I’m not even going to try to pretend like this post is original. I’ve seen a lot of other bloggers do them over the years and I always enjoy reading their lives broken down into these little chunks. And behold, a bandwagon and away I go to jump upon its friendly self. But some days it is just a nice exercise to pause and take stock of life.
Making : Syllabi for my classes that start next week.
Cooking : eggs, always eggs – thank you Whole30.
Drinking : Good Earth Sweet & Spicy tea.
Reading: through my PhD reading list, which has me toiling away in the 18th Century at the moment.
Wanting: a Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha… alas, it is not only this blasted “clean eating” that nixes that one (why do they stop serving them so soon???).
Looking: through photos from a bridal shoot I did at the National Gallery last week.
Playing: classical music because it’s my study jam.
Wasting: the chicken bones – many crunchy things have I embraced, but I just can’t make the jump to bone broth.
Sewing: um, no.
Wishing: that it would snow big soft blankets across this city.
Enjoying: my new morning routine that has me up earlier with time to soak in the quiet and spend some time in scripture before my day starts.
Waiting: for my computer to finish backing up into the cloud, even if it says it has 19.2 days remaining. (It has to be joking…. right? )
Liking: how James’ closet looks after we purged it last weekend and he let me organize the shirts by color.
Wondering: if I will actually succeed in learning to speak any German this semester.
Loving: how cozy my schedule is in these pre-semester days, just me, a lot of tea, and piles of books to plow through on my couch.
Hoping: for a snow day…. even if I work from home most days, just the idea of one seems magical, and having James home a little later in the morning wold be the best.
Marveling: at the snowflakes on my sleeves from where I just ran outside in my pajamas to see them. (I promise to do no more of these about the snow.)
Needing: to get moving around a little more today before my Fitbit starts heckling.
Smelling: the last of the Christmas candles that we can’t stop burning.
Wearing: my amazing fair Isle leggings that make my legs look like they belong at a slumber party for Nordic maidens.
Following: all the people on the grams who keep sharing Whole30 recipes so I don’t lose my mind.
Noticing: how much easier it is to wake up in the mornings these days.
Knowing: that that is partially do to the aforementioned cozy schedule.
Thinking: about the apartments we toured on Saturday, and the decision we made to stay in our little one bedroom one another year.
Feeling: like that was the right decision, even if I was yearning for more space, even if it is one that we made with me in tears.
Bookmarking: Ankle boots, alllllll the ankle boots.
Anyone else taking stock these days? If not, anyone have any good ankle boot recommendations?