? I have twelve rolls left and am starting the hunt already.

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    1. I know! Definitely not one of the things I would have thought of.

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  5. I LOVE Nora Robert's "In Death" series. I am no where near the most recent published book, but this for sure a top ten favorite series for me. I hope you have a good rest of your week.

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    1. I agree! I am so far from it, too. I always see the newer books at the library and wonder if I will ever make it. And it has me SO curious as to where all the characters are in the newest books!

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  6. all I'm wearing is leggings these days!! and the unknown of coronovirus scares the crap out me

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  7. Happy birthday to your grandpa in heaven. <3 I agree that I love how much of an extra effort people are making to connect. Lord knows we all need it right now more than ever!

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  8. I'm late in catching up with my WUW reading. I Google a recipe today to see if I could use a leek, some cabbage, and some mint in one dish. I found a recipe so hopefully it turns out well!

    The In Death has been my go to read this quarantine. I've read the whole series quite a few times and I've read fifteen just since mid-March. Ha!

    And I too am loving the extra connection time. I had a Zoom Happy Hour with blog friends earlier this week and it was so fun. And I don't think it would have happened if everyone was having Zoom gatherings right now.

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