It’s finally the weekend!  I don’t know about you, but it’s been a long week.  Life has been pretty crazy lately so I thought I’d give you all an update with the latest happenings.

Life lately

//  Gatsby still loves to get all up in my business. That picture was literally taken an inch from my face when I was laying in bed.

//  We filled out ballots for who we thought would win an Oscar…..sadly it was not Leo’s year…again.  One day Leo, one day.

//  A Culver’s opened this past year in Greenville and Carl was being a bad Wisconsiner by not going there.  We finally made it there for dinner one night and I threw caution to the wind and ate some of their delicious custard.  My lactose intolerance was not happy, but it was worth it.

//  I started a new job!!! I desperately needed a job.  It’s finally an adult job with a real office and everything.  I’m doing social media marketing and currently am working with bloggers as well as our social media to promote a new product launch.  It.  Is.  Awesome.

//  Carl came across a video online of a monkey in a snowsuit hopping around in the snow.  Monkeys are his favorite.  I don’t think my voice could go as high as his went when he watched this video.

//  I started journaling! Sort of.  I wrote in it once, loved it, and haven’t since.  I started right before we went out of town and then I started work (plus still work at my other two jobs plus blogging), so I haven’t stopped doing things since last Friday. This weekend I will be getting back on it.

//  I caved in to Carl’s request and bought red lipstick.  I didn’t think my ginger self could pull it off, but damn do I look good in it.  I’m sure other people would disagree, but I’ve gotten a good response and I feel confidence is the biggest factor with bold lipstick.

//  We had drama with Gatsby on Sunday when he started throwing up and not eating.  Being his mother I panicked.  We spent 6 hours in the pet emergency room but it was worth it.  The medicines they gave him worked wonders and he’s back to his old self.  He ended up pooping out part of a toy a day later…he doesn’t get to play with that toy anymore.

//  Carl and I had a date night to celebrate my new job last week and it was the greatest food I ever consumed in my life.  I would eat there every day for the rest of my life.  We ate at The Cazbah in downtown Greenville.  So.  Good.  Just look at their menu.  LOOK AT IT.

Well that’s what I’ve been up to lately according to Instagram! There’s plenty more pictures (maybe a few too many of Gatsby) if you’d like to check them out.

What have you been up to lately?


  • Katie, congrats on the new job! It sounds awesome. I saw some tibits that indicated a new job, so I’ve been waiting to hear more about it! I’m so glad that Gatsby is feeling better; it’s so scary when your dog is sick.

    • SomethingWinnderful

      Thank you! These past two years has been so up and down in terms of finding employment, I was afraid to say too much and then have it not work out. My first week was great and I’m so glad to finally have a real job doing something I love. Also, you’re exactly right, scary is exactly how I would describe a sick pet. Thankfully he’s recovered from that illness but now seems to have allergies or something, he’s just such a hot mess right now haha. He’s mostly back to normal though so I can finally stop stressing out about it.

  • Congratulations on your new job-it sounds awesome! I’m getting to do some social media marketing in my new job also and I really enjoy it. I love your dog’s name by the way. I’ll start following you on Instagram!

    • SomethingWinnderful

      Thanks! It’s been an exciting few weeks. I love his name too haha! It fits him very well, only I think he’s much more of a goober than Jay Gatsby.

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  • So glad you got a job you love! I got the same notebook set from target, I don’t journal but I got them to write letters back and forth to my bff that moved to another state!

    • SomethingWinnderful

      Thanks! Me too haha. I’ve kind of fallen off the journalling bandwagon, but I’m working on getting back on it. Going out of town and starting work definitely threw me off. That’s a great idea of sending letters back and forth to your BFF! My BFF lives a few hours away, I might have to steal your idea.

  • You are totally rocking that red lipstick!

    • SomethingWinnderful

      Thanks! I didn’t think I could do it, but I think red lipstick is my new favorite 🙂