A Whole New Aladdin

Wednesday night I watched the live action Aladdin. I was not all that impressed. Maybe if I would have known who more than one actor was that might have helped a little. I did like the movie’s A Whole New World. I would have to say of the Disney Summer Three this was my least favorite. Lion King was in the middle with Toy Story 4 taking the top spot for me (except for that ending). And I’m really not looking forward to the two new sequels coming out later this year (Frozen and Maleficent).

Clothes Shopping

Being a bigger size girl I have a limited number of stores I can purchase clothes. My usual go to is Woman Within but anymore I dread ordering from them. Their prices are very high, they almost never offer free shipping, sales are few and far between, and their customer service is rude and inconsiderate. And to top it off the pants I’ve been ordering for 15+ years now for work are never available. And of course a few of the other stores I could order from are owned by the same company so I’m still in the same boat.

Southern Belle Reads: Grateful American

Earlier this year I was super excited for the release of Gary Sinise’s book Grateful American. I preordered it on Amazon but found it cheaper at Sam’s before I even got my preorder. I started it right away but something was holding me back from going further than a few chapters in. Last week it finally hit me when I saw that the audio book won a listening award, this was a book that screamed “car read”, especially since Gary Sinise narrates the book himself. I started listening to it this morning and I am loving listening to him tell his story. He has such a great voice. I would love to see him do the Candlelight Procession at Epcot but it seems we keep missing him by a few days. That will be on my Disney bucket list, Gary Sinise at the Epcot Candlelight Processional.

A Few Updates

🌄 Last Week I spent a few days in the Smoky Mountains. That was the most relaxed I’ve been in a while.

🥩 I say I only go for the food. I swear I’m a foodie.

🦒🦘🐅🐘🦓🦍 I picked up a new obsession while I was gone, with all these zoo shows on Animal Planet.

🐕🐄🐎🐖🐑🐐 Of course I already loved Dr Pol on Nat Geo Wild.

📖 I finished my first 5&10 book and getting ready to start my second.

📚 I’m starting to pile my OBX reads. Can’t wait to be back in Corolla, the Outer Banks is good for this Southern Belle’s soul.

📱I am trying to take a personal hiatus from Facebook, we will see how that goes. But honestly I don’t do a lot on Facebook anyway.

⌚️I have joined the Apple Watch group. I didn’t think I would want one but I like it.

Updates

🏈🎀 The five year old is playing football and the four year old is cheering so this past Saturday morning was spent in the blazing sun watching them.

🏁 I don’t follow NASCAR like I used to but I’m not going to lie when I saw the headline Dale Earnhardt Jr was in a plane crash my heart sunk. He was my first NASCAR love. I’m glad him and his family and crew all survived.

📺 I still can not get into this new BH90210. I was super excited for it and it had been a big let down to me.

🏰 I think we have created a Disney Monster. The other day we had some stuff for the kids so we put it in an old Disney Parks bag we had and as soon at the four year old saw it she asked if we went to Disney without her.

🌅 I purchased Where the Crawdads Sing, looked at it and decided it would be my vacation read when we go to the Outer Banks in October.

📚 I thought I was getting my reading groove back but not really. I think part of the problem is I have so many books I want to read I just can’t decide which direction to head.

35 Going on 90

I’m only 35 years old but some days I feel like I could be one of the Golden Girls. More than once my grocery list consisted of fiber and half & half. I don’t know about you but to me that almost sounds like something Sofia would have been buying. And they are both for my coffee. I know I don’t have enough fiber in my diet so a few years ago I started buying that powder fiber you put in drinks (and dissolves clear). I just so happen to put mine in my coffee. And instead of coffee cream I use half and half in my morning cup of Joe (and afternoon, and evening).

A Few Random Thoughts/Updates

📚 5 & 10 Reading Update: This past weekend was a little hard, for a change I was not the first one up and we had stuff going on each day. But I got my pages read. I’m really enjoying this. I am further in this book this way than I would be if I tried to just read it.

⚓️ A Disney Cruise with the kids might actually be on the horizon. I’m already thinking about their fish extender and door magnets!

📖 I usually enjoy reading on my Kindle but it seems right now I am on a kick where I only want to read actual books.

📔 Has anyone read Where the Crawdads Sing? I am hearing so many good things about this book, I might have to check it out.

🎃 I am not ready for all this Halloween stuff I am starting to see.

😭 My little man starts kindergarten tomorrow. I can’t handle this. He will be heading off to his first day with his Spider-Man backpack we got him.