Currently Vol. 05

Chrystina Noel Currently Vol 05

Well, the Saturday currently posts have been slowly turning into Sunday currently posts. I blame work? 60-70 hour work weeks are not my jam. As for this week, I was:

Tired. Trying to catch up on sleep. There’s only so many nights I can go on minimal sleep before nobody wants to be around me.

Attempting to figure out men’s fashion. I don’t know all that much about it and it seems like something that would be useful. What are the basics? Where can one go to learn this.

Making PowerPoint presentations. Why do they always take so longer than you think they’re going to?

Celebrating Mardi Gras. After spending three years in Louisiana it’s definitely a must. I made my first King Cake, took out my Mardi Gras beads, and fried up some beignets. Super excited to write about it this week.

I must have done something else this week, but all I remember is working. I’ll try harder next week.

Currently Vol. 04

Chrystina Noel Currently Vol 04

This week was so much less chaotic than last week, y’all. It wasn’t any less busy, but it was less jumping from thing to thing to thing, which made me feel much more like a sane person. This past week was spent:

Wishing I didn’t have to be a big people and worry about getting my damn heat fixed. It works on warm days, but not on cold days. It’s kind of the worst and makes me want to cry. It also makes me not want to change my clothes or shower at all, which in general is always a problem, but this is making it way worse.

Glad that things are settling into place for The Blog Connect. We’ve announced our party venue and 90% of the speaker list at this point. At this point it’s just promotion, solidifying the remaining sponsors, and making it as wonderful as we can. I’m super excited.

Proud of myself for getting my taxes done early this year.

Thankful for grocery stores. I think the time I was happiest this whole week was while shopping at Trader Joe’s. Grocery stores are my happy place, man.

Getting closer to being done watching Cheers. I started it months ago, and it’s the slowest moving sitcom I’ve ever watched. It’s amazing how long this has dragged out. That said, I do really like some of the characters. I’m definitely not watching Frasier after this though. I can’t handle another 9 seasons.

Wondering how I’m going to fit in all the travel I’d like to do this year. On my list for “want-to-go-to” places are: Utah, Montana, and Nashville. None of those are on my current “go-to” list though. I’m going to have to figure this out and start making better use of my weekends.

Loving these pop open cards made by Compendium. Actually really loving everything on their site.

Pigging out on Girl Scout Cookies. Give me all the Samoa (I mean Caramel Delites) and Thin Mints.

Enjoying mugicha tea. It’s a barley tea, caffeine free, and has a toasty warm flavor. Perfect for all the cold nights.

That’s it for now. Looking forward to hopefully another low-key week next week. We’ll see if I can make it happen. In the meantime, everyone have a wonderful rest of your weekend.

Currently Vol. 3

Chrystina Noel Currently Vol. 3

Hi everyone. I’m not even sure I know where to start about this week. I have no idea how I fit so many things in. That said, it does explain why I was so flipping exhausted by Friday. I’m working on cutting back on activities. Now that we have solidified both lunch, a party location, and the speaker line-up (almost) for The Blog Connect, I should be able to sleep better at night. (It’s coming together quite wonderfully, y’all. I seriously hope to see you there if you’re a blogger!) This past week was full of:

Celebrating Ben’s 30th birthday. (The cake above was courtesy of his mother. She did an awesome job.)

Enjoying homemade dinners. This week it was Tara’s turn to cook and she made delicious portabella mushrooms stuffed with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and goat cheese. Then I made burritos and this taco recipe to get me through the rest of the week.

Dying my hair back to bright red. The cycle is dye it red, let it fade for 2-3 months, dye it again. At least the faded orange-y color still looks pretty good.

Working really hard on The Blog Connect and PHLbloggers. Between the weekly meetings, the 30+ emails a day flying back and forth, smaller group meetings, PR meetings, and fiscal year planning meetings, this has been taking up a lot of my time. I’m so lucky to have such a great team working on this with me. They’re crazy just like I am. In the best way possible.

Being an adult and getting my taxes done.

Learning all of the music for the Broadway Blockbusters performance at the end of February. There are selections from Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Beauty and the Beast, Phantom of the Opera, and more.

Super super sad that Girl Meets World has ended. I don’t know what my new guilty pleasure show is going to be anymore. (The Bachelor will suffice for now, but it’s seasonal.)

Meeting and chatting with some really cool people. Between a networking event at work, scheduled Skype calls, and scheduled coffee dates I must have talked to over a dozen new people this week. I always love getting new ideas and hearing new perspectives.

Trying (and loving) Grateful Plate meals. It’s a Philadelphia-based homemade weekly meal delivery service. We got to try a few of the meals, and every one of them was delicious.

I’m hoping things calm down a little bit this week, I’ll keep y’all posted though. Have a wonderful week!

Currently Vol. 2

Chrystina Noel Currently Vol 2

(Definitely thought I hit publish on this yesterday.)

Hi everybody, I hope you had a wonderful week. It was another whirlwind. Most of the time in Philadelphia, some time in Jersey City, and lots of meetings and catching up with people during the week.

Hosting another wine party. I had a few friends over to find the best bottle of wine under $20. Feeling pretty good about how this party turned out. Definitely thinking that I need to find a few new party ideas that don’t revolve around alcohol though. Suggestions welcome. A few friends came up with some great Mardi Gras party ideas that didn’t involve alcohol that I’m super excited about.

Watching The Bachelor. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I am enjoying it.

Listening to podcasts in all of my down time. I’m currently up to 21 subscribed-to podcasts. I don’t actually appear to have any time to read anymore, which I think is more than evident by the pile of growing books and magazines on my nightstand.

Locking in some really cool speakers and sponsors for The Blog Connect. I’m so excited to be working with such a great team and that they’re as dedicated to the cause as I am.

Attending my friend Sarah’s Art Show. It was a really cool experience, and my first art show. You display and sell art apparently. (I was picturing more of a craft show.) Such cool people though, such great artists, and for such a great cause. All benefits went to support the ACLU.

Hope everybody is having a wonderful weekend, talk to you all soon!