Making: this, in a plummy purple
Cooking: all the time, of course, like everyone, but nothing super-memorable. Chicken, veggies, rice, you know.
Drinking: coffee (my default answer); trying to drink more water; Bishop Cider Co.’s Mango Habanero Cider (it’s good. can’t really tell the habanero’s there except for the smallest hint of a sting)
Reading: How to Be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi; Glorious Weakness by Alia Joy; Who Shall Ascend the Hill of the Lord by L. Michael Morales. I blitzed through a bunch of stuff last month, all fiction, and my brain wanted to switch back to nonfiction.
Wanting: to go hang out and read somewhere that is not the house; barbecue; to figure out what to do next in terms of everything going on in the world
Looking: at my own soul–on a podcast a while back I heard this term, I can’t remember what it is exactly, but basically it’s being vulnerable, but about the things that you don’t need to be vulnerable about so you have the appearance of being vulnerable without, you know, actually doing work on things you need to do work on. ANYWAY I am very guilty of that, and while my blog’s not the place to spill my guts everywhere, I need to be better about being honest with people.
Playing: entirely too much Disney Emoji Blitz
Deciding: which books to buy for my friends who are having kids (I have four friends who are pregnant and all due in the latter part of this year)
Wishing: it wasn’t so blasted hot
Enjoying: the fact that this is a short work week, hurrah
Waiting: to hear back from someone I’d contacted a couple of months ago…
Wondering: when in the world I’m going to go back to the office–working from home is starting to take a mental toll on me
Loving: writing this blog post–I’m trying to be better about writing and it feels good to be sitting here writing to y’all, all four of you that actually read this
Pondering: a couple of things re: my future–praying through some church-related and job-related stuff
Considering: trying again with the bike (I bought one that was too short for me; I need to go get fitted properly for one)
Buying: maybe too many books, which is a thing I never thought I’d say
Watching: The Great on Hulu; Central Park on Apple TV+; The Final Table on Netflix; all of the Disney movies on Disney+
Hoping: people come to their senses re: COVID and re: systemic racism in America
Needing: to get up and drink more water, I think…
Smelling: the same candle as last month (Fresh Cut Flowers from Eleventh Candle Company
Wearing: jeans and an Old Navy t-shirt, just like high school and college
Admiring: all of the people who are finding ways to love their neighbor and direct their outrage into lament and grace