listening, watching, reading

Listening… As mentioned in my earlier post, the Wilsons’ have been listening to the new Mumford & Sons album on repeat lately. When Kyle’s not home, I sneak in some Sara Groves. And all day long at work I have my Pandora Station on Ray LaMontange. Also, I cannot get enough of the acoustic version of “Your Great Name” by Natalie Grant.
Watching… Kyle & I love watching Parks & Rec together. I watch re-runs of Parenthood on Thursday mornings, and ball my eyes out. I can’t watch it with Kyle around or he’ll laugh at me way too much. Other than that, TV hasn’t really been on our radar much. I think I am a healthier person for it.
Reading… I have this quirky habit of starting about ten books at once, and finishing about 4 of them. It’s annoying. I’m annoyed with myself over it. But alas, here’s my current reading list. Even though I finished it, it still needs  mentioned: Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren Winner. Right now, I’m going between Happier at Home by Gretchen Rubin, The Creative Family by Amanda Blake Soule, Walking on Water: Reflections on Faith and Art by Madeleine L’Engle, and Grace-Based Parenting by Dr. Tim Kimmel. Yes, my brain is getting them all confused, too.
Eating… lots of pumpkin-everything. Also, the Wilsons’ have gone flexitarianSay what? Don’t worry, if you serve us meat, we’ll definitely scarf it down. For us, this really means that at home, we don’t eat a lot of meat. In fact, meat doesn’t really exist in our grocery trips anymore, but when we’re out on a date, we usually go for it. Read: I can’t eat enough fish tacos. It has been more of paradigm shift for us… from thinking about meat as a necessary part of every meal, to seeing it as a treat. And would you believe it? We both feel so much better.
Drinking… Lately, iced-tea-longings consume my brain. Hilarious, right? It’s totally my mom in me. Other than that, lots of water. I was drinking fruit juice every day, until I gained too much weight one month and my doctor asked me if I’d been drinking lots of fruit juice and/or eating lots of carbs. Yes to both. So now, iced-tea and water it is!
Wearing… Scarves. Boots. And sweaters. Duh.
Feeling… Peaceful, content, and full. Also, chubby. But that’s okay.
Weather… BEAUTIFUL FALL. I think every Mid-Westerner loves fall. And if they don’t, perhaps they were destined for another part of the country. Fall is simply the best. Look at this forecast! Pure bliss, I tell you.
Wanting… to see this baby’s face!
Needing… a snoogle pillow. A what? But then some friends of ours gave us a gift card to Amazon, and I purchased one last night. Arriving on Monday.
Thinking… This morning I thought about 1 Corinthians 12 & 13, and a recent conversation I had where the person I was speaking with was saying so much truth but without any love. Then I wondered how often I do that, and spent some necessary time in repentance. Later on, I started thinking about how much I really miss Ann Curry’s voice on the Today Show.
Enjoying… friendship. One is silver and the other, gold.
And you? I’d love to know what you’re listening, watching, reading!

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