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a close call indeed.

Well, we thought my trusty MacBook was kaput.

It was our last night in Nashville, & I was getting ready to put together a little post about the food we'd experienced on our travels thus far. I got out of the shower, post-workout, & Justin told me my computer had crashed & wasn't re-booting. He tried for a long time that night to fix it [he's somewhat of a computer whiz, if you didn't know], but nothing was working. Our last hope was one of the disks my computer came with [which somehow I've held onto since I got this computer in 2010... a small miracle, folks], & luckily, it worked!

I'm so glad my laptop is back in working order, but that little interruption of services means that my blogging schedule was thrown off a bit, & with finals happening this week, I don't know if I'll catch back up for the next few days or not. We shall see, folks, we shall see.

Here's what you can expect coming up on the blog soon:
a food post from our travels
an around here lately post from our travels
some more posts where i just write, kind of like this one
mayyyyybe a christmas wish list post - i haven't decided yet
probably a friday's fancies post
... and, of course, the sunday currently.

I hope you are all having a fantastic week. Good luck if you're having finals, like I am!


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about me.

Hello! And welcome to siddathornton.
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.
- There are a few things for which I have an unhealthy obsession: reading, co…

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.