Currently…

(I plan to do a “Currently…” post every other Tuesday. You should join me! Find the origins of the idea HERE.)

Currently

Loving

Watching my daughter compete with her swim team. It’s been such an amazing experience for her, and she’s improved SO MUCH in two months. Her times are dropping and her strokes are looking better and better, and I’m just really, really proud of her. I swam in high school, and it’s awesome to see her enjoying (and beginning to excel at!) a sport I love.

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Reading

I just finished Escaping Perfect by Emma Harrison. While I enjoyed the setting and found the secondary characters to be super likable, I don’t think the “Gone Girl meets the TV show Nashville” comparison is at all fitting. Also, that ending, man… 🤔  In other news, my girlie and I are reading Rules for Stealing Stars by Corey Ann Haydu, and whoa. Equally beautiful and heartbreaking and magical. It’s also initiating a lot of interesting conversation. We’re loving it so far!

Watching

Parenthood. Still obsessed. Also, my husband and I recently started watching United States of Tara, about a woman struggling with her family and her dissociative identity disorder. Toni Collette is so good!

Listening To

Invisibilia, an NPR podcast about “the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions.” The topics are fascinating, and they’re discussed in a very accessible and entertaining way. Recommend!

Thinking About

Camp NaNoWri Mo. I’m participating, and I’m chipping away at my 15K word goal. Currently sitting pretty at 8,471 words, and I just passed 60K on my WiP — whoop! Now I need to figure out how to wrap the story up (why are endings always so hard?!)

Anticipating

Remember the annoyingly vague “top-secret” news I mentioned two weeks ago? Well, I can finally share about one of the things I’ve been anticipating… The Uppermans are an officially approved foster family, and we recently received our first placement. I can’t share details or photos of the child, and we’re not yet sure how long the placement will last, but I can say that we’re very happy. Also, very tired. 🙂 Here’s my cat resting on a Boppy pillow, in case you’re wondering how she’s adjusting…IMG_4178Wishing

You’ll sign up to receive my monthly newsletter, chock full of current favorites (reads, shows, movies, recipes, products, quotes, etc), plus occasional updates on my own book-ish pursuits. It’ll be all kinds of fun — promise!

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Making Me Happy

All of the well wishes we’ve gotten regarding our decision to become foster parents. I’m overwhelmed by the kind words of family and friends from afar, as well as the support and excitement and help we’ve received from our local friends. Makes my heart full. ❤

Did you post a “Currently…” this week?
Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be sure to visit!

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13 responses to “Currently…

  1. I’ll be posting today! And congrats on your approval as a foster family! That’s amazing news!

  2. Alison Miller

    So excited about your new addition to your family! And yay for C and swim team! Sounds like you are having a great summer!

    Also, you know I’m here if you need to brainstorm about that ending. Can’t wait to read this Camp WiP!

    • Ha – you know I always have to write a crappy ending for you to critique before I get it right. 🙂 But yeah, I might be taking you up on that offer. You’re the best!

  3. Congrats on your fostering. An exciting time. 🙂 And, of course, Daphne is cute as always.

    I posted today. I do like the conciseness of the Currently posts.
    https://missalexandrinabrant.wordpress.com/2016/07/19/currently-warming/

  4. *waves*

    Congratulations on your foster placing! And I signed up for your newsletter.

    But, I did not not get my own currently… up this week. Revisions and getting L and H ready for camp, and a bumper crop of backyard blackberries got the best of me this week. See you in two weeks!

    • Sounds like you’re having a busy summer! Hope your kiddos have an amazing time at camp. Are you going to bake something yummy with your berries? I miss PNW blackberries! Have a wonderful week, lady!

  5. Oh, I love this! It’s such a fantastic idea, and I’m certainly going to pick up doing it! (And link back to you, of course <3).