Just like that, we are at the first Wednesday of the month and time for a “Currently” post. I began last month’s post by saying I had seen the first of the autumn red leaves. I’m surprised by that because there really is not much color outside. If the leaves have been changing for an entire month, there isn’t much to show for it. I’m okay with that. It looks quite fall-ish inside here (all those pumpkins and scarecrows I mentioned in last month’s post have been properly displayed) and that is good enough for now. But, enough about the weather….let’s see what I have been up to lately. I am still on the hunt for the perfect pumpkin-inspired hot drink. Not holding out hope. Still needing to finish the front porch. This past weekend’s cold and wet weather interrupted those plans….but it will be soon. I’m sure of it. And – dare I mention it – I am currently coughing. Still. Seriously?? But, cough aside, I am feeling better (great even) every day. Enough of that. Let’s move forward with the full post. And, as always, the entire link-up can be found here. Even if you don’t participate, let me know what you are “currently” admiring (or wanting)!
Currently, I am:
ANTICIPATING – a beautiful family room. We are having new carpet installed on Saturday. The carpet in that room is original and has been well loved (and lived on) by two families (the previous owners and us) with multiple pups. It served us well but will not be missed. We are blessed to know someone who owns a flooring (installation) business and he will be putting down the new carpet. Not sure we could have done that project right now otherwise. Oh, and there is apple picking on Monday!!:)
ADMIRING – those who can do chalkboard art. So many cute ideas on Pinterest for my kitchen chalkboard….but mine just do not look like those. Also admiring those who can make coffee drinks look like works of art. They make it look so easy. And the coffee just tastes that much better when it is pretty. And, honestly, I am so admiring folks who work so hard “behind the scenes” to make events happen….and to make them happen so nicely. I attended a new Bible study today. First day of a new semester. Breakfast was served. A really nice buffet. All the little details were thought about and it was just a wonderful – richly blessed – morning. Those types of mornings do not happen by accident. I appreciate all the effort and admire those who use their gifts and talents for the Lord!
SPENDING – well, we have been spending much more than we typically do on some home improvement projects. The front flower bed is getting a fresher look….much more trimmed and “manicured,” should I say. Those little 3-gallon bucket bushes are pricey. I would have preferred ones a bit larger (and to scale with our other mature bushes) but we will just patiently wait for them to grow. We have also painted and, as I mentioned, we are getting new family room carpet this weekend. Oh, and we need new curtains. Home improvement projects tend to be “if you give a mouse a cookie” type deals:) Did I mention that the dryer chose this week to act wonky? I’m currently (no pun there) drying towels indoors – draping them wherever possible. I don’t have a clothesline and well, it is what it is.
WANTING – a dryer that works. HA. Did you see Monday’s post where I mentioned “taking things for granted”? Modern conveniences can easily be added to my list. Not once in the past (too many) months have I been thankful for my dryer. Or my washer. But I will be once it is fixed – or replaced. In all seriousness, I want to be grateful….not only in my thoughts and in my prayers but also verbally. To express my appreciation and gratitude whenever (and to whomever, if appropriate) much more often.
PURGING/DELETING – more Pinterest files. I mentioned this a while back (wow – all the way back in January!!) but I continue to work on it slowly but surely. I was recently deleting pins from my “hairstyles I love,” “decor to inspire,” and “my closet needs a makeover” boards. I was a bit surprised at how many of the pins I have there that I don’t even really like anymore! Funny. I don’t really consider myself super trendy but, apparently, your tastes do change – whether with the trends or for whatever reason. At least, mine do. It might actually be interesting to keep those all pins….and to look back at what I once admired or found inspiring. But the OCD side of my brain just cannot handle that – so deleted they are and, no doubt, will continue to be as time goes by.
That’s it “currently” – thanks for stopping by. Here’s to a month full of all things October beautiful!!
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