What’s Up Wednesday #17

Happy Wednesday greetings to you all and welcome back to What’s Up Wednesdays! 🙂

Today I’m going to be bringing you up to speed on what’s been going on and what’s not.  Let’s begin.

What I’m eating this week:

Today for lunch I had Chinese Food – noodles, chunky vegetables, crispy skin pork and a few slices of avocado.  🙂  I remembered to take a picture this time.

 

What I’m reminiscing about: 

Some of the food I had while in Miami.

        

         

 

What I’m loving:

The progress and growth I’ve seen over the last few months with my blog. I am very pleased with how far I’ve come.  I am very grateful for all the support and encouragement I get from my readers.  You all are amazing.  Thank you for being a part of this journey with me.

 

What I’ve been up to:

I’ve been busy trying to work out the bugs on my website.  I recently migrated to a new hosting provider and upgraded my SSL Certificate.  The last few months have just been too frustrating for both me and my readers enough was enough.

What I’m dreading:

I’m not really dreading anything thankfully.  Oh no, I forgot I still have some painting to do. * Sigh*  We’ve been getting heavy  rains for the past few days so I will definitely be painting indoors.  The good news is I got a really neat customized colour called Celery Stalk.  It is a very interesting green.  I will show you guys a picture when I get the area done. 🙂

 

What I’m working on:

I’m working on finalizing the details for my very first sponsored GIVEAWAY this Friday.  So be sure to look out for that.  I’m very excited about it. 🙂

 

What I’m excited about:

The giveaway!!!  First come, First Serve!  So don’t miss it!

 

What I’m watching:

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Now that my health is back to full strength I have been in a TV watching mood.  I recently stumbled on a series called Shadow Hunters.  I’m enjoying it so far.  Just finished the First Season hoping to start the Second Season soon.

Who/ What I’m listening to:

Meghan Trainor – Lips Are Movin

 

What I’m wearing/ Let’s Go Shopping:

Today, I’ve decided to share my outfit from today.  Very simple and very me!

            

 

What I’m doing this weekend:

This weekend I’m hoping to do some fun stuff with the kids.  I just hope the weather is bright and sunny.  At some point I’ll do some ironing for the week ahead.  Yes, I typically iron all the kids uniforms for the week in advance.  I’m not someone who likes to get up every morning and iron.

 

What I’m looking forward to the next month:

Celebrating the birthday of my youngest son.  Trust me when I tell you this 3-year-old is very excited about his upcoming birthday.  🙂

 

What else is new?

I was nominated for my very first Miranda Sings Award this month.  It is all about self-love.  You can check it out if you like at the link above.

That’s all for now guys.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday. 🙂

 

What’s Up Wednesday #7

Wednesday greetings to everyone! How was your day? Today was mostly  overcast and rainy here in sweet Trinidad and Tobago.  Hope the weather wherever you are was better.

Let me share what I’ve been up to these days. 🙂

What I’m eating this week:

I had a late lunch today.  We ordered BBQ wings, Cheesy Bread sticks, Tuscani Chicken Alfredo Pasta and a large Santa Fe (Beef and Pineapple) Pizza from Pizza Hut.  I enjoyed each bite and you can believe that I had a little of everything on my plate. 🙂

What I’m reminiscing about: 

The days when I did not or rather could not drive myself around.  It was the job of the taxi or maxi driver to get me where I needed to be.  It could be very tiring having to drive yourself and everyone else where they need to be all the time.  I am however, very grateful that I do have my car because it allows me the freedom to go where I want, when I want.  🙂

What I’m loving:

This week in Summer camp we made some really neat craft items with  the kids. We made bookmarks and paper flowers.  We even decorated a glass and re-purposed it as a vase and even made a paper bag hanging decoration.

What I’ve been up to:

              

Bookmarks                                    Decorated glasses with paper flowers

                

Before/ After Plain White Paper Bag Hanging Decorations

I’ve been busy assisting with craft activities.  All of these ideas were inspired by some amazing YouTubers but we have added a few elements of our own.  I really liked how they all turned out.    We have two more weeks of camp and both the kids and I look forward to doing more activities. 🙂

What I’m dreading:

Errands, errands and more errands.  The next few weeks aside from making craft with the kids and entertaining them every so often I have my own personal checklist of things to get done over the next few weeks.

Right now, I’m trying not to look directly at it – because it is so intimidating at the moment.  That by the way, is not working because my brain is still trying to play out how best to get it all done. 🙁

What I’m working on:

Getting my finances in order!  Have you ever been so comfortable with everything that you just take it for granted that things would always be like that.  I did and I paid big time. Thankfully, after what seemed like forever things are starting to look up. 🙂

What I’m excited about:

I’m excited about getting to relax, enjoy a change of scenery and eat delicious food (not prepared by me). 🙂

What I’m watching:

It’s more like what have I watched recently.  I’ve recently seen Transformers – The Last Knight (interesting story line), Cars 3, The Mummy with Tom Cruise (definitely different from all the other Mummy movies done before) and Despicable Me 3 (interesting spin).

Overall, I enjoyed all four movies. If you have seen any of these movies you can feel free to share your thoughts on it without giving away too much to spoil it for the others who have not seen them yet.

Who/ What I’m listening to:

I’ll be honest with you, I have a mild headache so I’m here sipping some tea and trying to keep things as quiet as can be.  The only noise I am hearing is that from my fingers on the keyboard.

What I’m wearing/ Let’s Go Shopping:

Today I visited Macy’s website and here are a few things that caught my eye. 🙂

a.                b.

c.                   d.

a. Nine West Striped Pleated Halter Dress

b. Jessica Howard Medallion Lace Sheath Dress

c. Le Suit Shawl-Collar Tweed Skirt Suit

d. Tahari ASL Lace-Trim Skirt Suit

 

What I’m doing this weekend:

I’m not sure yet what or where I’ll end up but I’m sure my family has a lot planned for me. I’ll just prepare my mind and body to go with the flow.

What I’m looking forward to the next month:

I’m looking forward to a much slower and definitely less hectic month.  A month filled with fun, laughter, good food and wonderful memories.  🙂

What else is new?

Unfortunately, not much right now but who knows what amazing revelations the future has in store for me.  🙂

That’s a wrap for now until next week.  Make the most of each day even when it may not be going the way you like.  A simple change in your attitude or perspective can make a big difference.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

What’s Up Wednesdays? #4

Wednesday greetings to you all!  I hope you’re all having a good week so far.  Trinidad and Tobago was on a storm watch for the last few days and the tropical storm “Bret” finally hit us yesterday.

Unfortunately, we did have some reports of persons losing their homes due to landslides.  We had heavy rains and various reports of flooding that caused a lot of families to distress.  There were also reports of no electricity in some parts of the island.

Today for the most part most of the country sunny.  Most of us have returned to work and some of the children returned to schools.   My heart goes out to the families who have been affected by the flooding. I hope that the relevant authorities give them the necessary help they need in the fastest possible time.

So it’s time for me to share what’s been going on so let’s get into it.

What I’m eating this week:

Today for lunch, I had homemade beef lasagna with callaloo and green salad enriched with a few slices of avocado.  Sorry no pictures, I ate all my lunch already.  I’m bowing my head in shame.  I love avocados.  They taste so good and they’re also good for you.  For dinner, we might make some beef empanadas. What are you having for lunch today?

What I’m reminiscing about: 

Nothing much today. I am at peace with myself at the moment. Thank God for that.   🙂

What I’m loving:

My friend Cheila over at Pink for Days did a piece on me last week Thursday that totally made my day. It was part of her Perfect Party Series and I was featured.  She is really a sweet and kind person and I’m glad I met her.  If you like you can check it out Perfect Party Series #10 Cherylene.  Thank you, Cheila!

 What I’ve been up to:

I’ve been posting more than usual for the past few days sometimes two or three posts for the day.  It feels like I have so much to say sometimes then there are days when I can only do one piece.

Writing and blogging are definitely a passion and the more I get into it the more I enjoy it.  I’m glad I took the leap and did it.  The support and encouragement I have received from my family and the blogging community especially has been more than I expected.  Thank you! 🙂

What I’m dreading:

Rainy Season! It’s the start of the rainy season here.  I love the rain don’t get me wrong but when you have things to do and places to go it could be a bit of a bother. I have some painting in and around the house that I hope to start in the next few weeks so we’ll see how that goes.

What I’m working on:

My family and I are overdue for a change of scenery so I’m working on planning a vacation getaway for us.  Will let you guys know what I come up with.  I’ll definitely be taking pictures of that adventure to share with you. 🙂

What I’m excited about:

Vacation, vacation, vacation!!!!  Did someone say vacation? I love packing my suitcase to leave for my new destination.  The kids love it too and nothing gets them more excited than the thought of going on an aeroplane.  🙂

What I’m watching:

So I finally started Orphan Black Season 1.  The show grips you from the beginning and doesn’t take long to get into the drama as the plot thickens. There is a lot going on so you need to stay seated or pause the show because you could miss something. Will I continue watching the series?  Definitely, I need to see where this goes.  Thank you Angela. 🙂

Who/ What I’m listening to:

Shawn Mendez – Stitches and Treat You Better . I love those songs!!!

What I’m wearing:

I’ve made an executive decision to change this heading to “Let’s go shopping!” instead hope that’s okay.  Where should we go? I don’t know where to start. Here are a few pictures of some stuff I liked online.

     

The first picture is from Lulu Fashion Lounge.  The second and third are from Dress Up.   Please note, that I have not purchased anything from these stores but I love some of the clothes they had on offer.  If you’ve purchased from them let me know your thoughts.  I personally love these looks and would definitely wear all of these.  Do you have an online favourite place to buy your clothes, if you shop online?

What I’m doing this weekend:

This weekend is a lot like last weekend so there will be chores in the forecast. The kids have lessons so maybe to help them relax this weekend we could go and do something fun like go to the beach or maybe take them to Chuckecheese! I know they will love that. We’ll see how the weekend goes.

What I’m looking forward to the next month:

The closure of schools and the start of vacation.

What else is new?

I created a new segment called Music Reflection Mondays where I highlight music from my childhood to date that has helped me through the various periods in my life. Feel free to take a look. I feel very good about this new addition.  Hope you enjoy it too.  Look out for it every Monday.

Thanks for taking time to read and visit my blog.  That’s all for now.  Make the rest of the week a great one.

See you soon.

 

What’s Up Wednesdays? #3

It’s Wednesday, so you know what time it is.  It’s time for me to share what’s been going on and not been going in my life so far. Let’s get into it.

What I’m eating this week:

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Today for lunch I’m keeping it simple.  I plan on having a wrapped chicken roti filled with curry potato, steamed bodi, steamed pumpkin, curry chicken and curry mango. Yes, that is simple! 🙂 I love curry dishes. I enjoy buying roti from a little shop called Hot Sauce.  Their roti is usually soft and delicious.

What I’m reminiscing about: 

The days when my life was not as “complicated”.  Fewer obligations, less things to worry about.  I did not really appreciate how simple my life was back then.  I don’t regret where I am, I just never truly appreciated where I was. Do you ever reminisce about days like those?

What I’m loving:

 

My blog hit 100+ followers this week and Living vs Existing had 1000 likes to date.  I am very proud of this achievement.  It tells me not only that my work is appreciated but people want to stick around for more. Thank you.

 What I’ve been up to:

As I said last week, my son had some projects due this week for school so I’ve been busy helping him with that. We had to make a brochure, a booklet and do a presentation.  So used our creativity and were concise. I’m pleased to say that we’ve completed ahead of schedule. 🙂

What I’m dreading:

Not ironing anymore! I’m happy to report that I completed that task so I’m free. Yippee!!!!  Ok, well not totally free, I have to conduct some business  this week and I’m dreading the thought of having to go and stand in the long lines.  I will definitely need to turn to my phone to help pass the time. I hate long lines there are just so many other things we could be doing. 🙁

What I’m working on:

I’m hoping to get some filing done.  I want to get this post out early so I can get started on that.  Health and Wellness Friday preparation may not start before tomorrow.  I might be too tired when I’m done.

What I’m excited about:

Vacation!!!! The kids and I would be off together so it would definitely be a bitter-sweet.  I am looking forward to just relaxing. Kids on the other hand they seem allergic to sitting still. 🙂 I’m sure we will all find something we love to keep us happy.

What I’m watching/reading:

Honestly, I have not started the Harry Potter book yet but I’m planning to start it on my vacation which starts in August.   I realise now saying that out loud it probably seems very unlikely that I would start the book.  I would start it on July 1st. I’ve given myself an action date so now I must start the book. 😉  I did get Season 1 of Orphan Black and I plan on starting that tomorrow.  Will let you guys know how that goes.

 What I’m listening to:

Image: By Georges Biard

Celine Dion  –  Because You Love Me and A New Day Has Come.  Celine Dion remains one of my favourite singers.  I like to go back now and then and listen to her music and others like Luther Vandross, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Madonna and more.  Who were or are some of your favourite singers?

What I’m wearing:

Unfortunately, the same old, boring stuff (pants and a blouse) and this is just post #3. I wear my clothes well don’t get me wrong but I get tired of them.  Don’t you?  So what I’m going to be doing going forward is saving you guys from that because I like you too much.  So from next week I’ll post pictures of what I wish I was wearing. If I had No, let’s use more positive thinking, when I have my walk-in closet these are some of the things it would have. Sounds like fun 🙂

What I’m doing this weekend:

Housework! Cleaning lots of it. That long line I was dreading now does not seem so bad after all. 🙂

What I’m looking forward to the next month:

The closure of school at the end of the month.  I’m looking forward to the break in driving to and from everyday, the ironing of school uniforms and all the  homework. When schools are closed here in Trinidad the traffic seems not as intense and I look forward to that.

What else is new?

I have some ideas for a new post I would like to introduce called “Come Travel With Me”.  I would tell you more but I don’t want to spoil the surprise so look out for that on Monday 26th.

That’s all for now guys.  Make today a great one!

Thanks for stopping by.

New – What’s up Wednesdays

Hi guys, so today I’m trying something new called “What’s Up Wednesdays“. Where it originally started I can’t say for sure.  Cheila from Pink For Days got the idea from Hannah from Sassy Girl’s Journey who said she got the idea from Shay from Sitbackandjustlive either way hats off the person who started it.

Cheila suggested giving it a try so I’m stepping out of my comfort zone a little here.  What’s Up Wednesday is basically a catch-up post where I tell you about what’s going on in my life.

Let’s get into it already. 🙂

What I’m eating this week:

I don’t plan so far ahead but for lunch I had dumplings and with spinach stemmed in coconut milk and fresh seasonings like garlic, onion and pimento peppers. It was delicious.   For dinner, I’m thinking of preparing fried or BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes and stemmed vegetables.  I’m getting hungry just listing it.

What I’m reminiscing about: 


The days when my pants were not so tight. I’ll get over it though. LOL 🙂

What I’m loving:

 

At the moment, I’m loving writing on my blog.  Exploring new blogs and making new friends along the way.

What we’ve been up to:

I took part in a competition about a week or so ago on Pink for Days and I found out today that I won Giveaway Winner.  I was randomly selected which is even better.  I hardly ever win anything so this is a big deal for me. Woo hoo! 🙂

What I’m dreading:

 

 

 

 

Folding and putting away the clean laundry.  The pile is a bit intimidating but I’ll get to it later today for sure. I’ll get the kids involved that would definitely be fun. 😉

 

What I’m working on:

Other than this post, I’m trying to finalize my Health and Wellness Fridays topic for this Friday so I could start doing my research.

 

What I’m excited about:

I’m excited about some of the changes that are going to take place in my life over the next few months.  It’s all for better and I’m embracing it with open arms.  Will keep you guys posted on that as it unfolds. 😉

 

What I’m watching/reading:

I’m into a variety of TV series at the moment: The Grimm, The Witches of East End, The Flash, Vikings, and Quantico just to name a few. Maybe you guys could recommend something.  I’m not reading any novels at the moment.  Yes, strange enough as I feel some type a way in saying that but I’ll get over that too. 🙂

 

What I’m listening to:

Unfortunately, at this present time no music but rather Bugs Bunny is playing in the background. The kids are home from school.  If I were listening to music I’ll probably be listening to Adele, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendez, Ed Sheeran and so much more..

 

What I’m wearing:

I’m still in my work clothes, yes I said it.  I’m wearing soft pants (black) with purple and white floral blouse with black sandals.  I’ll be through here soon then it’s hit the shower and onto more comfortable attire.

What I’m doing this weekend:

The usual, cleaning and assisting the kids with homework. Once that’s all done maybe we’ll get ice cream and catch up on some movies we’ve missed. What do you have planned for this weekend?

What I’m looking forward to the next month:

The new month starts tomorrow this is also the month we celebrate Father’s Day so I’m looking forward to see what I come up with for that. Do you have any plans?

What else is new:

Not my car. The birds seem to be taking a dump on my car more than usual.  I’m not sure if I should take it personal or not but I’m starting to feel like I should start leaving them a bill for the cleaning.  As fast as I clean it up, I swear it’s like their new toilet lately.  Let’s go take a shit on Cherylene’s car. 🙂  I could almost see what they ate not cool.  Sorry for sharing guys.

That’s all for now folks.  This “What’s Up Wednesdays” was nice for me I got to share with you guys.  Hope I didn’t torture you too much. Have a great week.  Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

 

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