Enjoying… having my husband back from his whirlwind trip to Los Angeles. After tending to two young kids for just over 24 hours, my nerves were shot, my back hurt, I was desperate for a shower, and I decided to be eternally grateful that I have a partner in this parenting business!
Wanting… clothes that actually fit me. When we moved to Hawaii from California in June, I was 7 months pregnant, and wearing large size clothing that could double as camping tents. Now, a few months after giving birth to Alex, my body is in that transition stage of losing baby weight. Buying new clothes would be silly, since I doubt I’ll be at this same weight by the time we move back to LA in January. So that means that for now, none of my clothes fit properly. T-shirts and drawstring shorts it is!
Reading… The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Also, many, many children’s picture books with my son. Every Tuesday we run with the jogging stroller to our nearby library, and stock up on books. Our current favorites are The Berenstein Bear books and anything by Mo Willems.
Considering… the next several years of my life. What is most important to me? What is going to best nurture my marriage, our family, and my spiritual journey? Everything is very open-ended right now, and that is both thrilling and terrifying.
Loving… my little daughter’s coos and smiles, the October Unprocessed Challenge at Eating Rules, watching the Giants play in the World Series (did I really just say that?!), introducing Aaron to classic Disney films like The Littler Mermaid, and voting by mail (and thereby lots of time to think through California’s endless list of convoluted, confusing measures).
So what have you been up to recently? Share a verb or two of your own in the comments.