Aloha! Before September is over (seriously, where has this month gone?!), here’s what I’ve been up to lately.
Reading // The same book as last month. Reading has not been a priority lately. Oops! I did start a new book called Sizzle about marriage. It always looked kind of corny to me, but it’s actually good so far.
Watching // I just finished three seasons of Sherlock in about two weeks. Have you ever heard of this show? OMG I’m obsessed. It’s a modern day version of Sherlock Holmes.
I cannot wait for the next season to come out, I think in Spring 2017.
Drinking // Tons of water, and not a lot else. I’ve been so hot and definitely needing to hydrate more, so water it is.
Loving // That I experienced a mere two hours that felt like fall here in Hawaii yesterday morning – something extremely rare to come by!
I had to make a hot latte to celebrate and pretend that leaves were falling outside somewhere.
Not Loving // I can’t think of much right now, as life is good, but I guess I would say that the house is still far from being done with decorating and really feeling put together. I’ve made major progress on our bedroom, but that’s about it.
Needing // To adjust my expectations about cleaning my house. I feel like I’ve already done some work in this area, but I still have a ways to go. I would say in general, my habit has always been to have the house as clean as possible for as much of the time as I can. I am a total neat freak and that is never changing.
Obviously, my expectations have definitely changed since having kids. But I feel like I took a swing back to trying to keep things perfect since we moved into this house that is basically brand new. I feel bad having brand new floors with goldfish crumbs all over them. However, it’s just dumb to try to clean ALL day when I really should and could be focusing on other things. I’m so much happier when I only clean when I feel like it, even though a messy house does stress me out.
Wanting // A new Bible. I’ve had an NIV devotional Bible for about 5 years now and the binding is kind of coming apart, even though it’s a hardback. I really want one of those Bibles that has room in the margins to write notes. Anyone have any recommendations, I’m all ears!
Craving // More prayer time & time with the Lord. I’ve been better about prioritizing it, but the more I make time to read scripture, the more I just want even more of it.
Also time for reading more would be nice, as that has been on the back burner big time lately.
Bane of my Existence // My diaper bag/purse situation. I can’t even with this. Does anyone with kids actually manage to keep their diaper bag somewhat organized, ever?
This is actually pretty tame looking, usually it’s worse.
One outing and the whole thing is a disaster. I’m on the hunt for a new diaper bag because my current one is too small and this other bag I use above is too big.
Putting off // Cleaning out our junk room. It’s mostly books and where we put things that have no home. It either needs to get donated or dealt with and I just haven’t ever felt like it or had the energy for this project. Come help me? 🙂
Praying about // Being a better mom (which the Lord has answered a lot lately in refreshing ways), Claire’s development, my marriage, my family, certain friends who are expecting/experiencing harder times
Happy about // Meeting a mom friend right up the street! I have had a really hard time making friends here so far, mostly because most the people I connect with are in the town that’s 30 minutes away from me.
I met this lady at my running group and found out she lives right up the road, so we went to the pool together with our kids yesterday. She’s lovely and I can’t wait to be BFFs (that doesn’t sound creepy right?) 😉
Looking forward to // Visiting the mainland, as we say in Hawaii! I’m going to my best friend’s wedding in Colorado, visiting my family there, and then also going to Tennessee to see my in-laws with Claire. We leave Monday!
I’m traveling solo with Claire, so wish us luck, but either way I’m really excited to see some family and friends.
Questions for You:
- What are you loving, craving, needing, wanting lately?
- What’s the last big trip you took?