the sunday currently, volume 62.

i had been looking forward to a pancake breakfast all week -
this selection from sawmill restaurant surely did deliver this morning

Well, friends, I've - yet again - changed my blog design, this time back to a sort of bare-bones approach, because every time I came to this space, I found myself getting annoyed at the design. Annoyed? Isn't that a little dramatic? Yes. It is. But I was feeling it, & I didn't like it. Thus, I basically decided to strip siddathornton of all color and/or stand-out fonts & just leave it like this until I've constructed a design I like. 

As far as the designing of my own blog, I have already made strides in certain techniques, & I'm starting to get excited about what I may be able to do here. I'm not going to put any time constraints on the rolling out of the new design, because frankly, right now, time is not something I have a lot of. However, this semester will soon be coming to a close, & I will hopefully have a considerable amount of free time on my hands for a while. Thus, you may see this space get a makeover sooner rather than later. I'm taking things one day at a time, for the time being.

With all that blog talk aside, I'd like to mention that this morning, Justin & I had the most delectable breakfast. I got a huge stack of pancakes, flanked by a side of fresh strawberries, & he got a banana pecan Belgian waffle. Sunday breakfast/brunch is often our indulgent meal of the week, & this one was no exception. We are so happy to have found Sawmill Restaurant in our area recently. When comfort food is desired, it delivers every single time. We're already smitten, & we can't wait to share this find with our Thanksgiving guests!

C  U  R  R  E  N  T  L  Y  .  .  .  

R E A D I N G the Harry Potter series with my mom, as soon as the semester comes to a close. She has never read this amazing collection of books before, & I am so excited that she is about to embark on this journey. We plan to have book club meetings via Skype/FaceTime, so that's going to make it even more fun. Just one more reason to greet the end of the semester - coming in a couple short weeks - with open arms.
W R I T I N G in one of my two brand new composition books soon. I found the CUTEST ones at Walmart, in both houndstooth & black & white polka dots. I'm a sucker for a nice composition book. They are my favorites.
L I S T E N I N G to the whir of the ceiling fan, as well as the clatter of Justin tidying up while I get this post quickly busted out. We have guests coming tomorrow evening, so we are working to get the house in its best condition so they will enjoy their stay with us.
T H I N K I N G that this morning was wonderful. Productivity & pancakes, does it get much better than that?
S M E L L I N G our oven. We put it through a four-hour self-clean cycle last night, & there is still a bit of an indiscriminate burnt smell hanging in the air.
W I S H I N G I was slightly more energetic. There is much, much to be done, & the fact that I've been dragging a bit for the last few days in definitely not a good thing. Making a mental note to meditate on that before bed tonight.
H O P I N G  all of my assignments & studying come together over the next couple of weeks. I want to finish this semester strong.
W E A R I N G stretchy black pants, a gray t-shirt, & one of my favorite knit scarves. My parents gave it to me for Christmas a few years ago. It's pastel purple, pink, & mint, & it's undeniably cozy. 
L O V I  N G my husband & all that he does for me.
W A N T I N G us to keep up our Pilates streak. I love cardio & weight training, but Pilates adds that extra oomph into my workout. It makes me stand taller, breath deeper, & feel better.
N E E D I N G to stay centered through the next few weeks. Aside from finishing up this semester, we will also be trekking over to Nashville so that Justin can attend a conference, then we'll be hometown-bound for two weeks of Christmas-Break-Bliss.
F E E L I N G empowered & ready to take on the week, making it one of both productivity & thankfulness. 
C L I C K I N G The Sunday Secrets, a classic.

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this week's posts:
the sunday currently, volume 61.
savannah snapshot: the mulberry inn.
friday's fancies #73: black friday brunch + blogging.


siddathornton said…
You can do it! I remember this time of the fall semester being very exciting on top of all the stress because the end is so near. :) And that breakfast looks like it was amazing!
siddathornton said…
You had me at those pancake AND THEN a Harry Potter book club with your mom... You are my favorite! I always hated the end of the semester, good luck!
siddathornton said…
Good luck with the end of the semester! That break will be so so nice!
siddathornton said…
Doing a Harry Potter book club with your mom sounds amazing! I think it's such a cute idea!
siddathornton said…
i'm really excited about it - i've been trying to get her to read the books for a while now, & i think reading them together is just the push she needed!
siddathornton said…
thank you! it is going to be the best break ever!
siddathornton said…

the end of semesters is always rough - i just need to remember that i CAN get everything done, even though it feels otherwise.
siddathornton said…
thank you! :) i know i'm capable of getting all the work done, but it is just so stressful on top of all the travel & holiday plans we have coming up. i'm excited & stressed at the same time - that's a weird combo!
siddathornton said…
Love that you're starting a Harry Potter book club with your mum! So nice, hope you both enjoy it! There's something wonderful about sharing a series you love with someone.
siddathornton said…
ugh now i want pancakes!
siddathornton said…
Omg Harry Potter for the first time!!! I'm so jealous, I seriously wish someone in my life hadn't read them yet so I could do this too. I can't wait to have kids so I can join them in it.
siddathornton said…
Okay, I have seriously been thinking about these pancakes for days now. You're making me want to whip up a batch! Yum yum yum.
siddathornton said…
I'm trying to find time to read the whole HP series again :D I love that Your Mom is reading them for the first time, I am sure She'll love them!!!
I've been trying to workout again for a week now :( not going so well though lol

^_^ loads of love!

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