Chardonnay Chats


Grab your chardonnay — let’s chat. Or, whatever, coffee if it’s that time when you’re reading this.

Here’s what’s going on in my life/what I’m loving lately:

  • There’s a lot of family stuff going on that I can’t really talk about right now, but it’s weighing heavy on my heart every day, so I am trying so hard to find joy in every single day, even if it’s small and fleeting.
  • One of my favorite nights of the year, Winter Ball, is coming up and I cannot wait to spend a beautiful night with friends raising money for an organization near and dear to my heart. As a busty lady, I have a hard time dress shopping, but I scored this awesome navy and gold dress.
  • I know hot baths dry out your skin, but I can’t stop won’t stop. There is nothing that relaxes me more — and warms me up — after a long winter day.
  • I bought a French press after vacation, and it’s been life-changing.
  • I am so thankful for our daily workout show at work. No matter how rough a day I’m having, it warms my heart to go to the studio and see so many kind faces. The people who work on and appear on our show are the most genuine people I’ve ever met. Also, we’re now in Manhattan, not LIC, which is a gamechanger.
  • My birthday is this weekend, and I’m going to Foxwoods to see comedian Iliza Schlesinger. I’m really excited to get the hell out of dodge for a night and do something really different for my birthday.
  • As you know, mental health is something I’ve struggled with and that is really important to me, so I’m honored to go to the Dave Nee Foundation gala with my good friend Joan. The purpose of the foundation is to eliminate the stigma associated with seeking help for mental health issues.
  • Because I’ve never found a Grace recommendation I didn’t trust: currently reading Murder Your Life, a strangely page-turning addiction memoir.
  • Several coworkers and I are tracking our food on MyFitnessPal. I despise tracking my food/calories these days…but, it works.
  • And, I got my birthday gift from my parents today, and I am in love.

And you? What’s going on in your life?

14 comments on “Chardonnay Chats

  1. Jamie

    This is a very odd request, but I’ve just started using MyFitnessPal to log food/workouts and I only have one friend on there who actually participates. What is your username? I’d love to be friends for motivation!

  2. Heidi

    The dress is lovely! I agree with you about hot baths, so bad but so good. Enjoy your birthday celebrations and I hope that everything works out for you.

  3. Shane

    Hi Theodora! So nice running into you tonight! I read about How to Murder Your Life and I’m really curious. Have been waiting to hear a review from someone I actually know. In the recent articles Cat still sounds very off.

    I am sorry to hear you are having family issues.

    The dress looks perfect for your gala. Can’t wait for the photos!

  4. Cate

    I’m with you on the calorie counting — it’s a pain, but it works. It’s helped me lose 12 lbs in he last five weeks!

    Enjoy your birthday weekend and hope things turn around soon for you and your family. ❤️


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