Making: A tough decision. I think I have to break up with the girl who has cut and colored my hair for the past 5 years. It’s not me – it’s her. She moved to a new location across town that is kind of a pain to get to, and the price goes up every. single. time. I go, which is kind of annoying. I’m still not absolutely certain I’ll make this change, but am drafting “let’s go our separate ways” texts in my head. It’s okay to break up with a stylist via text, right? Maybe I’ll go one more time and break up with her in person….
Cooking: Nothing! I went out to breakfast this morning with my great aunt and a couple of great uncles and cousins, so didn’t have to cook breakfast. Tonight we’re having dinner with Kevin’s parents and his cousin Doug who is visiting from Paris. So it’s a cooking free day for Amy.
Drinking: Water. I may indulge in a little peppermint mocha this afternoon though. Feeling wild.
Reading: Still making my way through The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Wanting: To leave a legacy. Not for a very long time, of course, but recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the impact our lives have on others. It has been on my mind because of The Bully Pulpit (what a legacy Roosevelt and Taft and the journalists of the era left!) and because my great uncle Tom loaned me a CD with a recording of an interview he did for the Library of Congress about his time in the military. I have had the disc on repeat in my car for the past week and find his stories fascinating.
Eating: Nothing now.
Wishing: The weekend lasted just a few more days.
Enjoying: Frozen cookie dough that I bought as part of a fundraiser. One by one, the cookies are not making it to the oven because I am eating them raw.
Loving: Ava. As always. Also…alliteration.
Hoping: We continue to get some late afternoon/early evening rainstorms. One of my favorite summertime weather patterns.
Needing: A snack. I really enjoy fire roasted tomato Triscuits with sharp cheddar cheese slices.
Smelling: I never have a good response for this one. I guess I’m seldom around scents. Unless I’m changing a diaper.
Feeling: Good. I’ve been doing 10-15 minutes of yoga each day. It’s not much but it’s enough to make me feel limber and a bit more centered. I also have been consistently doing squats while I brush my teeth – fifty in two minutes, twice a day.
Wearing: My summertime uniform – shorts and a white t-shirt.
Watching: Kevin typing. The new system at work has gone over quite well really, but he’s still fielding a lot of questions.
What are you wishing/needing/loving/eating right now?