Monday, March 12, 2012

Currently....(Edition 2)

Since my other "current" list was a I'm going to make "Currently" a regular post on my blog.  It's a great way to capture and tell you about the everyday moments in my life and our home :) 

Books-  Above is my stack of books waiting to be read! It's gonna be a push to get through them before Josiah is out of school, but I'll suffer through it (ha ha).  I just don't seem to get near as much reading done during the summer.  My main focus is finishing up the Hunger Games Trilogy because I'm meeting with a bunch of girlfriends on Friday night to talk about them before the movie opens on March 23.  Overall, I give the Hunger Games books 3.5 stars (I'm not quite as captivated by them as others are).

Play list-  Right now I'm listening to the Beatles ("Love Me Do" to be exact).  A few weeks ago, Rob requested I load our ipods with some oldies.  So, I scoured our library's Cd's and we've been enjoying some new "older" tunes!  It's fun to mix it up once in awhile, huh?

Food-  Ate leftover sloppy joes for lunch-- or do you call them BBQ's, taverns, loose meat sandwiches, Spanish hamburgers??? Everyone has a different name for them.  But, I admit, "taverns" is the craziest name I've heard them called!!!  I learned this term when I went to college in NW Iowa.... For supper, we are having fish sticks, a Birds Eye Viola pasta skillet bag, and fresh fruit. 

Wishin' For- More than I should roof, outside and inside paint jobs, new decks, new garage door opener, new racks in my dishwasher (they have corroded and the rust is staining my dishes), new computer, new bikes for Josiah and I, new TVs, King size bed, and once in awhile, even a puppy :) 

Needs- Nothing, truly....This past weekend I spent most of my time in the darkness of our bedroom, flat on my back.  Somehow my eyes are having an allergic reaction to the brand of contacts I have been wearing 8+ years.  The inflammation in my eyes was so bad my eyes burned, watered, and it hurt to even open them.  I couldn't do anything enjoyable without feeling miserable-- be outside, read, watch TV, errands, computer work, or church.  So, I've learned to appreciate all that God has provided and that I truly "need" nothing else.  I was so disabled without it. 

Planning- A baby shower for Stephanie & Chris this weekend in Mitchell.  I'm planning around a bumble bee theme--decorations and food are all theme coordinated :)

Outfit- My fuzzy purple slippers, Hydraulic jeans with holes worn in them, DKNY shirt, cami from the Loft, and zippered hoodie from NY Company.  And most noteworthy, eye glasses!

Favorite American Idol Stars-  Right now I'm rooting for Colton Dixon, Erika Van Pelt and Phillip Phillips.  Phenomenal talent this year!

Excited About- My parents returning from Arizona soon and spending Easter at our house!  (FYI bros & sister--- I called dibs on them!!) And the weather!!!!

Mood-  Kinda frustrated and slightly overwhelmed....feeling like I have a lot of catching up to do after spending the weekend out of commission. 

Regretting- Not working out all winter long!  With temps predicted in the 70's this week, it's time to get off the couch and moving again. I've been pinning inspiration on "Off the Couch" pin board but so far I haven't been inspired quite enough to get moving....Oh, how I hate exercise.

Indulgence- New eye glasses!  Since my old eyeglasses were a prescription from 3+ years ago... What do you think?

Looking Forward- To a trip to Colorado for a friend's wedding in early May and onto to Salt Lake City, UT afterwards to see visit some "old" friends!  And maybe even swinging back down to Arizona???

Favorite New Product- Wen Conditioner!  I have been using Wen hair care conditioner since late December (right around Christmas) and have healthier, shinier, even thicker and bouncier hair.  Granted I didn't need thicker and bouncier hair but it's also smoother and less frizzy.  Plus, it extended the life of my hair color another 2-3 weeks.  I order my products from QVC vs. the infomerical.  Definitely recommend--especially for those with thin, limp hair! 


  1. i love you! these are great...can i steal them again? i'm totally a copycat but i absolutely love this idea...and you are so inspiring...i completely agree about idol....those are my 3 favorites too! hoping we can come over sometime and watch them with you...maybe for finale? miss you....p.s. your new glasses are adorable and they fit your beautiful face perfectly!

    1. Thank you for the compliment! I'm so flattered that I inspire you :) Of course you can use my ideas...."copycating" me is the highest compliment you could pay me. Can't believe we like the same idol contestants! A finale party would be super fun...but I think Josiah and I might be gone then?! Hope we can catch up soon...