Reading: I just finished The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman this past weekend and haven’t started a new book yet. But, I’m very proud of myself – I’ve read 5 books this summer, which was unheard of last year! I’ve also read The Last Mrs. Parrish, Sharp Objects (had to read it before watching it on HBO), Little Fires Everywhere, and Bossypants (better late than never!)
Watching: an old Sex and the City rerun
Listening: To the television… but otherwise I’ve been on a Macklemore kick recently
Drinking: Iced coffee (decaf)… ’tis the season! For the record, I hate hot coffee and love iced coffee… and I love hot tea but hate iced tea. I’ve also been enjoying Sam’s Summer Ale while I can.
Eating: Too much junk lately, especially while on vacation two weeks ago! Too much ice cream, too much fried food. I keep saying… this week will be different…. but it hasn’t been. I need a kick to get me going.
Wearing: Leggings and a short sleeve tunic…. yay for comfortable clothes!
Loving: All the new words McLovin is coming up with lately and in general just watching him grow and new learn things what seems like every day…. my new Roomba (seriously, saves me so much time at night now that I am not sweeping all our hardwood before bed)… my new Birks.…
Missing: Being on vacation. One week on the island is not enough, especially because we had a considerably larger group with us this year (my family from VA came up and rented a house as well) and so we did have occasions when we did stuff with them when we ordinarily would have just been doing what we want. For the first time since 2014 we did not visit the Children’s Memorial to see our stone, and when I realized this on Friday before we left I felt a little odd. I know it isn’t a site where our babies are at rest, but it FEELS like it because it’s the only place in the world where there is a place memorialized for our first child, and I sort of consider it to be for all three that we lost. And so I feel bad we didn’t go there. And we also didn’t get to see the sunset at Menemsha. I really think from now on I need a two week vacation, if only my wallet could afford a two week rental fee!
Anticipating: Our fiscal year end at work is August 31, so I’m anticipating getting PAST that date, past our FYE reporting for the auditors and over that hump. Also anticipating a trip to Arizona for a conference in November (I’ve never been!) and one of my best friends is traveling with me so we can do fun things and explore together during my down time. I also recently purchased a Young Living essential oils starter kit from a friend who sells their stuff. I’ve always been curious about oils and I figured I might as well satisfy my curiosity and just do it. If I don’t like it, I don’t have to buy again. So my kit/diffuser is on its way and she sent me some rollers so this will be interesting!
Hoping: That Robert Mueller wraps this thing up soon and gets on with the good stuff… I was very gleeful yesterday with the Manafort conviction/Cohen developments and I am so hopeful that our current administration’s corruption and greed is well on its way to being fully exposed. #resist…. that Gronk has a healthy season and the football gods are kind to the Patriots this season…. that our FYE goes smoothly at work and I don’t have too many questions from the auditors…. that McLovin’s current streak of sleeping well continues (and now that I just said that it probably won’t)…. that I come up with some great plan for our ten year wedding anniversary next month (I’m a slacker and procrastinator so no plans yet…)…. that somehow my MIL and FIL will become less annoying st some point