Currently March 2017

It’s been a really long time since I wrote a Currently post, but I have a lot of random things that I wanted to write about so a Currently post will be perfect for sharing these random things. :)**This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking on a link I will earn a small commission.**

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Currently Reading

I’m currently reading The Misadventures of an Awkard Black Girl by Issa Rae and it is hilarious. This is a must read for awkward people (which I must confess I fell awkward a lot). I loved Issa Rae’s Youtube Series The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl when it came out back in 2011. And I also enjoyed Season 1 of her show Insecure on HBO. So I knew that I would probably also enjoy her book, but it is so much funnier than I expected. Like I have been having real laugh out loud moments while reading this book. And I’m all for it because the news these days is so not funny. So if you want a good laugh you should read Issa Rae’s book, check out her youtube series, or watch her HBO series. All three are guaranteed to make you laugh.

Currently Excited About

I’m excited that Spring Break is this week. 🙂 We are not going on vacation, but I’m still excited to have a week off from doing homeschool lessons. Plus, this will give us time to visit some museums, relax, craft, sew, play video games, and watch Netflix & Amazon Prime whenever we want. I think we all need a break. My little people work hard when it comes to learning and I’m proud of what they have learned so far this year.  They have definitely earned a week off. 🙂

Currently Hopeful About

Also while we are on Spring Break I am hopeful that I will be able to do a lot of work in my kitchen. My kitchen desperately needs a makeover. I really loved my kitchen when we purchased our home almost 13 years ago, but now it looks dated. The walls are wallpapered and I want to paint over the wallpaper to update the look. I also want to paint our white cabinets gray. I’m going to try to write a blog post soon about my kitchen so you can see what I’m talking about.

I’m also hopeful that I can get back in the habit of exercising 5x a week. I have been seriously slacking in 2017, but I’m working on getting back on track. I actually exercised 5x last week. 🙂

Currently Watching

I’ve been watching lots of tv shows lately. Of course, I’m still watching my favorite show Scandal. The latest episode was really good and I can’t wait to see this week’s episode. I’ve also been watching This is Us. I thought we were going to have more questions answered about Jack during the season finale, but they are going to make us wait until season 2. And that’s ok with me, I love how they reveal a little bit more about the characters with each of the episodes. I’ve also just started watching Greenleaf on OWN. They added the first season on Netflix and I binge watched it in a week. Then I caught the first episode of the season 2 on Wednesday on OWN. I love seeing Oprah acting again.

I also recently checked out season 1 of Underground from the library and it is another really great TV. I love historical dramas and this is about a group of slaves who are trying to make it to freedom by using the help of the secret network people who were part of the underground railroad.  I only have limited basic cable so I don’t have WGN, so I will be waiting on Underground season 2 to come out on DVD before I can catch up on the latest season.

Currently Listening To

My favorite album right now is the Hamilton (Orginal Broadway Cast Recording). I just love all of the songs from this album. It’s a great way to learn about history and to enjoy some good music.

I’ve listened to some of the songs from the Hamilton Mixtape album, but I haven’t listened to the entire album. I’ve been waiting to see if they are going to add it to Prime, but I may have to break down and purchase it.

Currently Feeling

I’m currently happy that it’s officially spring. It felt like spring for a good portion of winter here in central Arkansas. But then during the last week of winter, the weather was cold. Thankfully, the weather has warmed back up in time for spring. My daughter and I enjoyed some time outside today and it was lovely.  I’m looking forward to enjoying more time outside this spring.

What have you been up to lately?


  • Reply Candace Playforth March 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    I’m an awkward girl too. I can completely relate :). So many great recommendations here, Sonya. I still haven’t watched Scandal but I hear great things about it. I definitely need to check it out. I hope you and your adorable kids have a great week. I can’t wait for spring break. We aren’t going anywhere either, but it will be nice to just hang out together. We have a few more weeks to wait though.
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    • Reply Sonya March 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks!!! My son started running a high fever so we had to take a trip to the emergency room. But luckily it’s just a virus. Hopefully, he will be back to feeling better soon so he can enjoy his break.
      I hope you guys have a fun spring break in a couple of weeks.

  • Reply Tamara March 21, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    I was intrigued by Underground. I have seen Scandal only once but people LOVE it!
    We have spring break in a month, and I don’t believe we’ll be traveling, but I’m so excited just for the possibility. Generally it’s not yet warm here for spring break. WarmER, though.
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  • Reply nerline March 22, 2017 at 1:22 am

    I am watching Greenleaf too. I need to make some changes in my kitchen, mostly cleaning and throwing things away. I am looking forward to taking my kids to the movies during spring break.
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  • Reply LaKita March 22, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    I fell in love with Underground last season and binge watched season 1 of Greenleaf last week just in time for the new season. I will have to check out the Hamilton soundtrack and Issa Rae’s book.
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  • Reply Akaleistar March 25, 2017 at 10:11 pm

    The Hamilton soundtrack is amazing!
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    • Reply Sonya April 5, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      I love it 🙂

  • Reply Mary March 27, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I love me some Issa Rae; she’s super relatable and super funny. Spring break at home with the kids will be fun, Sonya. I always enjoy your museum trips. I’m going to watch Greenleaf soon; it looks soooo good. I love a good church drama. Underground is a great series. I always recommend it to people. I want to see Hamilton; maybe I’ll buy the soundtrack since you like it so much.

  • Reply Dean April 11, 2017 at 12:15 am

    I need to read Issa’s book. I haven’t seen her YouTube series, but I have watched Insecure. 🙂

    • Reply Sonya April 20, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      I loved Insecure and I’m looking forward to season 2.

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