Making: A meal plan for the week. I have been composing blog posts in my head that talk about our go-to recipes. Someday, someday, I will put fingertips to keyboard and make these posts a reality. And they will be masterful because I’ve had plenty of time to mentally edit them into recipe link perfection.
Cooking: Nothing now. But dinner was just me and Ava tonight so we kept it casual. I had beef ramen with peas, an over medium egg, and a squirt of sriracha on top. It was really tasty and will become a regular for solo lunches and dinners, I do believe. Ava had a banana, some puffs (purple carrot and blueberry), blackberries, and peas. Gourmet.
Drinking: Water. Always and forever. I really should just take that question off this monthly snapshot because I ran out of creative ways to say water back in March.
Reading: Finished The Bully Pulpit! It was really, really great. I loved it. Taft may be one of my new favorite past Presidents. Roosevelt did a lot of good things, but goodness his temperament could be quite explosive. Anyway. The here and now. I’m not reading anything seriously. I’m listening to The Woman in Cabin 10 (is listening really reading? I go back and forth on this.). And I’ve had Jen Hatmaker’s Out of the Spin Cycle by the glider in Ava’s room forever, picking away at it during nursing sessions when it’s not too dark and she’s not too nibble-happy (which means I have to pay attention to her little jaw and can’t be distracted).
Wanting: Steak. Which basically means Kevin is cooking tomorrow night because I don’t do the grill. No matter how many times he shows me how to turn it on, I can never remember and am convinced I’ll blow myself up if I try.
Looking: At a new haircut and color in the mirror. Back with bangs. My forehead has felt more like a sevenhead recently, so I decided to cover it up. I’ll be happy with this decision until I’m not and then it will take years to grow the silly bangs out and just when I get them long enough to not look like bangs I’ll decide to cut them again. Vicious cycle.
Eating: Nothing now – my ramen was filling.
Wishing: All the video clips from Ava’s first eleven months would splice themselves together into a perfect little movie. Video making is tedious.
Enjoying: The cool, crisp mornings. We’ve been walking around the neighborhood each AM and it feels so nice. The daytime mercury still hits the 80’s – which I also enjoy – but fall is always welcome.
Loving: Friends re-runs. Really. Do they ever get old? I’m also loving these. Should I get them?
Hoping: Kevin’s football team pulls out a win at their game tonight.
Needing: A pair of grey boots. Okay. Maybe this isn’t a need. But then again maybe it is – grey is so versatile. I retired my old grey boots at the end of last winter and now I’m finding it impossible to find a suitable replacement. I would settle for a pair of perfect black boots, but I prefer grey. I don’t want booties. I don’t want over the knee boots. I don’t want a gap between my calf and the boot material. I don’t want a lot of buckles or any rhinestones or other embellishments. Do these boots exist?
Smelling: Kiki’s sitting next me. She smells like dusty books. She always smells that way. It’s a sweet scent.
Feeling: All the warm and fuzzy feelings for my baby girl. How do parents do this parenting thing for, you know, forever? I can’t wait to find out. I’m incapable of putting how much I love her into words.
Wearing: Sweats and a white V-neck t-shirt. Nothing but glamour on a Friday night.
Watching: Gilmore Girls. It’s the one where Jess and Rory are studying and they go to get ice cream and Jess is driving and wrecks Rory’s car and Luke and Lorelei yell at each other.
What are you wishing/needing/loving/eating right now?