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the sunday currently, volume 97.

who can guess what i'll miss most about our current neighborhood?
Greetings! We arrived back in Wilmington on Wednesday afternoon, & to be quite honest, everything since then has kind of been a blur. Getting Tahoe acclimated to living with us again, as well as getting her on a schedule, has been challenging, yet rewarding. I was telling my mom yesterday that I was just beginning to feel like myself again after four days on the road, traveling between Wilmington, Birmingham, Memphis, Greenville, SC, & back to Wilmington. Traveling that much really took it out of me! But we are so happy to have Tahoe with us again, & we are really excited about our move to Greenville, which is happening tomorrow. 
C U R R E N T L Y . . .
R E A D I N G  nothing at the moment. Yes, yes, according to my Goodreads]account, I'm currently reading Emma, Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban, Winters Tale, & Harry Potter & History, but the truth is, I'm not reading anything rig…

wilmington snapshot: fort fisher aquarium.

big buildings yield big thoughts.

sometimes i feel like my life is simultaneously coming together & falling apart.
i don't even know what that means, but i just know that i feel  this yearning for life & love that feels bigger than myself. 
there's so much i want to do & see.
there's so much i want to say, so much that i want to share with others.  sometimes i feel like i can, but most times i feel like i can't.
photo: the tutwiler in birmingham, alabama | operation: tata | more on instagram

thoughts in memphis.

Greetings from Memphis! We have now traversed the distance between Wilmington & Birmingham [yesterday], & between Birmingham & Memphis [this morning]. We are posted up in our hotel room with Justin's mom & Tahoe, Justin's dog, just relaxing, because tomorrow we trek to Greenville, SC [not to be confused with Greenville, NC, which is where we are moving].
I haven't been able to keep up with the blogging rhythm I set up for myself a few weeks ago, but I'm ok with that, because it means I'm learning what I AM able to keep up with. And, to be quite honest, right now, with being busy with our move & Justin starting a new job & me starting grad school soon & us adding Tahoe back into our family, my best blogging rhythm is the one that comes naturally. I'd still like to write about certain topics on certain days, like organization on Tuesdays, but I also want to leave days blank sometimes, & sometimes I just want to come on here & …

the sunday currently, volume 96.

slowly but surely getting all of our things into boxes
Happy Sunday! Justin & I are on the road today, headed to Birmingham, Alabama, where we'll be sleeping after the first leg of our road trip to pick up Justin's dog, Tahoe! She has been living with Justin's mom for the past few years, as we have not lived in places where we could have her. We are so excited for her to be joining us in Greenville!
We've been working on packing up our apartment over the last week. Justin's last day at his job here in Wilmington was on Friday. Things are coming together! I'd be lying if I said things weren't a bit stressful. But, we are excited, too!
C U R R E N T L Y . . .
R E A D I N G  my very first edition of OT Practice, which I got in the mail on Friday, has made me even more excited about becoming an OT. I can't wait for school to start! W R I T I N G  lists of things that need to happen before our move. After all, we shove off from Wilmington, for Greenville, a w…

around here lately: kara in wilmington.

Welcome back for another edition of Around Here Lately on siddathornton. I haven't done one of these since April, & even though the events captured in these photos didn't exactly occur "lately," I thought we could just go ahead & use a loose interpretation. Today I'm sharing some snapshots from when Kara came to visit after her graduation!


kara's first dunkin donuts experience a little rest out at wrightsville beach the blue-green waters of the atlantic

sunset downtown walks, with ice cream from kilwin's they thought wrong that day - we ran through the downpour for food kara just enjoying a little lunch at dixie grill

oh believe me, many cups of coffee were enjoyed we road tripped to greenville to house-hunt & stopped in kinston for pizza villa then we stopped over to carolina beach for britt's donuts

we also had "bowl saturday" at flaming amy's bowl, kara's second trip of the visit another downtown walk with ice cream before she he…

my new filofax!

In this week's edition of The Sunday Currently, I announced that I was the proud owner of a brand-spankin-new Filox A5 Finsbury in Raspberry. And well, that's what we are here to talk about today, ladies & gents. Back when I was applying to Occupational Therapy schools in December, Justin told me that if I got in, he would gift me with something that had been topping my wish list: a Filofax. I knew that one of our local shops here in Wilmington carried the brand, & I wanted to buy from them if at all possible, so one day I just struck up a conversation with the lady at the register. As it turns out, they ordered my Filofax for me, & called me when it arrived. And, of course, I ran up to the shop like a crazy person. It was worth it. 
Today I'm sharing with you an unboxing & first look at my Finsbury. I have grand plans for this little thing, which I will share bits & pieces of as I describe it in its original state. As progress is made with organizing …