Hey everyone it’s so great to be back for the first ‘What’s Up Wednesday’ in January 2023! I am linking up with Shay and Sheaffer to share a bit about what’s been going on in my little corner of the world. And today it’s all about what we’ve been eating, watching, listening to and wearing. Plus a whole lot more and I am so happy that you have stopped by!
January-What’s Up Wednesday
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Let’s start with
1. What We’re Eating This Week
I have been really enjoying doing lots of cooking during January. It’s been so great not having to rush home from work and hurry up to get dinner ready. Instead, I have been taking my time and enjoying the whole process. So far this week we have had
Turkey Bolognese on Monday
Tuesday we had chicken and chickpea casserole with cashews and rice.
Tonight we are having quiche
Teriyaki Salmon with rice and Asian salad are on the menu for Thursday.
Friday we’ll probably get takeaway because it will be my first day back at work and it will be a nice treat to look forward to.
2. What I’m Reminiscing About
Christmas! Wow, it almost feels like months and months ago when we were all prepping and then celebrating Christmas. We had such a fun Christmas Eve eating way too much delicious food and playing crazy fun games. In case you missed it you can read all about our Christmas Eve here.
Although I don’t go back to work until this Friday. I’m already reminiscing about the wonderful time I spent at home during my summer holiday. It’s been such a great January and even though we didn’t go away anywhere. I still enjoyed heaps of fun day trips, hanging out with my family and a couple of fun overnight staycations. Yep, there’s a lot to reminisce about.
3. What I’m Loving
Staying up late and waking up late! I have thoroughly enjoyed the freedom of having time to enjoy every day in January.
4. What We’ve Been Up To
Lots and lots of lazy days at home.
5. What I’m Dreading
Going back to work. Now I must say that I am lucky to have a great job in a wonderful preschool with a fantastic team. BUT going back to the working routine is so hard….boooooo!
6. What I’m Working On
Mindfulness! I declared mindfulness as my word for the year. So I have been really conscious about making sure to stay in the moment. Because life is just way too short!
7. What I’m Excited About
Going back to work…..haha! No only kidding!! I’m actually very excited about squeezing in one more bit of fun before I start back at work on Friday. My lovely friend and I are treating ourselves to a long lunch in the city at a lovely restaurant tomorrow. Yes, there will be cocktails for sure!
8. What I’m Watching
I have been exploring shows on Binge and watching lots of episodes of ‘The Sopranos’. Which I am thoroughly enjoying.
We are also watching ‘Blue Bloods’. I have always really enjoyed this show on TV. But we only ever caught episodes here and there. Now that we have subscribed to Binge we have started from the very first episode. And finally, storylines are making more sense.
9. What I’m Listening To
Eve St. Jones on Spotify. I have loved loved loved listening to her Jazz and bossa nova renditions of popular songs. Some of her songs are very current and others are classic contemporary favourites. She has such a beautiful smooth voice and it’s so relaxing to have her music playing softly in the background.
10. What I’m Wearing
Some days I’ve been wearing shorts when it’s been really hot.
Then other days when it’s been cooler I’ve been wearing jeans.
The weather has been so weird this summer.
11. What I’m Doing This Weekend
I am getting together with my family for lunch on Saturday and on Sunday I’m going shopping with a friend.
12. Favourite Amazon Purchase This Month
I have been doing a lot of decluttering in January. And I still had way too many DVDs in their original covers which take up so much space. So I bought this fantastic DVD case on Amazon.
And now I can fit the rest of my DVDs neatly inside. I like to keep my DVDs because some of them are old favourites that I can’t always find on streaming services.
Yep, I love those old cheesy Danielle Steele movies!
Our cat Sushi loves to laze about leaving her black fur behind on the furniture. So I thought that I would give this cat/dog grooming brush a try.
Oh my goodness what a great buy this was! I was able to brush out a lot of her loose fur. And one of the best features of this brush is that you press the button at the back and it ejects the fur. PERFECT!
Sushi loved it so much and I don’t think that I have ever heard her purr so loudly as did this time when I brushed her fur.
When I finished she followed me and was all like……why have you stopped. Funny girl!
If you have a furry friend then I thoroughly recommend this brush.
That wraps up January! It’s been a fantastic month and thank you so much for stopping by to read about some of the things we have been up to.
I hope that you all have the best Wednesday