I don’t even know where to begin.
July was a tough month for me, and I had to disappear for a while. Let’s call it self-preservation, shall we. The kind that allows drinking before noon, not that I did a lot of that, although there were certainly days. In my defense, they were vacation days, so it’s practically mandatory; plus self-preservation.
Instead of explaining my vanishing act, I’m decided to jump right into a Currently post, which might shed some light on where I’ve been and why. Then again, it might not. Either way, it’s how I’m rolling today and since you must have missed me by now, you’ll take me any which way you can get me, right? Don’t answer that.
Current Book: I just finished Stephen King’s Mr. Mercedes. It wasn’t his greatest literary work, although I still enjoyed it. Now comes the fun part: picking my next book.
Current Music: You want to know what’s odd? Of course you do; besides that was a rhetorical question. I haven’t been jamming to any music lately, well unless you count the barbershop quartet playing in the park right now on this lovely Sunday evening, as I pen this post.
Current Guilty Pleasure: despite working my non-ass ass off most of July, I did manage to escape to Canada for a few fun-filled vacation days with the family. Mornings involved a group run, while afternoons involved a beach, some booze and my nephew. He’s a natural at selfies.
Current Nail Color: same answer as every other month. Clear, Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails to be exact because it works really well. Spoons can vouch for me here.
Current Drink: a big old Ball jar of water, although if I’m being totally honest which I usually am and sometimes to a fault, I’d rather it be another summer Shandy with my “Da,” who is too cool for the last D. That was our vacation drink of choice. There was some sangria and white wine too, since we are equal opportunity drinkers, but based on total consumption, Shandies were the obvious winner.
Current Food: a little of this, a lot of that. I’ve probably consumed my body weight in green veggies, and we can’t forget about eggs, which I can’t seem to stop eating, not that I have any intentions of stopping. I’d also be remiss if I didn’t mention the occasional sweet (chocolate fudge, a flourless cake, and ice cream), the mountain of bananas or the pizza and Dill Pickle potato chips. Basically I’m eating all the delicious foods in mostly the right quantities.
Current Favorite Show: the Housewives of every county and yes, I’m 100% certain I lose brain cells every single time I watch this show. What can I say? Some things in life are worth losing some brain cells. Let’s just pretend the Housewives is one of them, even though they’re clearly not.
Current Wish List: I wish I had some junk in the trunk, a badonky-donk, so to speak.
Current Needs: I need balance in my life. All work and no play makes for a crapton of suck. Chew on that one, fancy literary types.
Current Triumphs: I spent some time in the garden this past weekend, and I even managed to get a decent harvest, despite the squirrels attempts to thwart me. I also ripped out anything that wasn’t producing, elevated the zucchini vines and created a second trellis for my exploding cucumber plant. Yes, my phallic veggies are explosive. That’s how I like it.
Current Bane of Existence: the neighborhood squirrels; those little bastards are eating my tomatoes and tossing the remnants on the ground. Talk about salt in the wound. Drastic measures have been taken, ones which involves pee barriers and crossing all kinds of lines; the kind of lines you can’t come back from. Thank god peeing outdoors comes naturally to men, and the Hubby is a good sport.
Current Indulgence: buying a basket full of eggplants at the farmers market on Friday simply because they’re pretty. The irony is I don’t even like eggplant all that much, but they were too cute to pass up. I see ratatouille in their future.
Current Blessing: I’m blessed to have had this guy in my life for as long as I did. He made me crazy sometimes, he stole my bread, my pancakes, my muffins, my cookies and pretty much anything with carbs, but he made my life that much better. He also purred like a Mac Truck and drooled all over me whenever he was really happy, which was most of the time.
Current Outfit: some bright shorts, which clearly need to be ironed and a tank top. Also, let’s pretend I’m waving in this picture as opposed to practicing my ninja skills, which may or may not be used on certain squirrels in the very near future.
Current Excitement: a free thirty-day photography course I signed up for thanks to this lovely lady.
Current Links: In preparation for the Hubby’s return to school in the near future, we did some batch cooking and freezing this weekend, which is why the following links are currently open on my computer: Peas & Crayons Sweet Potato Chickpea Burgers, Arman’s No Bake Caramel Pecan Granola Bars, Everyday Mavens Lentil Stew and my own Vegetarian Three Bean Chili. Time to start restocking the basement deep freezer.
Current Mood: hopeful. I saw this on Friday when I left work, and I’m taking it as a sign August is going to be a better month for me. I’ve already decided I’m going to devote more time to things which make me happy, including fancy photography classes and more monkey loving, although not at the same time. Sorry Hubby.
On that positive and slightly sexual note, I’m done.
I want to hear from you though. I’ve missed you guys like crazy, so tell me everything.
What’s Currently going on with you? Have you ever crossed a gardening line which involves pee barriers? Have you ever taken a food photography course? What are you looking forward to in August?