Wednesday, September 27, 2023

what's up Wednesday


Happy Wednesday, friends! I'm joining in with Sheaffer and Shay for today's blog post. I'll jump right in!

What we're eating this week:

I made plans to cook three times this week, and to have leftovers for one of the nights. I made smoked sausage with potatoes in the air fryer for one night, I made quiche for us for another night, and tomorrow night we'll have chicken of some sort. It's nothing exciting or earth shattering. This weekend, I had my favorite food truck, which was delicious.

One of these will still be around when I leave town this weekend, so Todd can have that one night for his dinner. 


This was their steak street tacos. It is so good that we had it twice over the weekend! 

What I'm reminiscing about:

I'm reminiscing about the trip to Cape Cod I took last year with my sisters Lisa and Debi. We had the most fun for the small amount of time we were there. We had to cut our trip short because of a disaster that my sister Lisa had at her house while we were gone, but even still...we managed to have a blast.

We stayed in the Craigsville Beach area of the Cape, and visited Chatham, Provincetown, and Nantucket while we were there. It was such an amazing trip that still feels like a dream! 

What I'm loving:

The cool mornings and evenings! I'm also loving our home all dressed up for fall. I wrote about that Saturday, in my annual "come on in" fall home tour. I'd love for you to check it out for yourself! 

What we've been up to:

Most of you know that my guy recently bought a Harley Davidson motorcycle. He's been loving going on long rides at night and on weekends. I'm so happy for him, that he has a hobby like this to look forward to and be excited about each day. Every man needs a hobby. I've been managing to have a bit of fun myself, and have been thinking about my upcoming trip to Colorado, and I'm dreaming of a weekend trip to Nashville soon. My best friend and I want to go there to see our friend who lives near there, and we have a great opportunity coming up at the end of  October. I'm not sure we'll be able to make that time work, but even still, if not then, we'll go for a weekend in November. 

What I'm dreading:

I am always dreading Thursdays again! A long time ago, I used to hate that day of the week, then that changed. I'm back to disliking it again because it's the day I have to get the bookstore's bank deposit information ready. I do not love doing this in my job, but I know the more I do it, the less I'll dread it each week. It's never gone smoothly yet, so that's why I dread it each week.

What I'm working on:

I brought work stuff home to do last night. I had to make an order for the bookstore, and it's always easier if I can just do it from my laptop at home. I'm also working on bookstore notes that I'm collecting from its previous proprietor. Most of it's already written down, but when I write things out on my own, it helps me to remember things more. It's a lot of information to remember! I'm keeping #allthethings in that green three ring binder. The notebook on top of the binder that you see is where I keep my running to do list for each day that I'm there to work. You'd be shocked at how fast I forget to do things when I get busy. I love a great list, do you? 

What I'm excited about:

I'm excited about so many things! Fall weather is supposed to hit my area in the next week or two, and I am excited for nights with a fire, or sitting by the bonfire. I'm excited about the upcoming things I'd love to do, the holidays, making new memories....there's a lot. I love to have something to look forward to, and having my personality type is a huge help in that. I always have something that I'm happy or excited about, but the source of my joy comes from Jesus. 

What I'm watching/reading:

Because it's fall, I am watching Gilmore Girls on repeat. This is my favorite show of all time, and it's comforting just to have it on in the background. I also love the "falling in love" movies on Hallmark right now.

As for reading, I shared a post yesterday about the books I read in September. It's been nice being able to read outside lately. 

What I'm listening to:

I have some jazz music playing over my tv as I have it on a background on YouTube. I shared a post about this last week, and you should check it out! 

What I'm wearing:

I'm not really wearing anything new, because it's still super hot here right now. I have thrown a jacket on with my outfit a time or two, though, which feels fun and fall-like. 

I've worn a poncho a time or two, jeans with a white shirt and black third piece, and the same dresses I've been wearing with a cardigan or a denim jacket. I'm still wearing sandals, with the occasional pair of Hey Dudes or my new sneakers thrown in for good mix. I've also pulled out my new, darker shade of lipstick a time or two, which you know I always love. 

What I'm doing this weekend:

I'm flying to Denver Colorado on Saturday with my sister Trish. We're taking a sisters trip to see our other sisters who live near Denver. We're so excited! It's the perfect time of year to go there, because the leaves will be peaking. We're spending a whole day in Breckenridge while we're there and I plan on loving on my great nieces a whole bunch. I can't wait! 

What I'm looking forward to next month: 

Todd and I are celebrating our 27th anniversary in October! Time flies when we're having fun! I'm also looking forward to Halloween...not because we celebrate it with decorations, but because we spend that night outside with candy, talking to our neighbors. It's always such a fun night, and one we look forward to each year. 

What's something you're looking forward to next month? I'd love to hear from you! Thanks for reading my blog, friends. Love to all! 


  1. I really like Thursdays! Maybe add in something you enjoy to the bank deposit? Can you get a special drink when you go do that? Is something near the bank?
    I try to treat myself to a glass of wine on the patio because I really can't make happy hours work very well this year with my schedule. I have had a couple on Fridays, but not many.
    Can't wait to hear about your trip to Co!

  2. Your upcoming trip and possible trips sound fun and the perfect way to recharge your batteries. You´re going through a big change right now with a new job. You need to rest and recharge! I know what you mean about guys and hobbies. Donnie loves to play and collect guitars. Sometimes I roll my eyes at his latest purchase but I do that more in jest- I want him to have something fun to look forward to after work and on the weekend. Plus he is super talented musically and playing guitar lets him utilize that God given talent. Have a great Wednesday!

  3. Amy, thanks for the tips! I need to try adding in something fun to that day. I just have to get the deposit ready and then go over it with our financial person once again...she takes it to the bank. That would have been a great idea, though, to grab a coffee on the way!

  4. I'm dreaming of a Cape Cod type of trip that David and I can take one day. I want to see that whole area, just once :)

    I love Amy's idea about attaching something fun to the task on Thursdays.

    Hope this Thursday surprises you and redeems itself :)

  5. I so miss Cape Cod. Thank you for bringing back happy memories for me.

  6. Debbie, I hope you get to do that someday! I've seen part of it with my hubby, and now I've seen another part with my sisters. I'd still love to go back and drive up the Cape and chase more lighthouses. That portion of our trip from last year was cut short, but I'd love to go with Todd for that. I'd also love to spend more time in Boston! Thank you for that! I'm hoping the same. 🤣

  7. R's Rue- I am sure you do miss it there! I would if I were you. I'd love to go back someday and concentrate more on the Cape and lighthouses...I'd love to drive more the next time.

  8. Maria, I had no idea your husband played guitar! That's awesome, and so important for him to use that gift from God. Thanks for that, my friend!

  9. Oh your trip is going to be so amazing I’m so glad you can get away! You look absolutely beautiful and this was a fun what’s up Wednesday!

  10. I put on that fall fireplace/jazz channel this weekend because of you! Had it playing on my kitchen tv as I cooked and just loved it-thank you so much for the suggestion. Your quiche is making my mouth water-you will have to share the recipe :)

  11. I hope you have the best time in Colorado! That quiche looks fabulous.

  12. Colorado will be so nice this time of year...a little chill in the air and some leaves changing colors. I love your new sneakers!

  13. Holly, that's awesome! I will share it again soon.


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