Currently… (April 2017)

///Currently… (April 2017)

Currently… (April 2017)

Hi peeps! Happy Monday!

My weekend wasn’t that exciting.  The Hubs is working an insane amount of hours, so I hunkered down and got some stuff done around the house and with the blog.  The highlight was going to church Sunday.  Tax season is over a week from Tuesday and it can’t come soon enough.

One thing that happened that I’m super bummed about was Makena was outside running like a crazy dog Saturday and she ran full speed right into my knee.  I instantly knew she knocked it out of wack and was really upset because I’ve been running really well lately.  It just seems to be slightly tweaked, so I rested Sunday and will probably skip my run today.  I’m hoping that I’ll be back be Tuesday or Wednesday.  Ugh! And I’ve never really had knee trouble.  I know she didn’t mean anything by it, but I am so annoyed.

Other than that there isn’t much to share for a weekend recap, so I decided to write up this month’s Currently post.  Here we go….

Currently I’m…


I picked up this goodie, Me Before You, before my trip to Dayton and have been enjoying it so far!  I read almost half of it Saturday night.

I always try to read a book before I see the movie, so I thought I’d get started on these.  Is the movie already out or is it coming out?


I’ve been feeling the need for some inspiration lately.  This song is amazing for a little pick me up.  If you are feeling a little blue or have a case of the Monday’s, stop what you are doing and listen!  I know it’s been around for awhile, but I just recently heard it.


I’m on the last season of Parenthood!  You guys were right… such a good show.  I don’t know what I’m going to do with my time when it’s over. lol!  Hopefully I’ll finish before the end of tax season.

I also watched Moana three times.  No joke!


New kicks!  I finally ran out my last pair of Wave Riders and I was so happy to already have a pair from this post last fall.  I ran in them once to make sure I liked them to write the post, but then put them away because the pair I was using still had some miles in them.

It was so nice to have a fresh new pair ready to go that I didn’t have to spend a fortune on.  After more miles, I am still a big fan of the Wave Rider 20.  Hopefully I’ll be back in them soon.


This Reggae Bowl from Green Sage is one of my favorite things in town.  It has black beans, rice, kale, tempeh and avocado.  So tasty!

Also I might be the only person who went to Farm Burger (a local burger joint) and ordered the Superfood Salad with a vegan burger. haha!  BUT, it was so delicious and healthy.  There’s beets, kale, and even nutritional yeast on that.  I love my town because burger joints have stuff like this.


I picked up this bottle of wine on sale last week.  I don’t drink a lot, but when I do it’s only one or two… so I want something nice.  If you like a creamy, buttery chardonnay this is a great choice, especially if you can find it on sale!



Honestly not much.  I’ve been working hard and staying focused so I can play hard once the Hubs is done with work.  I can’t wait to go back…

I’m counting down days to be back here.


Speaking of the Hubs, I can’t wait to get my partner in crime back!  After tax season is over we almost immediately start our spring/summer travel adventures.  I’m going to be hopping all over the place for a few months, and will be sharing my adventures on Running in a Skirt, so you can come along.


For the Rhett-ster.  Oh my poor pup has really been showing signs of his age.  Ever since I got back from Dayton he’s been not like himself and I’ve been struggling to get him to eat.  It breaks my heart.   I know he’s lived well beyond what anyone would reasonably expect, but it’s still going to be really hard for me when we lose him.  He’s been my best friend for almost 17 years!

He’s had rough times before and come around, so I’m hoping that he does it again.

Also my Dad told me that I’m posting three times as many pictures of Makena as Rhett lately and I felt really bad. She’s just so in your face, that’s it’s hard to ignore her and Rhett is looking really pitiful a lot of the times.  I know he still gets equal love, but I’ve got to let the old man shine on the blog for a change. 🙂

Thank you so much for reading today and for your kind comments. Tomorrow I’m sharing my favorite Cilantro Lime Rice recipe.

I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday & Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

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  1. […] knee is starting to feel better after Makena accidently hit it last Saturday.  I decided to test it by just walking Wednesday, then doing the elliptical Thursday.  It […]

  2. Nick April 16, 2017 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Rhett knows how much you love him. He’s been with you thru so much. We both love him.

  3. kimmythevegan April 13, 2017 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    You’ve got some fun stuff going on. Tax season is almost over girl! You’ll get your husband back!! Poor thing. I had a job where I worked during tax season and they expected us to work 10-12 hour days during it. Ugh. My husband never saw me either.
    That book is SO GOOD! The movie is good too. I find that if a movie is made about a book that is written, I typically find the movie disappointing, but this was definitely not the case. I really liked it.
    I look forward to hearing all about your upcoming adventures (yay Switzerland!).
    “Also my Dad told me that I’m posting three times as many pictures of Makena as Rhett lately”
    Oh don’t feel guilty! We know you love both your pups so very much. I’m sorry Rhett hasn’t been doing well lately 🙁 Hopefully he feels better soon.
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    • JulieWunder April 16, 2017 at 6:32 pm - Reply

      Hi Kimmy! Yeah, he’s worked 12-14 hour days since March! It can’t come soon enough. Hope you are having a good weekend.

  4. Andrea on Vacation April 12, 2017 at 11:33 am - Reply

    I love love love my new Wave Riders. For whatever reason the newest model is really working for me. I’ve been bummed since the change between the 14s and 15s (I think) so I’m pumped I really love them again. Mine are purple and pink! La Crema does a really good Pinor Noir too. Those salads look amazing!
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    • JulieWunder April 16, 2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

      Ohhh I’ll have to their their Pinor Noir too. Thanks for the tip! I wish running shoes would just stay the same!lol!

  5. Edye April 11, 2017 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    Prayers for your little Rhett! Pets truly become a part of our family and we build a connection with them that is like no other. Hopefully he will get more of an appetite soon! Warmest wishes to you, Julie <3
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    • JulieWunder April 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      Thanks Edye! He seems to be doing a bit better this weekend.

  6. Kristy from Southern In Law April 11, 2017 at 3:04 am - Reply

    I bet you cannot wait for your travel adventures to begin! How exciting!!

    Poor Rhett 🙁 I’m sending hugs and prayers your way!

    And don’t worry, everyone says the same about trixie – but like Makena, she is ALWAYS the one that’s right in our face and doing silly things to get our attention and thus we take more photos of her. Chanel’s had so many photos she knows how to avoid the camera, hahaha.

  7. [email protected] April 10, 2017 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Read Me Before You. LOVED the book, but not the movie so much. The book is just so much better. Less romantic drama and more intense. It’s out to rent. Let me know what you think!
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    • JulieWunder April 11, 2017 at 9:23 am - Reply

      OK! I’ll finish up the book and watch the movie and let you know!

  8. Chris April 10, 2017 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    Me and my wife enjoyed Me before You (the movie) Hurry Julie and see the movie before they remove it if they haven’t far as as music check out milk carton kids live at Lincoln Center on youtube (not exactly country but close)…………..Chris the redbox guy

    • JulieWunder April 11, 2017 at 9:22 am - Reply

      Ok! I’ll have to go snag it– I’m so behind on pop culture! lol!

  9. [email protected] April 10, 2017 at 6:39 pm - Reply

    I have heard that book is really . The movie is out and heard it wasn’t as good. But of course the books are always better. Sending hugs and kisses to Rette.
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  10. Agness of Fit Travelling April 10, 2017 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    Your life seems amazing, Julie! Each one of your articles is worth the read!
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  11. Mary Beth Jackson April 10, 2017 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Give Rhett lots of love- old guy, he is still a cutey! Loved the video thanks for sharing! Yes, when you finish the book see the movie, I watched it on one of my last plane rides 🙂
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    • JulieWunder April 11, 2017 at 9:20 am - Reply

      Thanks– he is a cutie! Good to know about the movie. I seem to be so behind on pop culture! lol!

  12. <Love tempeh in salads and that one looks right up my alley!
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  13. [email protected] April 10, 2017 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Oh Julie, I feel your pain for Rhett. We are much the same with our Gracie. It’s a day by day thing. I’m sending prayers for Rhett and for your knee!! I remember when we had our schnauzer, he would go on these spaz man runs at full speed and they can really hit you hard….but they mean it with love! Hang in there and don’t feel guilty about Makena pictures versus Rhett pictures. We all know you love your fur babies equally!!
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    • JulieWunder April 11, 2017 at 9:19 am - Reply

      Oh Debbie! I’m so sorry you are going through the same thing– it is hard!

  14. Blane Sherer April 10, 2017 at 10:49 am - Reply

    I hope Rhett makes a recovery. I know it’s tough for you.
    I hope your knee gets better.
    Are you doing any special preparations for Easter ?

    • JulieWunder April 11, 2017 at 9:18 am - Reply

      I might go see my SIL and nephew in Columbia but I haven’t decided yet!

  15. Emily April 10, 2017 at 10:38 am - Reply

    Awww… Rhett is so cute; I know what you mean by them getting older and life getting harder for them. That happened to our beagle when she was getting older. She was 14 when she died.

    Thank you for loving on all your sweet animals; it shows such compassion for God’s creatures!
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    • JulieWunder April 11, 2017 at 9:18 am - Reply

      Thanks Emily! They are such a joy (well… expect for when she’s running into my knee and pooping in the house….)

  16. I’m sure Makena just bruised your knee but ouch!!! Hopefully, you’ll be back to running very soon. Poor Rhett…it’s hard to see our pups age, isn’t it?
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    • JulieWunder April 11, 2017 at 9:17 am - Reply

      It is so hard! I wish they didn’t have such short lifespans.

  17. Lisa Whittemore April 10, 2017 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Poor Rhett. I’m so glad to see his little face on this post and hope he bounces back soon. I know how you feel because our little man Cody is a long haired dachshund and is 15 1/2. I will be so lost without him and any changes scare me that something may be wrong. Thankful he is doing well currently and hope you can say the same about Rhett soon.

    • JulieWunder April 10, 2017 at 9:30 am - Reply

      Thanks Lisa. Today seems a little better so far, so fingers crossed. Give Cody a belly rub for me.

  18. Mary Ellen | VNutrition April 10, 2017 at 8:42 am - Reply

    I really hope Rhett is feeling better soon. It’s so tough when they get older but it just goes to show you have been taking such good care of him that he’s still with you for 17 years. Not that I don’t love seeing pictures of Makena but Rhett’s sweet little face always makes me smile too. I think he looks so wise. 🙂

    I need a new book so maybe I’ll have to get into that. So excited for your adventures!

    • JulieWunder April 10, 2017 at 9:29 am - Reply

      He is very wise! Just when I think he’s got nothing left, he’ll do something ridiculous. I sure do love that dog!

  19. Paula April 10, 2017 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Always look forward to your blog especially your “Currently I’m ” and your awesome recipes!! But being an animal person the Dogs capture my heart, and especially Rhett because my lil 6 lb rescue Chi Winston Thomas is 14, and my TW horse Precious will be 32 in 7-22.
    Thanks for sharing your life & loves, good or bad! Have a great Monday ??

    • JulieWunder April 10, 2017 at 9:28 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Paula!! I appreciate you reading! Give your pup a belly rub for me.

  20. Dan Steadman April 10, 2017 at 8:20 am - Reply

    hope the knee feels better soon so you can run Hot Chocolate next January…dealing with little nagging things (and it doesn’t help I wiped out on the road last week…so that’s hampering my half training…..

    Praying for direction…not with work or family, that’s a constant….but as far as serving in the fall, I had to take time away from teaching to deal with some personal issues and feel called to go back to fifth in the fall, but the group of sixth graders I had last year will be 7th graders next year, do I go with them on Sunday and Wednesday and go with them on both or just one day?

    • JulieWunder April 10, 2017 at 9:27 am - Reply

      Oh no!! Are you ok?? Taking a fall is never good. Good luck deciding which direction to go.

  21. Heather @ April 10, 2017 at 8:02 am - Reply

    I LOVED that book! And the song for that matter 🙂 If you like Parenthood, you’ll love This Is Us! Sending Rhett all the healing vibes! 17 years is a great life, but 18 is even better 😉

    • JulieWunder April 10, 2017 at 9:26 am - Reply

      It is! He seems to be doing a little better today… thank God! You are the third person who’s told me to watch that show… so I think I need to dig in!

  22. Beth Ann Chiles April 10, 2017 at 7:15 am - Reply

    Fun to read all about what is going on with you. Sweet puppies always get front and center on blogs and it was nice to see Rhett today. Looking forward to the rice recipe— I made some of that last week so it will be fun to compare recipes. Have a great week.
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  23. Susie @ Suzlyfe April 10, 2017 at 7:02 am - Reply

    Hey, Makena is just trying to make up for all the face time that she missed! Sorry about the knee! I am honestly glad at times that Ridley is a little smaller.
    Fight Song is always going to be a favorite of mine, as will Stand By You. Rachel has a powerful voice, a great message, and she makes us all feel empowered!
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    • JulieWunder April 10, 2017 at 9:25 am - Reply

      I know! She acts crazy and doesn’t understand how big she is. I’m just really hoping I can run again in a few days or my annoyance level will not be good!

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