Currently | 10.1.2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

WATCHING: Now that I've finished Portlandia Season 5, I think it's time to give Madame Secretary a shot. Especially since I've heard good things about it. Also, my new life mantra comes from this recent address.

EATING: Apples from our annual apple picking excursion. Also, making this cake is an autumn tradition at our house.

READING: This thoughtful post about dealing with trauma. My favorite line is I feel like we give out gold stars to people who get over things quickly. Isn't that the truth? Now if we could just allow ourselves (and others) the time and space needed to deal with the difficult parts. However long it takes. Also, I put a library hold on this book months ago and forgot about it. I plan on starting it this weekend.

ENJOYING: The fact that we finally have an Ikea in St. Louis. Cinnamon rolls while you shop? Yes, please. Also, aren't these pitchers adorable?

MAKING: More time to write.

THINKING ABOUT: A children's picture book exchange for Christmas.

REMEMBERING: What a gift it is to stay connected to the strong and generous girlfriends I have made in my life. Most of them live faraway, but oh how much I appreciate and need to stay connected to them.

EXCITED FOR: A weekend in Utah. By myself! No doubt I'll be popping into some of my favorite spots.

Mural located in Washington, DC. 


  1. I love this pink zebra mural! I'm going to have to check it out next time I'm in D.C.!!! I'm also going to have to check out some of your Utah recommendations while I'm here. Miss you lady!

  2. Thanks for sharing the link to that article on dealing with trauma. So many gems. I feel like this line alone summed up a lot of what I've been feeling lately: "If we don’t allow ourselves to feel our feelings, they have a habit of peeking around the corners of our lives, breaking in at the most inopportune moments."


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