This here blog is just constantly changing, isn’t it? Frequency, topic, personalness, interestingness. Sorry about that. I’m still here! Just busy.
Let’s do a check-in.
Making: changes + updates to our home decor. Adding more simplicity and child-friendliness as often as we can in hopeful anticipation for T + E’s still yet-to-be-determined arrival.
Cooking: only slightly more than usual while Dan — the usual cook — works until 7p or later every night.
Drinking: lots of Coke Zero.
Wanting: routine. More than ever. I’m trying to establish it on my own, despite having very few constraints during this current season of life. Right now: quiet time, exercise, lunch, errands, work, dinner, time with Dan.
Looking: at the possibility of one last (I HOPE) babymoon. We still have frequent flier miles to cash in from Dan’s residency interview travels.
Playing: Heads Up!, the app inspired by a game Ellen plays on her show that she now frequently uses on her show. Cracks us up.
Wasting: produce, because we still have not mastered eating everything we have before it goes bad.
Sewing: nothing, but pinning many crafts that would require it.
Wishing: we have seen more progress in our adoption case. Others have, which means good things overall (I think), but we have been in a holding pattern since February.
Enjoying: morning walks with Oscar, our dog. There’s a long paved trail near our house, and I’ve been walking four to five miles most days, iTunes radio and Map My Walk running on my phone.
Liking: Target’s Cartwheel app. A LOT. Too much?
Wondering: where we’ll be living in two years. Indianapolis has been wonderful, but could we end up elsewhere?
Loving: Dan. So much. I’ve been a pain to be around several recent days, but he continues to go after my heart.
Hoping: to raise a few more adoption monies. Applying for every grant I can get my hands on (exaggeration), and thinking about the possibility of a few fundraisers.
Needing: to remember my identity is in a God who delights in me.
Smelling: the candle I got from Candelles. Support small businesses when possible!
Wearing: See by Chloe perfume.
Following: so many wonderful women on Instagram. I like pretty pictures, but what I like most is pictures + stories of real, everyday life.
Noticing: nature… trees, plants, flowers, animals, people. My morning walks are encouraging a need for more intense, purposeful observation of my surroundings.
Feeling: slightly off of emotionally steady. But pretty close, still. And given the “excitement” of this year so far, I’ll take it.
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