currently... can't always get what you want

My wonderful guy... Otto sounded out, "You Can't Always Get What You Want," his favorite Rolling Stones song.

Currently is a weekly link-up that I happily co-host with the fabulous and amazing  Randalin ♥ of Harvesting Kale each week (sending Miss Randalin some healing vibes and virtual miso; I think her whole fam has been taken down with flu). We hope that you can participate by writing your own Currently post (using our themes or your own) and please join us by linking up. What have you been enjoying, buying, forgetting, drinking, anticipating this week? Over here, we have been...

Enjoying snow. Oh wait that is a lie. Otto has been enjoying snow. The rest of us have been trying not to cry since it's been a snow day every day in Eugene for a week, schools shut down, except UO so Rob's finals (that he has to give and take) and quarterly research have all still been going down right on time, as has all of the year-end stuff at my work, so we have been scrambling for childcare, driving on roads that our van is all like, "What? No! No!" on and otherwise going stir crazy and shaking our fists.

Buying boring books. I am starting to enjoy something of a reputation as someone with INCREDIBLY BORING taste in books. Meanwhile I'm in boring book hog heaven! You Learn By Living is a book of essays by Eleanor Roosevelt and so far it's like the 1950s version of Lean In (another book I'm reading right now). And then Farm City by Novella Carpenter (about her squat farm in Oakland) has really captured my imagination which inspired me to get another of her books The Essential Urban Farmer which is a manual on how to operate an urban farm, from bee keeping to canning to vegetable beds and more. I haven't started it yet but the illustrations by Bronwyn Barry are fantastic and I'm hoping it helps guide me as I take on a backyard garden and canning as 2014 challenges. Boring books are the new Project Runway since Project Runway really isn't Project Runway without Tim Gunn, now is it All Stars? No, it is not. Although I will still lower myself to watching All Stars tonight, along with Love Actually on AMC. Back to Books! I also ordered A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster which I am excited to dig into. Rob side-eyed me extra hard for that one, haha. I think all this reading must mean I am finally over the sleep-deprivation hump that was my wonderful second child. It feels really great to be curled up with a book every day once again.

Forgetting how fun it is to be a kid and say words like, "stupid poop butt." Otto is reminding us that it is not only fun to say potty words, but to sound them out and write them on notes. We are finding some pretty hilarious papers around our house these days. Yipes.

Drinking warm things. Drinking in this time with my kids, even though it's frustrating to be stuck so much at home.

Anticipating time with my family in just a week! We'll be off to Arizona for Christmastime with our families and I can't wait to just kick it at our parents' houses, hang with our siblings, and let Otto and Loretta run amok with their cousins. Also sunshine. Also tamales. Also a possible date night or two.  

That was this week. Here are next week's themes: 
baking, loving, missing, craving, laughing

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