Y’all, I’m 3/4 of the way through PBS’ new Anne of Green Gables and I’m sorry to say that I’m not impressed. I really tried to give it a chance! REALLY! I was defending it to friends! I didn’t expect it to live up to the original, but even with low-yet-hopeful expectations, I am not sold. I don’t remember Anne giggling so much. And Megan Follows was just so earnest in her portrayal that any actress trying to fill her shoes is bound to fall short.
My daily uniform: sweatpants, t-shirt, moccasins, oversized knit cardigan. Also this almost-always-accurate sweatshirt that Josh gave me last Christmas (he got it from Amazon):
on finally rearranging our bedroom! Josh surprised me with an actual bed frame, a dresser we can share, and end tables. We’ve been sleeping on a grounded mattress for three years, never had proper end tables, and our dressers weren’t really working for us.. so the upgrades were well needed! The bedroom isn’t finished yet but it already feels so much more put together and grown-up now. I love it.
about the wildfires in Gatlinburg and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Such a heartbreaker.. that area is one of my favorite places in the world. Josh and I honeymooned in Gatlinburg so it is near to our heart. If you’d like to help, we’ve got a connection on the ground nearby who is raising money for needed supplies. Click here.
• warm baths • apple cider • comfort in the midst of uncertainty • toasted pecans • that Josh likes to surprise me! • the way the Christmas tree lights up the house in the evening • that I’m almost done shopping for Christmas gifts • introspective activity journals • much-needed rain in TN • the kindness of strangers • the lessons I’m learning in my life: to compartmentalize, that bad things don’t have to spoil the good things, and to linger on the good things •
What are you currently watching, wearing, working on, wrecked/ing, and/or thankful for this week?