Loving: Incorporating my new gifted holiday jewelry into my wardrobe! I must say, everything I received (thanks BF and sis!) has already made it into regular rotation and it's only mid-January. I love when new items fit seamlessly into my clothing obsessed world. AND, it gives me a good reason to get rid of the cheap stuff I've been hanging onto - so long Forever 21 earrings! It's been real. 

Reading: I just finished Bad Habits: Confessions of a Recovering Catholic by Jenny McCarthy - meh - I'm getting desperate. I feel like I'm running out of book options in the online library. I guess I need to expand my search outside of biographies, even though they are my most fav genre! I might have to break down and buy the third book of the Game of Thrones as a special treat to myself if I can't find anything worthy of a read. I've been SO good and have waited SO patiently......

Watching: We saw Argo last night at iPic. Hello Ben Affleck! What a DILF. Oh, and great movie by the way :-) After seeing my third movie in a row at iPic, I've realized that I've become one of "those people." The kind that can't go to a regular movie theater anymore. I need the reclining chairs. I need the neck pillow and fuzzy throw blanket. I need table side snack service. Ugh. This bad habit needs to stop. 

Listening to: KEXP. ALL THE FREAKIN TIME. I love that station so much so that I decided it was time to be a donor and support the 'ish I love. I don't know what I'd do without John in the morning and the Friday song! That's my jam. 

Thinking about: My upcoming 31st birthday which I'm constantly reminded of every time I step on one of those damn ellipticals where it not only makes you enter your age BUT your weight too. Talk about a double whammy. Sheesh. I'm a huge birthday celebrator and love planning big, but I'm feeling the need to tone it down this year. My favorite meal cooked by my mom and a few friends will do. Oh, and conecakes. 

Surprised by: Nothing really. Anyone got any good surprises for me?

Making me sad: My poor puppy. We've definitely gotten her over the hump, but man, I just can't get her back to 100%. She's had a lingering cough that has been worrisome so I took her into the vet last week for a check up. They ended up doing a few x-rays of her heart and it has enlarged since the last one in August :-( We're now working on getting her squared away with long term medication for her heart murmur. I'm constantly worried that she's in pain and/or uncomfortable. Anyone have any experience with puppies with heart issues? 

Making me happy: WE'RE GETTING A NBA TEAM BACK TO SEATTLE. 'Nuff said. 

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