Monday, July 9, 2012


Listening . . . to The Staves and First Aid Kit.

Watching . . . Cheers reruns, The Bachelorette, and Pretty Little Liars (only during my lunch break, you guys). We also went to see Seeking a Friend for the End of the World last week and highly recommend.

Reading . . . Quiet by Susan Cain and Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake by Anna Quindlen. I love that woman. I've also really appreciated and enjoyed Elizabeth's blog posts regarding the closing of her husband's store. Such truth and bravery there, and a powerful reminder about shopping local and why it's important.

Eating . . . everything I associate with summertime: fresh tomatoes, blueberries, red potatoes, squash, okra. My favorite are tomato sandwiches; just mayonnaise, tomato, and a little salt and pepper. Delicious.

Drinking . . . lemonade. The occasional glass of Coke.

Wearing . . . sandals, shorts, and tank tops on the weekends and lots of dresses, skirts, and a summertime plaid blazer for work.

Feeling . . . pretty great. I know things are about to get a little crazy around here with the move and a last minute missions trip Jordan has scheduled. For some reason, though, I'm pretty calm and hopeful. I wonder if my decision to take things slow in June was able to prepare me, and least in part, for the packing and the moving we're about to do.

Wanting . . . to go to the beach. To buy some new rugs and furniture. To get in our new place a little early to start painting. To talk to my brother on the phone.

Needing . . . to clean our current place and get things in order here. I want to make sure we get our security deposit back and leave the place better than we found it (a worthy goal in all things, I think).  

Thinking . . . about what it means to be an introvert in a world of extroverts, about writing, about friendships and decorating projects and paint colors, about how the joy of saying no has stuck with me and might just become a habit I embrace rather than forget.

Enjoying . . . reading more regularly, getting to work on time, spending quality time with friends and family, sitting on the couch with Jordan, planning for our new home, and going on Friday night dates.


Erin said...

This sounds like good summer living. I love what you are thinking about. I love eating summer foods. And I want a glimpse of your plaid blazer. Give us a What I Wore post, my dear.

monster cakes said...

We really liked Seeking a Friend for the End of the World too! A lot of people didn't like it, but we loved it.

Sabrina said...

Is that the new abode? If so it is CUTE! I can see why you are anxious to get moving:)

Kristin said...

What a great "lately" post Annie. I'm with you on the tomato sandwiches! Maybe I'll just have one for lunch! :-). I've been so absent here much to catch up on: to hear your thoughts on your June of saying "no", and hear all about your new house too! Exciting times! Glad to be back and look forward to catching up friend!

Rachael L. Anderson said...

I LOVE Pretty Little Liars!! I could talk about it all day long. Sad, I know. :-)

Rachel Reeves said...

Wish we could go to coffee and talk about all you are learning in your life, friend.
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