What up, August?! Can you believe it?! I was scrolling through Facebook yesterday morning, and all my Georgia friends were posting back to school pictures. A bit early, yeah??? School doesn’t start here until August 14th. Zoe’s school has move up day Monday!!! We had open house last night and got to meet her new teachers. There are going to be sixteen kiddos in her class. SIXTEEN. That just sounds like a lot of toddlers at one time. Lord help those teachers! She is excited about moving up, and some of her besties that have been with her the whole time are in there, but I also noticed several new names I didn’t recognize, so maybe it will be a good change.

August also means birthday month! The fact that I will officially be closer to 40 than 30 is a little unsettling, but I am thankful that I am celebrating another year. Life is damn short. Anyways, I am linking up with Kristen for What’s New With You in the form of a currently post, as always. A day late and a dollar short, but I do what I want.

Reading: Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

I read Girl, Wash Your Face awhile ago, and enjoyed it alright. I am a little less than half way through this one, and honestly, I think I am liking it more. She is talking about achieving your goals and letting go of all the excuses you make and lies you tell yourself on why you aren’t following your dreams. There were several things that she said where I was like, damn….girlfriend has a solid point there.

Girl, Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan for Embracing and Achieving Your Goals

Watching: We finished Billions last weekend, and started Big Little Lies. Chris wasn’t a huge fan of this season after about three episodes, so we are looking for a new show to binge! (I need to go back and watch the rest of it myself, because I love Big Little Lies!) Give me some of your favorites! We tend to watched darker, crime related things. We loved Blacklist, Blue Bloods, House of Cards, Scandal, the Chicago Trilogy (Chicago PD, Fire and Med), Lucifer, Law and Order SVU, Ozark. Give us something awesome!!!

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Listening: I think I discovered this song on an episode of Greys. But it is one of those songs that is hauntingly beautiful.

Cooking: I continue to meal plan on Sundays for the week, and we do great with weeknight meals. This week I made Kung Pao chicken, Caesar salad and tomato soup, bbq chicken stuffed baked potatoes and chicken sausage with veggies. My struggle is going to be lunches. We don’t really have a break room to go and sit at my new office. I need ideas of things to make that don’t require any heating. Other than sandwiches and salads. Because I will get sick of both really fast.

Working: This is my second week at my new job, and I am working from home today. Zoe’s daycare is always closed the last Friday before move up day for a teacher work day, so I needed to stay home with her. My boss was like yeah, no problem, have a great weekend! SO refreshing to be back in this type of environment. Also, I have worn my jean jacket twice and damn I missed that thing!

Planning: The whole house needs a deep clean, and I feel a purge coming on. I really need to get down in the garage and go through all the boxes we have down there. Obviously, a lot of that stuff we haven’t touched in years. Clearly, we don’t need it! It’s just so hot, that I don’t want to be down in the garage right now! Which is also why I haven’t jumped on the treadmill in the last month. Need to get back to that too.

Excited: Since it is August, football season is about to start!!!! We are less than a month out now! I am looking forward to hopefully, some cooler days soon. And by cooler, I mean upper 80’s, instead of 90’s. We wont see actual cooler days until like November. A girl can dream though, right? I want to take Zoe to do something fun like the zoo or science center, so hopefully that will happen soon. She has been asking to get our pool back out, so maybe I can make that a thing this weekend. What do you guys do with your blowup pools when they aren’t in use? We are trying to figure out the best way to store it.

Laughing: It isn’t Friday without some funnies!

Someone, somewhere, tried their darnedest. Was it enough? Not in the slightest. #attempts #failure #funny #pics
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  • Reply Rebecca Jo August 2, 2019 at 9:36 am

    That pocket meme – YES – WHY do we feel that need to tell the world about pockets 🙂 LOL
    & that Oreo flavored Oreo – LOL – Oreo inception.
    I’m so excited for you & your new job!!!! So nice to have that flexibility & laid back employer!
    & our school started her last Monday so yeahhh 🙂 A bunch of sad kids

  • Reply laura August 2, 2019 at 9:37 am

    LOL. Will never go on a diet that doesn’t allow me Mexican food – queso for life. Yay! Let us know if you do go to the science center or zoo, and we can crash your party. 🙂 I can’t wait for football season – bring on all the snacks!!!

  • Reply Missy @MySh!ttyKitchen August 2, 2019 at 10:24 am

    OMG that last one! Mexican is my favorite. I am watching Euphoria on HBO and it is way better than I thought it would be. Enjoy your day working from home!

  • Reply Ericka @ A Quiet Girl's Musings... August 2, 2019 at 11:16 am

    I’m still cackling at the pocket meme! But, I must admit, I’m kind of guilty of that because I’m a pocket gal and I personally feel victimized when I’m shopping for an article of clothing and I can’t find many options that have pockets! LOL!

    Visiting from What’s Up With You

  • Reply Megan August 2, 2019 at 11:42 am

    Does she do a lot of business talk in the book? Because that’s been the biggest thing holding me back. I loved the parts of GWYF that applied to my life, while acknowledging that the parts that didn’t apply to me could apply to others.

    And I’m ready for October.. not only so we’ve (hopefully) received a hurricane that blows in the less hot weather, butttt alsoooo HOOOOCCCKEYYY season!!!

  • Reply SMD August 2, 2019 at 1:07 pm

    Birthday month! Hurrah!

    One of the few shows I watch is Billions.

  • Reply Dani August 2, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    School always used to start right around labor Day- it seems so much earlier now! I didn’t read Girl, Wash Your Face but I had started this one and then returned it early. I read the first few pages but I think my timing was off, and I also think I’d get more out of the print version vs. the e-book version I had started. I didn’t love this season of BLL but Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, and Meryl Streep were exceptional. Unfortunately I have nothing new for you- I’m finished Stranger Things and am working through Orange is the New Black, Queer Eye, and just added Pushing Daisies- nothing dark here! I’ve been dealing with the whole no breakroom/microwave for the last 8 months while our office gets renovated, but since summer I just eat my leftovers at room temperature lol. Happy birthday month!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky August 3, 2019 at 7:41 am

    you want a dark AF show – the handmaid’s tale. but you may get angry at chris for being a man LOL.

    wow school starts so early for you guys – ours start sept 3 this year (it’s usually sept 3 or 5, depending on labour day) but then again, school ends late here, too (june 29).

    happy bday month!!!! besssssttttt!!

  • Reply Confuzzled Bev August 3, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    The schools here go back on 12th August. I don’t even know why I know that given I have no kids.

    Happy birthday month! Mine is this month too.

  • Reply Kristin August 3, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    The Kermit meme. SO TRUE!

    We only got like 5 episodes into Billions? I think we meant to keep going and…forgot? That sounds terrible. I didn’t hate it though.
    We started The Enemy Within on Hulu and it’s interesting.

    I always did hummus/Laughing Cow with crackers, chips, and veggies for a quick lunch. I’d throw in a protein shake too.

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis August 4, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Happy birthday month pretty lady! So happy to hear your boss is flexible with your “Mom life” and you can work from home, if need be. Companies and bosses really need to adapt that mentality. I worked for a company that said “there’s no such thing as working from home”. Good reason I don’t work there anymore. On another note, I’ve had “Girl, Wash Your Face” and those books on my wishlist for some time but haven’t seen any blogger reviews so I’m glad to hear you are enjoying the books.

  • Reply kristen August 5, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    KC is back at work already, i did think it was a bit early. KC and I rarely watch things together, but we watched The Boys, I think it’s called? on amazon? and really liked it!

  • Reply Heather August 6, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Yay birthday month! It’s mine too!! I didn’t mind Girl, Wash Your Face as much as many people, so I might check out the second one sometime!! My whole house needs a deep clean too. I’m waiting til the girls are in school (they don’t start til after Labour Day! Sept 5!! Canada is always later than the US it seems!)

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