What Plan?

by katelin on September 19, 2014

Light readingLately I’ve come to terms with the fact that you really can’t plan anything. No matter how hard you try or work to set things in motion, ultimately the outcome is never in your control.

If my plans had gone accordingly I would have been pregnant and had a baby over a year ago, when I was stably employed and financially secure. We would have traveled back to Europe and life would have been laid out just fine.

But alas. Life had much different plans. I’m pregnant now. My job is ending soon. And the only way I’m headed to Europe any time soon is by vicariously living through my friends’ travels and movie magic.

And that’s okay.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m feeling zen. I mean yes I stress out every now and then when I think about being unemployed without an employer paying for my health benefits and how we’re going to afford it all. But at the same time, I know we’ll make it work. I’m not even going to attempt to plan the next few months. Not even a little bit. I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing now: trying to find extra ways to make money, continue exercising (when it’s not a million degrees outside), continue reading up on parenthood and pregnancy and thinking happy thoughts for this little bebe.

And that’s fine by me.


Who needs a plan anyways?


happy weekend!

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by katelin on September 18, 2014

It’s no secret that I watch a lot of TV. Like, a lot. And now that my work schedule and life has gotten so crazy I’ve been binge watching shows like a mad woman. Or just watching reruns of my favorites. I love TV, what can I say?

With that, when I was asked to check out the new show SATISFACTION, how could I say anything but okay?
Are you like me and didn’t actually know what this show was about? Well I’m here to help.

SATISFACTION is a provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint.  Through the lens of one couple, investment advisor, Neil Truman (Matt Passmore, “The Glades”) and his wife, Grace  (Stephanie Szostak, “The Devil Wears Prada”), this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their shocking and unconventional choices. SATISFACTION is also a fun and sexy series in addition to being thought provoking.

I have to admit, I’ve never really watched a USA original show, usually just SVU reruns. But this one, it’s interesting and a wee bit scandalous. After watching the pilot I’m curious to see where it goes. I mean, there’s escorts and a man going down the airplane slide and more escort talk and a dirty swimming pool and cheaters but not cheaters and whew, it’s a lot.

And to help me get in the Zen mood for this show, the fine folks at NBC Universal sent me a delightful kit of goodies including: a book of Zen, a relaxing neck pillow, the pilot of the show, an Amazon gift card and my own little zen garden. Fabulous right? And perfect for an afternoon of TV binge watching.

The SATISFACTION season finale airs tonight at 10, so you’ve got all day to catch up on the season. And follow along with the show on Twitter @SatisfactionUSA and @ucpistv


So, get to it! And happy TV watching!




happy thursday!

*NBC Universal sent me the press kit but this post and review is all my own* 

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