Currently In September

September 7, 2010

I’m a little late getting this out, but that’s what being in the hospital will do. But we’re home now! Yay!

Current Book(s): Children of Hurin by J.R.R. Tolkien. I am loving it, and if I’m not careful I will soon be re-reading The Silmarillion, The Hobbit, and Lord of the Rings even though I have way too many other things on my list. I am also listening to The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale on audiobook by my brother-in-law’s recommendation, and it is excellent.

Current Playlist: Right this very second I am listening to my Over the Rhine station on Pandora and “Little Did I Know” is playing. This station is beautiful, mellow, and melodic. I highly recommend it.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: The amount of chocolate I’ve eaten lately.

Current Color: I’m working on the front room of our house, and the colors there are white and soft blues and greens.

Current Drink: I’m happy that I’ve discovered V8 Fusion, especially the strawberry/banana flavor. A full serving of fruits and vegetables in every glass! Perfect to disguise the taste of the gigantic, bitter pills I have to take now!

Current Food: This past month I’ve sort of gone vegetarian, and while that is a topic for another day, lately I’ve been enjoying lots of soup and pasta until I muster the courage to give more adventurous cooking a shot.

Current Favorite Show: While I wait for the second half of season one of Glee to come out on DVD, and until Dancing With the Stars makes its premiere, David and I are thoroughly enjoying 30 Rock on Netflix streaming.

Current Wishlist: I want to walk into a thrift or antique store and find the perfect pieces of furniture for my house at an outrageously affordable price. I want a leather couch for our living room so I can say goodbye to vacuuming ours every other day. Getting the dogs to stay off it is a lost cause. Every time I see an ad for Rosetta Stone I have a huge longing for it to teach me Spanish. I’d love to be pregnant soon. I want to visit some of my best friends in other cities. I wish I could justify upgrading to an iPhone 4.

Current Needs: I could still really use some new clothes, but that is not in the budget. We need our money to last us another six weeks until David starts earning a paycheck again. I need to get over my fear and reluctance to cook consistently.

Current Triumphs: I’m quite proud of my attitude toward life lately, and how I’ve been enjoying living in the moment. I’m happy with the amount I’ve been reading, and how I’ve kept up with my Bible reading plan as well after sixty-six days. And I signed up for a 5k, so hopefully I’ll actually start running again.

Current Bane(s) of my Existence: Having no money to spare is a blessing and a curse. Several times lately I’ve caught myself thinking, “If only we had a little extra…” and then trying to justify a purchase.

Current Celebrity Crush: Viggo Mortenson in the Lord of the Rings movies. My gosh.

Current Indulgence: I sure have been enjoying getting 10-12 hours of sleep every day I’m off work.

Current Blessing(s): My husband, and how he lets me know that I am loved and appreciated. That my dog Cleo has been showing me that she missed me while I was gone by sleeping next to my head every night and following me around from room to room. Our families, their daily visits, and all the snacks and food they bring. :)

Current Outfit: Oh, just the usual plaid lounge shorts from Gap Body, ribbed tank top, and hoodie.

Current Excitement: Nothing big is coming up, but I’m looking forward to David healing, getting back into running, and going to see Beth Moore tonight. Our church has been meeting in homes all summer and it’s been too long since I’ve been in a worship service. I need it.

Current Link: Want to learn to solve a Rubik’s cube? Here’s the website I used. For the last couple steps, use this website. You’ll be a hit at parties.

Happy September!

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Comments on Currently In September

  1. 1

    From Erin:

    I absolutely loved The Goose Girl! Such a fantastic book. :)

  2. 2

    From Nikki Hanley:

    I’m glad you mentioned the Mistletoe 5k – I’ve been wanting to sign up for one and this one sounds good! Getting my family to sign up. Now I have to start running!

  3. 3

    From Kyla Roma:

    I still can’t really believe that you get to see Beth live on a semi-regular basis, that must be amazing!

    It sounds like your family is wrapping around you guys and really being there for you during this recovery & budget crunching time- I’m so glad you guys are so supported and loved <3

  4. 4

    From Emily Jane:

    I’d love to see pics of the front room of your house once you’re done – the colours sound dreamy :)

  5. 5

    From Nora:

    I wish we lived closer together cause I’d totally love to run the 5k with you!

    I love V8 Fusion! So delicious :)

  6. 6

    From Lauren:

    I would run with you too! Beth Moore? Jealous! Am curious about the fear to cook consistently. Maybe because some recipes are difficult? As for me, I plan out 3 dinners that I/we make per week. That way we have freedom to do leftovers or grab something quick because sometimes our schedules are really full. (Or, ahem, because I’m lazy!) 3x per week seems managable for us at this stage of life. :0)

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    From Naomi:

    I love Goose Girl. I’ve read it twice, and also have read 3 other books that pick up the story. They’re all pretty good.

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