Sunday, July 21, 2013

the sunday currently, volume 44.




It's this kind of morning at the C residence: I'm drinking entirely too much extremely strong coffee & burning Christmas candles in an attempt to pretend that it is at LEAST Fall.

C  U  R  R  E  N  T  L  Y  .  .  .

R E A D I N G Rise and Shine, by Anna Quindlen. That means two things: 1. I FINALLY finished Bridget Jones's Diary [about five minutes before I started writing this post, in fact.], and 2. I went into the library on Friday, judged some books by their covers, & walked out with a book I'd never heard of before, that isn't on my Summer Reading List. I've found that sometimes, those wind up being the best reads.
W R I T I N G... ... ... ... ... It seems I'm either good at reading or writing at any given time, never both. 
L I S T E N I N G to The Open Championship on TV. Justin actually woke up before me this morning, so that he could come out into the living room & start watching it.
T H I N K I N G that two tests this week is a welcome change from the presentations of last week. They went well, but I psych myself up SO much before them. It's mentally exhausting. Plus, I barely slept last week. 
S M E L L I N G a fresh cup of coffee, which is sitting right next to me. I have been drinking hot chocolate in the mornings instead lately, in an effort to lower my caffeine intake a bit, so it is a special treat this morning. 
W I S H I N G for success in nabbing a part-time job.
H O P I N G for the same.
W E A R I N G a huge Tech hoodie from freshman year, as well as some green, polka-dot pajama pants. 
L O V I N G the shopping that Justin & I did at Mayfaire yesterday afternoon. We got a chair from Pottery Barn, as well as some cozy basics from Gap. And let's not gloss over our little pop into Starbucks. That alone is enough to make my day.
W A N T I N G a week-long beach vacation. Trudging down to the sand early in the morning, staying until around noon, having a lunch of sandwiches, heading back down to the beach around 4, & staying until sunset. And shopping at the outlets on rainy days. Oh, & dinner on the balcony. That's what I want, at this moment.
N E E D I N G a good workout in the gym this afternoon. 
F E E L I N G a bit jittery from this coffee, to be honest. 
C L I C K I N G this post & similar, trying to figure out what to do with my growing glass bottle collection. I also want to do one of these things with some empty wine bottles I've also been collecting.

What are you up to, folks? Please do share below. 

12 comments:

Kristin Saling said...

I'm with you on the tests vs. presentations. There's so much more effort and interaction that goes into a presentation than a test. And from a teaching side, it's a lot easier to grade a test than a presentation!

I'm also looking for good wine bottle crafts. And some good wine bottles. We recycled all of ours before we moved - but since I'm pretty good at producing empty wine bottles, it shouldn't be a problem.

:D KC

tripping tiffies said...

If you like Mason Jars you should check out the ones I am currently obsessed with! They're blue like Mason Jars were originally and I think they're just lovely.

http://www.amazon.com/Ball-Heritage-Collection-Pint-Bands/dp/B00B80TJX0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1374431878&sr=8-1&keywords=blue+mason+jars

Jen said...

I love empty wine bottles! That week long beach vacation sounds perfect!

Alyssa said...

i think this is the first summer since ever that i don't have a week-long beach trip planned, and i am really really not a fan.

Charlotte said...

Your idea of a beach vacation sounds identical to mine. Love it!

Sarah said...

Ooh, I am with you on the beach vacation! Total relaxation, being outdoors, sunsets... that is my perfect summer.

siddathornton said...

i know, i wish that's where i was right now!

siddathornton said...

now, just to get there...

siddathornton said...

i feel you. we practically live at the beach & have only been once because it won't stop raining!

siddathornton said...

doesn't it though?!

siddathornton said...

i LOVE the blue ones. i'm thinking of getting paint to make all of my jars blue.

siddathornton said...

i just freak myself out SO much when having to speak in front of others. once i'm up there, i'm fine, but the days, hours, minutes, etc. beforehand, i'm freaking out. i had two presentations for my class this summer, & i'm happy to say they are finally out of the way!