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currently september 29 2014

Time and Place | I’m writing this at about 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, but it’s scheduled to go up Monday morning. I’m interpreting “currently” a little lose this week.

Eating and Drinking | After a month of super clean eating (thanks, Whole30) I went a little bit off the rails this week, first with pizza for lunch with my coworkers and then for a night out with my high school girlfriends that started with pink drinks and went from there. I definitely noticed that these foods weren’t making me feel good, so I’m refocusing on a mostly Whole30 diet this week.

Reading | I had a quiet reading week, but it was spent with two excellent books so I’m not complaining. I’m really close to finishing On Immunity by Eula Biss (Sept. 30 from Graywolf Press), a look a fear, vaccinations and motherhood, and not-at-all close to finishing The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. My library copy is due back soon, so I splurged on the hardcover at Barnes and Noble. New books!

Watching | I went down a rabbit hole with the sixth season of Castle and loved every minute of it. The theme song has been playing in my head almost constantly.

Listening | Since I had long-ish drives to and from the Twin Cities this weekend, I dove into a new audio book, The News: A User’s Manual by Alain De Botton.

Making | I picked up a cross stitch project I’d abandoned for awhile and made some progress. I’m considering starting a ripple afghan with some of my loose yarn.

Blogging | It was a good week on the blog! I spent some time last Sunday night getting my categories cleaned up and managed to share two posts this week: some books in my mailbox this month and my experience with the Whole30 program.

Contemplating | In the spirit of minimalism and curating and simplifying, I’m really curious about the idea of a capsule wardrobe. I love this one from Caroline at Un-Fancy, and think her steps to get started sound really simple.

Surprising | I stopped by our library book sale this week — they leave the books out for a month after the sale for people to pick through — and found the most amazing little book, Keys to Happiness: A Reader’s Digest Guide to Successful Living. This 1955 guide has essays like “Turn Your Sickness into an Asset” and “Danger — Gossips at Work” — amazing.

Loving | I’m in love with spending time with old friends.

Anticipating | The next couple of weeks are going to be pretty busy, but then I think I will have three weekends at home in a row. And one of those weekends is Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon!

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  • Trisha September 29, 2014, 8:57 am

    I really need to watch Castle. I’ve loved the snippets of it I’ve seen, but I’ve yet to commit. I’m going through Big Love now, so maybe after.

    • Kim September 30, 2014, 8:32 pm

      One of the reasons I hadn’t watched it because it’s basically impossible to find on streaming for free — S6 was on Hulu, but they just removed it. Super annoying!

  • Jennifer @ The Relentless Reader September 29, 2014, 9:00 am

    Pink drinks sound absolutely yummy and I don’t even know what’s in them! Anything that color is bound to be delicious 😀

    I love the book that you found at your library sale. Will you be reviewing it? Enjoy!

    Have a great week 🙂

    • Kim September 30, 2014, 8:33 pm

      I don’t know if I’ll review it, but I do want to write about it more after I have a chance to read some of the essays!

  • BermudaOnion(Kathy) September 29, 2014, 10:16 am

    That book sounds like a treasure!

  • Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf September 29, 2014, 12:54 pm

    I’ve been thinking about your Whole30 post ever since I read it. That’s great you’re noticing how not-so-wholesome foods make you feel!

    • Kim September 30, 2014, 8:33 pm

      Yeah, it is good, although it can be kind of a bummer to figure out which foods I’ll have to keep avoiding if I want to feel my best.

  • Sandy September 30, 2014, 5:31 am

    There is no shame in eating pizza once in awhile. Probably even a good idea just so you don’t feel deprived, and to remind yourself how good you feel when you DON’T eat it! And a double fist pump for visiting old friends. I see my high school buddies once a year and it heals me.

    • Kim September 30, 2014, 8:34 pm

      This was our second annual girls weekend — I’m hoping we can keep it going as a tradition because it was really good to catch up.

  • Tina October 4, 2014, 6:22 am

    I haven’t heard of Whole30 but will check our library. It sure makes a differences when you eat very well and then indulge in pizza and such. Sounds like a book I want to check out.