Currently… in February 2019

 

FEELING:  Well, honestly, I’ve lost the last week and a half to being very, very sick. It started with that achy feeling in my bones, then turned into a fever that lasted for about a week, and now I have this lingering very wet deep chest cough. It really does feel like I spent the second half of the month in bed, in a daze, trying to stay warm and comfortable. I can’t wait to be well again!

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WATCHING: So much TRASH: The Bachelor, 90-Day Fiancée, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 4, Gordon Ramsey’s Kitchen Nightmares. My boyfriend is a movie buff, and I’ve been watching things with him: Mid-90’s, Inside Man, Bird on a Wire. 

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LISTENING TO:  All the usual podcast suspects. I’ve been particularly charmed by Dark Poutine and Not Another True Crime Podcast this month, and I’ve been completely devouring the archives of the Bowery Boys podcast!

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READING:  Guess what. I’ve barely been reading. ANYTHING. Blogs, articles… you name it. I’ve been too sick for anything but podcasts and trash TV.

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WORKING ON:  I was off work basically all month. Things are starting to pick up now, and after how busy the previous few months were, it only makes sense that I hit a lull. And considering how sick I was, maybe that wasn’t the worst thing — I can’t imagine operating power tools with a high high fever! I’ve been trying to keep my blog consistent and grow my Instagram following. These, I know, sound like such paltry aims, but it makes me feel like I’m caught up in life. That and keeping food in the house, laundry washed, skin routine going… OH! And I touched up the roots of my hair! I had like TWO INCHES of root at the beginning of the year, and I finally did a pretty decent touch-up job!

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THINKING ABOUT:  VALENTINE’S DAY! I LOOOVE VALENTINE’S DAY! I love the color RED, I love PINK, I love all the corny-ness. I bought a box of (gluten free) cupcakes at Trader Joe’s just because they had pale pink frosting. I’m an absolute SUCKER for this kind of stuff!

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EATING:  Uhhh, those pink cupcakes…which I might go back in for more of! There’s a great Indian restaurant near my boyfriend’s house that makes incredible chana masala. We’ve also been roasting Brussels sprouts. I’m just happy to be eating solid food again, because for half the month I could barely stomach miso soup and plain rice crackers.

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LOOKING FORWARD TO:    Well, obviously, Valentine’s Day! And work picking up more, I just love being busy and getting my hands dirty. It occurred to me while on an errand that January —which always feels like the longest month — is over, and that means that Spring must be on its way!

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MAKING ME HAPPY:  I am SO IMPRESSED with myself that I’ve been doing these monthly posts for the past 6 YEARS! Yes, this is the SIXTH ANNIVERSARY of “Currently” and HOLY SHIT. I’m proud, but also, I feel so OLD??? I’ve been adding new patches to my winter coat, which is really a work of art at this point. I cut my own hair after Christmas because it was looking and feeling ratty, and now it feels thicker and healthier. I also spent a little bit of my Christmas money on some new makeup purchases, including the palette I’m wearing in the picture above, and have really been enjoying playing with color again.

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