Tuesday, July 16, 2013

July Currents

Current Read: While we were on vacation last week I read Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander by Phil Robertson. I'm a Duck Dynasty fan and I respect Mr. Robertson even more after reading this book. It's a fast and easy read, and I happen to think the man is brilliant! Next up is something by Kent Haruf. I have two of his books by my bed and can't decide which one to begin first. I'll probably choose The Tie that Binds, because it's due back from the library soon!

Current Playlist: Just a bunch of current pop songs that my kids have downloaded. With a bit of Josh Turner mixed in. :)

Current Color: I'm loving blues this summer. Blue has never been a "go-to" color for me, but I'm still stuck on turquoise, with navy blue running a close second. And then of course there is aqua blue (the color of the pool!) that just screams SUMMER! 

Current Drink: Anything cool and refreshing. I saw this recipe for a dairy-free/vegan strawberry milkshake yesterday and I can't wait to try it. I get excited when I find non-dairy substitutes for things I love. 

Current Food: I had an amazing spinach salad in Denver last weekend that had a lemon-herb vinaigrette dressing on it. I've been trying to replicate it ever since. This recipe is pretty close, but I still have some tweaking to do. Last night I made these veggie tacos and they were SO good. I've got dibs on the leftovers!  

Current Favorite Favorite: Zoya nail polish. I picked up a bottle of this at Ulta while shopping with Sarah. They had a promotion going on (buy 2 get 1 free) and she chose a couple of colors she wanted for her birthday so my bottle was actually free. Zoya is free of formaldehyde and several other chemicals that I know nothing about but that aren't really good for you. What impressed me was that I put one coat on (on my toes) and it was great coverage that lasted 10 days without chipping, despite some serious walking/hiking mileage and two days at the pool. Those two things that usually destroy my pedis lickety-split. It's slightly more expensive than normal polish but I'm sold. I chose the color Sooki--a true red.

Current Addiction: Sno cones. With lots and lots of homemade, sugary syrups. Cherry is my favorite. 

Current Wish List: I'd love to have a day with NOT ONE THING on my calendar. Hopefully soon...

Current Need: A haircut and a new planner. I've gotten in the habit of using a planner and mine expired in JUNE! I am not coping well. 

Current Triumph: Well, I've been to the grocery store and cooked two meals since we returned from vacation. That feels like a triumph because it is always SO SO SO hard for me to get back in that groove after a week of being served. Anyone else?

Current Annoyance: Duplicity. And also my lack of blogging. Hope to remedy the latter this week. 

Current Confession: Lately I've been watching old episodes of Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo. I can't explain it. I won't even try. That show is a train wreck and exploits that family, that child in so many ways but I can't tear myself away when it's on. It's awful and yet addicting. Ugh. Television at it's very worst. Seriously. 

Current Blessing: The ability to be at home with my kids in the summer. Even though they're bigger now and are pretty self-sufficient I still enjoy being home with them during the day. I don't plan as many outings and fun, entertaining things as I used to when they were smaller but I still try to make summer feel like a special time. 

Current Outfit: Running shorts, t-shirt...which will later change to capris, summer top, flip flops. 

Current Excitement: I have some fun hiking plans in the next couple of weeks and we also have a trip to Arkansas/Missouri coming up. Oh....and one BIG, EXCITING night with Sarah coming up. I'm gonna leave you hanging on that one. 

Current Project: Clean/organize our basement storage area. It's a disaster!

Current plans for the day: A little work, a little bit of cleaning/laundry (its SO daily!), and catching up with a friend later on. Hopefully a trip to Target too for the aforementioned planner + a birthday gift for a party Abbey is going to this week.

Peace out, peeps. Have a great Tuesday. 


whimzie said...

My planner expired in June, too, and I've been lost!! I need a new one but that's always a big decision for me. Kelly doesn't know why I'm so tech friendly with everything else but insist on a paper planner and a sharpened pencil with a good eraser. I can't explain it. It's just one of my things.

Deena said...

Yeah for paper planners! Which kind of planner do you use?

Be sure to wave at me when you travel to Arkansas...or give me a shout if you have time for a quick coffee break.