And, just like that March has arrived! I survived another February. I’m not sure exactly when my poor attitude towards February began. My goodness, it is the shortest month… and it includes extra chocolate. Nevertheless, I am also excited (and relieved) to usher in March. And this March has started off quite lovely. March can be a fickle one around here but I’m enjoying all this sunshine. And with a new month, it is time for a “Currently” post. After considering the prompts, my answers are a bit lighthearted – not that I purposely started that way but I think something “a bit lighter” is needed this week. That and the fact that I was just drawing blanks with some of the prompts!! Enjoy and then – please – let me know what you have been craving lately!!
Currently, I am
COLLECTING – airline miles. As in, free travel. I know we are way late to this game and people do this all the time but we don’t use credit so, apparently, we have been missing out on all the fun! Right around Christmas – about the time our son was purchasing tickets to come home from Alaska – we came across an offer that would amount to two free tickets….to Alaska! Since we are still hoping we can travel there this summer, we took the leap. And, voila, free airfare. We had planned to stop using the card after that first promotion but we are sorta hooked. We just keep adding points….and planning trips:) Not sure if (or when) we will actually have the opportunity to use them but the prospect is exciting. Side note: we make a purchase and within minutes pay the card off with our debit card. It is rather time-consuming, if not a bit annoying and even confusing. We won’t stick with it for long but I’m going to make sure we get those free flights before I call it quits on a credit card.
CRAVING – french fries! It is much more like me to get a craving for a gooey grilled cheese; however, lately, my thoughts are way too often consumed with french fries. Not waffle fries. Those have their place but are not technically french fries in my book. There is also a time for the occasional thick-cut, steak fries. But the real deal is a pile of shoestring fries. Without melted cheese, chili or other such toppings that just make things messy. French fries are to be eaten with your fingers and melted cheese…well, that changes everything. We have a restaurant here, Freddy’s, that has the perfect skinny fries. (I know Freddy’s is elsewhere but I’m not exactly sure where – but if you have one, you know what I’m talking about!) And I have to ask – do you like your fries dipped in mayonnaise? Six months ago (or so), I thought that was the oddest thing. Probably would have turned my nose up – so unladylike – but we have a local cafe that serves parmesan cheese fries – exactly like the ones in this photo – with a side of mayo. They are ah.maz.ing! Don’t knock it until you have tried it. You just might find a new obsession!
PICTURING – myself in an English village. Wandering past a historic church in the middle of the square. Pausing to admire one chocolate-box cottage after another and then stopping on the village green. I’m pretty sure after I found the perfect spot to enjoy tea, I would pinch myself a hundred times. I’ve pictured this so many times. Right now, it seems as if it will only be the vacation of my dreams – but I might as well dream big. And in vivid color!
PLAYING – the Youtube videos and music of these four young men as often as I can. I stumbled across their music not too long ago and I love it. My kind of music through and through. I love Southern Gospel and, in my opinion, there is nothing better than a men’s quartet! Sorry, mom. My mom was a wonderful singer (not just my opinion) and I would love to hear her sing again (one day!) but there is something just perfect about four men singing gospel music in four-part harmony!
WISHING – I could get to North Carolina and hold this new baby! Oh my….pure baby perfection. His dad is very special to me. He was our Tyler’s best friend all through school. I love him like a son. His wife is also a sweetheart….and this is their second child. His name: Owen Tyler. Makes my heart melt. I cannot wait for the chance to meet him, snuggle him, spoil him….and one day tell him all about his namesake!
I think that wraps it up. You can check out the rest of the link-up here. It will be interesting to see what everyone else is playing or picturing!? Thanks for stopping by. As always, I hope you will come back often and here’s to a lovely month ahead!