Monday, August 27, 2012

Currently ::: August edition

Can't believe August is almost over!

Current book: The Kitchen House. I started this book last week and so far it is very, very good.

Current playlist: Coldplay, Zac Brown, Lady Antebellum, Chris Tomlin. Basically I'm all over the place.

Current color: Purple

Current drink: In July I got sucked back into drinking diet coke on a much-too-regular basis. I blame it on the proximity of Sonic to the pool and the fact that it was always happy hour at Sonic when we were headed home and I was always hot and in need of a cold drink. Now I'm trying to detox from caffeine again because I think it is why I've been sleeping so poorly the last few weeks.

Current food addiction: I'm trying to enjoy as much summer produce as I can before it's gone. I was sad the other day when Costco had downsized from 4lb to 2lb containers of strawberries. That means the end of summer is near. Sigh.

Current favorite favorite: I bought this magnet in Crested Butte. It makes me happy.
Current wishlist: Fall, candy corn, pumpkin spice lattes (I think they make their seasonal debut on Saturday), the start of football, and for my sister to have her baby when I'm in Arkansas in a few weeks.

Current need: Some motivation in the kitchen. I am having the hardest time with meals lately. I'm still cooking but I'm just not enjoying it. I think I'm ready for soups and stews and a fall-ish menu.

Current triumph: In September we will have one of our two credit cards completely paid off. We've been debt free at two different times in our twenty-two years of marriage and it's a wonderful feeling. We're not currently debt-free, but we are moving that direction and we have operated on a cash-only basis for the last five-ish years. I never cease to be amazed at God's provision for us.

Current annoyance: The transition lenses on my glasses. I got that feature because it was completely covered under insurance but I despise how dark my glasses get when I'm in the sun and how long it takes them to go back to normal. Vain, much?

Current indulgence: Going to bed super early. Ahhhh...such a luxury for me.

Current blessing: A fulfilling marriage. It's a blessing I don't take for granted.

Current outfit: This rarely changes--capris, flip flops, short sleeved top. Lately though I've been able to wear some lightweight cardigans and jeans. I'm ready for more of that.

Current excitement: The Arkansas/Alabama game in Fayetteville in a few weeks. Go HOGS!

Current planning project: A menu for Bunco!

Current goof-up: I got completely ready and made an appetizer for a party on Saturday night that was actually on SUNDAY night. I'm so glad we called ahead of time to ask a silly question because the hostess corrected my error and saved us from actually driving to the party and showing up on the wrong night. What a goof up. John and I ended up going on a little impromptu date that night since we were dressed. The actual party last night was great. It was sad to say good-bye to sweet friends but we got to catch up with so many people we hadn't seen in a long time. It was a nice way to end the weekend.

Hope all you peeps have a great week.

PS: My kids totally make fun of me for saying peeps. Evidently it's not a cool word. Whatev.


Elizabeth said...

The Starbucks in superTarget had a sign counting down the days until their fall drinks come out-5 more days!

My little sister is trying to get me tickets to that game-I'll come say hi if I make it!

Beth said...

Ah, loved the Kitchen House--I just couldn't put it down--so emotional!

Gretchen said...

Speaking of cool words, or words which mean cool...I was introduced to a new one, yesterday. Evidently, "filthy" means cool.

I've got my finger on the pulse.