Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sunday Currently

I bought these rustic brown paper apples yesterday at Michaels for 25 cents a piece! I think they're the perfect addition to the windowsill in my living room. I'm tempted to go back and buy a few more so that I could arrange them like real apples in a decorative bowl as another option. 

Today, I've decided to start a new tradition by linking up with other bloggers to write a weekly "Sunday Currently" post. A new goal I have for this blog is to try to collaborate more--with other bloggers, other writers, other women--and this is a small step in that direction. Furthermore, this happens to be my 100th post! This feels like a milestone to me and I find it fitting that my 100th post is landing on a day when I'm doing something a little bit new.  


Reading Walking on Water by Madeleine L'Engle. She writes about being a Christian artist, and I plan to write a series of blog posts on the book. I've been able to relate to so much of it so far.

Writing emails to friends and thank-you notes.

Listening to this song. My husband and I watched "Ghost" over our honeymoon and since then I've been obsessed with listening to this. It's even better when my husband sings along--he has a really great voice and has all of the inflections down to a tee!

Thinking of making Ina Garten's braised short ribs this weekend.

Smelling fresh coffee and my new "linen and sky" candle.

Wishing for some cooler, winter weather. It's been in the 70s here and it's getting tiresome! I'm craving that crisp and refreshing Northern winter air.

Hoping for so much....mostly for good news and happy changes to take place over the next few months.

Wearing comfortable pants and one of my husband's t-shirts.

Drinking a homemade latte.

Loving my husband. This might be a consistent answer each week. This first year of marriage has been very trying and difficult, but it's been because of certain circumstances and not so much a result of us getting used to being married. I was talking to a friend of mine on the phone (the one we just visited in San Francisco) and she pointed out that my marriage is so strong and that it's partly a result of some of the situations my husband and I have faced this last year together. Her comment reminded me that there are blessings in disguise all around us, and that God's plan is far better than our own plans.

Wanting to see my family. I miss them so much!

Needing to do some practicing today. And feeling nostalgic for my two Steinway pianos, which are both up in New York waiting for us to come get them. Hopefully we are in a position to have them in our home soon. The piano I'm renting just isn't even close to the same.

Feeling thankful for this past week and for good doctors and for a God who is always with us.

Clicking on Highclere Castle's webpage. Highclere is where Downton Abbey is filmed and it's just amazing to think that this is a real place, with paintings and incredibly tall ceilings and ancient books, and that it used to house a real family like the Crawleys. It's so beautiful, and it would be a fun place to visit one day!

(Linking up with Lauren!)


  1. hey, found you from Lauren's blog! I LOVE Madeleine L'Engle - even the books that don't deal directly with religion explore the big themes (death, love, humanity) in a really beautiful and spiritual way. And one of my wedding mags from my most recent trip to London featured a real recent wedding at Highclere! It looked AMAZING.

  2. I found you through Lauren's blog too. I've been wishing for cooler weather lately too... I'm from Michigan, so this Florida heat isn't really my cup of tea. :)

    Just about everything Ina Garten makes is delicious... braised short ribs sound amazing.

  3. TWO Steinways!! Ahhhhh. Amazing.

    Whatever it is that you’re waiting on/hoping for, I sincerely hope and pray that you’ll see the desires of your heart come to pass this year. He is faithful.


  4. I absolutely love Madeleine L'Engle!!! "A Wrinkle in Time" is one of my favorite books from childhood, and I still enjoy reading her novels. I actually hadn't heard of "Walking on Water," but it would be great to learn more about her. I also found you through Lauren's link-up, and I'm glad I stopped by here. :)

    1. I'm glad you did too, Sarah! I highly recommend Walking on Water--it's written so beautifully!

  5. That castle! Oh my! I am so glad you sent me to that castle because I just love Downton Abbey! Perfect thing to sink my eyes into before tonight's show, too! So glad I found you via the Sunday Currently link-up (tonight I'm more like Sunday night currently, but oh well...)

    Anywhoo...... hope your health is good. I visited a few doctors this week, too. It's never a fun time. And here's to some great winter weather. (hopefully... goodness, this rainy warmth is tiring!)

    Our first year of marriage was rough, too. Similarly we didn't have that "getting used to marriage" roughness. It would've been rough 10 years from now or the first year we dated. That's why we have one another, though. Life is best shared with your best friend. Marriage is good for that.

    Happy Sunday Currently. :)

  6. I love those apples! I need to get my hands on some - they'd make a perfect centerpiece!

    Such a gorgeous castle! I would love to visit it someday!

  7. so happy to have you linking up this week - i love your blog! :)

    your linen & sky candle sounds like it would smell amazing - where did it come from? i love 'linen' or 'fresh laundry' smells, so i think i'd like to give that one a try.

    now i've just checked out the highclere castle page, & i want to visit! it looks beautiful. i've watched a couple episodes of downton abbey, but i haven't gotten into it just yet. i'm going to keep trying, though, because i think i'd really like it.

    i hope you have a great week!

    - lauren


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