Wednesday, May 30, 2018

What's Up Wednesday - May 2018

There's no Hodgepodge today so I found What's Up Wednesday over at The Horton Family and thought I'd give it a try.  Linking up with Mel, Shay, and Sheaffer to give you a wrap up of the week and month.  How can it be almost June already?

What We're Eating This Week - - We jumped on the Forks over Knives bandwagon to give plant-based eating a try and so far, so good.  Their website and app are great for meal planning and Vic's really enjoying the Apple-Oat Pancakes which are great to pack for the office in the morning.

What I'm Reminiscing About - - Friday would have been Dad's 89th birthday.  A gentleman of quiet nature is how he was described by another family member and he truly was that.  If I suggested something for dinner that he really enjoyed, he would say "That's lovely", but if the meal wasn't on his list of favorites, it would be "I'm not bothered".  Spaghetti was lovely but he wasn't bothered about salmon.

Here we are in Saipan in 1993 touring a historic site.  I'm wearing a corsage because we had just come from a Mother's Day brunch - I didn't know I was pregnant at this time, found out just a short time later.

What I'm Loving - - Vic being home!  After being gone 20 out of the last 25 days, it's nice to have him walk through the door after work.

What We've Been Up To - - House Hunting!  I know it's still a bit too early since our house hunting trip isn't until the fall but we spend a bit of time each evening surfing Zillow and seeing what's on the market.

What I'm Dreading - - House hunting!  The market moves so quickly in Washington, we're going to have to snap something up right away and hope we don't get into a bidding war.

What I'm Working On - - Shhh, it's a secret.  I'm in an ornament swap for Christmas in July and my ornaments are coming along nicely.

What I'm Excited About - - Moving back to Washington and being close to Sophia again!  Seems like we just dropped her off in her dorm room but now she's graduated, moving into her own apartment, and on to her Masters.  It will be so nice to be in the same state again.

Photobombed by Dad!

What I'm Watching/Reading - - Nothing new since my weekly updates - NCIS on Netflix and Barbara Taylor Bradford.

What I'm Listening To - - An old favorite from Sarah Brightman.

What I'm Wearing - - As little as possible without getting arrested!  It's hot and humid here so that means a sundress or capris and a T-shirt.

What I'm Doing This Weekend - - Spending time with Vic before he heads off again.  Recovering from the company picnic for one and then perhaps lunch out and a movie?  We'll see.

What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month - - The return of The Great British Baking Show on PBS!  Save the Date - June 22.

What Else is New - - Volunteering every week at the gift shop during the summer as we lose volunteers due to school vacations or people moving.  That means twice as many opportunities to spend money - but there are so many lovely things!


  1. Oh, please, PLEASE remind me about the bake off show in June! I’ve never watched and have heard such great things about it! I absolutely loved reading about your special moments with your dad, especially his expressions. Makes me think I should say the word, lovely, more often!

  2. I love this! What sweet photos too. I am dreading the summer heat. We are supposed to be over 100 degrees this already feels like it.

  3. Love your What's Up Wednesday! I think I will make the Great British Bake Off our summer family tv show. It's never too early for house hunting!