The High Mountains of Portugal - Yann Martell
This book was three stories that sort of come together at the end. I can't decide if I liked it or not. There were parts that I really enjoyed and parts where I was like "what on earth am I reading?" It was one of those books that would probably be better the second time around, as I'm sure I missed out on a lot the first time. Will I read it again? No.
You are a Badass: How to Start Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life - Jen Sincero
Motivational books can be annoying to me if they are too cheesy. This book kept the cheese factor to a bare minimum, so I totally enjoyed it. I read it on my Kobo, but if you're thinking of reading it, I'd buy it instead. I feel like it's a book that you could read once a year as therapy and it would be really useful.
I'm still watching lots of YouTube. This has been the month of April the Giraffe. I'm so obsessed with watching her and her baby bump. I find it so relaxing - like watching an aquarium. I'm still watching my usual beauty, fashion and lifestyle channels, but April has been the most watched for sure. I keep browsing on the Zara website but not buying anything. I've also been researching Palm Springs attractions.
I've been loving some new shows lately! Big Little Lies (HBO) and The Arrangement (Bravo) are both really great. We also watched the first episode of Riverdale (Netflix), and we enjoyed it, but we'll probably end up binging it later on once the regular shows are done for the season as we're trying to keep our DVR shows caught up. I was also following The Bachelor (I've always been Team Nick). I was rooting for Kristina but not mad that he chose Vanessa.
It's been a bit of a strange month for me with food. We've still been eating a lot of vegetarian meals at home, but I've been hitting up some local restaurants as well. La Frasca, The Bicycle Thief, Panizza, and Lower Deck Clayton Park are the ones that I can remember.
|Spaghetti at Bicycle Thief|
I had my Starbucks birthday drink last week. It's always so hard to decide what to get for a birthday drink... I chose a Venti Vanilla Bean Frapp with a shot of caramel and whipped cream. My birthday wine was Woodbridge Moscato and I also picked up some Angry Orchard cider. I'm trying hard to drink lots of water.
|Hanging with April at Starbucks on my Bday|
I'm enjoying the birthday flowers that are on my table (thanks Mom and Dad).
The flowers, the potato soup in the slow cooker, and the candle I'm burning (BBW Toasted Graham Latte). I can't wait til April when I'll dig out the spring scents!
I've got You Tube on in the background (Desi Perkins)
A blue Gap Sweater, AEO jeans, a TNA ball hat.
Mentally I'm feeling a bit on edge, which is usually how I feel when I'm getting ready to go on vacation. I'm hoping work is kind to me this week. I'm promising myself that on Friday I will stay in the office to make sure everything is caught up before I leave. Physically I'm feeling pretty good. I've slept really well the past few nights and I've been consistent with my workouts. Finally I'm noticing that I'm toning up and my clothes are fitting much better.
Palm Springs! We're panning on spending lots of time poolside, lots of time shopping. We're visiting The Living Desert Zoo, the Tramway (up the side of a mountain) and possibly Joshua Tree National Park if we have time. The last day of our trip we're heading to LA - going to hang out in Beverley Hills (my parents have never been to LA) and probably do dinner at The Grove. I'll be pretty active on Insta while I'm gone so if you'd like to follow along you can add me @jennifer.legere
|Pavia Gallery in Herring Cove|