Listening to a new artist, called Zealyn, that Josh discovered on his birthday; her first album Limbic System was produced by one of my favorite producers (Aaron Marsh of Copeland). And actually, we realized yesterday that she came in third place on the only season of American Idol that I’ve ever kind of followed (her name is Angie Miller). That was a neat surprise! You can hear the whole album on soundcloud here. I wholeheartedly recommend that you do! This song, Overwhelmed, is my favorite song on the album. It’s so, so gorgeous.
Reading All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. (Technically, I guess I’m also listening to this since it’s an audiobook.) I’m only a few chapters in, but so far I’m enjoying it. Most of you already know this about me, but for those who don’t: I really like reading Young Adult novels, and I got tired of feeling like I should be embarrassed about that.. so I’m not embarrassed anymore, haha. Everyone has different tastes and it’s okay for me to like what I like! And it’s okay for YOU to like what YOU like! Life is a rich tapestry.
Avoiding the inevitable re-write of my About Me page. I need to update it to reflect the fact that Lulu is gone, but I just haven’t had the heart. I also figure, while I’m re-writing it, I might as well revamp the whole thing. I’ve always viewed what’s there a placeholder, but here we are six months later and I haven’t give it a second thought. Sigh. The ache of missing Lulu isn’t as overwhelming as it was two weeks ago, but I still think about her all the time. Anyway, I need to figure out what I’m going to do with my About page on here.
Snacking on lentil chips. I am a little obsessed with them. My mother-in-law found a huge bag of Enjoy Life brand “plentils” at Sam’s, so I’ve been stuffing my face every time we go over to her house. They’re allergen-free and my body doesn’t seem to hate them, so I’m in chip-lover heaven right now. (I’m actually at the Taylors’ right now, chomping on a bowl of them as I type. It feels like I’m “treating myself” with junk food, without actually eating any junk.
Realizing, in this very moment, as I type, that I forgot to put deodorant on this morning. Whoops!
Thankful for my in-laws, big dogs who think they are lap dogs, lap dogs who think they are big dogs, lentil chips, green tea, Harry Potter, our bright & comfy (and long overdue) new comforter, belly laughs with Josh, and grace that I don’t deserve.
What are you currently listening to, reading, avoiding, snacking on, realizing, and/or thankful for this week?