Since our State of NC has been quite organized with the vaccines, I was thrilled to get my second one a week ago. I will wait 3 weeks total and then be able to get some things done, like my over grown eyebrows, mani and pedicure. Today, I wanted to share some of the things I have been doing this month of April along with what I am reading, watching, eating and wearing
I began the book, The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah. I truly enjoyed, The Great Alone along with her writing style. My mom is reading her latest book, The Four Winds, which I will receive when I am done with my current selection. I do like historical fiction! We finally were able to make our beach plans from the summer plans we had last year. It was postponed, and we are now going renting a house in Avalon, NJ for a week with family, in July. I will pick a lighter beach read then! I’d love to hear some recommedations!
I am sticking to my fitness routine, and setting endurance and strength goals. Last year I had an awakening with my Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. I was feeling quite weak with my upper body, where every day tasks ( such as putting plates away) seemed tough. I ordered a treadmill for home as well as equipment for a home gym and have been using it 5 days a week. I do feel stronger and have noticed better endurance than I when I first began. One of the keys is good music! I listen to heavy rock, and book mark the beginning and end of my work out with Eminem’s “Lose Yourself”. ( fun fact: did you know that is a favorite song of Pres. Obama?)
My therabands, weights, and other supplies are in the blue bin.
I have also begun to play electric guitar again. I enjoy fingerpicking and have been working on songs by Metallica and the Beatles. I just bought 2 pedals- a Distortion pedal ( for an authentic rock tone) and a Loop Pedal, that enables me to play chords, record and play back while I play lead parts. It is a skill I must learn!
My mom has the Greener thumb. She is pretty well versed in plants and has a large garden back at her house. She encouraged me to plant roses, azaleas, and coneflowers in the back yard surrounding our deck. I just bought trim and have also planted tomatoes!
I loved this ECCOLO journal for gardening and keeping track of $ and flowers.
Day Hike at South Mountain
We had a fun picnic at South Mountain, a 1 1/2 hour drive north, a week or so ago. We took the pups, packed a lunch, and then hiked 2 areas that led to a waterfall. I hadn’t been able to do that in years, I was so thrilled.
Let me tell you! My little pups can do it! They love to hike and go on trails with us, and we make sure they are well hydrated!
Celebrating April 15th, My girl Truffles’ 12th birthday!
I do miss going to the Movie theatres! It isn’t the same watching in your bedroom. I am preferring series over movies lately and found “The Serpent” on Nexflix captivating! The show, about a serial killer in Thailand, along with his accomplice, a French woman, Marie Andre, who evades police, and steal innocent people’s passports to assume their identity, is truly mesmerizing. It is based on a true story. With only 8 episodes, I was disappointed when it ended. To read about Charles Sobraj, click for info from Wiki.
I am also watching Bloodlands, on BBC’s Acorn TV, .
I love eating al fresco. If the sun is shining, I never tire of eating outside. We have been to a few breweries ( as Charlotte, NC is becomming a new hot spot for Breweries), as well as eating at restaurants outside, near Lake Norman. I have been enjoying a fair amount of seafood, and truly could be Pescatarian!
My hubby turned the Big 5-2 recently, and we went to Fig Tree, an amazing upscale restaurant. There is not a wine “list” but rather a wine “book” with the more expensive bottle at $5,100! Needless to say, we did not get it! woah. I enjoyed Hallibut and Lobster Tail with a corn and Beure Blanc sauce, and hubby had Wagu Beef with Grueyer and Spinach Spatezel. We did enjoy a bottle of French Granache red wines, one of my favorite varietals.
Lots of dresses. I love wearing dresses in the Spring and some pretty pastels as well. I have a few new dresses to share soon on the blog, as well as pastel blazers that I enjoy styling with lighter denim. I’ve been doing most of my shopping this month, secondhand on Poshmark, and love to find a deal too!
Plus, with fashion blogging, I will be sharing more looks from XCVI, Caite and Kyla
Tell me, what have you been enjoying this April?
Stay Safe and enjoy the weekend!