the most amazing cake from Veronica's Valentine's party last week- lemon, strawberry, and red velvet. I'm actually going to get crazy and say it was THE BEST cake I've ever had in my life.
Watching: ***Spoiler alert for Top Chef and The Bachelor if you're not caught up! Anyway, I'm watching the same old stuff I always watch but a few notable things- one, how GREAT is this season of Top Chef? I'm really loving it, and my pick for the win is Sheldon. I think he's the sweetest thing and such a great chef. I've just really been enjoying this season, even though any time I watch it I'm immediately hungry. It's also made me have an even bigger interest in going to Alaska- it looks beautiful. Secondly, the Bachelor...my not-so-guilty pleasure. This season is okay, right? Not great but fairly interesting. I really like AshLee and I think she's my favorite, but I don't know if she would necessarily be a good match for Sean. I feel like he'll probably end up picking Lindsey or Catherine, although I don't feel like Catherine and him have much of a connection. We'll see! Who is your favorite so far?
Thinking about: the internet and how quickly it changes, and how different aspects of it become a part of our daily life...and others just don't. I really tried to get into the Vine app. In fact, at first I thought I could really love it and imagined it would become a part of my normal social media routine. For a few days I enjoyed it, but after a week had passed I realized it just wasn't a natural thing to do- I had to really think about opening the app, where as with Twitter and Instagram it's almost an organic thing to share via those avenues. On a whole separate note I'm not too sure if that's a good thing either- to have a funny thought and want to share it immediately. Hmm. But anyway, Vine just didn't fit into my little online world. Did you have a similar experience? Or are you still loving it?
Reading: I've been blazing through the Beautiful Creatures series and LOVING it. I was a little unsure about even starting it (I'd only seen the movie preview) but I'm beginning book three after just a week of obsessively reading during any chance I get, and I am so hooked. Great writing, wonderful storyline. I'll talk more about it later in a book review but I'm so into this series.
Looking forward to: Finding out the sex of the baby. I'm at exactly 14 weeks today (hello second trimester!) and we have a month and a half to go. We aren't doing any fancy ultrasounds, or early 3D ones to determine if the baby is a boy or girl so we have to wait alllll the way until 20 weeks. And speaking of the sex of the little one, one of my readers left an interesting comment about how we mistakenly use the term "gender" when talking about this. It's actually always "finding out the sex," because gender is socially constructed. Thanks Alicia!
Making me happy: sweet Henry as always and his ever-growing vocabulary, Valentine's night at home with my two guys, really enjoying working out on my own- and loving listening to music again. I sure miss Crossfit but I am enjoying doing it on my own a lot more right now, warm weather dreaming, egg and bacon sandwiches for breakfast, citrus ANYTHING, long walks with Henry, some awesome new blog stuff on the horizon, feeling purposeful in my daily life, and starting to feel SO much better with the arrival of this second trimester.
So, how about you? What are you up to today? Feel free to do your own "currently" post on your blog and link back in the comments for everyone to check out. And thanks again to my dear friend Megan for providing the original inspiration for these posts.