One of the things I love about these Currently posts, besides catching all of you up on my life because clearly you’re dying to know what’s happening in my so very exciting world (cough, cough), is I get to skip an introduction.
I know, I know, intros are typically my bread and butter, but I’m wordy enough without tossing a bunch of Currently questions into the mix. So without further ado, let’s get our Current on.
Current Book: I’m nearly done with Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, and it’s definitely picked up steam. Let’s just say at 90% complete, I’m fully invested.
Current Music: lots of old school hip-hop. Think DMX, Cypress Hill, Dr. Dre and Eminem. I’m pretty sure the tiny human has a thing for gangsta rap. I can relate, and of course I follow it up with some Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens. #balance
Current Non-Guilty Pleasure: ice cream
Current Confession: this was my first Ben & Jerry’s consumption in a long time, and I didn’t love it as much as I remember. It tasted a bit like lies and deceit, which of course didn’t actually stop me from consuming it. The moral of the story: I’ll be sticking to The Sweet Spot in the future.
Current Drink: smoothies, specifically this Peanut Butter Chocolate Smoothie to be exact.
Current Food: sweet potatoes, because thanks to my CSA I’ve got a basement full of them.
Current Obsession: the combination of pears, blue cheese and walnuts, all atop a 34 Degrees Crisp. It’s a super simple, yet fancy sounding appetizer perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Seriously, serve this and your guests will go gaga.
Current Excitement: I’ve got a visitor coming to Cleveland all the way from Germany. My girl Juli from 1000 Lovely Things will be here in T minus two days with another friend in tow. To say I’m excited would be an understatement.
Current Wish List: to be released back into the wild or at least my gym. It’s been months and my muscles are withering away. My boobs are still growing though, so there’s that.
Current Bane of Existence: my job. Accounting at year-end is intense, high stress, lots of pressure and far too many hours.
Current Blessing: the fantastic team of people working in the department. They’re my saving grace.
Current Indulgence: rocking my new arm warmers every chance I get.
Current Epiphany: I discovered at a recent Vitamix demonstration, you should never put frozen fruit or ice into the blender first when making smoothies because it’s rough on the motor. Lesson learned.
Current Needs: someone to come and clean my house. It’s a disaster since I’ve chosen naps over most anything and everything productive, outside the office that is. Also, disaster might be a stretch even though it feels that way in my mind.
Current Triumphs: I cooked dinner three nights this week, which for me lately is huge. Yes, I am counting making a kale salad as cooking. Don’t take this from me.
Current Thankfulness: all of you. Each time one of you makes my recipes and let’s me know about it, I get a shiver of delight and a smile of satisfaction. THANK YOU. Last week’s recipe recreations included my Chipotle Style Brown Rice Burrito Bowl and my Savory Parmesan Mashed Sweet Potatoes. Success!!
Current Fear: public speaking. It terrifies me, and I just found out I’ll likely be giving a presentation at work, in the very near future. God help me.
Current Laughs: now that is some impressive tea. In the interest of full disclosure, I had a breakthrough at work moments after drinking it. Raises eyebrow suggestively.
Current Links: nothing, not a damn thing, in an attempt to stay incredibly focused so I can complete this post. It’s working too.
Current Mood: grateful it’s Friday and super excited for my upcoming visitors.
Your turn. What’s Currently going on in your world? Current book? Current obsession? Current confession? Current mood?