Happy Hour!

10899574_1014510401899600_1782367364_n Is everyone else binge watching Friends on Netflix? I’m pretty sure all of you are, because my Facebook and Snapchat feed are absolutely loaded with people yapping about it. I started from season one and am obsessed. I watch it while I clean out my Pinterest boards, while I cook, while I clean, basically its only from 2:00 on every day.

Usually I’m so excited about awards season. But this year, I could careless. After watching the most boring globes of all time, and realizing that all the movies last year were mediocre at best, I think I’ll just stick to watching the red carpet.

Have you seen Whiplash? My husband and I watched it a few weeks ago, and it’s easily one of the most inspiring movies I’ve ever seen. It’s gut wrenching for sure. Basically its about a guy who gets into a prestigious music school, and gets accepted into a cut-throat program, and has to deal with a teacher who will push him far beyond his limit and practically rip him in two, to make him better. The entire movie was heart breaking but, gosh, SO inspirational to just be better than you are, and do better. I definitely recommend it.

I’ve been decluttering and organizing my house one closet, room, and corner at a time. We spent almost the entire day last Saturday doing this to the kids playroom, which is one of the biggest things we had to tackle, and we’re still not finished. But my house is getting cleaned out and I love it. We’ve already made three trips to goodwill. I swear Ive gotten rid of more of my clothes this month than any other closet clean out Ive done in the past. Its refreshing. I love it.

I feel like by now, I should have gotten back into the gym, I mean, we are nearing the end of January here, but I just haven’t had the motivation. Do I regret the pounds I packed on in the last few months? of course. But apparently not enough to do something about it. yet. I know for a fact, that regardless of how many people in my social media feeds are working out or motivational quotes I see, until I’m good and ready, it just ain’t gonna happen.

I’m getting glasses. Ive had perfect eyesight foreverrrr. In the last year, I can hardly see road signs until I’m right on top of them, and you can forget watching tv at night. Its all a little fuzzy. I actually have to go pick them up today. I should have cared a little more about what they looked like, but I didn’t. So I let my husband choose, and he chose a mens pair. Maybe if Im brave enough, Ill share a pic on Instagram later. Don’t hold you breath.

Ive been reading loads this year already. Maybe that’s why my posts are here have been somewhat sporadic. But I can’t help it, I love reading. Growing up, I would plow through book after book for hours and days on end. I loved it. Somewhere along the way, boys, clothes, makeup and partying took center stage and I lost it for about ten years. Since my husband surprised my with an iPad last spring, I haven’t been able to stop. I hit my reading challenge of just over 100 books in 2014. Im aiming for something similar this year, though maybe a little less. life..balance and all that?

I feel like I just bring up the Patriots media scandal since we’re huge Pats fans, but I kind of can’t talk about it. We live in a disgusting world with sore losers, a 24 hour news cycle, and people who are bored. If it was any other team, it would be absolutely no big deal. Whatever, haters gonna hate…


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  • Reply Lauren

    My boyfriend and I just saw Whiplash and LOVED it. It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time because I’m rooting for the kid and I knew awful things were coming. The music was fab as well!

    January 22, 2015 at 12:51 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      I was on the edge too! I just kept going ‘omg!’ it was soo good though! Loved the music!

      January 22, 2015 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply Nancy

    Alaina, I have to post today 1) because I think you’re a riot and I love how real you are, not to mention your recipes thus far have ROCKED– you love your family, life and enjoying all of it and for that I sing your praises, and 2) ALSO being a crazy Pats fan, you are dead on with this whole stupid story— so, pardon the pun, OVERINFLATED and clearly media driven, fueled by the intense insecurity and boredom of those who need scandal to make more of themselves….. personally, I think it would sure be interesting that after 5 days, the NFL perhaps have no evidence except that maybe the balls were never properly checked in the first place leaving us to have to question the LEAGUE and it’s role with the officials rather than throwing a team like the Pats under the bus… what a twisted web they’ve woven… GO PATS and you enjoy the game… what snacks will you be making?! 😉

    January 23, 2015 at 5:09 pm
    • Reply Alaina

      hah! This made me laugh! first thank you so much for the kind works! second, I whole heartedly agree with you about the league. If it was any other team, this never would have been such a major issue, but nobody likes the pats because they’re the best 😉 so it was definitely overinflated. (i love that pun by the way!) Ill be rooting loud and proud come sunday! and eating heavily! I haven’t decided on snacks yet! my husband usually makes his requests and I go from there! enjoy the game nancy!!

      January 26, 2015 at 12:44 pm

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