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the sunday currently, volume 42.

Well folks, we arrived home from our Savannah trip yesterday evening. We had a LOVELY time, filled with shopping in downtown, visiting the Gryphon Tea Room, scarfing down beignets, & watching fireworks over the Savannah River. 

With this trip also came the purchase of Justin's Anniversary gift... a very special watch. We are employing the Modern Anniversary Gifts Guide, & we have interpreted clocks to translate loosely to watches. With this purchase, we found it entirely too difficult to wait until October, so we are now both wearing our watches [& absolutely loving them]. I'll have to write more about them later, because they are both unique & meaningful to us. Because of our impatience with these gifts, we have decided we will buy a clock while on our anniversary trip to Charleston in October.

C  U  R  R  E  N  T  L  Y  .  .  .  

R E A D I N G Briget Jones's Diary at an alarmingly slow pace. Planning to break out ye olde reading schedule & plan out a date & time to finish this selection. It's hanging over my head, & I don't like that very much.
W R I T I N G descriptive analyses in my journal this week, I've decided. Sometimes you just have to decide that certain weeks are going to be writing weeks & just go with it.
L I S T E N I N G to early morning Sunday television, which, in this case, means Wimbledon. 
T H I N K I N G that no matter how lovely a vacation is, there is simply no place like home [I am not a fan of The Wizard of Oz, but this reference seemed unavoidable]. As I sit on the couch & tap out this post this morning, those words could not be more true to me. I love this feeling... the feeling of being home.
S M E L L I N G Mrs. T's & Tison's wedding candle. It is a Zombee Candle scent made specially for their big day! I love it & burn it often, especially on the weekends. I miss them both a lot.
W I S H I N G to view both The Office & Mad Men today. My obsession for both of these shows is running deep right now, in equal measure.
H O P I N G for one of those Sundays that are so packed with activities, that they feel like they stretch on & on... & on & on...
W E A R I N G my big t-shirt & some pajama shorts. The uniform of Sunday Morning Winners.
L O V I N G... absolutely loving the purchases we made on our trip. As mentioned above, we finally found Justin's anniversary watch, but we also discovered a little gem at Wright Square Antique Mall: a 1960s style leather pocketbook bag & a corresponding scarf. Can we say Joan from Mad Men? Obsessed with this style currently.
W A N T I N G more Gryphon Tea Room. Hands down, this was one of our favorite meals in Savannah. And we had a LOT of good meals, people, at places like Zunzi's, Huey's On The River, & J. Christopher's.   
N E E D I N G to clear out my inbox today, as well as do dishes & laundry. And unpack our suitcases. And make a productivity plan for the week. And get some blog posts written & polished in advance. Yes, let's make this a productive Sunday, shall we?
F E E L I N G sore & congested this morning. With the endless traipsing around Savannah - and all its heat & humidity & steep staircases - came a sort of exhaustion to the body. Couple that with a LOT of sitting in the car to & from, & you've got the perfect recipe for a sort of vague bodily aching.
C L I C K I N G through my favorite blogs this morning. I am craving a catch-up.

With this week, comes the re-emergence of the Snapshot Series, which means I'll be beginning the photo coverage of our trip! If you're interested in one day trekking to Savannah, Georgia, stay tuned for some visuals & recommendations.

photo | happy belated birthday, america | from instagram

What are you doing right now? What have you been doing this week? Link up & share below.


Emily Woodard said…
I'm interested to hear about the significance of your watches! Glad you had a nice little vacation.
Angela Gardiner said…
both are favorite shows of mine! Love Mad love love the style!!!!
Sarah said…
Ooh, I love the anniversary gifts! It reminds me that I should start thinking about what to do this fall for the hubs... I can't wait to read about your time in Savannah! Your blog always makes me want to make more of an effort to explore these great southern cities.

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My name is Lauren. I am 29 years old. Here are a few random factoids about me & my life...
- I'm originally from Louisiana, but I live in North Carolina with my husband, Justin. We aren't from New Orleans. Every time we tell someone we're from Louisiana, this is immediately what they assume. We actually come from a town in northwest Louisiana - Shreveport - which may as well be Texas, it's so close to the state line.
- Due to my love of the written word, I majored in Journalism at Louisiana Tech University. Tech is located in the quaint town of Ruston, Louisiana, and I like to think that attending college in a small town shaped much of who I am today. And as much as I would have liked the overly-romaticized dream of becoming a professional writer to have come to fruition for me, I'm in the midst of a career change, via occupational therapy school.
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the sunday currently, volume 124.

beautiful flowers all around vail
readingFierce, by Aly Raisman. A couple of weeks ago, I finally finished Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty, which I really enjoyed.
writing a lot in my bullet journal, including adding photos and keepsakes. It's been a while since I've done this kind of journaling, and it really is my favorite.
listening to the Office while typing out this blog post. Nothing makes me feel better like this show does.
thinking that I am really glad that Justin and I built in some trip recovery time on the back end of our trek to Colorado. It really does take some time to get re-acclimated to the time zone you've returned to. We've both been feeling so tired since we got back.
smelling coffee and donuts. The breakfast of champions.
wishing for some tortilla soup today. I had some at a place called Hacienda Colorado in Denver. It was so good, and I've been craving it ever since.
hoping for a productive and joyful week ahead.
wearing pajamas, just like I have …

the sunday currently.

When I started blogging on siddathornton back in July of 2011, the beginning of my currently posts wasn't far off. I've long enjoyed compiling lists of what's going on in the moment, but I never thought about making it a link-up or an always-on-Sundays thing until September 16, 2012. As you can read in that post, I was elated, due to the responses I was getting from other bloggers, letting me know that they, too were doing "currently" posts and had decided to dedicate the writing of them to Sundays each week. Thus, The Sunday Currently was born, and I have currently penned over 100 posts, some with over 50 people linking up and sharing what they're up to, too. If you feel so inclined, please join! Let's celebrate the little moments of our lives that we never want to forget.

See all past editions of The Sunday Currentlyhere.