Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Currently: Volume 9

Looking forward to spending today with my husband. The scruffiness has got to go soon, but this Army man is going to enjoy the facial-hair-freedom of convalescent leave as long as he can!


Reading Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner, which I hope to finish today. It's very beautiful and poignant, and I'm really loving it.

Writing some emails.

Listening to the morning quiet. I went to bed with a bit of a headache and woke up feeling better, but the silence still feels soothing and just right. For someone who loves music, it's funny how much I also enjoy silence.

Thinking about Daylight Savings (which I just realized happened today). It always seems to catch me by surprise!

Smelling nothing, actually!

Wishing our taxes could magically be done for us. I feel really grateful for the income I've made on a freelance basis, but it makes doing taxes so difficult!

Hoping...more like praying...for the strength to trust in God's plan and God's timing.

Wearing nothing cute, not right now anyway!

Drinking hot tea with cream.

Loving that I married a guy who makes his wife a delicious to-go lunch first thing in the morning to take with her to an all-day Saturday workshop. And also loving that when she comes home exhausted, 10 hours later, she finds him in the kitchen starting dinner. Feeding each other is such a sign of love and these things mean so much to me.

Wanting to do lots of slicing and chopping in the kitchen. I know that sounds odd, but you would too if you had a brand new set of Wusthof knives! We found a nice little set for a fantastic price (thanks to a suggestion by my mother-in-law to look at the PX, which is basically a military-only department store). They are fabulous.

Needing to get some exercise today. Growing up, we often went on bike rides or hikes on Sundays after church. I'm ashamed to admit that I probably complained about these events more often than not, but thankfully I've grown up a bit since then--why I was ever unhappy about a bike ride is now beyond me! Anyway, it looks like the tradition was instilled in me and now I really love getting fresh air and exercise on Sunday afternoons--thanks, Dad, for always putting up with me!

Feeling proud of my brothers. My older brother works for Uber in Dallas and he had a really great, exciting few days (which included driving a Rolls Royce and a Maserati!). My little brother just landed an internship in Atlanta, so he will be nearby this summer! We are about 4 hours from Atlanta, but that's a whole lot closer than NYC. We're really excited about it.

Clicking on Columbia's homepage. If you scroll over that first photo that appears, you'll recognize a name I type often on this blog. There's just so much to brag about when it comes to that little brother of mine.

Have a lovely Sunday!

(Linking up with Lauren.)


  1. I think silence can be a wonderful thing. It's funny, I was just thinking this weekend that while I love the noise and energy of city life, I also value the quiet. Too much noise can be aggravating, and I need the peace of silence to feel balanced. Enjoy your Wusthof knives and chop away! We received a nice set as a wedding gift-- it's amazing how good knives can completely change a kitchen experience!

  2. There is nothing better than listening to a bit of quiet on a Sunday morning- other than spending it relaxing with the people you love! :)

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  3. awww i love that your husband cooks for you. my husband gets lost in the kitchen and that's okay cause i enjoy cooking and baking. but it's so sweet when i hear of hubby's doing that. i hope you had time to get in some exercise today!

  4. hey that is so cool for your brother! p.s. I went there too - it's the best! roar lions roar :) but 2016 sounds very young and makes me feel very old :(

  5. Your husband sounds so sweet!

  6. Thanks Sarah, and yes I know what you mean about city life. The thing I used to crave when I lived in New York was fresh air! Luckily I commuted up to grad school in Westchester, so I was able to get it :)

  7. He is a whiz in the kitchen and I love it! And I'm sure your husband has his own sweet ways of making you feel loved :)

  8. Oh neat! I'll tell him! I know, class of 2016 makes me feel old too!

  9. Thanks April! He is, very much so. :)

  10. justin & i got out to eat far to often, so i am hoping we will start getting in the kitchen & cooking meals for each other soon. and as for silence, i find that whenever i can finally achieve it [after turning off the music, the TV, & everything else], it is ultimately peaceful. i need to try to experience a good stretch of silence more often.


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