Friday, September 05, 2014

Currently ::: September

Current Read: I finally finished this book. I generally don't like non-fiction but I really can't say enough good things about this book--I think I highlighted something on almost every single page. I'm still thinking of blogging about some of my takeaways. I started The Fault In Our Stars a few weeks ago but find myself reading only in short snatches in the carpool line and it's taking me forEVER to make progress with that book.

Current Playlist: Taylor Swift. One Direction. Chris Tomlin radio.

Current Color(s): Orange. Because it's September and is starting to feel like fall in Colorado. 

Current Food: I'm on a cucumber kick right now. I know summer is over because all the fresh fruit I've been buying all summer is really losing it's flavor. Mushy peaches (yuck) and sour blueberries (boo) mean it's time for apple season. I'm sad to say good-bye to summer fruits and veggies.

Current Favorite Favorite: Fall. Football. My mini NFL helmet collection.
Current Addiction: The Fantasy Sports station on XM radio.

Current Wish List: I really want a sound dock for my phone. We've never invested in a good one and I told John the other day that I'd love to have one (hint hint) sometime. 

Current Need: Hair color--it's been awhile and my grays are taking over. I have an appointment next week so thankfully there is hope in sight!

Current Triumph: Yesterday I finished all my work for the week, cleaned my entire house, finished all my laundry, made dinner and felt wonderfully domestic and productive. That is my favorite feeling. I hardly ever get all of those individual tasks accomplished in a single day.

This happened yesterday--Jack was napping while I was vacuuming. He was completely oblivious to the running vacuum that was inches away from his body. I "nudged" him a bit to get him to move and he laid right back down. Only after nudging him four times did he (begrudgingly) move to the opposite corner of the rug. The two of us repeated that same song and dance until all four corners had been vacuumed and he returned to his original spot.
Current Annoyance: Oh y'all. My list is way too long. But sharing it doesn't bring "life" to me or to you.

Current Blessing(s): My family.
Earlier this week, four boys from our community were involved in a single-car accident. Two were killed,  another was injured and the fourth boy, the driver, is facing some serious charges. Will and Sarah knew them. The boys that died were seniors at Sarah's high school. It's tragically sad and has been heavy on my heart all week. It has prompted lots of good discussion with our kids about drinking and driving, but more than anything has just made me aware of how very precious life is and what a blessing it is to tuck your kids in every night.

Current Outfit: Currently? A paper thin nightgown and a thick, fleecy powder-blue robe with white snowflakes. Nice. 

Current Excitement: The weekend. A new season of television.

Current Project(s): My Healthy4Life Facebook page. If you haven't already liked it, I'd love for you to. It's a place I share recipes and health/fitness inspiration, clean-eating groups (with meal plans and recipes) and fitness challenge groups (a new one coming soon). So that's my current and on-going project!

Current plans for the day: I've been planning a morning date with myself all week. I have nothing I "have" to do so I'm going to shop for some fall candles and do some browsing around before I meet a friend for lunch. Then carpool, dinner, some fun evening plans, and if I'm lucky I can sneak a nap in there too!


Deena said...

Still love reading your blog! Should comment more often.

Jack is hilarious! Can't believe he can ignore that!

So sorry about the kids in the accident.

Have a great weekend!

Amy said...

I love how you have matched up your mini helmet collection!! Do you change it every week with the weeks NFL schedule…hehe

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

YES--I totally change the helmets based on weekly matchups! :)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

YES--I totally change the helmets based on weekly matchups! :)

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

i'm dying at those mini football helmets, that cracks me up for some reason:)