Each month starts with what I am doing currently – and Anne’s “Currently” link-up. The prompts sometimes stump me but I like this fun and unique way to see (and remember) what life is looking like these days. I think I am sometimes stumped with the prompts because life is just, well, life. Maintaining the status quo, as I often tell myself. I like how the prompts make me think a bit outside the box. So, let’s get started:
BORROWING. Do people borrow things anymore? As in, run next door to the neighbor and borrow a cup of brown sugar or just one egg? I remember when that was just part of being a neighbor. You could depend on one another. No one thought it odd to lend a hand, loan you a rake or even that extra bit of flour. Today….I’m pretty sure my neighbors would think I was crazy if I asked for an egg. Maybe it is just the area I live in. I rather hope it is and, perhaps one day, I will live in a small town (or quaint English village!) where people are bit more connected.
But, I digress. Pretty much all I borrow these days are books from the library. And I do not even do that too often. I’m still pushing myself to become a reader. To find books – or a book – that actually holds my attention and I enjoy reading all the way to the end. I always finish a book, but most of the time I have to endure the last chapters. But I tell myself that smart people read books:) And so I persevere!
BUYING. I’m tempted to say that shopping has become about as exciting as reading – but, I’m afraid, this post would quickly become discouraging, whiny or just plain boring. So, what am I buying lately?? Dresses. I love the ease of dresses and there have been some super cute ones lately. Most I find online. Not that I enjoy shopping online but I rarely find dresses in stores and I can’t try anything on….so, online shopping for the win.
We also plan to finish our porch – for fall – this week. We have actually been enjoying it clear and cleaned off…but it is time for some pumpkins and other signs of the season. So, we will be buying some things for that project this week. Perhaps even today!:)
PLANNING. Several small projects are currently rambling through my brain. Maybe a girls trip to the local orchard. I would like to get a group of ladies from church together but several have been sick and planning times together has been a challenge. I would like to plan a soup luncheon and/or a chili cook-off for one afternoon. Again, group activities are tricky. I am hoping the end of the month will be a healthier one! I am also working on something for Thanksgiving with my Junior Church kiddos. With only a few weeks between the holidays, I really need to start planning Christmas as well. But honestly, I cannot even think about Christmas. All in due time……
PREPPING. This one was a stumper. I really think we are supposed to insert thoughts, plans and ideas for the holidays which are (yes) right around the corner. But I am not prepping, planning, or have even thought about the holidays. I take that back. Jordan will fly home for Christmas. We are all excited about that….but the ticket prices are insane!! Wow. I suppose I should start prepping/planning/um, borrowing (ha) some extra cash.
READING. Ok, I ranted enough about my love/hate relationship with books. However, I have been chugging along with Jennie Allen’s Get Out of Your Head. Not chuggin because it is a slow read. Not at all. It’s totally me. I know I am late to the game reading this book but I stumbled across it at a perfect time for me. Fall…which I love but I also know it brings winter. And the holidays. Holidays can be hard for me – and even worse if I “stay in my head” too much. (Ok, that sounds weird but….) Taking control of my negative thoughts. Thoughts that quickly spiral and become even more toxic when I feel stressed (and sad) during the holidays. This book has been a good one to mull over and tuck away for the weeks – and months – ahead.
This post seems to have a heavier tone to it than I would have expected. No idea why. I will blame it on the prompts!! October is a beautiful month. Life is good and I am blessed. Would love to know what you are prepping or planning…or just what you are reading! I am always on the lookout for good book suggestions!