Hello, hello! Things have been absolutely bonkers, mostly in good ways. I have been working long hours, yes, but my evenings have been filled with dinners, gym sessions, and plans. Weekends have been traveling, visiting friends and family, catching up with those we have not seen in over a year, and more. Oh, and wedding planning, there has been a heck of a lot of that. So yes, a few fewer posts on Sparkles and Shoes compared to the normal weekly cadence but life lately has been busy. I plan on going back to normal soon but until then I wanted to give you all a little life update. I have done this twice before and you all thought it was a fun way to catch you up on my life so here we go again:
Making: A list of items of the things I need at the grocery store when I actually have time to go this weekend!
Cooking: Fish tacos, they are one of Mark and my favorite warm weather meals.
Drinking: During the day the Nespresso Barista Creations flavor Hazelino Muffin and in the evening, a dry port I brought back from Madeira.
Reading: Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike by Phil Knight.
Wanting: to try on my wedding dress again! It has been over a year and my first dress fitting is August 18th, can’t wait!
Looking: for a wedding program design that both Mark and I like!
Playing: as whole mix of shows and movies on Netflix now that new content is coming out.
Wasting: vegetables, sadly. I keep buying produce like I did during lockdown when we ate at home every night forgetting that sometimes we go out now!
Wishing: that they sold Goldfish in the UK as I have been craving them so badly!
Enjoying: Making travel plans now that the world is opening back up.
Waiting: for my office to reopen so I can go back to normal work days.
Wondering: when the US / UK travel ban will be lifted (fingers crossed it is soon).
Loving: that I hit the fundraising goal in my swimming challenge, now it is just time to finish the last four miles.
Marvelling: that we are already in the second half of Summer.
Smelling: the last of my delicious vanilla cupcake candle!
Wearing: a ton of Summer dresses now that the weather has finally gotten warm.
Following: coverage of the Olympics, especially the swimming!
Listening: to all kinds of music as I work to put together a playlist for our rehearsal dinner.
What have you been up to in life lately?