Currently | A Weekend at Home

by Kim on August 17, 2014 · 15 comments

currently august 17 2014

Time and Place // 9:30 a.m. at my desk in my office (an actual separate room) in our new house. Last weekend, I was in the Twin Cities to cheer on my friend Erin in a half marathon. Then on Wednesday, I had to drive to the Cities again for a training. I put a lot of miles on my car!

Eating and Drinking // Greek yogurt with granola and black tea.

Reading // August has been, predictably, a slow reading month. I did finish The MagiciansThe Magician King and The Magician’s Land over the last few weeks and felt really satisfied with how this trilogy ended. I can’t wait to find an excuse to reread them again. Since then, I’ve been having trouble settling into a good book — I’m hoping to remedy that today with either What Stays in Vegas by Adam Tanner or A Deadly Wandering by Matt Richtel. 

Watching // The boyfriend and I started watching The Americans yesterday — super tense and super good so far!

Listening // On one of my long drives to the Twin Cities I finished Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I also started The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith.

Buying // I went on a bit of a book buying binge the last few weeks, which I detailed in it’s own post this week.

Blogging // The blog has been quiet this month, but I’m hoping to get back in the swing of things soon.

Contemplating // I skimmed through most of It Starts with Food by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig over the last couple of days. The book is an overview of the Whole30 Program, a Paleo-inspired food program designed to help kick bad food habits and replace them with good ones. My eating has felt out of control the last few months, so I am seriously considering this project.

Loving // It feels like it is taking a long time to get unpacked and settled, but I know it’s because I’ve been really intentional about how we unpack — keeping in mind my One Little Word, curate. It’s hard now (so many boxes!) but it’ll be worth it in the long-term to have a house only filled with things that we use and love.

Avoiding // I have so many blog comments to catch up on. I’m probably going to give myself a mulligan and just start over from this post instead of trying to catch back up.

Wanting // Can I get another day in this weekend?

Anticipating // Both of my fantasy football drafts will take place this week, one on Tuesday night and the other next Sunday night. I haven’t done any research… but it’ll be fun anyway.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Bryan G. Robinson August 17, 2014 at 10:16 am

I might have mentioned previously but if I didn’t, my wife has used the Whole 30 program and even though I didn’t, we both have seen positive results from implementing ideas the Hartwigs have. We’ll be interested to hear how it works, or doesn’t, for you.

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Kim August 18, 2014 at 9:47 pm

I think you did mention it once on an older post — I’m glad to get another endorsement that the program has positive results for people who have tried it!

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Justice August 17, 2014 at 10:41 am

LOVE The Americans – it’s one of my favorite shows. I can’t wait for Season 3!

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Anita August 17, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Sounds like life is good, but yes busy. My surgery threw a major wrench into my reading, I’m just now feeling like I’m reading again…over 2 weeks with next to nothing.
Glad you’re enjoying new house!!

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Kim August 18, 2014 at 9:48 pm

Health issues always make reading so hard! I’m glad you’re feeling better.

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Athira August 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm

I did give the Whole30 program a try and failed miserably at it. It did make me think more about the food I eat though, so that’s good.

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Kim August 18, 2014 at 9:49 pm

Even if I end up not doing a real “Whole30,” I’m glad I read the book. It’s got me seriously thinking about my eating habits and ways I can make them better.

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BermudaOnion(Kathy) August 17, 2014 at 7:26 pm

Have you see the trailer for the movie version of Unbroken? It looks so good. I really need to read that book!

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Sandy August 18, 2014 at 5:34 am

I loved Unbroken, and you know my daughter had to read it for her summer reading for AP Literature. She loved it too, and we can’t wait for the movie. And the Galbraith books on audio are SO GOOD. That narrator is as good as it gets.

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Kim August 18, 2014 at 9:49 pm

I like the narrator for the Galbraith book so far but my gosh, there is so much exposition and talking at the beginning of this one! I want the action to start soon.

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Jeanne August 18, 2014 at 7:06 am

I want to hear in more detail about what you thought of The Magician’s Land! Hannah looks supremely happy in her sunbeam.

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Kim August 18, 2014 at 9:50 pm

I have many thoughts, and even more feelings, on that book. I’m trying to get something down about the series as a whole and how it’s filled this gap that the Harry Potter series left behind… but the words aren’t coming just yet :)

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Jenny @ Reading the End August 18, 2014 at 1:49 pm

Good luck on your fantasy drafts! Get as many Saints as you can; we’re going to crush it this year. :p

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susan August 22, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Seems like you’ve been on a reading roll. Good luck for the rest of August!

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Kim August 23, 2014 at 8:09 am

I”ve been giving myself a mulligan so many times the past few months. Just can’t seem to get on top of it. But thanks for reminding me about my One Little Word. It’s been awhile since I thought about it or focused on it. Hope this weekend is a good one for you.

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