making: a map of how i am going to stay on top of it all
this semester. making a plan to stay ahead of the game.
cooking: sunday dinner for friends & a cousin that just
moved into town. i went all out—gravy, corn, chicken, potatoes, garlic bread.
& it wasn’t half bad. (i now pat
myself on the back and tell myself i am a decent wife.)
drinking: crystal light energy. i started taking them
regularly after a busy week last semester, and now can’t go through a day
without one. help!
reading: the paris wife, a historical fiction about
hemmingway’s life in paris. it’s almost as good as his writing itself.
listening to: “killing kennedy” on tape, and consequently
hitting my ‘obsessed with the kennedy’s' phase that i think every girl goes
through. jackie o, you are a vision.
wanting: a trip. somewhere big, exciting. i am itching to start planning one, let’s
cross our fingers for this summer.
looking: for ways to serve more with a limiting schedule.
playing: the frozen soundtrack. on repeat for the last week.
it is completely random but i cannot seem to get enough.
wishing: i could learn how to relax more. really feel rejuvenated. spend more free
time soaking it in, rather than making lists and doing busy work. really feel relaxed.
missing: the perfect coziness of snuggling up next to the
christmas tree with my family. the magic that was cheesy hallmark movies and neighbor cookies. long talks with my mother and mother in law.
enjoying: re-connecting with my traditional journal. simply
recording what i am doing, how i am feeling, what’s going on.
worried: about my poor baby sister, dealing with some post-accident
stress, away from family.
looking forward to: my fancy company party at the mariott
liking: all of my communications classes this semester. excited
to theorize, to learn about cross-cultural communications, & to have a
constant dialogue with my professors/classmates about things i find so
wondering: where we will end up living this summer.
loving: the watercolor set i received for christmas. mixing
colors, lifting colors, and the immense amount of pride you feel when you
create something you think is really beautiful.
(no matter how small or simple!)
hoping: for a break in the cold weather, even if for just a
weekend. what i wouldn’t give to have a picnic or go on a walk!
marveling: at our pictures from the midway ice castles. i
know everyone in utah went and posted
pictures, but it’s because they are insanely gorgeous.
needing: a good night’s sleep to relieve the purple rings
underneath my eyes. this little insomnia-spell that is haunting my body, it’s
smelling: my husband’s strong cologne, it has stained our ‘bedroom
smell’ and i am in love.
wearing:a pair of
hot pink sweats i discovered at kohl’s over christmas. i haven’t worn sweats
since high school, and obviously that was a really lousy decision. lounge
noticing: how un-skeptical i am. i literally believe
everything that i see, hear or read, right off the bat. i soak it all in and
take it as fact, unless i have reason to do otherwise. this obviously has it’s
pros, and some cons.
thinking: a lot about my blessings. letting them multiply in
heart until it aches.