Currently… (May 2016)

///Currently… (May 2016)

Currently… (May 2016)

Hi friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

It’s time for a fun series I like to call Currently…

Currently I’m…


I read this gem, Sweet Salt Air in Grenada and really enjoyed it.  It was just the right blend of location, story and romance!

Next up… Pat Conroy’s The Lord’s of Discipline.  I’ve read several of his books before and really love his way with words.

I’m back to actual books again… sorry Nook.


In honor of just getting back from the beach…


The Hubs and I started watching Breaking Bad a few weeks ago and I can’t decide if I like it.  The second episode was so gruesome, I almost refused to keep watching… but we’re still at it. We have a hard time finding shows we both want to watch.  Sadly he has no interest in watching what I watch in tax season… Jane the Virgin & The Unbreakable Kimmie Schmidt.

I’m also mourning the loss of the TV show Nashville. I can’t believe they cancelled it!  It was my favorite thing on TV right now.


After my last outing in my cowboy boots for the season I put them away and have been living in my new Jack Rodgers.  They took a hot minute to break them in, but I love them now.  Please ignore my crazy toes. πŸ™‚

Jack Rodgers


One Pot Mushroom Orzo.  The recipe is coming up tomorrow πŸ™‚

15 Minute One Pot Mushroom Orzo- healthy, easy and hearty vegetarian meal./ Running in a Skirt


White Wine!  Cheers to summer!

Wine Wine


Cheese.  I went on a cheese binge the other weekend and now I’m trying to do better.  I think it might be my vice more than chocolate.

I feel like I should show all the salads and healthy food I eat after showing wine and cheese two Mondays in a row.  I really do eat greens everyday.  Next time.

Cheese plate & fire pit


For both my Grandmothers.  My Grandmother Bea in Chattanooga isn’t doing well from heart issues and other medical issues and my Grandmother in Ohio broke her clavicle and is in a rehabilitation facility until it heals.  I’ve been sending lots of prayers their way.


In honor of them, you should make Grandma Wunder’s famous cookies!  They are worth every calorie.

Have a wunderful day everyone.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Come back tomorrow for that One Pot Mushroom Orzo recipe.

I’m linking up with Marvelous Monday!

Your turn!

Answer any of the prompts above.

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:00-04:00 May 16th, 2016|Currently..., Fun|43 Comments


  1. Jeff SWANN July 19, 2016 at 12:02 am - Reply

    I had been meaning to tell you did you see CMT picked up our show Nashville.. not sure if all the regulars have signed back on but least will be on tv some.. thankful

  2. Farrah May 17, 2016 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Yay for books! I’m listening to an audiobook at the moment (Vivian Apple at the End of the World) and it’s been making my drives wayyy more interesting!

    Hooray for one-pot recipes!

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:25 am - Reply

      Sounds like a good one! Thanks for the suggestion.

  3. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West May 16, 2016 at 11:42 pm - Reply

    Hi Julie! It will take a few episodes to get into Breaking Bad — I was ready to quit, but am glad I stuck around, and my husband and I finished it. Have you ever watched Friday Night Lights? That’s BY FAR, my favorite series ever, and one that the hubs and I could enjoy together. Love the sandals! I’ve always wanted a pair of those. Have a great week! πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:23 am - Reply

      I love the Jacks– After I’ve broken them in they are totally worth it.
      I haven’t watching Friday Night Lights– thanks for the recommendation!

  4. Sarah May 16, 2016 at 4:34 pm - Reply

    I have that same pair of Jack Rogers! I love them, they are so comfy and match anything.

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:22 am - Reply

      They do! I only have to pack one pair of shoes on a trip.

  5. Melissa May 16, 2016 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    So I don’t even watch TV, but one Christmas when I was at my in-laws, I watched the whole Breaking Bad series. I loved it! It was a little much at times, but it gets better and is funny. I’d say keep watching it! It became addicting for me. I’d even watch the whole series again. What’s really weird is my dad loves the show too and he seriously looks SO much like Walter White. He wears a Walter White shirt sometimes and people stop and are like “wait… you look like him!” It’s seriously funny!

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:22 am - Reply

      I’ve kept watching it and I am a little more hooked. It’s not as crazy violent now. Curious to see how it turns out!

  6. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition May 16, 2016 at 11:58 am - Reply

    I’ve been into white wine lately too. It must be the warmer weather. πŸ™‚

    I just got into the show Tour Group – I think it’s on Bravo – and am liking it. There’s crazy stupid drama like in all Bravo shows but I love seeing the places they travel (plus a little drama on tv is fun).

    I hope both of your gradmas are feeling better really soon!

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:20 am - Reply

      I love travel too- so I’ll have to look into that show! Thanks!

  7. brooke May 16, 2016 at 11:53 am - Reply

    wine and cheese? I’m in!
    that picture of your Grandmother is so cute! praying for them with you.

  8. Blane Sherer May 16, 2016 at 10:44 am - Reply

    I wish your grandmothers well.

  9. Catherine @ foodiecology May 16, 2016 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Breaking Bad – you have to get past season 1 (or 2?) and then you’ll be hooked. It’s seriously the best show (in terms of writing, acting and showing the reality of drugs/crime/etc) I’ve watched. It wasn’t easy to watch at all, but I loved that it showed “the ugly.”
    That mushroom orzo looks so good – can’t wait to check out the recipe!
    And I hear you on the love of cheese. It (& crackers) was my dinner last night – oops. We had a late lunch! πŸ˜‰
    Prayers for your grandmas. <3

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:18 am - Reply

      I’ve kept watching and I think I am finally hooked. Super curious!

  10. Mary Beth Jackson May 16, 2016 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Yes Cheers my friend , it is white wine season for sure! and prayers your way for the grandparents! TV with the hubby is tough, I feel your pain πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Haha! Yeah– we have DRASTICALLY different tastes!

  11. Emily May 16, 2016 at 9:52 am - Reply

    I love how you are such a sweet and loving granddaughter. Adding your grandmas to my prayer list! :)) That one pot mushroom orzo looks SO delicious.

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:17 am - Reply

      Thank you so much! My Grandmother is back home now!

  12. Jason Blake May 16, 2016 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Just wanted to let you know that you have always been my fantasy babe!!! You are truly one of kind and unique in every way. If I could clone, you I would and I would keep you all to myself. Whoever knows you or whoever will get to know you in the future will be truly bless to do so. I hope one day Julie that you will have kids because I think you would be a great mom and I hope that losing your mother so unexpectedly doesn’t shy you away from being one as I am also pretty certain your Goddaughter, brother and father believe you would make a great mom as well. Always have people around you that love and care for you Marshmallow Cinnamon babe Julie Wunder the greatest Nirvana babe and Meteorologist of all times. Peace and lots of love! : )

    p.s. I hope I didn’t give you too much praise!!!! I am usually too shy to give any praise!!!

  13. Jaime May 16, 2016 at 9:33 am - Reply

    Just had to do my own currently post. πŸ™‚ And I’m thinking about your grandmothers! One of my grandmas was just here visiting (she’s 90. She flew to Florida, and my dad and stepmom drove her up to NC.) My other grandma turns 85 tomorrow, and is still so very active. I hate when they’re not feeling well.

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:16 am - Reply

      Yeah– it’s hard! I feel blessed to still have two though! The Hubs has no grandparents.

  14. Indulging on probably more wine than I should lately! I wish I could say that it’s summer here but it is still so cold!

    Prayers to both your Grandmas!

  15. Prayers to your Grandmothers!
    As for Breaking Bad, I like it but I can’t pay 100% attention because it’s definitely gruesome. I DO recommend watching the prequel, Better Call Saul!! It’s a lot of the same characters from BB, but more funny and situational. It focuses on how the lawyer Saul got to where he is in BB. It’s also got a lot of Mike in it, and those were some of my favorite BB characters. Season 2 just ended, but season 1 is on Netflix.

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:15 am - Reply

      Thanks for the recommendation. MY FIL said the same thing!

  16. I prefer to read regular books too! It took me a few season to get into Breaking bad then I loved it. I used to love Jack Rogers but now I need to wear more supportive shoes so no go on those.

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:14 am - Reply

      I’ve kept watching it and now I’m super curious about how it will turn out. SOOOO violent sometimes though.

  17. Annmarie May 16, 2016 at 8:16 am - Reply

    Totally missing the cheese in my life! I used to be obsessed. Can’t wait for your recipe tomo- I love mushrooms!

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:14 am - Reply

      I would have to mourn cheese if I became allergic to it! My Mom did later in life- yikes!

  18. Dan Steadman May 16, 2016 at 8:11 am - Reply

    indulging…and I know I shouldn’t….QTs Chocolate Turtle QuikShake and the Cappuccino flavored shake…and we started a health and nutrition class at work two weeks ago….

  19. Heather @Fit 'N' Cookies May 16, 2016 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Um 100% on the cheese. I love cheese and had to stop because it was packing on the lbs! Even still, cheese plates have me go crazy lol. I LOVE those sandals! This post reminded me I wanted to do them monthly. Then I realized I haven’t picked up my book since last month when I wrote it.. Oops! I am currently eating eggs with salsa (and cheese! ha) and a slice of toast!

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:11 am - Reply

      Yeah… cheese is such a vice for me! I’ve been trying to cut back a little during the week so I don’t feel guilty about the weekend cheese plates.

  20. Susie @ SuzLyfe May 16, 2016 at 7:06 am - Reply

    jack rogers instantly make me think of the east coast. ooooo nostalgia! Sending love to you and your grandma…

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

      It makes me so sad that Jacks and Lilly aren’t worn in your city :-))

  21. [email protected] May 16, 2016 at 5:56 am - Reply

    I love assorted cheeses too w wine. And even though it is getting warmer out, I still like my red wine. I am currently reading The Girl on the Train. …pretty good. I will say a prayer for your grandmas:)

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:09 am - Reply

      I’ve heard that’s a good book! I’ll have to put it on my list.

  22. Elizabeth Dermid May 16, 2016 at 5:53 am - Reply

    I have 3 pair of Jack Rogers ONLY because my daughter swears by them. They do take a while to break in but worth it! I have gold, silver, and black. Julie, we have similar taste so probably good we are not great friends. Love your fire pit!

    • JulieWunder May 28, 2016 at 11:08 am - Reply

      Thank you!! I think I need a black pair too πŸ™‚

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