Monday morning at our house.
Reading: I'm kind of skipping between a few different books. I was initially trying to finish up The Beautiful Creatures series although I kind of lost steam for awhile. As much as I have loved those books by the third I felt like the formula was way too predictable. But at the same time I do enjoy the storyline and characters so I'm trying to stick with it. I also have a few books on my Kindle I need to dig into including this one, which looks awesome and has been on my list forever.
Listening to: You know when you get stuck in a music rut? That's me right now. I feel like I've listened to everything I love until I'm sick of it, and I haven't found anything new in the longest time! Any suggestions to bands I may not have heard of, send them my way!
Thinking about: the news. I had this conversation the other day with a girlfriend about how we can't figure out if more terrible things are happening than usual, or if we are just more plugged into what's going on the world. I mean obviously global warming has a huge hand in the rise of natural disasters, but aside from that factor, it still seems like so many more of them are happening than I could have ever imagined. And then there are all the terrible things we read and hear about everyday- the shootings, bombings, etc. What do you think? Do you think our world is becoming worse off than it's ever been, or are we just hearing about everything more?
Watching: so Henry takes 3-4 hour naps every afternoon, and I usually spend at least an hour of that doing around the house stuff, another hour or two doing online stuff, and then one of those hours "taking my lunch" and watching an episode of whatever television show I'm into at the moment. Last week in a fit of avoiding watching my DVR-ed Bachelorette episode (seriously, this turned into the worst season ever) I turned to Netflix to find a new show. The new 90210 jumped out at me, so I gave it a whirl and was hooked. It's so great, in only the way a spin-off, trashy, teen drama show can be. And I'm loving it. Have any of you seen it?
Bummed out on: "Bummed out on" is the worst term to use in this situation, but the Doce Wildfire that's been burning since yesterday is just horrible. Right now it's 0% contained and has burned almost 7,000 acres. Lots of homes have been evacuated, but so far no structures have been burned, even though last night firefighters were fighting fires in the backyards of some people out in Williamson Valley. Fire season is a scary thing up here, and all it takes is one careless person, and that's exactly what started this fire. I haven't read the exact cause yet, but they have mentioned it was started by a human...ugh. And tomorrow extremely high winds are expected, so I'm hoping that the firefighters are all safe as they continue to fight the fire.
Loving: okay onto the positive stuff...seeing my parents today on their way home from Las Vegas yesterday, Henry being SO silly and so excited about everything, nectarines (still on that kick), these shoes for Charlie and folding up all of his teeny tiny clothing, only having 8 weeks left until we meet the little guy, planning big video chat dates with my college girls, anything sea salt and chocolate, and the fresh flowers Hank got me last week still looking beautiful- Trader Joe's has the best flowers!
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.