Current Playlist: I've been listening to my Tornado playlist, the one filled with songs that somehow put me in the mind of Callie Jones. A few songs from this list: "Losing my Religion," by R.E.M., "Center Aisle," by Caedmon's Call, "Volcano Girls," by Veruca Salt, "I Will Follow You Into the Dark," by Death Cab for Cutie
Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: I bought a bag of soft batch cookies today.
Current Colors: jewel tones
Current Fetish: Illustrating the Psalms in my art journal
Current Food: Leftovers. We brought home food from church and from a family event, so we've lived on those this week.
Current Drink: Coffee with Truvia and yummy creamer
Current Favorite Favorite: The homeschool ladies I hang with on Fridays
Current Wishlist: A vehicle with 3rd-row seating, a new fall wardrobe, silent retreat in solitude, time with my best friends, bright comfy sneakers, my nose repierced, noise-canceling headphones, and more, because lately I am a bottomless pit of wishful thinking.
Current Needs: More dental work, a new downstairs bathroom, infinite patience and compassion
Current Triumph: Overcoming my fear of revision and turning Tornado into a whole new book.
Current Bane-of-my-Existence: Never being really alone. My introverted self is desperate for solitude. Even inside my own head, I do not feel truly alone right now.
Current Indulgence: I've been sending myself to my bedroom to get work done.
Current Mood: tense.
Current #1 Blessing: Our church family, the youth parents who take such good care of us... We are blessed to see community at work everyday.
Current Outfit: black yoga pants, Anytime Fitness t-shirt
Current Link: We began using Spelling City this week, and we love it so far.
Current Quote: “A nasty letter or a sarcastic one can make you righteously angry, but what can you do about a polite letter of rejection? Nothing, really, except cry.”
― E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs Basil E. Frankweiler
Current Photo: My nephew, Tyrus