Month Review: January 2017

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Month Review: January 2017

January 2017 has started with a bang! Resolutions were made, and, so far, kept. My resolution for 2017 was to start a PCOS friendly diet. This means a glutton free, low carb, no dairy meal plan. I miss cheese, but I stuck to it for the most part (sigh….Taco Tuesdays).

I also found out that I am going Paris in December and I am over the moon excited! I have the best husband and best friend in the world. Knowing this has been a dream of mine since high school, they encouraged me to accept their gift and go. I am now practicing my French and planning hot chocolate tours (it’s a thing). December seems so far away, but I have plenty to do on my to-do list before it gets here.

Reading

I finished 4 books in January. I finished The Joy Luck Club, Little Women, When Breathe Becomes Air, and Yellow Brick War.  The Joy Luck Club and Little Women are a  part of my Gilmore Girls Reading Challenge for 2017. Both are beautiful in their own right and indicative of the characters on Gilmore Girls, but more on that later.

All were wonderful, but 2 really stood out for me.

The Joy Luck Club paints the tale of four Chinese immigrant women living in San Fransisco in 1946 begin meeting weekly to play Mahjong and talk. Through these meeting they begin to tell their tales of loss and hope. The book also examines the relationships between the mothers and their American daughters revealing secrets and truths about the mothers lives before coming to America.

The other standout book is When Breathe Becomes Air. This book written by Paul Kalanithi tells his life story. At the age of 36 and on the cusp of getting everything he has worked for, when Paul is diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. His story takes you on two journeys: one of his love of literature, he’s desire to know how the brain works, and his fascination with death. The other, his journey with cancer and how it irrevocably changed his life. By the end of this book, I was in tears and wanting to kiss and hug my husband.

Currently Reading: Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between) by Lauren Graham and Uninvited by Lisa TerKeurst

Watching

The hubby and I are currently watching Netflix’s Series of Unfortunate Events. It is wonderful and the show is solidifying my love for NPH and how truly talented he is.

I also finished Season 1 of The Good Place. All I can say is “What the Fork!”. What an ending. I won’t spoil it for anyone, but I do recommend watching it. Kristen Bell is a delight and each episode is funny and awkward.

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Favorite web finds

Ranking America’s Fast-Food Chicken Nuggets– In a world full of burgers, be a nugget.

Warning: This “Harry Potter” fact is kinda gross– I mean, what would you do?

New Fertility Procedure Helps PCOS Patients Get Pregnant Without Hormone Injections– An experimental procedure called IVM (In vitro maturation) will help women with PCOS conceive without the harmful drugs.

Hope you had a great January!

Month Review | Books | TV | Resolutions | Travel

Month Review | Books | TV | Resolutions | Travel

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