Currently In July

July 6, 2010

Even though I didn’t get a long weekend, I had a great two days off including sleeping in, World Cup, frozen yogurt, seeing Eclipse, a night on the town eating at a delicious Italian restaurant and seeing Wicked for the second time with David, an emotional last church service before we change buildings, cleaning house,  grilling with friends & family, my return to yoga, and an early bedtime. What’s not to love?

Bring it on, July!

Current Book(s): The main book I’m reading right now is The Well at the World’s End Vol. II, but yesterday my husband brought home a book called The Dog Listener by Jan Fennell. I’m not counting it as one of my 50 books for 2010 because I skipped most of the background info and am only skimming the 30-day training plan. So far it’s teaching me a lot about how to communicate with our pups, and there are some easy things we can do to start training them. (Although David is already regretting giving me the book because it means he can’t give Eddie bones whenever she wants.)

Current Playlist: My brother got me the soundtracks to In the Heights and Wonderland, and my friend Lauren got me The Punch Brothers’ newest release “Antifogmatic.” These three, along with the Wicked soundtrack, have been on repeat in my car.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Not showering on my days off. Does anyone else regard showering as a huge chore?

Current Color: Loving sunny yellow. I don’t have anything in that color, but I enjoy it whenever I see it!

Current Drink: Iced coffee. Why didn’t I think of making my own at home before this? The reasons I love it are threefold: 1) I can make a big batch and keep it in the fridge, which cuts down on time getting ready in the morning, 2) when it’s 85 degrees already when I wake up, I’m not really craving a hot drink, and 3) it’s delicious!

Current Food: Lots and lots of cereal, but what else is new?

Current Favorite Show: My youngest brother is a TV aficionado, and he’s made it his goal to watch everything that’s good. He makes me feel like I’m missing out on a whole lot, but the truth is I just don’t have the time. Right now I’m still just watching Gossip Girl from Netflix and The Bachelorette.

Current Wishlist: Let’s get superficial, shall we? I want a subscription to House Beautiful, a dock with speakers for my iPhone, a pair of Toms shoes, some pretty necklaces, a few summer dresses, Rosetta Stone for Spanish, to want to cook, & to actually be interested in photography.

Current Needs: An organic face wash that I can use on my eyes that doesn’t make me break out, a case for my phone, for the refinance on our house to go through, & motivation to exercise.

Current Triumphs: Oh goodness. Let’s see. I’ve started a Bible reading plan that has me reading ten chapters a day, and I’m two days into it. I know it’s premature to consider this a triumph, but at least I started, right?

Current Bane(s) of my Existence: The process of refinancing our house. Don’t even get me started!

Current Celebrity Crush: I know USA is out of the World Cup, but I just think Clint Dempsey is so cute. Maybe because he reminds me a bit of my husband. :)

Current Indulgence: Sleeping in till at least 9 a.m. on my days off, grazing on M&M’s all day long, and not making any plans besides lounging around.

Current Blessing(s): I have a great job working for an amazing company that still gives out annual performance-based raises. I just got mine, and it was the maximum possible. :)

Current Outfit: Rolled up striped pajama pants & a stretchy tank from Gap.

Current Excitement: At the end of the month we have a two week vacation planned to the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina! We’ll be staying in a cabin in the mountains with David’s family, hiking up Mt. Mitchell, whitewater rafting, visiting the Biltmore Mansion, taking a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, and as a bonus stopping in Nashville to see friends and in Columbia, SC to visit my aunt & uncle. I can hardly wait!

Current Link: Lately I’ve been desperate for new music, which is why I was so excited to discover Stereomood. Just click on what mood you’re in, and a playlist pops up. I’ve been listening to “Asleep On My Feet” while I write this (since that’s what my dogs are doing), and it’s been the perfect ambient background music.

Happy July!

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Comments on Currently In July

  1. 1

    From Rae:

    “Does anyone else regard showering as a huge chore?”
    Yes! And the longer my hair is the more I hate showering. I know that it shouldn’t make much of a difference, but every time I get my hair cut I feel as if washing it is so much easier and that makes showers much less of a pain.

    Reading 10 chapters a day is a great triumph! That is something like 19 more than I’ve read in the past two days.

    Have fun on your vacation!

  2. 2

    From Ashley:

    I love those dresses!

    How do you make your iced coffee? I don’t know if that’s a stupid question or not, but I’ve read instructions online and they seem super complicated (by my low standards) and then other people are like, “I just make coffee and put it in the refrigerator! Duh.”

  3. 3

    From kapachino:

    I love the dresses too; I wish they were mine!

    I’m still perfecting the art of making iced coffee. I tried a cold brew in the French Press but it wasn’t great. My sister-in-law makes a great batch, and she just brews a pot, lets it cool off a bit, puts in French vanilla creamer until it’s a nice light color, then refrigerates it overnight. That’s what I’m going to try next!

  4. 4

    From Chelsea:

    I love to shower but I hate the post-shower. Dealing with wet hair, getting re-dressed, makeup if I have to go somewhere. It’s just a lot of work!

    We refinanced several months ago and OH MY it was a pain. I’m glad we did it but I’m REALLY glad it’s over.

    Congrats on your raise!!

  5. 5

    From kapachino:

    You’re right about the showering: it’s the post-shower that I hate. WAY too much work, especially on my day off!

    I can’t even talk about the refinance. I will just get mad. I need some distance from it first!

  6. 6

    From Amy --- Just A Titch:

    1. Showering is a massive pain! UGH.

    2. Ashley asked my question about iced coffee :) Trying that soon!

    3. Thanks for the Stereomood link!

  7. 7

    From Megan:

    Ugh, showers. SO 2009.

  8. 8

    From Mom:

    It sounds like you have a wonderful life right now! Indeed, what’s not to love?!

  9. 9

    From Emily Jane:

    The showering part isn’t a chore for me but the process of blowdrying and straightening my frizzy mess afterwards is!

  10. 10

    From Kyla Roma:

    The Dog Listener is *fabulous*! Enjoy :)

  11. 11

    From Nora:

    Yes, I do think that showering is a huge chore sometimes, so absolutely no judgment here on that.

    LOVE all the dresses that you featured; if only I had an endless supply of money and sarah jessica parker like legs :)

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    From Nicole:

    I’ve always wanted to see Wicked! And I’m counting down to my vacation too! I’ll be in the mountains as well… but in the mountains of New Hampshire. :) Oh, and totally agree with you on the iced coffee! Sooo good in the summer!

  13. 13

    From Marchar:

    Showering is it a chore? Well, yes I’ve thought of it that way many times. I absolutely hate the after shower stuff . . . but . . . when you consider that for most of history people have had to go without a bath of any kind for months on end . . . no fresh water, no soap, no toothpaste, no toilet paper, etc. . . . well then I feel a little guilty for complaining about “having” to take a shower. In fact I’ve been a bit convicted about my attitude. We really do have it pretty good :>) Love you, M

  14. 14

    From Marchar:

    Oh, and about you visit to SC …. let us know the dates. I want to take off so I can visit with you guys while you’re here. M

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