What I’m Into / May 2014

It’s not May without ponies and big hats, y’all.

And a sweet and refreshing mint julep or two, natch.


I love our neighborhood, and coffee with Kels makes it even more lovely.  I used to be able to see this building from my old apartment – I don’t miss the traffic noise but I do kind of miss the view.


Moving right along on my 33 by 33 list (although I’m running out of time!), I successfully made pie with my mother-in-law, who was a champion pie baker back in her day.  I married into a darn good family.


We went to DC for #averyhappystart to a marriage for some dear friends, and I waved hi to FLOTUS.  I knew we didn’t have much time to really see the city, but we did walk past the White House and Capital building.  Memorial Day brought out allllll the people, and my introvert self was DONE with crowds.  We’ll be back in the off-season.


Things are greening up and sunsets are turning back to summer glory.  Hallelujah.

What I’m reading
I linked up with Modern Mrs. Darcy to share books I’m reading in Twitter-inspired fashion.  This month’s just-a-few reads included The Sense of an Ending, Eating Heaven, and King & Maxwell.

What I’m watching
This is a light TV month for Team Wastell, but we’re keeping up with Game of Thrones. I still haven’t watched the finales of Grey’s or Nashville, but it’s hard to stay un-spoiled.  Looking forward to some good silly summer TV.

Around the web
#yesallwomen all the time.  It’s important; it’s real; it matters.

Little things I’m loving


I’m thankful for non-local produce – these peaches from California were marvelous.


I love summer thunderstorms, especially when accompanied by rainbows.


I love The Good Life as Nebraska’s state slogan, but an Official Committee disagreed with me, and we are now “Nebraska Nice.”  Bleah.  Definitely not loving that.


Traveling with Airbnb is the way to go.  It’s thrifty, plus I love seeing a different side of a city and the spaces in which people live.


I’ll say it again – this guy.  🙂

Adventures in Piggery
Two things I love about my job:  small town old men and pigs who stick their tongue out at me.




I’m linking up with Leigh Kramer for her What I’m Into series. Hop on over to her blog for more.


1 thought on “What I’m Into / May 2014

  1. Leigh Kramer

    The pie looks delicious! “Nebraska Nice”?! I don’t know if I’d view that as a compliment, much less a state slogan. So many great pictures!


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