Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sunday Currently: Volume 10


Reading A Severe Mercy by Sheldon Vanauken, a beautiful story about a marriage. When I first mentioned that this book was on my reading list, a few of you responded and said you had read it and loved it. I'm hoping we can have a discussion about it when I'm finished.

Writing this, along with my first post for the Happy Wives Club!

Listening to cheerful birds making lots of noise in our backyard.

Thinking about logistics. I have a busy couple of weeks ahead of me.

Smelling the oats that are cooking away on the stove. And speaking of whole grains, I recently heard a great tip for getting more of them in our daily diets--make a large batch of a whole grain (like quinoa, farro, or barley) at the beginning of the week and throughout the week, throw a handful of grains into salads or smoothies, or use it as the base for a main dish. I thought that was a good idea! I eat steel cut oats for breakfast and I typically buy only whole grain bread, but I could be better about varying the grains I'm eating and making sure I'm eating them with most meals.

Wishing you a happy St. Patrick's Day! I've never been too into this holiday, even after all my years at Notre Dame, but this week I did go to a special St. Patrick's Day Zumba Challenge, which was really fun! We did some Irish jigs and played our air fiddles and acted totally silly!

Hoping today is productive and peaceful.

Wearing a long, cozy cardigan.

Drinking Harney and Sons "Anniversary" blend tea with cream.

Loving the updates I'm getting from my parents, who are in the latter stages of designing and building their houseboat. I get to see it in a few weeks and I can't wait!

Wanting to do some shopping when I see my parents in D.C. I've been very good and haven't bought any new clothes in a few months, but I think everyone deserves just a little bit of spring shopping!

Needing to start working on my to-do list for today.

Feeling both excited and nervous about the charity runway fashion show I'm in this week! I think it will be a lot of fun.

Clicking on this cute story about Fergie's maternity style. I just learned that Fergie is married to Josh Duhamel, and that they're both Catholic and go to church. Hearing about celebrities who are serious about their faith warms my heart (perhaps because so much of Hollywood is secular and not too wholesome).

Have a lovely day!
(Linking up with Lauren.)


  1. My hometown did a St. Patty's Day Zumba party too :) I didn't get to go, but I saw some pictures of my little sisters!

    Also, that book sounds good, I may have to check it out!

    Happy Sunday :)

  2. Kristin @ w/ milk & sugarMarch 17, 2013 at 2:27 PM

    I love the idea of St Patty's day Zumba... so fun!

  3. I love Zumba, it's the most fun workout in the world! Do check out the book. Hopefully we can get a good discussion going once I'm finished!

  4. Ah, birds chirping! I love those reminders that things are coming back to life and that spring is around the corner. Our cat has been excitedly watching the birds through our bedroom window and will only get more crazy over the coming weeks!

  5. Didn't even know Fergie was pregnant. Go figure. So cool that you are in a fashion show! What will you be wearing? My sister does beauty pageants (don't ask... we are all confused) and she walks in heels so well. I only wish I could... ;)

  6. I do too, it feels like it turned into spring here overnight!

  7. A lot of girls here in the South do beauty pageants! I have two outfits for the show, both are very spring-like. One outfit is a pair of Lucky jean capris with an aqua-colored sleeveless top that has a glittery peter pan collar. The other outfit is a pair of Lucky red skinnies with a floral silk sleeveless top. And these Toms wedges with both outfits!

    I think it will be fun. The neat thing is that I can go to the store the clothes are from the day after and get any of the pieces I wore for 50% off. :)

  8. I didn`t know she was pregnant either :-)

    Thats so cool that your parents are designing and building a house boat! Will they have an extra room that you can stay in? (not sure how big houseboats are lol).

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  9. No, no extra room! It's about the size of a one-bedroom apartment. They are new empty-nesters and they have majorly downsized. But I'm thrilled for them, I think it's so exciting!

  10. Will we see fashion show pics? :)

  11. You should most definitely start a discussion on A Severe Mercy...I would love to know what you all think of it. Part of the joy of an excellent book is being able to share it with others!!

    Your fashion show sounds like such fun!!! Can't wait to hear about it =)

  12. Yes, if I can get my hands on some! I'm not sure if there will be a photographer there, but I think I heard there may be. Assuming I don't like ridiculous, I'll post them! :)

  13. I so agree with that. I often read books with my mom or my husband, and there's something so wonderful about sharing ideas along the way!

  14. I think your tip on ways to sneak more whole grains into one's diet is great. And wow! How fun (and maybe a little nerve wracking) to be in a charity fashion show! I hope it goes well!

  15. Kate, I just tagged/nominated you for "Five Things" and the Liebster Award. If you're interested in participating, the details are in my post today (3/18). :)

  16. oh my, it sounds like your zumba class was so fun! i need to go again - i had so much fun, but i just haven't made it back since. i guess i'm a fan of the elliptical.

    also, i like your theory on spring shopping. i need to get out & pick up some sun dresses!

  17. A houseboat? THat sounds so neat!! And great tip for whole grains, I will definitely be trying that!

  18. Thanks Natalie, I hope it does too!

  19. I'm addicted to Zumba at this point! I can't go without it :)

  20. Hi Laura! Yes it is so neat, I'm proud of my parents! Glad you stopped by!


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