Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Currently.

Untitled this past weekend: Henry and his ladies celebrating Kyler's 2nd birthday party. We had a blast!

Reading: I just finished The Happiness Project and totally enjoyed it. It gave me so much to think about and I really identified with the author...there were so many parts I feel I could have written myself! I mentioned it in my last Currently post that I had actually tried to read it before but lost interest pretty quickly. This time though, I loved it. I took so much away from it and I'll actually be talking about that in a later post- there's just so much to say! I am also still reading Anna Karenina and started Wild. I LOVE Wild so far. It's wonderfully written, heart-wrenching and sad, and has made me feel so many emotions already just in the first handful of chapters. And let me say, I highly recommend those first few chapters. I don't know about the rest of the book yet, but I'm sure it won't disappoint.

Watching: The X Factor. I am usually not a fan of talent shows- I've never gotten into America Idol or anything like that but the other night I decided to give it a try because my beloved Britney Spears is a judge this season and I fell in love. I'm not too sure how the show works yet since I've only seen the auditions, but so far I am really enjoying it. And let's talk about that cute country singer from Missouri (I think his name was Tate) for a second. What a voice! I can't wait to see the next round.

Listening to: so the other day I found myself listening to an old favorite song "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show thanks to Melissa. I use Spotify (best music app ever) so I started a radio station based on this song and from there I was sent on a beautiful 1990s musical journey. I'm not even too sure how OCMS is even related to many of the artists Spotify picked out for me besides originating in 1998, but I got to listen to so many old, old songs I used to love in middle school and high school. The Cranberries, Bush, Hole, Sublime, Jewel, and so many super cheesy songs that I'm sure many of you 80s babies would love as well. And now this station is all I listen to. Thank you Melissa, thank you Spotify, thank you 1990s for existing.

Thinking about: how excited I am that Hank is considering training for a marathon. Okay. First things first you have to understand that Hank hasn't always been super into working out or fitness. He's always liked to skateboard and play basketball, but nothing too intensive or regular. To live with me though is to at times be annoyed with me because exercising really is my favorite thing to do. And I like everyone in my life to like it too, often to the point of annoying them. What? You don't want to go on a run with me this morning? Okay, I'll go pout until you finally agree to go. It's FUN to be healthy, isn't it?! Come on! Let's go to the gym! It'll be SO romantic! The reason I'm telling you all of this is because it's important to know that for SO LONG I have tried to get Hank excited about exercising. He started seeing a personal trainer in the mornings and liked it, but didn't love it. Then I started at Crossfit, and when I finally coerced him to try it with me I knew I had won the biggest battle because I just knew he would fall in love (I always said the same thing about books to my students- everyone likes to read...you just have to find the right book!). And now, a few months later I have a husband who is doing his own WODs on vacation and asking ME to go on a run. You have no idea how happy this makes me. And it's not like Hank wasn't active, but I always wanted to enjoy and share this part of my life with my partner and finally we are on the same page. Yay! So anyway, Hank has now decided he wants to train for a marathon. Maybe a half first, but definitely run. And I keep thinking about this past spring when we watched my cousin Matt run the Whiskey Row Marathon and how I kept crying like a baby whenever anyone crossed the finish line. Seriously, it was really ridiculous and I can only imagine the waterworks that will happen when Hank finishes. I'm so excited!

Loving: All of you. Maybe that sounds weird but lately I have been SO overwhelmed with so much gratitude for your comments, emails (I am still catching up to reader emails, so if you haven't heard back, please know it's coming), messages, etc. I don't really know how to explain how neat it is to make such a connection through this space but it's neat. Very neat. I feel lucky and thankful to have this space to share with all of you, and I feel even luckier that all of you take time out of your day to read what I write and sometimes take even more time to say hello. So from the bottom of my heart thank you, thank you, thank you. I really appreciate you and wish I could give all of you a big hug.

Looking forward to: Seeing The Gaslight Anthem this Friday night with Erin! My favorite band with one of my favorite girls.

Making me happy: this weather, doing freelance editing on an awesome project, planning our college girls reunion that's taking place in November, a new blog design that's finally completed (remember the one I've been talking about for months? I'm so slow in making decisions!), a new tiny local bookstore opening up (that Adie is working at!), planning our first family camping trip, Henry talking SO much, the Hawaii afterglow, the television show Parenthood, and lots of Pink Lady apples.

So, how about you? What are you up to today? Feel free to do your own "currently" post on your blog and link back in the comments for everyone to check out. And thanks again to my dear friend Megan for providing the original inspiration for these posts.

Click here to see previous Currently posts.

27 comments:

  1. one of my Husband's co-workers got him hooked on wagon wheel fall of 2010, I swear we listened to it on repeat for a month straight! glad you reminded me of it... I think it's time to put it back on the playlist :)

    my most current "currently" post: http://inkandadventure.blogspot.tw/2012/09/currently.html

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  2. I really love your blog! I'm a new Mum to a 3 month old baby boy and have never worked out before. I got really inspired by some of your previous posts and have started working out. I have 60 pounds to loose and am 10 down so far! Anyway, I never comment so I thought it was time I did and said THANKS :)

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  3. I happened to do a "currently" post yesterday! :-)

    http://erica-castillo.blogspot.com/2012/09/currently.html

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  4. Ahh I hope Gaslight Anthem are amazing! I'm going to see them in the UK in a couple of weeks, seriously can't wait. xx

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  5. I don't think I've ever done one of these before so I thought I'd give it a go! http://www.skullsandponies.com/2012/09/currently.html

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  6. I'm halfway through Wild, and I can't put it down. Such a beautiful book!

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  7. Thanks for the blogging inspiration! love to hear about what you are doing.
    Here's mine: http://marciafurman.blogspot.com/2012/09/currently.html

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  8. Isn't Parenthood the best? I am a sobbing mess every week.
    Here is my currently post: http://thewoodsonway.com/2012/09/25/currently-7/

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  9. I love it when you share what you are reading. I just finished The Fault in Our Stars because of you. I will be checking out Wild now and about to start the Happiness Project. Thanks for sharing your reads and inspiring me to keep on reading!

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  10. Parenthood is SO good! I have also been fighting the battle of getting my husband to work out with me :/

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  11. Currently thinking about how much I need to make a Currently post!

    Right now I'm enjoying a day off, planning things from my cozy bed. It's been so chilly in New York lately. It's a good thing, my feet aren't quite used to it yet, though.

    I love, love, love Wagon Wheel! I have it on my most listened to playlist, so I hear it all the time. I also have two more covers, one by Mumford and Sons (I actually have this one, but I loved their tour with Cadillac Sky so much that I needed to post it) and one by Against Me!/Laura Jane Grace. It never gets old.

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  12. I looooove Old Crow Medicine Show! Their new album is amazing.

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  13. Loved the Happiness Project! She had a lot of great insights and ideas didn't she?

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  14. I can't wait to hear what you think of the Gaslight Show -- I'm seeing them in November and cannot wait.

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  15. I just started the Happiness Project!! Love your Currently posts and loyal follower. Just did my first post http://unpredictablime.blogspot.com/2012/09/currently.html ;)

    Jae Anle'

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  16. So many things to be happy about!

    A question: because you're so excited about Hank running a marathon would running with him be something you'd want to do, or would you prefer to just cheer him on?

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  17. I love OCMS! Wagon Wheel never gets old. Did you catch the NPR segment on CrossFit yesterday? I only heard the first part of it but added it to my "playlist" on the NPR app for iphone. Made me think of you, of course!

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  18. Oh man, I am going to have to start my own late 90s Spotify station. I love all of those old songs from high school, cheesy as they may be!

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  19. Thank you for posting this! I love seeing what everyone is up to and this was a really nice little nudge to update :)

    http://whuffling.com/2012/09/25/currently-4/

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  20. I have never actually written a "Currently" post. However, each time I read your posts I find myself weirdly, or not, thinking my own responses and writing my own post in my head. Just maybe I should write (type) these down.


    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

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  21. I actually blogged and did a little "currently" post to start things back up again! :)
    http://inspiredmess.blogspot.com/2012/09/currently.html

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  22. I finally did I currently post myself! Thanks for the inspiration!

    http://www.lavieculturelle.com/2012/09/currently.html

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  23. When I read you were going to see the gaslight anthem I almost cried! Haha. I've been LOVING this band for the last year or so. I live in Belgium and they don't really come here often, they were here on a festival called pukkelpop in August but tickets were sold out really fast and school kind of got in the way too BUT now they are coming to Brussels and I hope to see them there!! I really want to see them play live, just one time!!! :D I really hope it was an amazing concert!

    Love, Saar

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  24. Im watching x-factor for the same reason. I normally don't watch these reality shows but I was intrigued and tuned in to see Britney. However, I feel like she doesn't offer much to the show, "definitely yes" isn't very constructive. On the other hand, I think Demi is just adorable and offers great advice/opinions. What do you think?

    Http://missmarisbliss.blogspot.com/

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  25. I have made my first ever currently post, adressing mostly my baby steps in university, which I've only been attending for the past 3 days :) You can see it here:
    http://bodaciousthought.blogspot.be/2012/09/currently.html

    Thank you for this awesome idea.

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  26. I've been reading your blog for a few years now and have to say, your "currently" posts are one of my fav features. Love them! It's such a cool snap shot of the now. On my blog, I rarely really go into my personal life, but I finally decided to do my own "Currently.." post and am so glad I did. It opened me up to meeting new people + share experiences, stories, interests etc. Thanks for the inspiration! xo

    http://www.thefigtreeblog.com/2012/09/currently-september-edition.html

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