a fitting photograph for this post! At Pink's in LA with Adie.
Watching: So much right now. Are you ready for this? And if you want to know how I find the time to keep up with these shows, I am an insane multi-tasker during naptime. Blog, television, lunch, all at once. Luckily Henry still takes 3 hour naps so there ya go. Anyway, here's my current love list: Hart of Dixie (obsessed, especially with Lemon's wardrobe), The Biggest Loser, Parenthood (always- and how great is this season?), Revenge, all the Housewives (no shame) and The Bachelor, of course.
Thinking about: how some people are just so naturally inspiring. Do you know anyone like this? There are a few women that I know who are just effortlessly original and always creating things that wow me. It's hard to put my finger on it, but they're just very special people who are true artists. I admire that quality so much, and I just have been thinking about the whole concept of creativeness and making things, and I really feel that we're so lucky to live in a world where all of this beauty is at our fingertips (and eyeballs!). I've also been thinking about how much I like hot dogs. Quick topic change, did you get that? But I was thinking about how sometimes the most simple foods are the most delicious and there are these hot dogs I buy at Trader Joe's that are simple (as far as hot dogs go), and just taste amazing on their own with some mustard. Heavenly. Then I got to thinking about the first baseball game I ever went to (the original Yankee Stadium, uh-huh!) and the hot dog I got there. And then I got lost in thinking about food and memories attached to meals and items of food. So long story short, I love super inspiring people and a good, old-fashioned hot dog.
Reading: I've been reading so much more than usual lately and just finished a great book by...Nicholas Sparks! This time I read Safe Haven, and it was amazing. I always feel a tiny bit embarrassed admitting how much I enjoy his books, and I felt like it was a dirty secret of mine as Lit major and later a grad student. I think sometimes (okay most of the time), his writing is viewed as "beach reading," which I totally agree with, but I think they're great books and always make me feel something. I really enjoy his writing, and Safe Haven was especially good- it might just be my favorite Sparks book yet! This week I also reread the first two books in Allie Condie's Matched series (Matched and Crossed), in preparation for Reached, which I finally started this afternoon during Henry's naptime. I really enjoyed the first two books, and if you're a fan of YA dystopian literature absolutely check this series out. I'm only about 1/4 into the third book but I'm loving it so far. I'll keep you posted.
Celebrating: So today is kind of a big day! My Dad turned 4 years old (I'll explain). While Facetiming with him earlier today he said "Henry! Did you know I'm only 2 years older than you?" Yup. Seriously, today is his "rebirth" day. Four years ago he was pronounced dead (twice if you want to get technical) and he really believe he was reborn and got a second chance a life. Which he totally did. Without going into the whole story he has a massive heart attack and fell and hit his head insanely hard, resulting in not only the horrible heart situation but a very serious head/brain injury. He was in a coma for days after being brought back to life twice, and wasn't expected to function normally ever again. Well guess what? He's better than he ever was, and lucky for him (and us) he gets a second chance to do it all again. So cool. So it's a special day, and it's neat to recognize it and celebrate!
Making me happy: Valentine's Day- one of my favorite holidays, making plans, Crossfit and more specifically, the power snatches I did today (favorite!), my new camera- more on this later, babies, babies everywhere!, thinking about spending this next weekend holding newborn Lucy, our adventure of the month that's coming up so soon, the excitement that comes with feeling inspired to create, writing more, Henry and that infectious smile, spending more time at our local library, and the warm(er) day we had today. Thankful for so much!
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.