Get your pads and pens ready because it’s time for the Week In Review.
The Week In Review is a list, in its purest form, not of the things you still need to do, but of all the things you have done in the last seven days. It’s an achievement list, an ode to yourself, a celebration of sorts, and a virtual pat on the back or smack on the ass. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
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I’m eschewing a traditional Week in Review for a Currently post today because I really want to share, or overshare, everything that’s been going on lately.
Without further ado:
Current Book: I just finished A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon from the Outlander series. It was a good and necessary read after finishing The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt. Even though the latter won a Pulitzer Prize, it was an emotional overload and way too wordy for me; definitely not my jam.
Currently Watching: Making A Murderer on Netflix. I binged watched the entire second season and now I’m stuck waiting on the courts to find out what happens. The pace of justice runs slow.
Currently Listening: Up and Vanished, a podcast about a missing pageant queen in Georgia. The story is more intriguing than the production, which is a bit helter skelter, and I’m hoping, perhaps fruitlessly, for an ending.
Current Want: more time. I’m struggling with the blog lately and not for a lack of ideas. I have some super tasty recipes to share, but since I’ve launched City Hippie, I don’t have much free time. The little I do have is spent with my feet up and the TV on so I can recharge my batteries enough to engage in more toddler and granola related shenanigans.
Current Non-Guilty Pleasure: the Hubby and I spent Friday through Sunday at The Great Tree Inn, a bed and breakfast in New York state. It was our first solo get away since the tiny human was born. A full review will be coming soon, but in the meantime let me just say, “Bow chick-a wow-wow.”
Current Bane of Existence: the tiny human and I have been nursing colds, which is no fun, no matter how you look at it. Granted, my mother-in-law did make me a hot toddy and there was that whole hot toddy crawl business too.
Current Confession: I started seeing a psychologist, which has been great for my mental health. A happy mom equals a good mom or at least a much more patient and fun loving mom.
Current Advice: Be brave enough to ask for help when you need it.
Current Excitement: City Hippie. I am busting my non-ass ass on this venture, losing money (not profusely and hopefully not for long), and loving almost every minute of it. It’s giving me life and a greater purpose outside of just being a mother, which while lovely, doesn’t necessarily fill my cup to the brim. Speaking of cups…
Current Drink: the only thing better than coffee is free coffee. Thank you to Caruso’s Coffee for sending me all these lovely bags of beans, glorious beans.
Current Food: soup, all the soup. Our most recent venture was a butternut squash soup that turned out so well, the tiny human asked for more the next day. Hashtag winning at parenting.
Current Needs: organization. I haven’t touched my planner in months and I feel adrift. Much like the blog, there just isn’t enough time to do more than jot down an odd note here or quick list there, and you can definitely kiss the pretty planner spreads good-bye.
Current Blessing: my village. I say it all the time, but I wouldn’t be half the mother I am if it weren’t for the people who support and lift me up. Thank you family (especially my in-laws who just watched the tiny human all weekend), the Hubby and my friends. You know who you are, and I love you.
Current Mood: I’m excited for the holidays. They’re always been a happy time for me, but they’re even more magical now when viewed through the eyes of a toddler.
Now it’s your turn. I’d love to hear from you. Link up and get yo’ list on.
What did you accomplish last week? What have you been up to lately? Read any good books? How do you celebrate the holidays?