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Currently – September 2020

Currently – September 2020

Hooray for Currently, my favorite link-up! Anne from In Residence gives us five prompts each month, and we see where they take us. This month our prompts are appreciating, anticipating, collecting, starting, and finishing. I am CURRENTLY… appreciating: any and every good thing, big or small! My heart is weary of anger and dissension, so I’m choosing to watch–with even more intention than usual–to find The Good! Today’s good things: Jamaican Me Crazy coffee in a special mug; gentle, rolling…

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Currently – May 2020

Currently – May 2020

I’m late to the Currently party this month, but I don’t want to skip it!  This month’s prompts from Anne at In Residence are making, missing, learning, loving, and reading. I am Currently… making:  sourdough bread.  This is on my Springtime Adventure List, and I’m happy to have FINALLY done this thing I’ve wanted to do for a long, long time.  My starter did just okay for a couple of weeks until I discovered that whole wheat flour was the…

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Currently – April 2020

Currently – April 2020

Currently is my favorite linkup to write each month, and I’m excited that Anne at In Residence decided to host it this month as usual, even in the midst of all the UNusual that is life these days.  I am CURRENTLY: sharing:  a playlist with you guys!  As the world spun into this very special level of crazy, I found my soul yearning to stop and remember what is TRUE.  There was so much hype and so much news and…

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Autumn Adventures 2019

Autumn Adventures 2019

What happened to Summer Adventures, you ask?  Heat.  Heat happened!  It’s just too hot here in Coastal Georgia to do much.  Also, since we made our big anniversary trip to England and Scotland in May/June, we stayed pretty close to home this summer.  Oh, and I had foot surgery.  (More on that in a minute.) Then autumn started, and all our attention was focused on our son’s wedding!  HOORAY!!!  It was lovely and beautiful and amazing!  Two weeks after that…

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Currently – August 2019

Currently – August 2019

I totally missed last month’s Currently link up. I was going to do a UK Vacay Edition and might still backtrack and do it.  For right now though, I’ll play along with this month’s prompts from Anne at In Residence. I am CURRENTLY… ordering:  espresso powder.  I’ve been wanting some for months now and finally ordered it.  Now I just need to bake with it!  Hmmmm.  Any suggestions for a chocolate recipe that can be amped up with espresso powder?…

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Springtime Adventure List – Final Update

Springtime Adventure List – Final Update

Welcome to OutAndBack!  I totally forgot to post my second update to my Springtime Adventure List, and now it’s time for the final update since summer begins today.  Whoopsie!  Let’s see how I did!  (If you like to start at the beginning you can see my original list HERE and my first update HERE.) ✅ Take my parents on a mystery trip.  Done!  Click HERE to find out where we went and what we did! ✅ See Casting Crowns in…

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UK Vacay – The Bookish Things

UK Vacay – The Bookish Things

One of the most exciting things on my Springtime Adventure List was a trip to England and Scotland!  Now that we’re back home and have nearly conquered the jet lag, I’m excited to start sharing parts of our trip with you guys.  First:  The Bookish Things!  *insert happy squeal of joy here!*   London is one of my favorite places on earth!  I really do love this city.  In all of our visits there when we lived in England, I…

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Currently – May 2019

Currently – May 2019

This month’s CURRENTLY prompts are:  admiring, playing, borrowing, remembering, and finishing.  Right now I am CURRENTLY… admiring:  all things green!  Gene and I went camping last weekend, and I just could NOT get over all the lush greenness everywhere!  I mean, LOOK at this!   And these green sneakers too!  I’ve been admiring them for weeks now!     playing:  The Story of My Life: Lea Salonga Live from Manila.  As I told you guys earlier, we saw Lea in…

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Voilà! The Good List – April 2019

Voilà! The Good List – April 2019

All of these things are rocking my world right now, and I can’t wait to tell you about them! Did you know Steven Curtis Chapman has a BLUEGRASS album?!?  And it’s GOOD!  I’ve played it on repeat this week.  Some of the tracks are his earlier works that he’s spun in a bluegrass direction.  Some are old hymns.  Check out the new ending to “Cinderella!”  (Makes my heart so happy!)  My faves:  “My Redeemer Is Faithful and True” and “How…

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Springtime Adventure List – 2019

Springtime Adventure List – 2019

It’s springtime!  Hooray for a new season and new leaves and new adventures!  I’m taking a cue from my friend and fellow blogger Leslie and am making a list of things I want to do this season.  Here we go! ♦ Take my parents on a mystery trip.  Already done!  We took my parents on a mystery trip last weekend!  They agreed to let us set the whole trip up without knowing where we were going or what we were…

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