Before I hop in, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Papa Bear!! Check out a quick little love letter to him from years past here…can’t wait to call him and serenade him (badly) with my froggy/phlegmy cold voice!
Making: time this weekend to write in earnest, per yesterday’s personal call to arms.
Cooking: soups and chicken in the Crockpot – hopping back on the meal prep train with a vengeance.
Drinking: green tea with honey and lemon by the quart trying to kick/ameliorate this heinous cold.
Reading: “Everyone Brave is Forgiven” by Chris Cleave, and it’s luminous. (I’m on a serious World War II fiction kick right now…why has all my reading lately felt so thematically driven?)
Wanting: more hours in the day, or fewer lines on my to-do list. Either’s fine with me.
Looking: forward to catching “Waitress” and maybe “Tosca” this weekend – I caught the performance bug again after Tuesday’s spontaneous trip to “Miss Saigon” with Dave!
Playing: catch-up on life in general after the frenetic September and October I’ve had so far.
Listening: lately, to a playlist I call “morning music” that’s heavy on Norah Jones, Lake Street Dive, The Lumineers, The National, Josh Ritter, Okkervil River, Bon Iver, and The Oh Hellos, among others.
Wishing: that I was a morning person.
Enjoying: NorCal’s temperate fall weather.
Waiting: for the chesterfield of my dreams to be delivered sometime this week – hurry up, Pottery Barn!
Liking: the quiet of a blissfully empty, cool, clean, unpacked and (mostly) settled apartment.
Wondering: why I perpetually put off the un-fun tasks – I have a bunch of random shit I planned to do yesterday, didn’t do, and that I now have to deal with on Monday…oops.
Hoping: that my “Dear Evan Hansen” novel (they made it into a novel!!) comes on time YAY Amazon same-day ordering!
Marveling: at Amazon same-day ordering, duh. How lucky we are to be alive right now.
Needing: to get my ass in gear and hang my gallery wall as soon as it’s socially acceptable to wield a hammer.
Smelling: Target’s Pumpkin Bourbon candle – I’ve already burned through a whole big jar and we’re well into our second. It’s insanely scented olfactory crack and SO cheap and festive, pick one up!!
Wearing: hilariously oversized pajama pants, thick cozy socks, and my grandpa cardigan. Very sexy Saturday morning over here.
Following: #frenchiepuppy and #dogsonswings on Instagram – the happiest inundation of preciousness, several times a day.
Noticing: silver linings everywhere.
Knowing: that I need to stop having cheese and crackers for every meal…thank god we finally have pots, pans, and a Crockpot to break the endless cycle of Brie.
Thinking: about packing for Italy – less than a month, less than a month!!
Bookmarking: Christmas gift ideas – how is it already late October?
Giggling: at what an absolute idiot I am over certain things.
Feeling: better about a lot of the stress/angst/frustration I’ve dealt with lately.