the sunday currently, volume 71.

here's what i do while justin is getting a hair cut: take photos of myself

Good morning, folks! I'm coming to you from my couch, where I am sitting - ridiculous bed head & all - & sipping on today's steaming hot cup of caramel vanilla cream coffee. Before I came in here to the living room to write my post, I was hitting the snooze button like it was my job, for an entire hour past when I planned to wake up. Maybe that's irresponsible, but the truth is, I was having a dream about talking to my friends & acquaintances about food journaling. Thrilling stuff, right? Oh, & also in the dream, I had returned to gymnastics & was having to perform in front of all of my teammates. Needless to say, I wasn't doing very well, especially on bars. 

So, that's where I am this morning. Or rather, where I came from: a very weird dreamland. 

Once I manage to finish this post, as well as straighten my unruly hair, we will be hitting the road to Myrtle Beach. We have a ski trip coming up in a few weeks, & we need to stock up on cold weather clothing. You know, we've got to buy things like long johns & big, puffy coats. We haven't been over to the outlets in Myrtle Beach in a while, so I'm excited to see what they have to offer, ski jackets aside. 

C  U  R  R  E  N  T  L  Y  .  .  .  

R E A D I N G Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone, still. Let me just say: I will be completing that book this week, at which point I will be moving on to Harry Potter & History, of which I have already read a few pages. My lack of enthusiasm about reading every day is a bit disconcerting, but I'm not going to be too hard on myself about all of this. It's one of those things where I know the reading bug will really come along & bite me eventually - it's all a matter of patiently waiting. 
W R I T I N G lots of interesting passages in my composition book recently. Maybe I'll be tempted to share some of them with you all soon. All I know is that, instead of going to sleep at a reasonable hour last night, I was sitting at my desk with wet hair, scribbling away in there. And alas, the reason I slept an hour past my alarm time. 
L I S T E N I N G to the scrape & clink of the coffee cup as I pick it up & put it down repeatedly. I'd hold it here with me as a type, but it's entirely too hot. Which reminds me: my local Starbucks has been out of "coffee collars" for like... two months now, & yesterday, while transporting both a steaming Peppermint Mocha & a scalding Caramel Flan, I'm pretty sure I burned the you-know-what out of the palms of my hands. Total first world problems, I know, but I don't understand why they haven't been able order them/keep them in stock. ::silly rant over:: 
T H I N K I N G that my relationship with food has definitely not been a good or healthy once since I've returned to Wilmington. It's time for an overhaul of sorts, & I'm ready for it. We're planning to go shopping for groceries this evening when we get back from Myrtle Beach, & I am already formulating a list of New Beginnings Foods in my head. Sometimes you just have to keep starting over until things click. I won't give up. 
S M E L L I N G coffee. That's all really, because my nose has been doing that thing recently where I have to try really hard to smell things. Which I'm pretty sure is just a bad case of allergies. 
W I S H I N G I would have practiced a little bit of restraint & not had donuts so late last night. I feel gross this morning. 
H O P I N G we have a lot of luck at the outlets. I'm excited, because they have a lot of stores that  we both love. Sometimes, shopping is just good for the soul. And I have a feeling today is going to be one of those days. 
W E A R I N G one of my very favorite pairs of pajama pants. I need to order a couple of replacement pairs off of Target's website. These things have seen better days. Or, perhaps a better way of saying it, is that they are well-loved & reached for often/any time they are clean.
L O V I  N G Catch Me If You Can. I think it's safe to say that there's a large chance I will love any movie Leonardo DiCaprio is in. Not to say that I like the movies just because he is in them, I just find that he is in a lot of the movies I end up liking. Anyway, last night was the first time I've ever seen the aforementioned movie, & I loved it.
W A N T I N G another cup of coffee. 
N E E D I N G to get it together this week, eating-wise. No excuses. 
F E E L I N G like I barely got any sleep at all. Probably because I went to bed late, then had my alarm set for seven. Those terms don't exactly end up working out, do they? I need to enforce a little bit earlier of a bed time for myself this week.   
C L I C K I N G this DIY on Lark & Linen from Oh So Pretty. I have an inkling that mine would not turn out quite so pretty.


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siddathornton said…
I would love to have some outlet malls by us, I am so sick of my winter coat but those things are hella expensive!
siddathornton said…
That dream of doing gymnastics sounds scary! I would be terrified if I had to perform or compete in figure skating again!! haha Have fun shopping at the outlets! Mmm enjoy some coffee for me!
siddathornton said…
"Sometimes you just have to keep starting over until things click."

YES. This is true for so many things.

I'm going to try to link up today -- I try practically every week and then get bored with myself halfway through!
siddathornton said…
Oooh, that's so annoying about the coffee collar/sleeve thing. The Starbucks on my work campus ran out over the winter break, and they didn't reorder them until recently. Our precious little fingers need protection! Hopefully yours gets some new ones soon!
siddathornton said…
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who's struggling to read! Sometimes I can't put a book down, but recently I can't seem to pick it up.
siddathornton said…
That's so weird that Starbucks would run out of the coffee sleeve things. You'd think that would be something they'd be sure to maintain a supply of.
siddathornton said…
I've tried watching 'Catch Me if You Can' a few times, but could just not get through the first bit. I'll have to try again =)
siddathornton said…
Haha, your dream made me laugh. What a great post - I could read your writing all day long! And that DIY journal is fabulous. I might have to try it sometime.
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