Hi friends, welcome back! It’s time for the first What’s Up post of the year. After traveling to Michigan and Atlanta for Christmas, Jon and I took it easy this month and watched a lot of football! December was a pretty busy month with all of the festivities, so it was nice to have a month to reset and ease into the new year. The cold weather also didn’t provide any motivation to get out much.
On to my post 🙂 I’ve been linking up with my first and favorite blogger I ever read, Shay Shull, for my What’s Up posts. Each month I’m answering the following questions:
What I’m eating: Jon’s mom got us a Breville pizza oven for Christmas and we’ve been loving it! Jon makes the pizza and I partake in the eating 🙂 The pizza maker gets up to 660*F and mimics a real pizza oven, but this one is apartment friendly. Jon’s still perfecting his craft, but the pizzas come out way better than they did in our regular oven on a pizza stone. Also, Friday I’ll be posting another Foodie Friday so stay tuned 🙂
What I’m reminiscing about: three years ago, Jon and I spent MLK weekend in Puerto Rico and had such a blast exploring the island. I didn’t know what to expect, but it was so beautiful there and the warm weather and beach sounds amazing right now!
What I’m loving: this month I met up with two people that I’ve met through the blog. Pam over at …I choose this… was in town from Colorado, so we grabbed coffee and had such a wonderful time chatting the morning away. I also met up with my friend Liz and we had quite the exciting afternoon! (see “What I’m excited about”) With all the negativity in the world these days it makes so grateful for this blogging community and the positive and encouraging people I’ve interacted with in this small corner of the internet.
Favorite post of the month: maybe one of my favorite posts ever, Winter Wonderland in Central Park! The park after a snowfall exceeded all my expectations and it felt like such a dream to be walking in such a beautiful place.
What I’m Up to: planning my year and chipping away at my 40 book goal 🙂
What I’m working on: planning our trip to Paris! Jon bought this picture for me for Christmas and it will always be such a great reminder of our trip 🙂
What I’m excited about: I had my first A-List Celebrity sightings last Wednesday around 2pm, the most random time of the week! Yes, sightings plural! My friend Liz and I were walking through Washington Square Park after lunch and we walked right by Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria pushing their youngest children in strollers. I did a double take and couldn’t believe it! He looked pretty stressed, and I later saw he was sued for $25 million, and on top of the Rust investigation, I can understand why he would be looking that way. It all happened so fast, and I didn’t want to bother him minding his own business with his young kids so sadly I don’t have any pictures. Liz and I kept on walking so excited by our celeb sighting, and as we got to the Arch, we saw a large group of people watching an older guy sing. We both thought he looked familiar, but we couldn’t figure out who it was so we kept walking. Later I remembered to look it up and I quickly I discovered it was BILL MURRAY doing an improv performance! I couldn’t believe it! We were both so mind blown we saw two big celebs in one day. Now when people ask if I’ve seen any celebs, I can finally tell them an interesting story 🙂
What I’m watching/reading: we’re on the last season of Seinfeld and I don’t want it to end! We also watched Emily in Paris season 2 and it was a nice cheery show for January. On Netflix we watched the climbing documentaries The Alpinist and 14 Peaks. We enjoyed both of these documentaries and thought the climbers were amazing and also very inspiring. It’s wild what people can do and also crazy to think of the risks they take to achieve their goals. I’d highly recommend both documentaries along with Free Solo on Disney+. Free Solo is my favorite of the three because it’s about El Capitan in Yosemite so I could relate a little more, but I’d say it was the most nerve wracking even though I knew the ending.
- The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave – a good non-scary or disturbing thriller/mystery
- Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty – this book was just ok to me, it was a bit long and took a while to get into. Once I got into it, I wanted to know how it ended
- Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins-Reid – this was my favorite of the month! I couldn’t put it down
- Beach Read by Emily Henry – easy romcom
What I’m doing this weekend: we’re getting brunch at Sunday in Brooklyn and watching football. It’s going to be freezing so we will be inside most the weekend.
What I’m looking forward to next month: watching the Winter Olympics!
What are you looking forward to next month?