Sunday, August 10, 2014

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 will be a day for hanging things on the wall. Since we moved in almost two weeks ago, artwork & mirrors have been sitting on the floors, sticky notes holding their places on the walls. It's time to change that. It's time to bring our house a little closer to decor-completion. So today, we will hang things on the walls. And we will also fold towels. Because that's something that needs doing, also.

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

R E A D I N G  the Bible, as well as little sprinkles here & there of Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban. When the cable guy came to hook up our cable & internet this past Tuesday, he saw this particular book sitting on the coffee table, & we launched into a wonderful Harry Potter discussion. As it turns out, Prisoner of Azkaban is his favorite, too.
W R I T I N G  , writing, writing. Even though it hasn't been showcased here as much, I've been writing. And I've been loving it.  
L I S T E N I N G  to Ghost Stories almost every time I'm in the car, & when I'm in the house, I've been listening to a playlist I made on Spotify, which I absolutely love. Maybe soon, I'll share it here. Maybe this week?  
T H I N K I N G  that my method of having a little "office nook" in the kitchen, where I stand while working at the computer, is a good thing. Don't you burn more calories standing? Don't you generally have better posture while standing? I think that I do.
S M E L L I N G  my Dunkin Donuts iced coffee. Justin & I swear by it. What do we get? Well, usually a small iced coffee with skim milk & caramel syrup. Today? We got mediums, because we needed to gear up for all the hanging-things-on-walls we'll be doing today. We also had blueberry donuts, because it's Donut Sunday, & the blueberry cake donuts at Dunkin Donuts are possibly one of the most delicious donuts I've ever eaten.
W I S H I N G  I could get on a better sleep schedule. I was doing so well! Then, we moved. Everything gets thrown a bit off course when you move. I suppose it's just a fact of life. That doesn't make it any easier to deal with, though, does it? This week, I'll really be working on my sleep schedule & rising early. Because I want to, & because I need to. School is starting soon!
H O P I N G  for a lovely week. Prospects are high! 
W E A R I N G  rain jackets again this weekend. Surprise, surprise. I actually didn't wear mine out antiquing yesterday, & I arrived home cold & soggy, with a damp pullover sweatshirt. Needless to say, the rain jacket came with me on our coffee-&-donuts outing this morning. And it will come with me when I walk Tahoe once this post is complete.
L O V I N G  Greenville. And the prospect of starting school. And all of the new places we'll be able to travel to from here. And our new place, which is even cozier with our new rugs. And watching our shows now that we have internet. And having Tahoe here with us. 
W A N T I N G  a productive rest of the day. There is a delicate balance between doing just enough & trying to do too much each day. It's important to seek out that balance! I will continue seeking.
N E E D I N G  to do laundry today, too. And wash my hair. And lay out tomorrow's clothes. And schedule the coffee pot to brew at six sharp.
F E E L I N G  happy. And caffeinated. Also feeling excited to go on a walk in a few short minutes. Also feeling ready to take on the day. Also feeling like I want to be productive. And I want to work out. And I want to eat as healthy as I can. And I want to simply enjoy every moment of today. And I want to blog [which is a change from this morning when I woke up in a blogging funk]. So, let's do this. Let's do it all.

this week's posts:

I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend, & I hope the coming week brings with it productivity, relaxation, & happiness in equal measure. Here's to Monday! Let's make tomorrow, & every day after that, a good one.

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6 comments:

siddathornton said...

I'm so glad y'all are settling in so well into your new home and town! I've never done much antiquing, but I think I'd like to do that soon. I know we have some good shops around here.

siddathornton said...

I am always wanting to get a raincoat because I hate that damp feeling but they always seem to look like little kid ones on me!

siddathornton said...

Boo for rainy weekends! I definitely am feeling Justin's pain. I've made my move to North Carolina and so far both weekends, it has rained (lots and lots of rain) and then the week days, when I need to be setting up my classroom, are beautiful and sunny and I want to explore!!

siddathornton said...

We were in Little River, SC this week and I kept seeing signs for Wilmington and thought of you! But then I remembered you moved. I hope you are loving the new place!

siddathornton said...

Sounds like there's an exciting week ahead! It's been a pretty nasty weekend here too. Those two places look awesome. I've been too busy for too long to neglect my love of antiquing and junking. I've read so many studies about how people work better standing. I need way too much space to spread out. My previous office manager kept saying we should have a rotating standing station in the office. I still want that so badly.

siddathornton said...

I love the picture! It sounds like you're settling in well! I'm sure it will feel great to put things on the walls. I always feel like my space is more complete when I have things hanging. :)