Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Taking Stock This Week

I’d say these days I’m squarely in the “everything is the same/everything is different” season of life. Meaning that on a day-to-day basis, things are fairly the same: we go to work, we play with Luca, we make dinner, we hang out. But also, in those day-to-day things, so much is changing: Luca knows that three comes after two and he can point out the letters E and O. For weeks every color was green but then this week, he started throwing orange in there too. We’re framing photos and ordering prints and slowly, slowly, the small things are making their way to big things.

So maybe with this new project this taking stock thing will be more of a weekly occurrence…a small glimpse into how things change and stay the same all at once. Anyway, on to it:

Cooking: Guys. I've never been a particular fan of chicken salad--I don't think I even had it until I went to college--but I decided to try this avocado version and really, if you have a slow cooker, go make it. It’s so so good.

Drinking: Watermelon-flavored seltzer

Reading: I recently finished Modern Lovers and A Window Opens and I would totally recommend both. Now, I’m getting back to that list I made so many months go and trying to get through My Antonia.

Making: Or rather, planning to make these spinach-banana muffins with the 5 going-bad bananas on my counter

Wanting: Sleep. All the sleep.

Looking: Forward to our trip to Cape Cod next week!

Deciding: What exactly to bring with us for this trip. I feel like I should be making lists or doing some other productive thing but eh.

Wondering: What’s going to happen on the next episode of Homeland—John and I just started watching it.

Wishing: That a manicure would last more than 5 days. I don’t go regularly by any means, but lately, whenever I do, I just feel like I’m wasting money. Pedicures on the other hand…

Enjoying: The fact that I started working out 2-3 mornings a week and I’m actually sticking to it. First time in awhile, guys.

Watching: Homeland, but also the last season of Party of Five. I have such a soft spot for 90’s dramas.

Hoping: For good weather next week

Wearing: This romper and this one, too. 

Knowing: That I can spend the majority of next week on the beach has me happier than all the work I have to get done before then.

Thinking: About what I’m going to write about for the next 98 days.

Following: The Revisionist History podcast. I’m listening to them out of order and I’ve got a few more to go, but so far I absolutely loved The Lady Vanishes.

Needing: To find some twin-size sheets, for the house rental. There are four twin beds and we’ve only tracked down two pairs of sheets.

Marveling: At how much more Luca is talking these days. One of my close friends told me that around the 21-month mark their language just explodes and that’s totally been the case for Luca. He’s repeating more and overall trying/wanting to express himself so much. 

Loving: The fact that summer means evening walks around the neighborhood, mostly to the park

Sorting: Through so much laundry. Why is there always so much laundry?

Snacking: On these amazing chips. I randomly got them yesterday and the bag is half-gone today.

Bookmarking: The book Present Over Perfect. Lately the idea of slowing down and simplifying appeals to me so much, which is so funny because I used to be the total and complete opposite. 

Feeling: Tired. Happy. Worn out. Excited.


  1. Hooray for Cape Cod! Just finished my second post, too! 98 to go.