currently…

7 Feb

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Hellllllllo weekend. I’m SO very happy that you have arrived because you are going to be a good one. Tonight Brian and I are having a date night- we have three different restaurants in mind that we could possibly hit up. It’s between Mexican, Pho and Cuban. Tomorrow during the day I’m taking my little sister Ana on our second date….miniature golfing here we come! Tomorrow night we are having two of our favorite couples over for our monthly dinner club…we usually go out and try new restaurants but this time we are staying in because we have a new addition to the group…baby Margot!!! Hopefully Margot likes pizza and wine. And Sunday Brian and I are going to tackle booking hotels for our honeymoon and probably just be cuddly at home all day.

currently…

reading….The Goldfinch for a book club that I started recently. I have been falling behind on my reading and needed a little pick me up. I used to read every night when I got in bed but now I seem to fall asleep on the couch while we watch tv. Pathetic! There was a time not too long ago when I didn’t even own a tv! I got so much more done. I also love hanging with my fabulous girlfriends and will find any excuse to have them all in one room, so I thought…I should start a book club! Our first meeting March 22nd. Are any of you guys in book clubs? Do you have any tips on how to throw a fabulous one? Or any great questions to ask?

working on…writing various personal essays. I’ve written four in the past few weeks. I wrote one about the body image issues I developed after ten years working as a professional fit model, one about an interesting encounter I had with a neighbor, one about our trek through Nepal and lastly one about my seven-year battle with anxiety – which I’m happy to report I’ve been winning recently. Each essay has a life of its own and I’ve enjoyed the process of writing them. Oh and the feeling I get from putting them in a little folder entitled “finished  essays”…pure joy. Now, I plan on writing more and trying to get the others published.

watching...sadly, not much of substance lately. I’m patiently waiting for Walking Dead, House Of Cards & Grey’s Anatomy to return and in the meantime I have found myself watching episodes of The Real Housewives Of BH. I know, I know…truly embarrassing.

loving…nesting and working on home projects (I spent far too long mulling over different shades of grey for our walls. Don’t worry the perfect shade has been chosen. PHEW), planning and daydreaming about our upcoming honeymoon (I can’t wait to be away with Brian for a whole month. We so need it) Apples with almond butter (it’s becoming an everyday occurrence), my new Polaroid camera (FUN! although Frank doesn’t seem to find it too fun. He barks and hides when the picture pops out), the coral mirror that my darling husband painted for me (he’s a keeper), trying on my bridesmaid dress with Rachel for her upcoming wedding ( I LOVE it and her) & dinner dates with my beautiful pregnant girlfriend Taline ( I still can’t get it through my head that my best friend is going to become a mama. It blows my mind)

eating…paleo. I’m not strict about it everyday but I’ve been sticking to it Monday- Friday and I really feel a difference…more energy, flatter stomach, better digestion…blah…blah…blah. I’ve even gotten Brian into it. He says he likes it.

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“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely” – Roald Dahl

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5 Responses to “currently…”

  1. Sarah Ann Noel February 7, 2014 at 9:13 am #

    WINNING THE BATTLE AGAINST ANXIETY! Good for you, girl! And good for you for writing about it. Anxiety is a new enemy for me. I used to never be anxious. I think some of it is current life limbo with a nasty mix of weird hormone issues after weaning Edi. At least those are the explanations my type-A personality relies on. But it is the worst, feeling anxious and not knowing why. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone and I’m so happy to hear it is easing for you.

    • katemcclafferty February 7, 2014 at 11:48 am #

      I’m so very sorry to hear that you are dealing with anxiety. I wouldn’t wish it on anyone either. It’s horrible. I’m always here if you want to talk. For me going on medication was the fix. xo

  2. Loni Found Herself February 7, 2014 at 11:21 am #

    I have it on good authority that Margot loves pizza and wine!

    Can’t wait!

  3. Rachel (@tossingthscript) February 7, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    Sounds like a lovely weekend ahead! I just joined a book club, and we’re supposed to have our first book discussion over brunch tomorrow, but sadly, it looks like we’ll all be snowed in. I kind of took the lead at our first meeting in order to help us focus, choose our first three books (so we can plan ahead and either reserve books from the library or order online if needed), as well as set our next location (we’re going to try a new brunch spot each meeting). I’ve been a part of one book club before, and it fell apart due to being too big and having a lack of leadership. And a lack of good book choices. I’ve heard so many good things about The Goldfinch, and just received my copy in the mail!

    Good luck with your book club, and honeymoon planning. 🙂

  4. righteousbruin9 February 7, 2014 at 10:00 pm #

    Everything sounds fantastic- you deserve the best, Kate!

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