Charlie can *almost* reach all of the toys Henry stows up on the couch, out of reach. He's getting so big, so fast.
Doing: At this very moment I'm transferring one million photos onto my external hard drives from iPhoto. In the past I never used iPhoto and it was no big deal backing things up- every time I took things off my camera I would make neat little dated folders and then each week backed everything up. Easy. But then when I got my new computer I figured I was just use iPhoto. I got lazy though and never stopped using iPhoto, and now my computer's hard drive is at capacity due to all the pictures on it. And so in order to make more space I have to get rid of all of them. The huge problem though, is that when I went to backup iPhoto it got super funky with all the photos and there was little to no organization, which is a nightmare when dealing with years of albums. So now I'm dragging each event separately as I organize then. It might take me all night (all week?) but when I'm done I will FINALLY be able to use my normal camera again, start printing photos, and get back to the boys' baby books.
Thinking about: I'm turning 32 in a week and I'm really excited. I've always been a big fan of birthdays and to me it feels a bit like New Year's Eve in the sense of place markers in time. It's fun to look back at the year I've had, and plan fun things for the next. I will post something more about my 31st year next week, but it's been such a good one. The best yet, maybe, even though there have been many sad things too.
Watching: two things to discuss here- one, I am watching The Bachelorette this season but I AM reading spoilers. It's really the only way I can enjoy it, because my hopefully optimistic heart has turned cynic and I can no longer believe that anything about the show is real. Yes, I used to think it was real...and yes, I'm laughing at myself too. Reading the spoilers though makes it so much more fun because now I know what to look out for and who to watch. I promise I won't spoil it for you though! Second thing- I always love to be in the middle of a television series, and today I just started Grey's Anatomy! I had seen a couple episodes here and there many years ago but don't remember a thing about it. One episode in and I'm loving it. I'm only about a decade late to the game, but whatever!
Looking forward to: As the years have gone by Hank and I have moved away from buying each other gifts for our birthdays and anniversary and instead put our money towards traveling. This year for our birthday we are heading to Palm Springs, along with my parents, sister and Lucy. I can't wait for the super hot weather, which might sound weird but as long as there's a pool I don't mind the 100+ weather.
Reading: I keep meaning to start Gone Girl but I still haven't. Have you read it? Did you like it? Any other summer reading recs you'd like to share?
Loving: this weather, planning summer trips, grass in our backyard, all the $6 peonies at Trader Joe's, eating lunch outside everyday, windows open, Charlie and all of the "almost talking" sounds he's been making, our birthday and anniversary week coming up, and mangoes every single morning.
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.