Reading: Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I’ll be honest—I really wasn’t expecting to like this book. Outdoor adventures don’t tend to be my go-to form of entertainment. I wanted to read it because I had heard so many good things about it and really want to see the movie (I kind of love Reese Witherspoon). I am LOVING it. It is so fascinating to read about her life on the PCT and how she got there in the first place. I’m blowing through it—more to come in my March Reading List post!
Watching: My husband and I have started watching a new series on HBO, Togetherness, and we both love it. We very rarely find a show that we both enjoy (he’s really into the NBA and I’m really into Scandal), but this one we can actually watch together. Each episode is only 30 minutes long, which means we can watch it before bed without one of us falling asleep halfway through. It’s about a lot of things—love, marriage, friendship, family, relationships, and real life. It has moments that are absolutely hilarious and others that leave you sort of stunned by the raw, but real honesty about how hard marriage (and life) can be. It makes you laugh and think and feel—all the components of a truly great television show.
Listening: Country music. Something about it just makes me feel like warm weather, which is exactly what I need right now. Nothing puts me in a good mood quite like country music.
Anticipating: March Madness. March is one of my favorite months of the year for one very important reason: college basketball. Even though my Tar Heels have turned out to be something of a disappointment this season, I still love this time of year. There’s so much excitement, trash talk, and competition. I get a little teary-eyed every time they play “One Shining Moment” (except the year that Duke won—that was the worst). Maybe there will be some sort of miracle, and the Heels will surprise everyone. That’s the thing about March—anything is possible.
Celebrating: SPRING (I hope). It has been miserable around here lately. In the south, we don’t do snow well. Everything shuts down, schools are closed for weeks, and everyone gets a little crabby once the beauty and magic of that first snow day passes. Even though there is snow in the forecast this week, the arrival of March means that spring is near. Warm weather, sunshine, flip flops. That, my friends, is definitely worth celebrating.