Currently: May 2016 #BEDM

That '70s Show -

READING: Just started reading Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert.

LISTENING TO: I haven't really listened to music much this month, with the exception of Prince. When Doves Cry is one of my all-time favorite songs. My life's soundtrack wouldn't be complete without it.

WATCHING: That '70s Show on Netflix. I didn't really get into the show when it was on the air, but now I absolutely love it! Brings back so many memories from my childhood. Alf and the kiddies are loving it too, even though the cameo's by some of the 70's most beloved TV stars (like Peter & Greg Brady, Mrs. Cunningham, Mary Tyler Moore...) are completely lost on them. And if that weren't enough to make me feel old, you know you're getting old when your favorite characters on the show are the parents. I LOVE Red & Kitty Foreman!

ENJOYING: My new found free time! Time to actually get to all the things on my to-do list, and still having extra time to spend reading, writing, journaling, or hanging out with Alf and/or the kiddies.

PLANNING: Hope's high school graduation. Her classmates finally decided they DO want a big graduation party. They have about 5 or 6 weeks of school left, but their graduation ceremony and party is still a good two and a half months away. There are senior pictures and class photos to be taken, dresses to buy, and a dinner menu to plan for the big party. Somebody pinch me because I can't believe my little girl is going to be graduation high school.

NOT LIKING: My current knee problem. While on a walk with Alf and Hope on Sunday, I felt something pop behind my knee and it hurt like hell. The sharp pain quickly subsided and I was able to limp home, but it still hurt like heck from above my knee down to my ankle. My knee is feeling better than it was on Sunday, but it still hurts to walk.

CRAVING: Sweets. Baked sweets like cakes and pies. I'm trying really hard to talk myself out of it, because it's May (the hottest month of the year here in Mexico) and way too hot to be baking.

Also craving a lot of traditional Mexican comfort food dishes. Stay tuned to my Cocina blog this month to see some of the goodies I've been making.

SEARCHING: For a bookcase to house my collection of books and cookbooks. Went to every furniture store in town and could not find a simple IKEA-type bookcase, nor could we find a carpenter to make one. They were all either on vacation or didn't have the time. Of course we hadn't asked the carpenter who works right next door. D'oh! He says it should be ready by the end of this week. I hope!

FEELING: Relaxed and at peace with myself and with life in general. For too long I was stressed and burned out from spreading myself too thin, but this move (that I wasn't all that gung-ho about) has helped me find that peace and calm I had been desperately searching for.

LOOKING FORWARD TO: Pitaya season! The sweet fruit of the gods (and the pipe organ cactus) is only available for a limited period of time. That time is now. Bring on the pitayas!!!

What are some things that you are currently loving?

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