reading les liasons dangereuses, & loving it.
writing a business plan. book proposal ideas. inspired to-do lists, rather than just everyday drudgery.
listening to a quiet household. i think justin is still sleeping.
thinking fondly on our christmas-tree-buying experience yesterday. we walked into the tent, determined which size range we'd need, walked over to the correct section, & i immediately saw the one. it was simple & exciting. our first christmas tree, purchased! and the smell inside that tent? heavenly.
smelling christmas tree smell. [you had to see that one coming, right?]
wishing i was a morning person, as discussed here + here. not much progress has been made, really. for instance, i got up early this morning, & i feel absoutely horrible. maybe a little trip to the coffee maker could provide an improvement or two...
hoping for a run every single day this week. getting back into gear with exercising makes me feel exponentially better. also hoping for some returns on all the job applications i've been submitting.
wearing one of my most favorite forever21 purchases - a blue & white, striped, long-sleeved shirt. it is unthinkably soft & comfortable. also, navy polo pajama pants. rarely am i ever dressed for the day when i write these.
loving the gifts we're going to put together for justin's office. it gives me a little cooking/crafting project to do for tomorrow. i'm actually really excited about it.
wanting coffee. really badly. i decided to write out my post before heading to the coffee pot, after waking at 7:30 a.m. which is why i'm laid up on the couch with my laptop propped on a pillow, trying futilely to keep my eyes open for longer than a couple of seconds.
needing to make a blogging calendar. i was beginning to feel oppressed by my last one, but i think some scheduling of posts just plain makes sense, as well as offers up a bit of routine & normalcy. i should keep in mind that i can change things around if i want. for some reason, i feel as if, since the schedule has been made, it must be followed rigidly. not the case.
feeling exhausted & achy. but on a happier note, also feeling so excited that my family will be here in less than two weeks! yay, visitors! i can't wait for them to see wilmington.
clicking my in-real-life friend jenny's blog, because she's recently revived it. also, this article on how to boost productivity, because i need all the help i can get. favorite secrets this week? this one + this one.
photo: our first married christmas tree \ instagram