the sunday currently

a makeshift Halloween photobooth

C  U  R  R  E  N  T  L  Y  .  .  .  

R E A D I N G 

I'm ready for a good book. It feels like every book I've read recently has been just okay, even though each one came highly recommended by some list or other. I'm about to start the latest book by a tried and true favorite author, Jhumpa Lahiri (read The Namesake, if you haven't yet) and I hope it will break my streak. 

W R I T I N G 

It's funny. At my previous job, in Shreveport, I felt stifled because I was never given the chance to be creative. At my current job, I'm constantly writing, and I feel stifled because sometimes the last thing I want to do after I've written all day is, well, write. Except it's kind of all I want to do. I'm still trying to find my blogging groove. It's been 17 months. 

Any tips?

L I S T E N I N G 

Sunday mornings are about 89.3 The Current's United States of Americana. 

T H I N K I N G 

I'm already thinking about next Saturday night: LSU versus Alabama. It certainly isn't the same being in Minneapolis where people think fantasy football is a more legitimate sport than college football, but I've gotten into a little routine of making something Louisiana-flavored (usually gumbo) and watching in my tiny old house, where the sounds of football echo off every wall.

S M E L L I N G 

A random choice from my vast collection of fall candles. I think this one is pumpkin toe cheese or something like that.

W I S H I N G & H O P I N G 

I'm of the strange and lucky camp that loves to work out. Yoga, running, dancing, weightlifting, spinning -- I enjoy it all. When I don't get a chance to exercise, you can tell. I'm profoundly grumpier (or crabby, as they like to say in Minnesota). Last week was one of those weeks. This week, I hope that's not the case.

W E A R I N G 

On our 3 year anniversary -- that's leather, for those of you keeping track -- we had just moved to Minneapolis and treated ourselves to matching Minnetonka Moccasin slippers. They're perfect and I wear them constantly around the house.
L O V I N G + W A N T I N G + N E E D I N G 

It's beautiful today -- 56 and sunny. The perfect fall day. I love this weather. I need to go outside. I want to go outside. But my house is just feels too perfect and a second cup of tea is calling my name. 

(update: I went for a four mile run along the leaf covered biking/walking trail that's less than a mile from my house. My comfy couch was still there when I got back.)

F E E L I N G 

Last night, November 2, I decided would be the day I learned how to fold a fitted sheet. I opened 3 separate tabs in Chrome: two step by step written articles and one Martha Stewart video, which I literally watch six times.

It didn't end well. 

It's been a solid 16 hours and I'm still feeling frustrated. 

Also feeling lame that this was my Saturday night.

C L I C K I N G 

I just downloaded approximately one zillion podcasts on my phone to make taking Ike for a walk slightly more bearable as temperatures get colder. I have everything from history podcasts, to Ted Radio Hour, to pop culture, to college football. Maybe Ike and I will learn something this winter. 

(and as always, clicking and linking up with Lauren at Siddathornton!)