the sunday currently, volume 86.

i've been upping my motivation for early rising lately. this beautiful, 
early-morning sunshine was my reward for getting up at 6:15 on thursday.

Hello, everyone! And Happy Sunday! Today, Justin and I are coming off the high of a family-filled weekend. We flew into Jackson on Thursday evening, because my sister, Kara, graduated from Millsaps College on Saturday! I am so, so proud of her. And I am also so, so glad that Justin & I were both able to attend. It means the world to me that we got to see her get that diploma.

As for today, we are traveling back over to Wilmington. Then, Kara will be arriving to stay with us for a week, tomorrow! Yay! Let's keep this party going!

C U R R E N T L Y . . .

R E A D I N G  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, still. And I owe y'all a recent reading post. I didn't really blog much at all last week, which makes me sad, but it's the truth.
W R I T I N G  a lot of blog posts in my head recently, on my daily walks. I need to put pen to paper, or, well, fingertips to keyboard, I should say, on those posts. Hopefully soon.
L I S T E N I N G  to my beloved air travel playlist, which is housed on one of my old iPhones, which I now call my iPod. It has the best travel tunes - light, inspiring, and comforting.
T H I N K I N G  that I can't believe my sister graduated from college this weekend! I'm so proud of her! And I'm not going to say we're old, because, well, we're not. That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.
S M E L L I N G  like Sunflowers, by Elizabeth Arden a lot recently. It's a perfume I like to pull out in the Spring and Summer months. I've also been wearing it since I was in 7th grade. It's a good one.
W I S H I N G  for safe, smooth travels for us today, back to Wilmington. And the same for Kara, as she is coming to visit us this week! 
H O P I N G  I keep my travel anxiety in check today. I get so worked up over traveling! I'm sure I'm excited to get back home, though.
W E A R I N G  a new outfit today, that I've been waiting to put into my rotation. It's cute and very comfortable.
L O V I N G  that I got to spend time with my family this weekend. And that I got to see my sister graduate college. And that my sister & I both got to be with my Mom on Mother's Day. And that Justin was able to come with me to Kara's graduation. And seeing my Dad, of course! In short, loving all the family time that happened this weekend.
W A N T I N G  to eat healthfully from this point forward. Actually, I mean "this point" as Thursday, when I am penning this post. I had a bit of a turning point last night, and I'm ready to really be aware of what I'm eating and how I'm treating my body. And now, just to keep up the exercise, as well! That is something I've been doing well with recently.
N E E D I N G  to get motivated to get the house in tip-top shape tomorrow. I already have a list of chores to conquer in preparation for Kara's visit.
F E E L I N G  happy and loved. 


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siddathornton said…
I love old and familiar scents, I have been wearing Chanel Chance for more years than I can remember and do not plan on changing it soon!
siddathornton said…
Congrats to your sister! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. :)
siddathornton said…
Family time is always the best. No wonder you feel so loved!
siddathornton said…
I love that you have a travel playlist! I have quite a few from roadtrips over the years, but they're so old school on CDs haha :)
siddathornton said…
I love that picture!! The sunrise is one of the only things that can get me out of bed early :)

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