Currently April 2017


Currently | 4.18.17

Watching | Fate of the Furious.
> Anyone who knows me really well knows that I am a Fast & Furious fangirl. I have loved this franchise since the beginning and can't tell you how many times I've watched all the series. No joke I even assigned it to my team at my last job. I love the action, the stories, the family. Fast & Furious 7 was tough, with the death of Paul Walker they had to piece a lot of things together and so it wasn' as good as it could be. But #8 hits nearly all the marks for me and I will happily go to see 9 and 10!

We've been seeing all the Oscar releases as they come out (Fences, Lion) on video/streaming but we also got sucked into two series: Westworld and Veep. I resisted them for quite awhile, Veep longer of course. Westworld was so interesting, but it took about three episodes before I started liking it. The one thing about the show that depresses me is the depravity of humans. On the other side of the coin is Veep, which is hilarious but sometimes kind of painful to watch.

Reading | Blogs.

> I haven't touched a book! I've been spending most of my time reading blogs. Travel blogs, lifestyle blogs, blogs on blogging. I'm fascinated by income reports! And while I am not ready to produce my own, I did share how I earn my blog income.

Working On | Freelancing.
> While I am looking for a full-time job, I can still bring in freelance writing income.

Feeling | A little sad.
>  April 1st would have been Jessica's sixteenth birthday and I miss my baby girl. We had a visit the day after from our RVing friends with their adorable labradoodle, Finn. It happened to be his 1-year birthday and I am glad I could get some puppy kisses to ease the pain.

Planning | An escape.
> Depending on how job opportunities go, Mr. Misadventures and I would love to have a little trip away. The hubby has been studying like crazy for certification and if he passes it would be a nice treat. Nearly every day we go walking along the Columbia River near our house which backs against the Portland airport. I see Hawaiian Airlines flights taking off to paradise all the time, and that sounds really good to me!

Loving | Impending possibilities.
> I am so thrilled to have been accepted into the BlogHouse program this year! I'm still in a cloud of happy. It's going to be a great opportunity to work with a handful of bloggers in a mastermind weekend in Indy, it's just the sort of small-scale event I need.

My Favorite Photo | Daffodils.

Yellow Daffodils

> Spring in the Pacific Northwest means daffodils. I haven't taken a lot of photos this past month, but this one makes me smile. First, because it means better weather here in Portland and secondly it brings back memories of high school. There were daffodil queens and daffodil parades, it was a big deal.

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  1. Well, I’ve been reading more blogs and Pinterest boards! I love reading and seeing other bloggers income reports, it helps me to look forward to my financial goals one day! I’ve never had the chance to watch Fast & Furious but I hear it is good so one day I hope to binge watch. I’m sending many hugs and prayers to you, so sorry about your daughter. Congrats on getting into BlogHouse program too. Great post & blog!

    1. @Lisa, thank you for the wonderful comment! I am sorry if I led you to believe that Jessica was my daughter, she was actually my cat!

  2. I try to read at least MSN, but I mainly read blogs as well. I prefer to read blogs as well. Travel and Lifestyle. Political once in awhile. I think this is a great series to do. Perspective on where you are at during a particular time.

    1. @Jacqui, thanks! I stumbled on another blogger doing this series in 2014 and borrowed it (with her permission). I like reading other people’s versions, it’s a quick read so I’m glad you liked mine!

  3. Katie Kinsley says:

    Westworld was a really great show! Definitely got sucked into that one and I have seen some of Veep, but not all of it. I’m a big blog reader too, but only because I try to learn from everyone else in my field!

  4. I don’t know the last time I picked up a book, but I have been reading blogs as well! I am sorry you feel sad but I totally understand your feelings… my baby is almost 10 months and I am already sad every time she is a month older, so I can’t imagine 16 years old! And love the beautiful daffodils!

  5. Tina Butler says:

    Beautiful daffodils. I am a blogger too and I am new to your blog. I will definitely be following you from now on. 🙂

  6. Kimberly Flickinger says:

    I am currently looking for a part time job and I am also enjoying Spring.

  7. We recently started watching Veep as well, but I’m having a hard time getting super into it. It’s funny, and a lot like Parks and Rec in a way, only I’m finding I don’t really care about (or like) any of the characters like I did in P&R. I totally loved West World for the reason you mentioned — it really showed the depravity of humans. Black Mirror does something similar. It’s very difficult to watch, but also necessary to examine our disturbing nature in order to focus on the *good* — compassion, kindness, etc.

    I’m glad you had some puppy love to take your mind off of Jessica’s birthday. And Hawaii sounds like the perfect way to take a break from all of your hard work as of late!

  8. I love Fast and the Furious too!

  9. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    You are such an interesting person and live an interesting life. I love that you share all your thoughts, trips, etc. I enjoy reading. Thank you so much God Bless

  10. I love the Fast and The Furious movies too! They are so much fun! Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers. Their yellow color just makes me so happy! I have been reading blogs too, but I should start a book or something.

  11. Bites for Foodies says:

    I basically plan getaways every few months a year, even if for a day or two! I have total wanderlust and cannot NOT visit a city or travel a few times a year!

  12. Wanda Tracey says:

    I love reading more blogs and Pinterest boards! I find them si informative and interesting!I am having a wonderful spring of planting seed and getting things ready for my garden

  13. Christy Peeples DuBois says:

    I always enjoy these post. It just give me/us an insight into what’s going on in your world without you going into every personal thing about you, which I find interesting. I am sorry about your loss and am glad you had another’s pets kisses to help. I will always miss my Persian tom cat. He was the best.

    1. @Christy, thank you so much, I am glad you enjoyed the post. Persians are so pretty!

  14. Aishwarya Shenolikar says:

    I never usually enjoy the ‘Currently’ blog posts but yours is genuinely so innovative! Especially loved the feeling and quote one. It makes the blog as if it’s a part of your soul. And maybe because I’m sad too, but we just have to stick through it all. 🙂

  15. Crissie Woolard says:

    Fast and the furious is one of my all time favs!

  16. Marissa Zurfluh says:

    Wow! Sounds like you are a busy person. The daffodil photo is stunning. I love the vibrant yellow.