Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lately, 3.15.15

Lately, around here...there hasn't been much blogging time, for sure.  (I actually started this post on Monday and just now had time to finish it!) Busy times around here. So this  is just a little "Lately" update, inspired by this blog. So, here goes:

Adventuring- Hmmm... if I had my own "lately" list, it probably wouldn't include "adventuring" because I very rarely "adventure". I know I should, but many things prevent it from happening- mainly my desire to stay close to home and my kiddos. A student told me recently that  I seemed like the type who would be a world traveler. I had to laugh and told her that I've never even been out of the United States! But...some day I will :)

Drinking- some not so great wine. M. likes to find good wine at a good price and he usually has great luck. But, lately, the price has been reflective of the wine. So, he dipped into his basement wine stash and picked out  a good one last night. Yum!

Watching- Orange is the New Black. It's just okay. Wouldn't really recommend it, though. But we did come across another really good show on Netflix, A Young Doctor's Notebook. It's very quirky and not like anything I've ever seen- funny, gory, dark. I actually would recommend this one, even though I know it probably isn't everyone's cup of tea.

Reading- Only a few pages so far, but it's a book recommended by the author of 10% Happier. It's called Falling to Pieces Without Falling Apart. Again, probably not everyone's cup of tea, but I like the subject matter.

Listening to- Ed Sheeran. Love the song "Thinking Out Loud". It's my current fave :)

Thinking about- How hard it is to be a mom once your kids grow up and move out/away. It was serendipity, I think, that I just came across this article via An Inch of Grey. It's SO good. I highly recommend clicking on that link and reading it. It's well worth your time. It talks about "holding spaces" in many different roles throughout our lives. And that's exactly what my role of "Mom" is now. Instead of doing everything for them, I'm now "holding space" for them. It's a CRAZY hard transition.

Laughing at- The thought of Eddie and me dancing at his wedding. Oh, my! I'm not a dancer. And he backed out of the lesson thing. Dang it! So, although they don't know it yet, I'm going to have my mom and dad give us lessons at the next family dinner night. Don't you wish you were a fly on the wall for that scene?! It should be interesting.

Disliking- My sweet, loving (NOT!) little Olive biting my finger the other night when I tried to pick her up to give her a bath. It must have been pretty deep because it hurt like hell and was already infected by the time I went to the doctor the next day. She was definitely in the dog house that night.

Loving- Finally being able to give my soon-to-be-daughter-in-law a gift that I've been thinking about for 14 years. In 2001, Ruben J and I took the kids to Nashville. While I was out with the kids, their dad found this amethyst stone (Eddie's birthstone) in the cracks of the sidewalk on a street in downtown Nashville.  As soon as he showed it to me, I knew I would save it for Eddie's future wife. I think she liked it :)

Well, I'm off to get in some much-needed, long overdue painting time. Have a great rest-of-the-weekend and week!    Juli

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