LOVING: I want to say donuts, but I’m trying to come up with something better than that. I’m loving: pool days, the beach, the River Walk in Wilmington, our back deck, our garden and how much it’s grown, the Fresh Market, Virgil’s Root Beer, Isla’s chunky thighs in her adorable swimsuits, finding new blogs, being at peace with big decisions, making lovely new friends, podcasts, barre class this week, and damn good books (I just finished and LOVED The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty.)
And donuts. There’s no point in lying.
READING: When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times by Pema Chödrön. I discovered this book on one of the blogs I keep up with, and it’s incredible so far. Great advice for any time in your life — it doesn’t just have to be a difficult one. (I’m in a particularly great time in my life at the moment, but I’m still really taking this to heart.) Next on my list is The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin. (This totally sounds like a self-help list, but I promise it’s not. Just a to-read list being tackled.) Also, I’m currently halfway through my goal of 24 books in 2015. Maybe I’ll even pass that!
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WATCHING: We finally caved and decided to watch “Game of Thrones,” and we are already on season three. I really love it, but it also reallllly stresses me out. How do people watch this and not have an anxiety attack? I love Arya, Daenerys, and Margaery (for now — I have a feeling she could end up being someone to hate, but who knows). Other thing: We just finished “The Following,” and OMG. First of all, the ending was amazing. I didn’t even realize the series was over until the very last episode (I was heartbroken), but I sort of have to admit that (and Dom and I agreed) I’m happy it ended. It worked so well, and I’m glad the storyline ended before it was dragging (which happens inevitably with most shows). Loved how so very Dexter the ending was. (I’m part of the minority that really enjoyed, respected, and appreciated the series finale of “Dexter.”)
ANTICIPATING: For once, nothing. We’re rolling with the punches. It’s nice to be free of any anticipation for the first time in several months.
LISTENING TO: My “1904” playlist on Spotify. Namely, The Tallest Man on Earth, Ryan Adams, George Ezra, Family of the Year, James Bay, and (throwback) a whole lot of The Fray. I also really love “Comes and Goes (In Waves)” by Greg Laswell and “Try” by Zach Berkman at the moment. PS- Has anyone heard Leighton Meester’s album Heartstrings? I’m sort of into it. I like “Heartstrings” and “Run Away.”
PLANNING: Nothing, and I love this! I think I’ll probably use a lot of this month to work on my personal (business) website though, so maybe we can count that as planning. I hope to have it launched (and switched to WordPress.org) by June 30th, along with my blog. I’m also getting a new layout which I’m pretty pumped for, but I need to make the switch first.
WORKING ON: Well, I guess the above text answers that, so I’ll dig a little deeper. I’m working on myself. I’m working on starting fresh, feeling good, and doing what makes me happy. I think we could all work on this a little more, no?
WISHING: For a Kitchenaid mixer (in pink or mint), but I’m going to be waiting a little longer for this one.