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Things I Love Thursday

This week I’m loving…

phone chargers! Indy found a bunch in a drawer and suddenly we’re not all swiping each other’s chargers. Plus, we all got little rechargeable banks from the library for summer reading (as well as another library for the adult reading program!) and those things have been SO helpful, especially when your phone is older than several of the libraries themselves!

bath bombs for stressful times. This Golden Boy one from Fortune Cookie Soap was everything yesterday.

people who come out of the woodwork when you’re in pain just to say they are there and they care. It means so much. It’s always surprising to find out who does… and who doesn’t.

a rare week that’s been mostly at home. There’s just as much work to be done as ever, and only three cool rooms in the house, but it’s also nice to not be running to and fro for a bit. We did go to a fun class last night on the “lost art of passing notes,” and the teacher had a fabulous soundtrack.

goofing off with Wood Sprite and Indy over said note-making and pizza later.

super Penzey’s deals. I’m now the proud owner of a Penzey’s towel, which I’ve always wanted, which was totally free this week!

the help of our wonderful 4-H specialist, who always seems to have it together, even while sick, when the rest of us are falling apart. She picked up forms from my house yesterday to save us a trip! You can’t beat that kind of dedication and we are so grateful for it.

dates with Indy while Wood Sprite is in class, which is a thing again after a very brief break.

such a cool chemistry/physics class hosted by a teacher/mom/dear friend in our area. Wood Sprite is loving it so far!

giving Wood Sprite independent assignments and working quietly together in the office, which is one of my favorite things. We usually discuss everything after, even if there’s been a report written, because we just enjoy it.

What are you loving this week?


The Tuesday Currents

I’m currently…

writing all of the time. Some days it feels like all I do.

fluffing out loose hair from the dogs, which seems to be my favorite new mindless hobby that can be done in one minute.

spending time with my lovely aunt

prepping for another teen night this weekend

taking turns cooking with Indy, which is nice, although taking turns with dishes would also be super cool

getting my baby sister’s gift bag ready for her birthday

feeling distracted by Halloween already and simultaneously wishing it were here and that it won’t get here, because I’m looking forward to it so hard yet wondering how we’ll do any of our favorite things with a schedule like we’ve got as it stands…

running errands and getting shopping done. Delivery is so much easier, when it’s an option!

whisking Wood Sprite off to classes, archery, volunteering at the food pantry and watching my teenager just bloom. Perfume? First W-9 forms and time sheets for a first job? I can’t even.

trying to get more sleep. My anxiety has had a really negative impact this year, and that’s been the worst side effect.

trying new keto treats that Indy found! He’s so awesome at finding new things, probably because he can’t do keto anymore and feels bad about eating the good stuff in front of me. 😉

What are you up to this week?

The Tuesday Currents

I’m currently…

writing into the wee morning hours… and late night hours. Naps are scattered throughout, often on Indy while he’s playing a video game.

watching Rocky IV as a family. We’d seen I-III with Wood Sprite but I’ve been putting this one off because it hurts my heart.

reading about Ada Lovelace, Saladin, evolution, the plague, wastewater, the War of the Roses, elements of art, the history of salt and more with Wood Sprite. We’re also enjoying Where The Mountain Meets the Moon and The Seven Tales of Trinket this week.

finishing The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane and crying over it. What a beautiful story. Wood Sprite wasn’t impressed and abandoned it early on, but I think if they’d read it at a younger age they may have enjoyed it more. Our tastes often clash when it comes to literature, but that does make for some great discussions.

loving the new diffuser Indy bought me SO much. Tobacco vanilla is everything.

enjoying texting with my baby sister, who loves to smell nice almost as much as I do. Being closer as adults is so much fun, especially since I’m eight years older and it was more of a babysitter relationship while growing up.

digging the new mail service that sends you scans of your mail! I know it’s not new-new, but it’s new to me.

running hard while I do chores. I’m spending way too much time sitting and working lately so I’ve been doing HIIT style movements while I fold and put away laundry and do other chores, which has been leading to some heartburn, especially after coffee! Wood Sprite looks at me like I’ve grown a second head.

settling plans for the semester and trying to see where sleep might fit in…

watching How the Earth Was Made and half-loving, half-sighing over Wood Sprite’s constant need to pause and discuss everything

drinking SF mermaid syrup in All The Tea and loving it

What are you up to this week?

The Tuesday Currents

I’m currently…

in recovery mode, while still trying to meet deadlines! All three of us feel unwell, and between running to and fro every day for GISHWHES, summer events, our cat’s surgery (and keeping her calm, while keeping my office as a triage unit) and the usual stuff, we’re all exhausted to boot. We canceled activities to stay home today, so Indy’s vegging with movies, Wood Sprite’s vegging with some quiet art projects and I’m… working and enjoying my period. 😉 Hopefully I’ll have a GISH post to share within the next week; it’s started, but I haven’t compiled all of the submissions into it just yet.

Let’s see, what else…

watching Captain Marvel, Inkheart and whatever else Indy has playing in the background (okay, I’m partially listening while I’m writing)

making Pumpkin angry every time I move and she has to, therefore, move

reading Illusionarium (when I’m in the bathroom)

drinking mason jars of iced coffee and smelling like it, too, courtesy of Haus of Gloi, which I’m now in LOVE with

Drinking jars of iced tea with Mermaid and Unicorn syrup (YUM)

craving Halloween! We’ve got a few events already planned and I can’t wait. Also craving some slow summertime, since we haven’t had much of that this year. We’ve been homeschooling all year, had no trips/vacations between the weather, illness and days needed off for car/house repairs, and it’s ALL about friend time right now for Wood Sprite, so there’s been even more driving around than usual. It’s not like we ever take elaborate vacations, but we usually get away for one weekend a year (often to a museum in another state, ha!) but it’s been a year and a half since our last adventure and we’re getting restless. It would also just be nice to slow down, go swimming, that sort of thing for a bit.

What are you up to this week?