CURRENTLY: 10.28.13

(inspired by Chymere)

In Lust With: The smell of fresh flowers, peppermint, and wild berry cheesecake in the morning. I have these wild berry cheesecake wax bars that I buy every time I'm in Walmart so that I never run out of the scent and so my home always smells like them.  The scent combined with fresh flowers (usually daisies or roses) and the peppermint oil I use in the mornings (to open up my nasal passages) is like heaven.  It truly smells like home around here (and not dirty diapers lol).

In Love With: The TV show New Girl.  I don't know why I didn't start watching it when it first aired, but I should have.  Thanks to Netflix, I was able to catch up with ease, though. Jessica Day is so fun to watch, as she is always so upbeat and quirky.  I swear she makes up a song for everything lol.  Her and Nick make the cutest couple I've seen on TV in a while.

Missing: Those Friday and Saturday night chats I used to have with my friends + J's friends back at our first spot.  Man, listen--- we used to talk about some of everything! We would fire up the grill, play cards, watch movies, and have all kinds of male versus female debates.  Now that I look back on it, I really do miss the closeness we all shared and the lessons I learned from those talks.  We need to bring those days back!

Can't Live Without: The goodness that is those Grandma's Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Now that there is no more baby in-utero, I feel like I can indulge in cookies to my heart's content (not really, but you get the idea). I keep a couple of packs stashed in the cabinets around here in case of an emergency.

Obsessing over:  Capturing memories of everything.  With Jj growing like a weed and changing everyday, I find myself taking so many random shots of him.  I take pictures of his smile, his laugh, and even his stank face (yes, he has one already). I record him cooing all the time.  And not only am I capturing shots of his milestones, I'm taking pictures of everything everyone is doing around here.  I'm snapping pics of Gab and Core riding their bikes and playing kickball in the yard (thank God for the yard!) because they seem to be having so much fun.  It's like lately I don't want to miss a beat.  I guess it's because I'm finally realizing that they won't be this small for long.  Oh, and I try to take pics of my husband J cooking, but he isn't having it!

Working On: Holiday plans. I'm not sure if it's too early to get started on my planning, but I'm too excited not to! I've already planned my Thanksgiving menu, my shopping lists for Christmas, and even a few things for mom's Tree Trimming party this year.  I'm still debating on having a NYE party at the end of the year, but I have a couple of things in mind-- just in case.

Reading: The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.  In fact, my beautiful blogger buddy Daja has a book club hosted by her blog, No Boiz Allowed.  In this book club, all participants will be reading The Happiness Project starting on Friday, November 1st.  For more information, click the link here!  If you're interested in reading The Happiness Project along with us, leave a comment!

Listening To: I've had Nothing Was the Same by Drake, The Electric Lady by Janelle Monae, Love & War by Tamar Braxton, and Three Kings by TGT in heavy rotation for the last month. Seems like I've been listening to "Wu Tang Forever" by Drake and "Bad Things" by Cults (thanks J. Cole) on repeat these last few days.

Favorite Visual: The leaves falling from the trees. I'm too hype about finally having trees :D  And what better time to enjoy the scenery than the fall?

Favorite Sound:  The falling rain.  Though I tend to complain a lot when it rains, the rainfall at night is quite relaxing.  Being nestled up in the dark listening to the raindrops falling is love!  It calms me and the little one down into the greatest of slumbers!

Over the Moon About: My approaching weekend getaway with hubby!  It's been too long since we've spent time together minus the children, especially since the little one arrived.  And now that I'm back to my old self again (you know, without 9 pounds of baby resting in my midsection lol) there's no telling what I may do the the poor man when we're alone.  Ok, that may be TMI.  But it is what it is. Get it how you live :D

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