the sunday currently, volume 91.

happy father's day!
here's my dad with his first car.

Happy Sunday! And Happy Father's Day! I have been spending my weekend in solitude, since Justin is currently at the U.S. Open! I know he's been having a great time with his dad & brother, & I'm so glad that they will all get to be together on Father's Day. I have been doing a lot of house cleaning, a lot of working out, & a lot of watching YouTube vloggers, Pretty Little Liars, & other such things. While I've enjoyed being able to get things done with no distractions [like watching a million episodes of One Tree Hill with Justin], I am ready for him to come home!

Happy Father's Day to any & all fathers who may be reading this, but a special Happy Father's Day goes out to my very own Dad. I hope that he is having a lovely day, & I definitely hope that he will like his Father's Day gifts! They have been in Shreveport since Wednesday, but he was not allowed to open them until today. I wish I could be in Shreveport with him today, but I suppose FaceTime will have to suffice. 

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

R E A D I N G  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, as well as An Object of Beauty. This is the first of Steve Martin's novels that I have read, & I have to say, I really like his writing style. I am going to have to pick up some of his other titles to read. I am still not caught up on my Bible-reading, & I feel awful about it. I am making that a priority this week. No excuses. 
W R I T I N G  a novel has been something that I have been thinking very seriously about lately. In fact, while I was walking at Hugh MacRae Park yesterday afternoon, I lighted upon the premise of what I think will be my first novel. As some of you know, I started writing a novel many moons ago, but I have put that one on hold indefinitely. It deals with something I am not sure I want to put "out there," so to speak. Who knows, though? Maybe one day, it will feel right. In the interim, I will be focusing on my new book.
L I S T E N I N G  to my Weezer Pandora station was on point yesterday. I ran a lot during my five miles, & I have the soreness to prove it today.
T H I N K I N G  that there is much, much to get accomplished today. Some items of note? I want to get Justin's car cleaned out so I can take it to get washed tomorrow before his arrival home. Can you think of anything better than coming home to a spotless car? Well, maybe there are some other things that would be better, but I think that's a pretty good thing. Also? I need to de-scale our Keurig & coffee pot so I can start having my morning coffee at home, & so that Justin can begin having his afternoon tea again. He loves Tazo Awake English Breakfast Tea with honey in it. We have some vanilla almond milk on hand, so maybe I will put a dash of that in there & see if he likes it.
S M E L L I N G  our American Boardwalk candle burning in the house in the last week has been heavenly. For some reason, Bath & Body Works always sees to it that my absolute favorite scents are discontinued [I'm looking at you, Sensual Amber & Brown Sugar & Fig], & this particular candle has really gone missing, so I was happy to find a couple medium sized ones in the semi-annual sale this week.
W I S H I N G  I was being more successful with waking up super early. It just hasn't been in the cards for me this week, even though I included it in my first Weekly Wishes post. I've just got to make up my mind, & do it. Once again, no excuses.
H O P I N G  my Dad has the BEST Father's Day! And I also hope that I enjoy my diet-allotment of a biscuit & jelly, as well as Chipotle for dinner, as much as I'm thinking that I will. Also hoping that I continue to lose weight & reach my goal soon. I think I may write a post about the healthy living changes that I've made, as well as my progress, soon.
W E A R I N G  minimal makeup just isn't going to work out for me, I've decided. I just love eye shadow - & blush - WAY too much.
L O V I N G  life. 
W A N T I N G  Justin, Landon, & Craig to have safe travels home tomorrow.
N E E D I N G  to get caught up with Bible-reading, like I said earlier in this post. It really, really needs to happen. And it will.
F E E L I N G  very good lately. I'm so thankful for that. You have no idea. 
C L I C K I N G  a few of my favorite bloggers lately, & trying to get caught up on reading & commenting. It's an unofficial goal of mine to really make more of an effort to connect with everyone, which I've really been falling down on the job of lately. Well, here's to new beginnings!

Well, I'm off to have a very productive Sunday! Once again, Happy Father's Day!

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siddathornton said…
I'm so impressed with your 5-mile runs! I've been trying to get in the swing of running outdoors, and while it feels great to push myself, I don't think I'm ready to hit the 5-mile mark yet. Maybe by the end of the summer? :)
siddathornton said…
I love Steve Martin's books. There's just a depth of feeling to them that makes sense if you know how his life has run, but if you just think of him as the comedian, you think "Whaaa?" I need to do more reading - book-type reading. Most of my reading these days has been articles online or on my iPad. It's been a while since I got into a good honest-to-goodness book.
siddathornton said…
I tend to pamper myself into sleeping late whenever I can, though often I wished I didn't. It takes time, but once you get into that groove you'll be a-okay!
siddathornton said…
Your weekend sounds lovely! I am the same way with make-up...sometimes I think about wearing minimal make-up and then I think, "But I love my eyeshadow!!" So I save the minimal make-up days for the days that I don't give myself a lot of time to get ready in the morning and for the days that I just can't be bothered to put on make-up at all. :)
siddathornton said…
Sounds like an amazing weekend to me! Have you read Someday, Someday, Maybe yet?
siddathornton said…
I haven't yet! I looked for it in my library, but it wasn't there. I need to place a hold on it!
siddathornton said…
It was quite a lovely weekend! :)

You're right - I think makeup is an all-or-nothing thing for me. "Minimal" makeup days are really just code for "I'm not wearing any makeup at all." I'm just going to embrace my love for it & wear as much as I like!
siddathornton said…
Thank you for the encouragement :)
siddathornton said…
I need to do more research on him as a person - because I do only see him as a comedian, really. I was shocked at his writing skills & style, in a good way. I am just loving him! I'm almost finished with An Object of Beauty, & I can't wait to get my hands on his other novels.
siddathornton said…
I wish they were all composed of running, but I walk quite a lot of those 5 miles. Oh well, it's still exercise, right?! And just keep pushing - I bet you will reach that 5-mile mark before you know it!

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