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The Tuesday Currents

I’m currently…

Nursing a sick Wood Sprite. She’s coughing quite a bit. 😦

watching A Christmas Story and How the Grinch Stole Christmas

writing writing writing

reading Cress (much more sporadically than the first two books)

not getting enough sleep

planning Indy’s birthday

gearing up for a busy month

What are you up to?

The Tuesday Currents

I’m currently…

writing all night

drinking coffee (love my sugarfree vanilla)

snacking on Girl Scouts Cajun Crunch

chatting with my sister

finishing up Sci-Fi-Vember (last night was Avatar and we have ET, Close Encounters and Arrival this week)

making plans for THREE movies in theaters this week! Survey points + contests won = cool times

slaying mind dragons

checking out flash drives

doing yoga

reserving movies for the Christmas movie marathon, which begins with Elf on 12/1 and ends with Rudolph’s Shiny New Year and It’s a Wonderful Life on NYE

hoping to watch some Doctor Who on TARDIS DAY Friday

finally taking down Halloween decorations after using the excuse, “They’re still wet!” all month

getting excited about family time and having my niece over this weekend

flying on a hope carpet

smelling amazeballs

dying to see the Science Center’s schedule for First Fridays next year

also dying for more Stranger Things spoilers

What are you up to?

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Playing with new birthday stickers

Reading Jackaby,  Saga, The Last of the Great Whangdoodles and Beastologist: The Wyvern’s Treasure

(Speaking of Saga) Loving my new Marko Funko Pop, who lives next to Holtzman on my desk. Indy also got me some LUSH bath bombs, kodama figures, Trolls stickers and new pens for my birthday.

Appreciating all of the birthday calls, texts, messages and gifts. My mom had to work but made and sent over a cake via my dad, and my poor sister was recovering from dental surgery but still had a nice chat with me via text.

Drinking sugarfree blackberry lemonade. I’m trying to up my water intake with different flavors; so far the mojito flavor is the best.

Existing in the maddening in-between while playing the waiting game

Writing about dogs, recipes, news and so forth

Eating peanut butter

Planning teen night, Scouts candy delivery, rides while Indy works overtime next week, Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving details, our next few units, etc.

Letting go of things that Wood Sprite has outgrown, which is always bittersweet

Using the gift card I won from the library for Bohemian Rhapsody tickets! Can’t wait!

Coming across notes in the planner and realizing I’ve attended to the tasks already = the best feeling

Loving my birthday oil perfumes from The Little Book Eater, like Hermione Granger and Matilda Wormwood!

Stocking up on 10-cent Halloween makeup

Trying not to worry. Newt Scamander says that if you worry you suffer twice and I tend to agree. That doesn’t make it any easier…

Watching Broadchurch and our Sci-Fi-Vember marathon, complete with some juicy discussions about tech, cloning and other topics. So far we’ve watched Terminator, Igor, Rampage and all three Ghostbusters movies. (We’re not watching on evenings we have plans.) We also got to see a Mary Shelley play.

Trying to remedy terrible sleep and missing caffeine. You’d think that eliminating one might improve the other but now I’m just tired all the time. Daylight Savings Time often has that effect around here!

What are you up to this week?


Things I Love Thursday

Today I’m loving…

doodling with Wood Sprite

Indy having a day off soon!

a decoration-free house for a few days

slow dancing with Indy in the kitchen with a candle glowing in the dark

fizzy water

chatting with my little sister on the phone

how delicious something as simple as a salad tastes after fasting!

counting down until Election Day

NaNoWriMo with Wood Sprite

What are you enjoying this week?

The Tuesday Currents

The critters tend to gather around Wood Sprite whether she’s sick or not.


Nursing an on-again, off-again sick Wood Sprite. She’s thrown up twice today, feels better, then feels weak again. 😦  I sure hope she’s well enough for Halloween tomorrow. We canceled a bunch of fun Halloween plans today to stay home. But that means we were…

Watching a bunch of Halloween movies. In two days we saw The Watcher in the Woods, The Creature From the Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man, Zombieland, The Haunting, Hocus Pocus and The Addams Family. We also watched The Cat Returns.

Planning Sci-Fi-Vember! We’re watching and reading tons of sci-fi, and I drew little alien head icons next to each night’s plan. (We won’t be doing this on our busy nights, of course.)

Extending my intermittent fasting per some Jason Fung reading. Some cycles will be longer than 24 hours (which is what I’ve been doing most days) and I’m really excited to see if the mental clarity is what’s promised. Granted, I probably need to sleep more to make it really work…

Planning our annual 31 Holiday Nights (movies, crafts, light scavenger hunts, the works), LOTR marathon and HP marathons. We’ve decided to just stick to holiday movies this December and then do the other two in January this year. We always end with It’s a Wonderful Life on New Year’s Eve, which is weird since it’s a Christmas movie. I think the theme just really fits in with our hopes for each New Year.

Doodling with Wood Sprite. She asked me to draw with her and I said okay, just for a little while because I have a lot of writing to do. An hour later, she was passed out and I was still drawing.

Carving pumpkins to classic horror movie soundtracks

Planning the rest of the week. We have a live Star Wars show (with puppets, I believe!), co-op classes, the annual 4-H dinner, a 4-H service day (a park cleanup), a sleepover and a presentation on Mary Shelley… all if Wood Sprite is well.

Planning our family holiday trip, which will be mostly in lieu of gifts (Wood Sprite will still get a few things to open; all the kid’s asked for is books). This year it’s Kansas City.

What are you up to this week?