Friday, November 2, 2012

Currently: November--The Month of Crimson Sunsets

Current Books: A Sand County Almanac, In Defense of Sanity, and Reflections on the Psalms. In the car we're listening to Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Haydn and I are reading Game Changers by Mike Lupica, and I'm reading The Adventures of Tom Sawyer with both boys.

Current Playlist: Nothing specific. A bit of Tom Petty, some old country and bluegrass, snatches of songs stuck inside my head.

Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: I honestly can't think of anything. I should remedy that.

Current Colors: I wore Kentucky blue from head to toe for Halloween. :)

Current Fetish: All things Doctor Who.

Current Food: Whatever is quick to fix, for the most part. I made a really yummy Guess What cake, last week, as "research" for the Cake book. It is my Aunt Rosemary's recipe, and it turned out deliciously.

Current Drink: Coffee. Also, Starbucks has salted caramel hot chocolate and it is amazing.

Current Favorite Favorite: Designing fun Christmas gifts

Current Wishlist: Keurig coffee maker, less stress in my home, to feel sure about the next book I'm writing and plenty of uninterrupted time in which to write it.

Current Needs: A clone

Current Triumph: Trunk or Treat was awesome. It's not really MY triumph, but I'm excited for the ladies who run our children's ministry and the community created between our three churches.

Current Bane-of-my-Existence: Constantly having to say the same thing over and over and over, as though no one actually listens or cares the first time. If you open it, close it. If you turn it on, turn it off. If you spill it, clean it up. Trash goes in the garbage can, not on the floor or the table or the couch. Clothes should be folded and in drawers or hanging in closets, not strewn across the floor of your bedroom or bathroom. I'm sure all moms get tired of these things, but it feels exponential lately.

Current Indulgence: Closing my bedroom door to get work done. Not that people always heed the closed door, but it's as close as my introverted self can get to solitude right now.

Current Mood: Stretched thin and completely exhausted

Current #1 Blessing: My amazing man. I don't know how I would do all this without him.

Current Outfit: Jeans, long sleeved tee shirt, sneakers

Current Link: Please go visit my friend Lee Anne. She is trying to make the CNN Fit Nation Triathalon Team. Her video shares her absolutely amazing story, and it is well worth your time to watch it and leave her some encouraging comments.

Current Quote:  “The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: 'What good is it?” ― Aldo Leopold

Current Photo: My Halloween costume (the girls picked our theme: ermahgerd)

Title taken from this passage:

“It was November--the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul.” 
― L.M. MontgomeryAnne of Green Gables

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