Hello friends, it’s been a stormy day outside (thanks to Tropical Storm Fred) … which means plenty of quiet alone (with Holly) time inside.
And a perfect day to capture a Currents list.
Embracing masks. again. I know. Katie was wearing one from Lizzie Fortunato when I saw her Friday. It might be time to up my game to pearls!
Laughing About honestly not as much as I’d like. Things seem so much more than fraught right now. but really little things, like how reliably Holly runs to the kitchen when the cutting board hits the counter, still make me/us smile.
Wearing OPI’s Malaga Wine on my toes. I went for a pedicure yesterday and was convinced I wanted one last summer shade, until I saw another nail tech come in with gorgeous dark leather sandals and a matching dark pedicure. (I guess I’m embracing fall, too.)
Eating fresh vegetables and smoked meats (Marc tried chicken for the first time yesterday and it was an amazing first try success!) … and still snacking on pretzels and nuts.
Listening to the overhead fans. non-stop. and enjoying that silence. unless I’m listening to an audiobook or a podcast.
Reading the Booker Long List. and being so far a little underwhelmed. I mean every book I’ve read so far has been great – 4 stars. but “just” 4 stars. has anyone read a 5-star on the long list?
Watching Mare of Easttown. Jeopardy. Ted Lasso. Great British Baking Show. we actually finished Mare two nights ago and ALL those other shows are what we’re watching to recover. Mare was amazing. and I’m so very grateful for those other shows as well. [I’m pretty sure Marc & I would’ve switched straight to All Creatures Great and Small, but for some completely unfathomable reason, Sara doesn’t enjoy that show like we do.]
Needing more in person connections.
Wanting a new pair of pants, in a color (not black, white, or denim), and a cut that will look good with cropped tops. ideas welcome!
Wishing for someplace to wear those pants and the sweaters I envision knitting for the fall.
Hoping we can travel to LA in October for Marc’s nephew’s wedding.
Wondering when we’ll start to see signs of fall.
Practicing paying attention. and being curious.
Planning boy birthdays! Our family celebrates four in the space of six weeks beginning September 13 … stay tuned!
Saying Thank You for my knee feeling better and Holly – so much better that I’m no longer counting the nights.
Celebrating the last time I wrote a list like this was on my birthday last November. vaccines weren’t even really a thing, and I couldn’t have imagined how much the world would’ve opened up (and again somewhat closed down) and still. I’m making this journey with family and friends who love me.