Sunday, August 3, 2014

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.
W R I T I N G  my Morning Pages fairly religiously since we moved in. It's a great way to start the day, getting all of your thoughts & feelings out & down onto paper. Writing can be so therapeutic in its purest, simplest form.  
L I S T E N I N G  to Coldplay's new album, Ghost Stories, on the drive from Wilmington to Greenville on moving day was about as peaceful & relaxing as it gets. I needed that! Also, as I was driving over to our new place for the first time, Home, by Dotan, was playing on the radio. It felt like a nice sign.  
T H I N K I N G  that there really is no place more homey, inviting, & cozy than the Barnes & Noble cafe. When I was in high school, my family would go up to Barnes & Noble every Saturday night to meet up with some family friends for coffee, chatting, & reading. I think that's why it's ingrained in my head as a place of comfort. I'm so glad B&N is more accessible to me here in Greenville. In Wilmington, it was way across town, & I'm pretty sure I only went there twice in a two-year period.
S M E L L I N G  cold, caffeinated air. Isn't that the best thing about coffee shops & cafes? It feels like it is truly freezing in here, though. Oh well, it's just making my hot caramel macchiato that much more inviting. 
W I S H I N G  for an extremely productive week. There is a lot coming up on the horizon [you know, like starting GRAD SCHOOL], & I really want to make the most of this coming week.
H O P I N G  we continue to really explore our town & find delicious local eateries. I keep hearing Greenville being referred to as the "chain restaurant capital of the world," but truth be told, we have really discovered some delectable, local fare in the week that we've been here.
W E A R I N G  our rain jackets has definitely been a thing this week. It started raining on Friday morning, & it hasn't really stopped all weekend. I love rainy weather! Tahoe & I even went for a two-miler Saturday morning, in the mist. See, the rain jacket has really been useful!
L O V I N G  our new place. I'm going to have to share some of it here soon. It is brining me a lot of joy, putting together a house & decorating it to reflect both myself & Justin.
W A N T I N G  a nice, long nap. I guess that's the only down side to all of this rain - it makes me want to curl up on the couch & sleep all day.
N E E D I N G  to make workouts a priority this week as well. I've done a pretty decent job with diet & exercise, but it's time to up the ante a bit, don't you think? I know I'll feel much, much better if I do. 
F E E L I N G  content, happy, & excited.

this week's posts:

Well, folks, hopefully with the welcoming of wifi into our house this coming week, I will be able to be more present in this space. As I said in the introduction, I've been missing it! There's a lot I am looking forward to sharing, especially during this time of change in our lives!

What are you doing? Link up & share below.


7 comments:

siddathornton said...

I really need to reread Harry Potter. And I agree with you... Prisoner of Azkaban is probably one of my favorites too!

siddathornton said...

I'm glad to hear that you're settling into your new place well! Hopefully you can get the wi-fi set up soon. :) Now that it's August I'm going to start my Harry Potter reread and I'm so excited! I like to read it during the fall, but I get started in August so that I can fit all the books in to the rest of the year.

siddathornton said...

Waiting for Internet after moving is the worst. I hope things are not too chaotic post-move. We just moved in January and some days I feel like we still haven't recuperated!

siddathornton said...

Sounds like you're in happy land! Can't wait to see your new place!

siddathornton said...

I also love a nice cold coffee house, so great!

siddathornton said...

Good luck getting settled, Lauren!

aikaloraine said...

wow, this is great,im gonna start doing mine this sunday! thank you so much for your sweet idea!