Thursday, January 19, 2012


Current Books: I'm feeling some shame that month after month I have to admit I'm not reading much of anything. I'm definitely experiencing a dry spell. Two books on my to-read list are Beautiful Outlaw and Odd Girl Out. Maybe next month I will have finished one of them. Cross your fingers. 

Current Playlist: A worship mix.

Current Color: Red.

Current Drink: I have seven caffeine-free months under my belt so that really limits my choices. I mostly drink Good Earth tea, water, and occasionally Zevia caffeine-free cola. 

Current Food: I've been enjoying some amazing blackberries from Costco lately. I'm also hooked on goat cheese--on (gluten-free) crackers, on salads, and just by itself. 

Current Favorite Favorite: Downton Abbey! It's sooooooo good, y'all. Also, I rediscovered my dutch oven. It was actually my grandmother's and my mom gave it to me a few years ago. I've been using it a LOT lately and I love it!

Current Wishlist: A black and white chevron scarf. I have a very clear picture in my mind of what I want and of what I don't. Sadly, I can't find one like the one in my mind's eye. Oh, and I also really like these touch screen gloves.

Current Needs: New dishwasher. Joy.

Current Triumph: I'm caught up on laundry! That's a biggie! 

Current Annoyances: The crazy wind we've had this week. Lying. Passive-agressiveness.

Current Indulgence: A 10-15 minute nap in the afternoons. I get up super early most days and lately I've needed that little power nap to get me through the evenings!

Current Mood: Quiet.

Current Blessing: Getting to spend time with one of my best friends from high school. She was in Denver last weekend visiting her in-laws and we met for a day of shopping (hello, IKEA!) and got to catch up a little since our (short) visit last summer. I wish she lived closer so we could do that more. Love you, Jennifer. :)

Current Outfit: Jeans, UGGS, long-sleeved tee, down vest, and scarf. 

Current Excitement: It's supposed to be nice outside today so I'm hiking with some friends. Plus, it's Thursday--one day closer to the weekend...and football! Hooray!

Current Link: A few actually...
25 Ways to Wear a Scarf (really cool YouTube video)(it's worth the 4.5 minutes!)
A Letter from my 90-Year-Old Self (A post on my husband's blog)
A movie that I watched this week and LOVED!


Brenda said...

Current good news: I've recently heard...wait for it...Trader Joe's is coming to CO and so is In N Out burger!!! Could it be true? I'm gonna definitely research to find out. Have you heard that?

Jennifer said...

Love you too, Mer & so enjoyed our visit and shopping trip through IKEA! If Denver gets Trader Joe's, my joy will be complete on each visit!

Just watched the scarf video - so neat! Now I want to go back to Rack and pick up a cool new scarf... :)


Angie said...

We are SO loving Downton Abbey too!!!!

*carrie* said...


You're not the first person to mention Downton Abbey--sounds interesting.

I am not with you on the goat cheese. I spent a summer living in France, and I am sorry to say that I missed Kraft cheddar!

I saw Midnight in Paris over our holiday. However, my in-laws weren't quite as appreciative of it as I was. =)

SZM said...

I am OBSESSED with Downton Abbey!

Jennifer said...

Oh yeah... re: the goat cheese, it is wonderful on a salad with toasted walnuts or pecans & balsamic vinegar glaze. Also, wonderful sliced and rolled in panko (or another gluten free "breading") and toasted in the oven and served warm on a salad. Oh my - love the stuff.

jen medeiros said...

Going to start watching Downtown Abbey tonight!

Betsy said...

I've heard alot about Downtown Abby. I need to watch it! Doesn't it come on PBS? And I just saw Midnight In Paris and I loved it too. Such an interesting concept! One of my favorite parts, though, was the beginning with all the scenes of Paris. So pretty!

Stephanie Kay said...

I've discovered scarves. Love them! But in a rut for how to wear them. Thanks for the link.

Emily said...

This is such a fun post! I might have to borrow your "Currently" idea on my blog : )

Have a great week!