Current Books: I am reading Tapestry of Fortunes by Elizabeth Berg, but it is not holding me quite how an Elizabeth Berg novel usually does. I may have just read too many Berg books in a row. Sometimes, I am like that with authors. I need them in well-portioned doses. I am also reading Finding God in the Waves: How I Lost My Faith and Found It Again Through Science by Mike McHargue and LOVING it. I will post a full review soon. By my bed, I have a volume of poetry called Return of the River: The Selected Poems of Roberto Sosa. He is a Honduran poet, and this book is for both pleasure and book research.
Current Playlist: The Liturgists podcast. Always. Mixed in with a few Gungor songs. I just started the episode called Who Am I?
Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: I stayed home while my husband and kids traveled for a few days. I did miss the family time, and I loathe being home alone at night, but I got a lot done and I really needed to feel I’d accomplished something over break.
Current Colors: Grey and teal, especially the darker shades of teal.
Current Food: I had Papa John’s pizza last week, and I hadn’t had it in a long time. It was so good.
Current Drink: Coffee, as always, but also I am shaking EmergenC Immune+ powder into my water bottle in the morning this month. I refuse to get sick again. I leave for Honduras in a month, and the sick has to go.
Current Favorite-Favorite: The word “hygge.” My friend, Jen, taught me the word and showed me this website and I am in love. It explains what I have been aching for in my own home. It isn’t the theme God gave me for 2017, but it is my personal goal for the year.
Current Wishlist: Items to help me accomplish hygge in my home and a few books and such.
Current Needs: A job that pays more for less hours or allows me to work from home or else to feel at peace with the juggle of my current job (which I do like) and school (classes start in 2 weeks).
Current Triumph: I cleaned so much stuff out of my closet/craft cabinet over break. So. Much. Stuff. And I finished reading The Anatomy of Story so I am ready to start scene weaving my new novel.
Current Bane-of-My-Existence: Illness. My kids have been sick and so have I, and I cannot shake the sneezing and the coughing. It just will not go away. It always goes away in Honduras, so I am hoping my upcoming trip will help reset my system.
Current Indulgence: I watched all of the first season of “This is Us” last weekend. I can’t wait for it to return.
Current Mood: First day back to work after break and juggling illnesses in the family? My mood is pensive and exhausted. Probably, by Friday I will be back to normal.
Current Outfit: Dark wash jeans, dark purple sweater over a black tank, dark grey cardigan, light grey sneakers
Current #1 Blessing: The Well… the community I have found there… the friends I have made within that community… They are keeping me sane.
Current Quote: (This explains the answer I gave for #1 Blessing) “I hadn’t realized how much I’d been needing to meet someone I might be able to say everything to.” ― Elizabeth Berg, Talk Before Sleep