Monday, July 11, 2016

Currents | July 2016.

from last Wednesday's morning walk
Loving the crepe myrtles. I don't have any in my yard (unlike the last house), but they are abundant in the neighborhood.

Planning to clean out a few cupboards, dressers and closets. We did a major purge before we moved (yikes - almost four years ago!!) but now I'm starting to feel the weight of stuff that no longer brings me joy.

can you guess which bowl belongs to whom
Eating just about anything, with lettuce. These are the fish tacos we made on Saturday night, served over lettuce because I forgot to get tortillas. I told Marc it was healthier that way (and it was...until he loaded up his bowl with more chips).

Drinking coffee. hot and iced. I like the iced coffee mixed about half and half with almond milk and a little sweetener; it (almost) tastes like coffee ice cream.

knitting with Wimbledon yesterday morning
Knitting stockinette for days. Otherwise known as Summer Navy (Bleached, the latest from Amy Miller). I'm using a navy cotton/wool blend that I'll hopefully get to wear this summer.

Reading Invisible Man with my ears. It's excellent and Joe Morton does a fabulous job with the narration, but it's intense. Especially with everything that's going on in our country right now. I took a little break from it yesterday and finished A Kiss at Midnight. There's nothing like a little fairy tale with a happy ending to cleanse my palate.

Listening to Spotify and Pandora and trying to decide if I should give up my Apple Music subscription. That $9.99 a month is bugging me.

Watching Grace and Frankie (by myself) and Ballers (with Marc). I'm only on the 4th episode of G&F (all those books to listen to plus Wimbledon), but Marc and I binged through all ten episodes of the first season of Ballers this weekend. I should probably be embarrassed that I really enjoyed it. but I'm not! (and Marc's friend who is an announcer for Fox Sports says it's really like that...whoa...)

Needing to figure out a plan of attack for all that cleaning out! feeling like it might even require a trip to the new Container Store (darn it :-)

Wanting to redo the children's room upstairs. It's furnished with Katie's childhood furniture (twin bed, armoire and nightstand) and an antique doll bed (from my grandmother) and the walls are hung with art from the girls' childhood rooms. The furniture is maple and the bedding is simply white, but the dolls and the art definitely give it a "little girl" feel. Now that we're going to have two little boys in our lives, it seems like the time to make it a boy room.

boys and sticks :-)
Looking forward to seeing Charlie again tomorrow. We missed last Tuesday, so he came over on Friday instead. It was almost too hot to play outside, but no matter - he's cool in his shades and hat!

Enjoying my new teaching schedule. Beginning last month, I moved my Monday evening class to Thursday evenings. Thankfully, all my students save one were able to make the change and most were just as happy about it as I am. It's nice to be home on Monday evenings - the golf course is closed on Mondays, so if Marc's in town, he's home; and I get to bed at a more reasonable hour, which makes Tuesdays with Charlie easier. So now my Thursdays are a little longer, but that seems to be working ok, since the next day is Friday and then the weekend!

Hoping to share a Summer Bingo update with y'all later this week.

Remembering what I love about summer. a slower pace, less traffic, evening sunshine, the colorful landscape, fresh tomatoes and berries. and reminding myself to enjoy it all (in spite of the heat).

Wishing you a great mid-summer week!


8 comments:

  1. Enjoying it all is the key, Mary. Sounds like you've got it covered.

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  2. Your fish tacos look fabulous and I would like them better. The crepe myrtle has an amazing color. The desert has blessed little that color this time of year (save petutias). It's cool here today (75) and I'm looking forward to my after work walk. Enjoy your Tuesday with Charlie!

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  3. I'm glad you can now rest up for Tuesdays with Charlie! Those fish tacos do look delicious, and I love how you're knitting so fast your hands are a blur. Looking forward to your Book Bingo update; I feel like I've read a lot but still have a l-o-n-g way to go.

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  4. Invisible Man is a tough read no matter the circumstances but I imagine much more difficult today. I read it in 2009 or 2010. For the record the two taco bowls looked the same to me. ;)

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  5. Those fish tacos look delicious, I need to start making them at home! I love the color of that crepe myrtle!

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  6. Crepe Myrtles are so pretty and in my planting plans for the autumn. And fish tacos are on my list of foods I would like to try this summer - just need to find a recipe. Yours look very tasty! I think the sour cream (?) would be my downfall. : )

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  7. I can't believe how tall he is getting ... I do envy you your lovely summer - I am wearing as many layers as I did in the winter. That sounds a bittersweet task, redoing the room. Before and after photos are called for :).

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  8. I bet you could find some cute Charley Harper prints to "boy" up the room! You can never go wrong with lettuce and . . .

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