taking stock // octoberThursday, October 09, 2014
Cooking : Last night I did one-pot pumpkin pasta. I recommend. I did mix it up a wee bit - sauteed some mushrooms to throw in, and when I realized I didn't have any parsley on hand, I threw on some chopped walnuts instead. I ain't mad at it.
Drinking : Coffee with nutmeg + cream.
Reading: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. I've read the other two books in the trilogy so it's just time.
Wanting: to get a head start on my Christmas shopping sooner than later. Too soon, perhaps...I want to get it over with so we can just enjoy the season when it's here.
Looking: for a 'big boy bed' for Eli. Twin size with drawers underneath for storing his million little toys and books and socks would be ideal.
Playing: not enough.
Wasting: veggies - but not for long. Ordering some of these genius little Food Huggers!
Wishing: I had skinnier calves. I just bought some riding boots online, they arrived, and I can't even pull them on. Fingers crossed the shoe repair shop can work some magic.
Enjoying: the beautiful weather we've been having. Fall perfection.
Waiting: for the long weekend ahead - Thanksgiving dinner, apple picking, all sorts of fall goodness.
Liking: Banks' Goddess album. Kinda moody music that's great for listening to while working.
Wondering: what to make for dinner tonight. I was thinking veggie burgers and butternut squash but a friend posted about grilled cheese with apple slices recently and now I'm like, yep, I could handle that.
Loving: Orange is the New Black on Netflix. Only three episodes left, then what will I do?
Hoping: for a little downtime this long weekend. We've been go-go-go lately so it would be nice to have some time to just relax with the boys.
Marveling: that it's already practically the middle of October. September didn't even happen, right?
Needing: to clean our house, make an eye appointment, take Eli to the dentist, and just generally start acting like an adult and get my act together.
Smelling: garlic on my hands from last night's dinner prep - still. Yes, I showered.
Wearing: black skinnies, gray booties, short-sleeve tweed sweater, and a big-ass bracelet that's making typing difficult.
Following: @newyorkcity on Instagram for some trip inspiration - we'll be there in just over a week!
Noticing: it's almost lunch time, aka gym time. BodyPump today, my favourite class. But a big part of me would rather just stay at the office and plow into my leftover pasta.
Knowing: you can't change people and it's useless to try.
Thinking: about Eli's third birthday in November. We have zero planned - time to get cracking.
Feeling: a little sleepy. Ready for a break. Hungry (always) #permahunger
Bookmarking: Halloween costumes for toddlers. Eli's changed his mind from being a "ghoster" to a "little knight" to today, a pirate.
Opening: oh so many 'sale' emails: my weakness.
Giggling: at this photo that was in my Twitter stream this morning. Back story, a deer was spotted running around on one of the busiest downtown streets in the wee hours this morning. Doe-nair. I die.