Saturday, March 05, 2016

March Currents

Current Read: I'm reading The Water Prescription and The Ultimate pH Solution -- both are additional reading for my class this semester. Interesting stuff.

Current Playlist: I've been enjoying this worship playlist from the IF Gathering. 

Current Color(s): Gray. Green. Red. Brown.

Current Food: Is it weird that I crave veggies? I feel like such a grown up.

Current Favorite Favorite: Scripture writing. Friday hikes with friends. Coffee in my mug from Magnolia Market. Pikes Peak. And this hair product that really helps smooth my thick, frizzy hair.

Current Addiction: HGTV. I love that Flip or Flop is back! HGTV is about all I watch these days with the exception of Downtown Abbey. Fixer Upper is still my favorite though. LOVED getting to make a quick day trip to Waco last month while in Austin for IF Gathering!

Current Wish List: I wish it was Spring Break! It's coming, but we've got a couple more weeks to slog through.

Current Need: A new crockpot (mine has a big crack in the crock and I'm afraid to use it) and a new pair of Yaktrax. Mine finally broke after almost five years of trail use. I wish I could say I won't be needing them until next winter but we've got some of our snowiest months ahead.

Current Randomness: Sarah had some friends over last night to play games. I love that. I also love that those kids just make themselves at home when they're here. My kids have chosen some really great friends.

Current Triumph: Right now I have an A in BioChem. And I'm on track with my 2016 goals. I'll call that a triumph.

Current Disappointment: This 2016 presidential campaign is both disappointing and frightening at the same time.

Current Annoyance: People. I'm {sorta} kidding. I'm an introvert and some days I just need a break from all the people.

Current Blessing: Friends who love and spend time with my daughters. I have one friend who has been Sarah's small group leader for a few years and now she has taken Abbey under her wing as her confirmation mentor. She is a mom of boys and I kinda think she likes spending time with girls.

Current Mood: I'm happy it's the weekend! I'm grateful my kids (and husband) are feeling better after a nasty stomach virus hit them all very hard this week.

Current Excitement: I'm looking forward to an upcoming mountain getaway with friends! Also Will is coming home for spring break! Oh, and Nordstrom Rack is opening in Colorado Springs next month. That is my very favorite place to shop--I always, always score great stuff there.

Current Project: I've got about 6 more weeks of school to push through and then I'm taking a break between sessions to focus on Sarah's graduation! I cannot believe she graduates in a little over two months!

Current Quote: "You're not going that way." This is a line I say out loud (to myself) sometimes. I feel like I am at a good place in my life right now. I've worked through some personal issues (with the help of a counselor) and feel like I have a good grasp of who I am, Whose I am, and what I do and don't want in my life. From time to time though, I'll look around me and feelings of envy creep in. It helps me to take a step back and remind myself, "you're not going that way". I have a very clear idea of which way I DO want to go and who I want on the journey with me. Most of the time that's all I need to get my thinking back on the right track.

Current Plans For The Day: I need to get some serious studying done so I'm about to buckle down for a few focused hours. I'm also planning to take a nap, do some laundry, and I'm getting together with some friends tonight! Yay! Happy Saturday, y'all.


Unknown said...

fun post, Meredith! Way to go on your triumphs! So excited for you that you got to go to If in Austin. I enjoyed meeting with a group in Monument!

I like your thoughts in the current quote section. Good stuff. I'm really happy for you that you are in a good place.

Do you have a pressure cooker? We just recently got one and it has revolutionized dinner to me. I like that it is "hands off" like the crockpot but I don't even have to plan ahead! Just throw some stuff in, meat, dry beans, veggies and a chicken breast for some great soup, steel cut oats in the morning, etc.

I've been writing the Word more lately too. My friend bought me a journal called Write the Word.

And I say hooray for craving veggies!!


*carrie* said...

I know I've said it before, but you have lovely handwriting!

My crockpot is/was in the same situation, and just a couple weeks ago, I scored one on-line at Kohl's for a great price plus a rebate. They may offer it again soon. I really like the model I got, too.