Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Italian Blossoms

Hey all!!! I am back in Naples, Italy with my husband and dog. I got back last week and I am so excited to be back. The drive from the airport to our house was awesome and I was in awww of all the blooms and trees blossoming every where. One thing that wasn't so great was that my bags got lost and never arrived in Naples when my flight came in. Turns out they never got on the plane from Paris. So I had to wait about 4 days until the arrived but I ended up getting them. 
My leg/ankle is doing okay. I met with the Dr. here last week and he says it looks like it is healing nicely. I start PT next week so I am excited about that. I would like to build up more stamina because right now I can't even walk very much without it starting to hurt and tighten up. But I am thankful that I can walk at all at this point and that when I am not doing anything my ankle is not in pain at all. I count my lucky stars for that because for a while there I wasn't sure if I was ever going to not be in pain. So I am progressing. 
I can't wait to get out an adventure more. Although we will probably be taking the metro more instead of walking everywhere like we used to and that's okay. I started painting our bedroom here in Naples. I was definitely decorating before my accident in November but I was waiting to paint and do anything major until we had more "down time" but after I got back I realized I don't want to wait until.... or after.... so I have jumped in and started getting to it. We also got a king bed. It's something that we have been talking about for a while and finally we were like lets do it, life is way to short. Anyways, so it's pretty good over here. Trying to get out and do all the stuff but I also know I need to pace myself so there is definitely a balance that I need to find. But I am getting there. I am thankful at where I am right now. 
love, Carlee
Pants: Macys
Cardigan: Old Navy
Hat: TJ Maxx
Tank: Target

Thursday, March 9, 2017

You are a Badass: Jen Sinerco

So I had been wanting to read this book for a while but it was never at any library I went to. But my little brother ended up giving it to my mom for Mother's Day last year. I thought I would read it since I am home and have been wanting to for some time now. I honestly thought this book was going to be so inspirational and awesome! Kind of like the book "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert was for me. I loved that book and it was definitely the perfect time in my life to read it. I guess I thought this book would have the same effect on me but it did not.

It wasn't bad. On a scale of 1-10 I would probably rate it a 5. There were some parts that I thought were interesting and some good quotes and I pulled from the book. But other parts were not inspirational for me. She has a really long section all about money and how if you "will" it, it will come to you sort of thing and I just could not get into that mindset at all. So while it wasn't my favorite it wasn't bad. I was probably let down more than I should have been because I went in with high expectations.

Quotes I liked from the book:

"Everyone is living in their own self-created illusion." 

"It's not your fault that your fucked up. It's your fault it you stay fucked you." 

love, Carlee 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Scrappy Little Nobody: Anna Kendrick

I loved this book. It was the first book I read in 2017 and the first full book I have read since last June. Crazy I know. I really like Anna Kendrick and it was fun getting a glimpse into her life and
childhood. I had know idea how she really started out, I figured her first role was Twilight but she actually started on Broadway in New York when she was a kid. I also loved her in Up In The Air with George Clooney.

She is witty and charming and honest. I am not sure if we would be friends in real life as her sarcasm is very heavy haha. She gives you inside info on Zac Efron and George Clooney and the Twilight gang. I had to google some stuff she was referencing in her book like the movie Camp. I thought she was really funny though and if she ever came out with another book I would definitely read it!
love, Carlee

"Pretty in Pink was wrong. You can fall in love with Duckie!" -Anna Kendrick