Friday, December 6, 2013

{Taking Stock} 01

Making:: plans for Michael's birthday at the end of the month. Which also happens to be New Year's Eve. Double Fun!
Cooking:: a pot of chili with Michael. He's got his secret ingredients going, my job is to quick soak the dry beans.
Drinking:: lots and lots of ice water. Gotta keep two babies and one adult hydrated with this body of mine.
Reading:: The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht, which sounds like a tatty romance, but actually won the 2011 Orange Prize for Fiction. And it's wonderful. 
Wanting:: to etch every second of Maylin's first Christmas in my memory this year.
Looking:: forward to our local Christmas parade next week.
Playing:: Straight No Chaser's Christmas CD. They take A Capella to a whole new level. You don't even notice there are no instruments.
Wasting:: time looking at gift guides from my favorite bloggers.
Wishing:: I could beat my husband in just one game of Words with Friends. Just one!
Enjoying:: a warm, cozy home while temperatures drop and an icy rain pitter-patters outside.
Waiting:: to wake Maylin up from her nap. It's one of my favorite things to look in her sleepy eyes while she reaches for me from her crib.
Liking:: the way Maylin and Deuce are starting to interact. She is always smiling and reaching for him now. He licks and licks...and loves that she's self-feeding now {more on the floor for him!}.
Wondering:: if our new little baby is Boy or Girl. I'm ready to know who will be joining our family next.
Loving:: alone time spent with Michael after baby girl goes to sleep. I treasure my time with Maylin, but I've found that the times when it's just Michael and me are priceless. I'd like to gather them up and hold them close. It's my favorite time of day.
Hoping:: for even just a smattering of snow this winter.
Marveling:: at how quickly the weather changes where we live. Two days ago it was 72*. Today the high is 36*. Not that I'm complaining. Bring on the winter chill!
Needing:: this reminder from Sarah Mae to enjoy life and get over unnecessary guilt.
Smelling:: the Pumpkin Caramel Latte candle burning on my mantle.
Wearing:: a warm plaid vest, comfy jeans, and booties.
Following:: the West Elm blog and getting lots ideas for home decor, gifts, holiday details, and the possible overturn of a girl nursery into a boy one.
Noticing:: Christmas lights going up around town on people's houses and in the downtown area.
Knowing:: how blessed I am with this life I have. I'm living the life I've always dreamed of having. How many people can say that?
Thinking:: about how I want to wrap gifts this year, perhaps brown paper tied up with string?
Bookmarking:: a few Etsy shops, including this one, this one, and this one that custom designs teepees.
Procrastinating:: putting away clean dishes and loading the dishwasher with dirty ones
Opening:: a package from Warby Parker with demo frames & lenses. Considering buying a pair of "accessory" glasses.
Giggling:: over Maylin's self-feeding antics. Sister gets that food everywhere.
Feeling:: Cozy.
Savoring:: Hot tea with lemon and honey.

This idea from Sydney's blog, and will probably be a monthly occurrence.


  1. I'm about to order some Wuarby Parker's! Dustin has some and he has been trying to get me to try them out. Do you like them?

    1. I do like them. Love them actually! They let you order 5 pair to try on at home for no charge or obligation.