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Currently – March 2019

Currently – March 2019

I’m linking up with Anne of In Residence again this month for Currently.  This month’s prompts are scheming, reading, buying, making, and accomplishing.  Here we go! I am CURRENTLY… scheming: okay, planning (because that word makes me happier!) a mystery trip for my parents!  In the past they’ve taken mystery trips with Excursion Tours and really enjoyed them.  Since I love to plan trips and they like to TAKE trips, I’m planning a mystery trip for them/us.  I am SO…

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Things I’ve Learned – March 2019

Things I’ve Learned – March 2019

I’ve been wanting to do a “Things I’ve Learned” post for just FOREVER, and I’m finally making it happen!  Hooray!  Here are several things I’ve learned lately. ◊Meteorological spring begins on March 1 while astronomical spring begins on or around March 20, on the vernal equinox.  I’ve said for YEARS that the “official” seasons are off a bit and that, for instance, spring should actually be March, April, and May.  Who knew that the meteorological folks were waaaaaay ahead of…

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The Next Right Thing – Book Review

The Next Right Thing – Book Review

If you’ve been around me more than five minutes, I’ve probably pointed you to Emily P. Freeman and her podcast, The Next Right Thing.  Great news!  She’s written an book by the same title, and it’s amazing!  Emily loves the Lord, and He’s blessed her with great wisdom, especially when it comes to teaching us how to make decisions.  (Decision fatigue, anyone?)  Emily is also stinkin’ funny, so there’s that too!  The book by itself will be a TRUE help. …

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Reading Retreat 2019

Reading Retreat 2019

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I caught up with a few friends recently for a reading vacation. We dubbed it Reading Retreat 2019, and we had a blast! I promised I’d tell you guys about it, so here I am! My friends and I have been saying forever that a reading vacation sounded like fun. You too?!? Finally we said, “Enough talking. Let’s make it happen!” (We’re getting better at saying that, and I’m glad.) Donna…

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Currently – February 2019

Currently – February 2019

This link-up is a fun way to share what’s going on in our lives these days by building on a set of prompts from Anne at In Residence!   I am CURRENTLY… anticipating:  my reading vacation with friends this weekend!  Our plans include good conversation, good food, and good books!  I’m excited!  Pop back in next week for a chin wag, and I’ll tell you all about it! going:  to Jacksonville, Florida for said reading vacation.  First I’ll show my New Hampshire…

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Voilà! February 2019

Voilà! February 2019

This mid-winter time of year can be tough, y ‘all!  The cold.  The dark.  The sickness.  The dark.  The post-holiday letdown.  The dark.  These things can drag us down.   Today I want to focus on things that I’m loving right now!  “The Good List” as Tsh Oxenreider calls it! Salt Fat Acid Heat, a documentary on Netflix.  This stunningly beautiful show whisks me off to different parts of the world and explores the basics of good cooking.  Since travel and…

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2019 Reading Challenges

2019 Reading Challenges

Hooray for a new year of reading!  Last year I participated in the Modern Mrs. Darcy Reading Challenge and enjoyed it so much I’m doing it again this year.  Let’s quickly look back to last year’s challenge and see how I did. A Classic You’ve Been Meaning to Read:  Emma by Jane Austen.  Emma (the character) infuriated me.  I wanted to send her to time out for a very, very long time. A book recommended by someone with great taste: …

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Currently – January 2019

Currently – January 2019

This month’s prompts for the “Currently” link up are:  choosing, tidying, resolving, exploring, and refreshing. I am currently… choosing books for #theunreadshelfproject2019 hosted by Whitney of @theunreadshelf on Instagram.  I’m not sure if I’ll follow her monthly prompts, but I *do* appreciate her helping me focus on choosing my next read from my “unread shelf” before looking elsewhere!   I think my first reads of the year will be Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray (recommended by a dear…

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Autumn Adventures 2018: Final Update

Autumn Adventures 2018: Final Update

Autumn officially ended on December 21, and I’m late in sharing the final update on my Autumn Adventure goals.  You can see the original list HERE, the first update HERE, and the second update HERE.  (If you want the fun scoop on how each adventure went, you’ll want to read those updates!) 1.  All the camping and hiking! ✅ We’ve been camping multiple times this autumn and were actually back at the KOA West in Chattanooga after Christmas for a…

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Currently – December 2018

Currently – December 2018

It’s time to play CURRENTLY!  Bloggers from all over the interwebs respond to the same set of prompts, and it’s fun to see how everyone spins it!  Click over to Anne In Residence to see how other bloggers responded to the prompts! Me?  I’m CURRENTLY: GIFTING:  Myself some time to write.  I love telling stories whether in person or here on the blog, yet I don’t always allow myself time to write.  I’m trying to do better about that!  More…

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