Currently In November

November 1, 2010

I’m out of my slump, I think! Wahoo! Let’s go November, bring us some fall weather will you?

Current Book(s): I told David he could pick out a book for me to read, and that always means true crime. In this genre, the well-written books are excellent and fascinating, and the bad books are just terrible. David reads everything. It works out because he pre-screens them for me and I only read the best ones. (Some past favorites: In Cold Blood, The Stranger Beside Me, and And the Sea Will Tell.) So right now I’m reading Columbine by Dave Cullen, which he spent ten years researching. It’s so interesting.

Current Playlist: The song that’s playing right this moment is “Ramona” by Guster. It’s a good one.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: I’m back on my chocolate chip-eating kick. But my nutritionist said that I can have dark chocolate every day, so that means it’s healthy, right?

Current Color: I saw this olive green sweater dress on Ruche, and now not only am I in love with olive green but I desperately need a sweater dress.

Current Drink: Just see my previous post to read all about Mix1 protein drinks, my current obsession.

Current Food: These are my staples lately: eggs, beans, hummus, and fruit. I think I might die without them.

Current Favorite Show: I had a dream the other night that I was on Dancing With the Stars. I constantly wonder how I would actually do on that show if I could be taught to dance. I think I might do alright if I could get over my embarrassment.

Current Wishlist: I started working on my Christmas list, and since I usually only get one major gift each year I’m trying to decide between upgrading to an iPhone 4, an e-reader, or a nice pair of riding boots. What would you choose?

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Current Needs: I really need to learn to cook. Maybe what I should ask for for Christmas is cooking classes, because I can never motivate myself to do it on my own. I also need to get back in to exercising other than running. As we are finally able to focus on getting pregnant again, I’m putting a hold on running just to be safe. I want to start swimming, biking, and doing yoga instead.

Current Triumphs: Well, we were finally able to do an IUI last week. After two years of infertility it was a relief to actually do something like that. We won’t know any results for another week and a half, but no matter what happens I’m in a better place mentally now that we have reached this point. I’m extremely hopeful that an IUI will work for us one of these times.

Current Bane(s) of my Existence: Medical bills! My goodness, they keep rolling in. If it’s not for David’s hospital stay, it’s for infertility testing and treatment or annoying things like the dentist. One of these days we’ll get them paid and get back on top of our finances.

Current Celebrity Crush: Y’all, I am sorely lacking in celebrity crushes. They are so much fun to have, and yet I can’t think of one. Who do you recommend?

Current Indulgence: Can I tell you how much I love being a Nintendo ambassador? Every now and then they send me fun stuff to tell you about. Last week the new game “Kirby’s Epic Yarn” was delivered out of the blue and made my day. My brother-in-law, the video game freak, was there when I opened it. He actually had been watching trailers of it and was totally jealous. So I’ve been playing it almost every day since then, but I’m definitely going to pass it on to him once I beat it. :)

Current Blessing(s): I feel like I’ve been granted a supernatural dose of patience. For the most part I’m not going crazy waiting to get pregnant, or to pay off our debt, or for our next vacation. I don’t know if it will last, but for now I’m basking in God’s provision for today.

Current Outfit: Oh, I haven’t showered yet today so I’m still in a cotton tank top and shorts. Nothing to see here, move along please.

Current Excitement: I start my new job next week! I’m looking forward to riding the bus to work again, calmer days, meeting my new coworkers, making weekend plans, and seeing what my new routine will be like.

Current Link: For gluten-free stuff, I’m completely depending on Living Without. For local, organic food sources (like Thanksgiving turkey!) I’m using Local Harvest. And for laughs, have you seen Very Mary Kate?

Happy November!

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Comments on Currently In November

  1. 1

    From Scott:

    Mostly because I want to see what they are like, I think you should get an e-reader. In particular, a Kindle.

    And I am super jealous about Kirby, but I can’t complain too much if you are going to let me borrow it. It’s not like I have any time to play games this month.

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    From kapachino:

    I’ve been doing research on e-readers, trying to figure out which one I want. Right now I’m thinking I want a Sony Reader Daily Edition. Sony is an electronics company so it seems like they’d make a better product. The battery lasts two weeks on them. A huge selling point for me with the Sony is that it supports epub books so I could check out e-books from the library on it. I don’t think the Kindle can do that, can it?

  3. 3

    From Scott:

    It can, but you have to convert them to the Kindle format first. I’ve never tried, but it sounds pretty easy. The Sony, of course, doesn’t requite an intermediate step.

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    From MelissaOklahoma:

    Good list, and that dress is super cute. I love it too.

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    From Tabaitha:

    Love your Currently in November! I would go with the boots, only because those can last forever and they are a classic. Tonights episode of DWTS is going to be so good. Max is my new fav crush on the show.

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    From kapachino:

    Oh yes, Maks is hot. I go in and out of crushing on him. Can’t wait to see lots of people from old seasons back on tonight’s show!

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    From Megan:

    I love that dress! I need a sweater dress, too.

    I’d go for the e-reader. You’ll be able to carry books where ever you go! :)

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    From dadman:

    I vote for the E reader, maybe someone who loves you can get it for you at Christmas

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    From Kyla Roma:

    Ooh, the choice between an e-reader and an iPhone is tough! I have a super old iPhone so I just got a Kindle and I really love it, but if you don’t have a smart phone I would say take that plunge first. Having the internet with you all the time is so useful! :)

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    From Stephany:

    E-reader! I never thought I would say that but I’ve heard nothing but praise about them from other people who never thought they’d say that. I think it would be the perfect option for you!

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    From Megan:


    I thought technology had gone too far with automatic-flushing toilets. But now, it has gone after my books. I will not stand for it.

    Also, once you get those boots… can I borrow them some time?

    (Love you lots!)

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    From LG:

    So exciting about the IUI! Will be praying for you about that.

    I love the boots! And the sweater dress! Oh man, this makes me want to go shopping. :0)

    I recently read “The Hour I First Believed” by Wally Lamb, and that had a lot of true stuff about Columbine in it. So interesting…it’s nice to have a spouse that can screen books for you! We do that too, though sometimes our tastes are a little different.

    Take care!

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    From Nora:

    I need some sweater dresses in my life.
    We should get together and play Kirby together. Or just have a meet-up. Either way :)

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    From Laura:

    I’m catching up on commenting on the posts that I read during my CPA studying madness, so I’m sorry this is a month later…but I would choose the riding boots! I want some so badly, but every pair I see and like end up being $50+ (Sometimes like ++++++) and I’m just not into spending that much on shoes. (Not that I’d want someone else to spend that much on me either, but maybe if someone found some more affordable ones for a Christmas gift! haha)

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