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the centennial sunday currently.

glen iris flowers
Hello & welcome to the one hundredth edition of The Sunday Currently! It's hard for me to believe that I've sat down & tapped out one hundred different Sunday posts. In fact, to someone whose concept of numbers is a little... skewed... it seems like a much bigger number than it really is. 
I grappled with whether or not I was going to continue weekly editions of The Sunday Currently after this 100-post mark, & after careful thought & consideration, it is with slight sadness, but persistent confidence that I announce that this will be the last in the series. I thought it would be a nice way to wrap up this fun little series, to have a complete set of 100 to look back on. I'm not saying I'll never do a currently post again, nor am I implying that I'll never do another edition of specifically The Sunday Currently. I'm simply relinquishing the responsibility to write & post one each week, on Sunday, at noon eastern, on the dot.…

songs from greenville, volume 1.

One week ago, I set myself to the task of creating a playlist that I hoped to listen to while putting the finishing touches on unpacking & arranging & organizing our house. I wanted it to be the kind of playlist that, whenever listened to in the future, would create feelings of happy nostalgia for the time when we first moved into our place in Greenville. After seven days of listening, I am happy to say that this string of 51 songs is going to be exactly that. 
listen to it here

rain in greenville.

In our first week here in Greenville, sunny days gave way to rainy ones. 
We traversed out into the country to sample some local fare at Yoder's Dutch Pantry. What more is there to say, other than one big, hearty yum? The Grifton scenery was nothing to sneeze at on this lovely day. 
As the week wore on however, we found ourselves wading through torrential, steady downpours. Even so, we made our way out into our new town, set to explore & eat & learn. I can already tell that I'm going to love being back here in East Carolina, with its cozy corners & rainy deluges.

three from wilmington.

all taken during melanie's visit. all steeped in wilmington goodness.

* editor's note 12:39 p.m. - we finished one tree hill last night, 
& i miss it so much. these photos were perfectly timed to that feeling.

the sunday currently, volume 99.

where's tahoe?
Hello out there, from a very rain-soaked & gloomy Greenville, North Carolina. As Justin was telling his Dad on the phone the other day, he cannot remember a day that he was off work, that it hasn't rained. It was hot, humid, & quite sunny all week, & then the weekend hit, & it's all clouds & that constant kind of sprinkling rain that feels like it will never end. 
A very good thing about this weekend is that we acquired a rug for our living room, as well as a runner for the foyer, as well as a round, gold mirror for our room, all from antique shops yesterday. The two rugs we bought at The Loose Goose, which I have a feeling will turn out to be a bit of a treasure trove here in Greenville for us, & the mirror we picked up at Fox & Hound. I'm excited about all of the antiquing avenues here, both the ones we popped into yesterday, as well as the ones that we have yet to explore. There seems to be quite a lot of potential!
Today w…

diary one.

The fan's pulleys are tinkling as it whirs along at full speed, keeping the room cozy and temperate and well-ventilated. Though the coffee pot has finished its brewing cycle, it still steams and pops and splutters every once in a while, as if to remind me that it is on and there is more coffee to be had if I so desire it. Tahoe's languid, rhythmic breathing from her red-sheet-wrapped bed on the floor between  one of the couches and the coffee table soothes me, grounds me, and seems to offer up the simple suggestion: just breathe. Everything is going to be all right. Sunlight streams in through a wall made almost entirely of windows, bathing the room in cheerfulness. it both feels and looks like the color yellow - pale, pastel yellow. Two dog bowls sit in the corner of the dining room to my right, dominating my peripheral vision. They sit as a symbol, reminding me that Tahoe has really settled in with us, settled in to her new home here in Greenville, North Carolina. She eats o…

the sunday currently, volume 98.

daily walks with t-bear
Greetings from no-internet-land! We moved into our new place here in Greenville on Monday, & the cable company is so backed up with students moving in, that we aren't able to have someone come out to our house until this coming Tuesday. I've missed blogging, & I'm looking forward to writing more posts after we're back to being connected to the rest of the world. As for now, we are posted up in Barnes & Noble, sipping coffee & savoring the free wifi.
C U R R E N T L Y . . .
R E A D I N G  nothing but the Bible. Even with all the moving craziness, I've been able to stay up-to-date on my reading plan. I'm about a quarter of the way into Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban [my favorite of the series], so I may pick that up this coming week. I miss reading, but with all the unpacking & arranging & organizing that's been going on in the last week, I just haven't made time to sit down & crack open a book…