Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Currently + Link Up Reminder

Happy Tuesday all. I have been quiet lately because I'm sorting things out in my head - not trying to be vague - and I was all gung ho about returning to blogging this week and had a bunch of posts scheduled, and then Las Vegas happened, and I know I am safe and sound as are my loved ones, but goodness it is so freaking painful. I do not understand. I just don't. I don't understand what would drive someone to kill or injure so many people, I don't understand why this keeps happening, I don't understand why the laws haven't been changed. I know - I know - there are millions of people who agree with me, we all want this to stop, right? I just don't understand. I do not know what I can do to help, you know? I don't know how to stop this.

I don't have a good segue from that introduction so I'm just going to move right along into my currently post.

Working on: Operation Get Happy. I've been working out consistently, not up to my 5-6 per week like I was, but currently sitting comfortably at 3-4 which is pretty good. I haven't taken melatonin since that post.. that's about it, but I am working on the rest!



Crying about: Las Vegas. let's be real, I am an emotional person and cry a lot anyway, whether it's a book, tv show or movie making me cry, I cry a lot. I rarely cry over real life things though, because I can normally distance myself a bit. I don't know why this time I can't, but it's just too much you guys. It's too much and when is enough going to be enough?

Watching: I've been rewatching Hart of Dixie. It's cute, if just a little ridiculous and cringey sometimes. I also watched The Good Place. which I thought was okay.

Reading: still on my romance kick. Other than that, currently in the middle of Mansfield Park and Just One Damned Thing After Another. I'm going to be honest, I am not loving Mansfield Park.



Happy about: our dishwasher is finally installed and working, hooray. Also, I mentioned that the people behind Miss Fisher the TV show had an announcement - they are doing a kickstarter for the movie, their goal was $250k AUD and they are almost at $600k AUD, with almost 6000 people backing it. Yay for Miss Fisher fans!

Excited about: Tracy and Alyssa coming to Louisville! I've wanted to volunteer or watch the Ironman in Louisville for a few years, but I never actually made any effort to do so. Should be fun!

Aslo just a quick reminder for anyone who wants to link up with us - this Thursday the 5th is the next What's New With You link up.

We hope you'll join us!

What's New With You



31 comments:

  1. Ah! So fun about Tracy and Alyssa coming! And I am so sad about LV also. I tried to watch news coverage, but honestly it was making me too emotional. Just awful.

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  2. Cheers to small baby steps for operation get happy. Slowly and surely helps you manage the race to feeling good. I LOVED Hart of Dixie! Sure it's way over the top but so so so so cute. I cry at everything too, my heart hurts so much right now.

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  3. Glad to see you back on the blog! It is difficult/awkward sometimes to carry on talking about our normal stuff when there is so much tragedy around us. I never really know quite how to handle this properly. :/ So here's my awkward segue...congrats on your work out progress!! That's great! And how fun to have some blog friends coming to town. I hope you have a great time with them!

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  4. i love Operation: Get Happy! you are killing it xoxox

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  5. YAY for small steps towards Operation Get Happy! I agree that Las Vegas has been heartbreaking to hear. I loved Mansfield Park but it was my first Austen so I think it has a lot of sentimental value. Have fun at the Ironman with friends. Jess at Just Jess

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  6. SO exciting that Tracy and Alyssa will be visiting. I cant wait to see Tracy kill ironman. Yay for Operation get happy getting underway.

    I have no more words for Las Vegas. Even from this far away, it affected me. Im just so sad with this world right now.

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  7. Get it girl with your work outs!!! I bet you will have some much fun with Tracy and Alyssa. I absolutely LOVE Hart of Dixie, obviously. I want to rewatch it, but it just makes me so sad the show is completely over. I want more of it! Even if it is a little cheesy, I am cheesy.

    I know we have mentioned in our chat a few things about Vegas, but I am seriously still a little numb from shock about it I guess. I just don't understand people. How could you have so much ugly and hate inside you to take another life...yet alone massive amounts of life....and then just be a total coward about it. We may never understand why this happened. I am not sure what it is going to take to make a change.

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  8. I just don't understand any of it either, and it makes my heart and my head hurt. Yay for visitors, and I miss Hart of Dixie. It was my cheesy stress free show <3
    Green Fashionista

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  9. OMG please write your thoughts about blogging in general (if that is what was going through your head) because for whatever reason, I love to read them. And Hart of Dixie is a perfect fluff show (but the last two seasons are SO bad, OMG, especially since Lemon and Rachel Bilson were pregnant IRL and they had to write around that). I LOVE The Good Place. Did you finish season one? I just think it's unique and unlike anything else, and the puns and quick jokes are SO good. I'm loving this season. Great News is also cute if you need an escapist, easy TV show. Excited for you to see Tracy and Alyssa!

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  10. Hart of Dixie is such a comfort show for me! So cute.

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  11. I thought about restarting Hart of Dixie. I thought it was such a cute show. I did hate the last one but it was fun up until then. I've been crying about Vegas too, as I'm sure many people have. Any new thing I read I just start tearing up.

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  12. Mansfield Park is my least favorite of Jane Austin's books. Fanny is just such a goody-goody! Although this is an interesting read that made me think twice about her:
    http://www.carrotsformichaelmas.com/2014/03/23/in-defense-of-fanny-price-why-you-dont-like-mansfield-park-as-much-as-you-should/

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  13. Are you volunteering? What area???? Its just the BEST THING EVER to be a part of.

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  14. So excited for Miss Fisher's!!!!!!! (I'm so glad you brought it to my attention! I just got my grandparents hooked on the series!)
    Yay for Operation Get Happy. You've taken some great steps!
    I'm a big fan of The Good Place and Superstore. I'm glad they're back :)
    I posted about Vegas on my FB yesterday and I have the same thing scheduled to post on Thursday, but the short version is I just don't understand how humans can be so terrible. And it's all the more reason to pump as much good into the world as we can.

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  15. Yay for Operation Happy and yay for a fully functioning dishwasher. I know that would put a big smile on my face! I felt numb all-day yesterday because I'm tired of sending thoughts and prayers and seeing nothing change. To worrying over what I'll see when I read/watch the news. I've been doing a lot of reading but honestly nothing is really rocking my world. I'm in a reading rut. Grrrr ...

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  16. The Vegas situation has been very hard to watch and to fathom how someone could actually do something like that - just so so awful. I think we are all feeling your sadness and frustration with how and why this happened!

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  17. The world is just a crazy place these days. So much tragedy! On a lighter note - I loved Hart of Dixie. Such a good show!

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  18. OMG I just finished Hart of Dixie, and I can't get over it haha it's so funny, and ridiculous, and syrupy-sweet. It's just what I needed in this sad, sad world <3

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  19. I just spent a weekend in Louisville; it was great! I'll have to do a write up on it for next week I think.

    As for Vegas, it's horrible. I really can't stand hearing about this over and over. Laws need to change. Politicians need to take an ACTUAL stand.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  20. I don’t even have words for Vegas. I have no inkling of what to even say that hasn’t already been said. I’m at such a loss. Happy for you about the dishwasher and the working out I mean take a good thing when you can!

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  21. I watched a few Hart of Dixie episodes. Cringey is definitely the word.
    I watched a bit of The Good Place last year too...I have trouble with half hour comedies because they're too short.

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  22. Yep, I feel you with Vegas I just can't wrap my head around it all. As you said, when will enough be enough? How many people have to die? 😰

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  23. I'm still so sad about Vegas too, and I know what you mean about feeling helpless because you can't understand how people won't wake up to something being so horribly wrong in our country. I've been wanting to rewatch Hart of Dixie-- sooo good, even the bad seasons at the end, lol. I can't believe it's already time for Tracy's Ironman again- I hope you guys have so much fun!

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  24. What happened in Las Vegas is such a sad and outgraeous tragedy! I cannot believe these mass shootings keep happening. What is wrong with people in this world? Go you on getting your workout back on! 3-4 days a week is great in my books!

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  25. SO proud of you for getting back into a workout routine! I obviously don't want to commit to another big race goal right away, but I also kind of need that structure to be motivated to work out and I'm worried I'm going to lose all of that in a couple weeks. Serious props to you for doing it just to take care of yourself - I think that's actually harder than training for something!
    It's been over 10 years since my college campus made national (international?) news for what happened there, and for every similar news story since I've wondered when enough is going to be enough. Sadly, I feel like that question just keeps falling on deaf ears and I just feel completely hopeless at this point.
    On a happier note, my heart skipped a beat when I saw your "Excited About"! I am SO so so so excited to see you and Alyssa and owe you both forever for being there on such a big (and long) day!

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  26. I don't know how to stop it, either. Especially with not living in the country or having any rights or means to help out (apart from donating from abroad which I do but doesn't feel enough). I also don't understand the whole gun culture thing at all, so I have no idea what can be done to help or what needs to change - or even can at this point.

    I got really into Hart of Dixie for a while. I think it got taken off Netflix so I stopped... I'd start again. And yay for Miss Fisher! So happy they smashed the kickstarter. Very excited for my tote bag to arrive!

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  27. Good for you getting to the gym so often! The Las Vegas shooting was just horrific. I've also been in shock and wondering what possible motivation someone could have to do something like that. I really wish the gun control laws would change there. It seems like most people agree with more background checks, and things like not allowing people on the no fly list to get a gun, however all the proposals are always outvoted in congress! Stupid NRA lobbyists..

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  28. Glad you are doing well with Operation Get Happy so far. Steps are steps are steps! Woot. Vegas was so horrible. I woke up the morning before (in NYC) to news that there was a shooting of 5 in my hometown (rarely have gun violence) and 3 died. The next day I woke up to the Vegas news and I just wanted to go home and curl up in a ball. This world is outrageous and scary and I'm just so outraged and amazed by how awful things continue to get. THAT'S THE LEAST HOPEFUL THING I'VE EVER POSTED AS A BLOG COMMENT, LOL. But seriously, this year is the worst. Last year was pretty bad too. Jesus. On a better note, I love Hart of Dixie, and yay about Miss Fisher!! :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  29. YAY for the dishwasher!

    My best friend mom was in Vegas when the shooting happened. Thankfully she wasn't anywhere near where the shooting happened but when I found out it made the shooting that much more real for me. I 100% agree that it's all just too much.

    YAY for a Miss Fisher movie! I started watching the series when you suggested it and have loved it!

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  30. Oh sweet girl, I feel you. I basically cried our entire vacation about Vegas. It’s just heartbreaking and weighing so heavily on me. You’re not alone. At least we have Miss Fisher to cheer us up!

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