Borrowing this idea from several of my URL turned IRL friends (as my dear friend Lisa would say), again today.
Reading: On The Rocks, by Erin Duffy (the author of Bond Girl). It’s good so far and makes me want to live on the East Coast so I could be closer to a beach.
Loving: my new iPhone 5c (in blue, in case you were wondering) which I scored for free; weekends spent being insanely productive; the promise of a trip to Florida in September; FaceTime with my brother; making and baking a new recipe.
Thinking: that spring would be a lovely thing to see. I can handle cooler temps but I need some sun. No more snow flurries please and thank you. I’m also all “in my head,” lately as I continue to work to make sense of the last few months. So surreal and weird, still.
Feeling: Emotional. That’s probably going to my answer for a while. Most days are better than there were last time I wrote this kind of a post, but when you’re reading a fashion magazine and a picture of Diane Keaton makes you burst into tears? Pretty sure that classifies me as emotional. (Diane Keaton is/was one of mom’s favorite actresses for a million reasons, including fashion, her movies and her brilliance.)
Anticipating: Friday. I always anticipate Friday. I love it when the weekend holds no true plans so that I can just kind of flit about and do whatever I feel like, wherever the wind takes me. It’s on these plan-free weekends that I get the most relaxation, have the most fun and enjoy the time with my husband the most. (Don’t get me wrong, I love plans, too, but sometimes it’s just awesome to be unplanned!)
Inspired by: my dad’s strength, the legacy my mom left behind, and the support and love my husband gives to me on a daily basis. Cheesy, maybe, but so true.
Watching: Basketball has taken over my house which means I’m watching less and reading more. I’m enjoying Will & Grace re-runs and older movies like “Save the Last Dance,” or the first National Lampoon Vacation movie.
Sad: Still sad about the passing of my mom. Sad that I can’t call her on my way home from work, sad that I can’t people watch with her at Barnes & Noble while we scribble in our journals with coffee (for her) and hot chocolate (for me) nearby, sad that we will have the holidays without her, that she won’t get to hug her bonus grand-kidlets, that my dad is alone. There’s a Pandora’s box of sadness that follows me around these days, but I’m learning to carry it better.
Working: Hard at work, working out hard at home, and working to relax and take care of myself better.
Grateful: For this life, for my friends, my family, my husband, my new perspective shift, encouragement and support, people who let me be who I need to be. For knowing when to say yes and knowing when to say know. For grief counselors. For sunny days.
Listening: to lots of Ray LaMontagne in anticipation of his new album. I love all of his music.
Wishing: That teleportation existed, that I could have an endless travel budget + vacation days, that I could make things better for my friends who are struggling with things, that chocolate didn’t have calories.
Anything on your plate that you’d currently like to share?