Currently (July 2017)


Have I ever shared a Currently type of post? I don’t even know, all I know is that I currently feel over the place so maybe talking about some of the things I am currently doing will help my brain to get organized for the week.


Currently Watching:

All of MY SHOWS are on right now!

Younger just started season four on TV Land. You have to watch it, we are addicted.

90 Day Fiance, Happy Ever After? is back! Please tell me you watch 90 Day Fiance?! I have been obsessed for years and love when they do the Happily Ever After shows so that we see what happens after all of the drama of getting married.

I Am Jazz < – Another great TLC show. Do you watch it?

Odd Mom Out started again on Bravo! This season’s opener with what the parents bring to sleep away camp visiting day is hysterical and on target, especially with the Lester’s reference. I loved that part.

Currently Craving:

Nothing. I haven’t a craving for anything specific at the moment at all. It’s the weirdest thing! When I am asked where I want to go for dinner, my answer is usually I don’t care or more recently, I answered with, “I don’t care. I could eat chocolate chips for dinner and be happy.”

I even left the house the other day thinking I wanted a Red Mango parfait for lunch but changed my mind on the way, deciding I wanted a salad from Chopt instead. Maybe this is simply a case of intuitive eating. I don’t think about what I want to eat until right before it’s time to eat and at that point, I just make some sort of decision.

Chopt salad

The only foods I am currently guaranteed to eat on a regular basis right now are peanut butter, chocolate chips and watermelon.

Trader Joe's semi sweet chocolate chips

Currently Learning:

My new MacBook Air. I am slowly coming around, really I am. It’s just my photo library organization and the transferring of my old files that has me a little bit confused. I’m trying to stay calm, not rush the process and take it each day at a time, rather than attempt to have it all working exactly how I want it to work right away. I have no interest or time to devote to freaking out over a computer. Instead, I just go with the flow and assume it will all come together at some point soon.


Currently Wearing:

I am currently living in the J Crew Vintage Cotton T-Shirts I have mentioned in previous posts. These J Crew T-Shirts have become my uniform during the day, especially on weekdays! It’s so easy to throw on one of these t-shirts with pair of jean shorts or sweat shorts and call myself dressed.

I also adore this Abercombie off the shoulder dress I told you about a while back. Although I despise selfies where you can see the phone in my hand, I want you to see the dress so please excuse me. It’s so comfortable and cute for summer!

Abercrombie off shoulder dress

Also from Abercrombie, I bought this  ruffle off the shoulder shoulder top (in a grayish/blue) and this cute tie cami tank top in white but now I want every color.

Current Songs:

In addition to remaining obsessed with 80’s on 8 and 90’s on 9 while driving, Pandora (which I listen to while I run) added a new station called Thumprint Radio. It plays a whole mix of songs from what I have previously given a thumps up over the years. It is the best station ever! I never find myself wanting to change the song while I am running which is huge for me.

This week I got all excited to hear my old favorite, It’s All Coming Back To Me. This has always been one of my favorites which I tend to play on repeat. I even wrote about playing on repeat in this post back in 2015!

all coming back to me now

Currently Laughing About:

Anything and everything with Meaghan and Heather. I am telling you, the three of us can be an absolutely hysterical (okay and maybe evil) trio. We had Heather on the phone with us while we were driving the other night and there were periods of time where none of us could speak because we were laughing so hard no sound was coming out. It really looked like this picture from the Bar Mitzvah all over again.

My cheeks were still hurting by Friday morning Thursday night’s round of laughing.

bar mitzvah

Currently Packing:

My son came home Friday night from what he deemed, “the best week of his life.” The kids were in Boston and Cape Cod for the week and he had an amazing time. It was clear to me that he was having a blast because I barely heard from him. I told him in advance that I would not text him and that it was up to him if he felt like checking in with me. I trust the teen tour program and counselors so I know he is in good hands. If something were wrong, they would tell me. I want him to feel free to enjoy himself without worrying about what his mother is doing or feeling as though he needs to check in with me.

He did at some point send me this picture of his hotel breakfast though most likely to annoy me.


I am currently packing him back up because he leaves again this morning! I feel like I am reliving my childhood through him at the moment. My teen tour days are some of my fondest memories of camp. It’s such a great age to be off on these trips with camp friends, finding independence and exploring different states and activities. Of course I didn’t appreciate it back then and of course he can’t fully appreciate it either but hopefully one day, he thanks me fully for giving him the opportunity. When I see him so happy and excited about where he has been/where he is going, it really makes it worth every last penny.

On a side note, you may know my camp best friend, Alison Morris, from my teen tour days. She’s a news reporter for Fox 5 New York but had stints in Connecticut and Pittsburgh too! Since she’s a runner, I had asked her to give us a little bit of insight into how she juggles her workout routine and training for marathons while having such a busy job. I need to get back to her on that post!

Currently On My List For This Week:

I REALLY need a new pair of my Adidas Energy Boosts. It’s not even funny anymore! I felt them start to burn out a few weeks ago so I know I am on borrowed time right now.

HEATHER IS COMING ON WEDNESDAY! As you already know, Heather lives in Florida so the fact that she will be in New York this week is extremely exciting for me. I cannot wait to see her! Lots of shopping, eating and laughing is on the schedule for us in the city this week.

This picture of us from the Bar Mitzvah reminds me that I also need to add to my to do list finalizing the pictures for albums and portraits already. Ugh, I am so overdue with doing that.

heather and me

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Thinking Out Loud: On My….

thinking out loud

On My Nails:

I love the OPI nail polish color on my toes right now. It’s called ElePhantastic Pink. I don’t understand why the P is capital but once again I will say that I would love to have the job of conjuring up nail polish names for OPI or Essie.

On my fingers is a mix of Essie pink polishes. Do you mix your pinks? I have always liked selecting two different colors (one coat of each) because 1 – I don’t have to choose just one color 2 – I can create a new shade all by myself. Right now on my fingers is one coat of Sugar Daddy, one coat of Coming Together.

On My Night Stand:

night stand

  • Picture of my bunny (that’s my son’s nickname and yes I still call him bunny even though he is 12).
  • Henri Bendel bow clip AKA the hair clip I wear every single day.
  • The mug of coffee I was drinking yesterday morning while walking around my room trying to get dressed but couldn’t, because as usual, I have nothing to wear.
  • My two dessert-inspired ceramic boxes. That is a slice of cake you see on the pink and blue box. It has cupcakes painted on the side. I have had it FOR YEARS and still love it just as much as when I received it as a gift way back in 1999. It used to sit next to my bed in my childhood bedroom. Crazy how time flies.

Please note that the remote control on my night stand takes place of a book. There’s not a book to be found on my night stand these days.

When was the last time I read a good novel? I used to be so good about reading at night before bed and at some point, that changed.

Lately I have been too busy watching several episodes of Bravo’s show, Odd Mom Out, before I go to sleep. Have you seen it? It’s hysterical…and accurate for mom life here for sure.

What’s so interesting actually is that the series star and creator, Jill Kargman, is an author whose novels I used to read. Maybe that’s my sign that I need to start reading again.

odd mom out article

I read this article about the show which made me laugh even more when she referenced a recent over the top Bar Mitzvah here because my best friend was the planner for that party!

On My Grocery List:

Lately I keep a running written grocery list in the kitchen as I think of the things I need to pick up the next time I am at the grocery store. I never remember to bring the list but still, I make one.

  • Coffee K Cups
  • Eggs < – only two left in the carton!
  • Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • Avocado
  • Apples
  • Potatoes
  • Frozen Blueberries

Nothing overly exciting on my grocery list at the moment although I think I will grab a bag of these pseudo m&m’s next time I go to Trader Joe’s. I saw them the other day up at the register and shared the picture on Instagram. Have you tried them yet?

Trader Joe's chocolate drops

On My List To Do Today:



Remember to pick my son up from camp.

I can’t keep up with his sports camps and their schedules these last few weeks. He was alternating two different sports camps which have two different pick up times. He went to one sports camp earlier this week and then decided he really preferred the other sports camp so at the last-minute I switched him back to that one for the rest of this week so hopefully I remember where he is later and what time that camp ends when it’s time to get him.

Not that he would let me forget, he would just text me a bazillion times to see where I was which is the one benefit of kids having cell phones these days!

On My Mind:

On my mind is very different from on my list. The things on my mind will eventually make it to my must do list but for now, it’s all thoughts.

Yesterday was a big meeting for the Bar Mitzvah in terms of going over event layout and attempting to finalize decor. So much left to do yet so much is in place! I am trying to block it all out until after I finish packing for sleepaway camp this weekend.

Also on my mind are the school supplies displayed in Target. We are not ready for school! No! I am not ready to start buying the supplies yet! Please go away!

Although of course I checked them out and the little girl in me fell in love with these gemstone pens.

gemstone pens

On My Pantry Floor:

We aren’t going to discuss this but I feel the need to tell you that I SPILLED A BAD OF CHIA SEEDS LAST NIGHT.

We aren’t going to talk about what it’s like to clean up chia seeds. No. I can’t even talk about it.

Be sure to check out what everyone else is thinking about today!

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