Currently | v.1

today i am joining in with This Amazing Day for her weekly "currently" post... currently i am...

Wishing for a few more hours in the day, days in the week, etc. because it's pretty overwhelming --> life. there are so many things i'd like to do every day that i never get around to. from crafts and adventures with the kids to doing the stupid laundry. it's hard to explain how time just seems to be slipping through my fingers lately, the kids growing like weeds, and me feeling a little outside of it all. hopefully settling into our new place will make a difference. oh, and i am also wishing that i stumble upon a great full-length mirror, bookcases, a dresser, and other wonderful things for the new house in a free pile. i would pay you back, universe! and of course wishing the move goes well.  

Reading chapter books every night with Otto. so far in the past few weeks we have read seven chapter books and for his age (3 1/2) we have found the Flat Stanley series to be the most age appropriate and just totally charming and silly and full of adventures. for my personal reading i am trudging through book 3 of the Fifty Shades series and am ready to bludgeon myself to death with a leather riding crop. somehow this summer i found myself reading first the Hunger Games series and now this. as much as i like being "in the know" with what everyone's talking about book-wise, i have to say i'm ready to smash my face into cement at this point and will be returning to my George Washington biographies and other dork lit as soon as i'm done with Fifty Shades Freed.

Cooking home made ice cream, blackberry and blueberry sauces, and planning on making this tortellini soup this week.

Anticipating decorating our new home, which will really be a "home" as we'll be there most likely for the duration of our time here in Eugene. probably 4 or 5 years. i am loving so much of what i see style-wise on Pinterest lately (modern, minimal, pretty) and just hope i am able to put together a home that suits us in style as well as utility. i am looking forward to a lot of thrift trips to get us there!

Missing my friends and family. always. raising my kids this far away from them pretty much breaks my heart every day. if it weren't for Skype i'd be downright depressed about it.

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1 comment:

almafumiko said...

1. I suck for not giving you a second to tell me about moving when we had lunch today. New House??!! Awesome. I must learn more about this. And go thrift shopping with you. And maybe between the two of us, we can build cool things for your house like people on Pinterest.

2. I didn't realize you're going to be here for just 4 or 5 years. (Again, I need to talk less when we hang out.) As your friend, I hope that your next stop finds you closer to home, near family and friends. As the greedy biotch who has decided you are an awesome person and we need to be like Janis Ian and Damian from Mean Girls (I didn't memorize their names, I had to look them up online), I am sad. But I'm glad we have those five years to be friends who live in the same city. :)

3. I read Hunger Games in March. My 12-year-old self was so happy. Thought I would see what all the 50 Shades excitement was about, but I was not very far into the first book when I started getting a headache. I think it was from all of the eye rolling I was doing. And I don't mean the good kind of eye rolling. I mean, the annoyed, you-cannot-be-serious eye rolling. maybe I just haven't read far enough yet. So far, she is dancing around in his shirt, cooking him eggs.

4. I'm sure I shouldn't be commenting on blogs on the clock but this is research. :)