Monday, April 28, 2014

Currently.

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 From our walk today, while Henry was in school. Soaking up this weather.  

Reading: I feel like I've been running around like crazy lately that I haven't had a moment to read. I always feel a little off balance whenever I don't spend some time at night winding down with books, and this week I've been trying to find time to do that. I am not in the middle of anything right now, but my sister insists that I finally give Gone Girl a try. So that's at the top of my list, along with this non-fiction book about an explorer's adventures through the Amazon. It sounds so fascinating! Thank you to Emma for sharing the link.

Thinking about: I feel like I'm just coming out of this weird haze that I didn't even know I was in. I don't get the baby blues, but I do think my hormones have been a little funky once Charlie started to eat a little less due to introducing "real food" and it feels good to feel back to myself. I also think the sunshine and warm weather has really been given me a boost and lately I've been feeling extra happy and just excited to be outside. We've been either walking or running every day thanks to this fantastic thing bought on super sale and I'm grateful to have it. It makes getting up and just going so easy. I just feel very spring and it makes me think about this whole idea of renewal and forgiveness and how in this exact place I am in right now, I feel happier than I have ever been. And on a side note I also woke up this morning thinking about how funny it is, that my baby can not sleep through the night for weeks and the one night I go to sleep insanely late and way past midnight figuring he'll be waking up soon anyway, he DOES. My one chance to finally get eight hours of uninterrupted sleep and I miss it! So sad. I'm planning on going to bed extra early tonight in the hopes of it happening again, but if the world continues to work the way it always has I'm sure he'll be waking up at least once. I'll keep you posted. ;)

Listening: I've been on a total Gaslight Anthem kick lately, and it helps that Henry really likes them too. We've been listening to the Sink or Swim album on the way to school in the morning and it's so cute to watch him sing along. I'm curious to see what kind of music he gravitates toward as he gets older. Right now though his main interest is the song "Life is a Highway" from the Cars soundtrack. He LOVES it.

Watching: pregnancy announcements pop up in Facebook and Instagram on what feels like a daily basis! I felt like it was equally as crazy when I was pregnant with Charlie too- it seemed like someone was posting a clever little "we're pregnant!" every day. It's been so fun to watch some of the girls I've known forever be pregnant for the first time, and come this summer there are going to be a million adorable babies popping out all over the country! Weird mental picture, I know. As far as shows- Scandal, Parenthood (did it get renewed? please say yes!), and all those crazy Real Housewives.

Trying: At the recommendation of my dear friend Amy (and seeing it all over my pal Lauren's IG feed), I decided to try out some Blogilates videos. WOW! So good. Have you tried them? I'm really loving how quick they are- and how hard too- because on days I don't have time to make it to the gym I can squeeze them in during naptime and I feel like they're incredibly effective. I downloaded her app and I enjoy having a list of videos to do each day, and being able to check them off one by one. Some are 5 minutes, some are 10-12, but it goes by very fast! I highly recommend checking her out.

Loving: so so much. Spring weather, our birthday/anniversary month next month, all of Charlie's milestones (he's such a fast crawler now!), family time, apples and peanut butter, kale salad from Costc, making summer plans, the excitement about this upcoming weekend and having Nate, Shirley and Carson here, making ridiculous workout playlists on Spotify, morning walks, and finishing up some around the house projects.

So, how about you? What are you up to today? Feel free to do your own "currently" post on your blog and link back in the comments for everyone to check out. And thanks again to my dear friend Megan for providing the original inspiration for these posts.

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  1. I love Blogilates! Her super upbeat attitude mixed with tortuous moves is the best, haha!

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    1. Right? I'm so happy I started doing her videos.

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  2. I love your comment about "renewal and forgiveness." I recently connected with an old friend. We had a bit of a falling out a few years ago and I hadn't seen her since. I asked her to lunch and we put our issues behind us. It felt good to forgive and move on.

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    1. That's so inspiring. Life is WAY too short to not try, you know? I'm so happy you guys were able to move past it.

      <3

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  3. "Gone Girl" is one of those books I've been on the fence about, too - everyone's been talking about it so much, it almost makes me not want to read it (if that makes any sense?)
    http://mommaruthsays.blogspot.com/2014/04/currently.html

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  4. I JUST downloaded Gone Girl on my Kindle over the weekend. It's totally not what I normally read but after seeing the movie trailer and hearing all the buzz I felt kind of left out. Ha! I'm 10% in and so far so good.

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    1. I totally agree! I'm glad it's so far so good....I will keep you posted too!

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  5. That happened to us last night too! - baby didn't wake up at all but we didn't sleep till midnight. Sleep regrets.

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  6. That happened to us last night too! - baby didn't wake up at all but we didn't sleep till midnight. Sleep regrets.

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  7. I always enjoy reading your "Currently" posts. You've inspired me to write one of my own: http://tiffanyzajas.com/currently/

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  8. I am SO about the spring weather recently!!!!

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    1. It's the best. I was so ready for it.

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  9. Ah! I love the Gaslight Anthem too! I've been a fan for years.

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    1. Erin I love that! They're my fave. What's your favorite album?

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  10. eating soo much of that costco sweet kale salad (up here in ontario canada!) yumm

    always fun to read these posts :)

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  11. I love currently post! I am also enjoy spring and no more winter coats!!

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    1. HECK YES to no more coats! Woohoo :)

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  12. I'll have to look into Blogilates!

    http://rachelmramirez.blogspot.com/2014/04/currently.html

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    1. you def. should! I bet you'd love it!

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  13. Yay! Finally you are going to read it! Haha hopefully you like it. It starts off pretty slow, but I couldn't put it down. I'm definitely going to check out the Blogilates. I'm all about quick, fun workouts.

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  14. My Spring Fever has basically been demolished this week by damp, cold yuckiness happening outside this week. Winter doesn't want to leave this year! But at least we've had our days of being spoiled with warmth and sunshine and spending entire days outside. Hopefully there's a lot more of those to come! :)

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  15. Gone Girl is very good. Gillian Flynn's other books are good as well!

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  16. I started rewatching Parenthood lately cause I couldn't remember where I had left off. I love that show and didn't know anything about it being renewed! That's a pleasant hope!

    Christen
    feathers and ash

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  17. DID parenthood get renewed? my boyfriend's out of the country for three weeks... perfect time to catch up. ;) and housewives... thank you for admitting the dirty lil secret we ALL have!

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  18. I have to try the blogilates. I've seen it for a while now. I love doing currently posts + looking back. I wrote my first one recently since being pregnant (7 months ago!!!) Times flies....here it is if you're interested ;)
    http://dailydoily.typepad.com/peaceloveandcupcakes/2014/05/currently.html

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