currently

Hey ya'll!  Hope your Saturday has been fantastic so far?  I didn't sleep well last night so I was up at 5am but other than that lots of work to do today and

errands to run.  I read Emily's "currently's" the other day and thought...this is fun and you learn about each other and I am all about that:)

So here is my list of "currentlys" ...

 loving:

my girl - who is about to turn 13 in a couple of weeks.  I've slowed my heart down enough to almost touch her changing...from a girl into a young woman.

She is fluttering her wings every now and then..her and I butt heads a little more often but I know that is ok..expected really.  It is a natural part of morphing.

She is the baby and I love her...I do

I have been busy planning her 13th birthday.

reading:  honestly?  my phone..Pinterest..emails..Facebook..research.  But..I am choosing 2 books to take on vacation.

That is a positive right?

waiting for:  more of the dream to come to life

excited about:  our lake vacation!

missing:  FALL...I love summer with it's long lazy days for sure!  but fall is calling me already

trying to:  not think about school right around the corner.  I am dreading the morning rush.  In the last few

years I have not done this so well.  Age maybe?  refusing to be sucked into the hurry hurry so much?

working on:  trusting God in our relationship more.  Trusting the road I am on.  As much as I know how opening myself up completely to Him for healing.

trusting He knows me inside and out and he lavishes love on me anyway.  Just beginning to be ok with that:)  Daring to be different and be really ok with that.

I am going to Him like I would a spouse or best friend...oh and being thankful and mindful within each day.

enjoying:  Downy washer balls.  If I can tell you one thing to go get this weekend it is these!!  They are heavenly..

two frangrances..I love the Lush scent.

I just got our new business cards yesterday!  They are so tiny and adorable.  I just love them.  We got

them from Minted.  They are square and have chevron on the back!!

using:  the homemade lotion from Pinterest.  I tweaked it by adding my favorite lotion instead of baby lotion.  I don't feel

womanly when I smell like a baby - next I am going to try making it with my favorite Victoria's Secret lotion.  It really is my favorite lotion

for when I get out of the shower...I use it now before I go out to the pool and lay out.

wearing:  paint splattered clothes-hair in a pony tail or hat...speaking of hats... I just made this one.  Honestly - I am feeling slightly bummed

about always looking like this.  I am excited for sale weekend next week when I can actually wear clothes and makeup.

If I could choose out of my virtual Pinterest closet I would choose this to wear Friday ( image from Fashion Worship)

Fashion

planning:  

our vacation.  We are doing nothing.  Swimming and sitting and eating...maybe even some daydreaming. Grace turns 13 while we are down there so I am working on making it sweet and special.

I will share all of it when we get back:)

singing:  I don't.  When I do it is by myself in the car and I am so bad even I can't stand myself.

needing:  to eat better.  cleaner.  less processed food.  less eating out.   more eating at home which is why we went and bought stuff to make this Simple Strawberry Green smoothie by

Hell If I Gnaw.

learning:  everybody has a story and when I judge .. I must remind myself that except for grace that could be me.  Everyone has hard places and struggles.  

The only difference is some are hidden and some are not.   

listening:  to the sounds of every day.  I have been amazed at the things hear by "seeing".  Taking time in each circumstance to see.  

wishing:  sometimes I find myself wishing I would have made different choices in life.  Then I'm reminded that I wouldn't be where I am today or

have the family I have today and truly you never know what other road I might find myself on and it could be worse.

doing:  working lots.  working on finding a balance and what works best for me and my health and my family.

praying for:  more than anything for eyes to see and ears to hear within each day.  To listen to God first and foremost and follow

where He tells me even if that means being different.

dreaming of:  one day living on an old farm with animals...and a pool for the grandkids:)  Puttering around creating and writing.

Driving an old aqua Ford truck...the really old cool kind OR a wood side Jeep Cherokee...on of those old ones that look like a surfer movie car:)

Look what we found at Goodwill today...of course we will paint the frame but I am going to hang it in the house.  It will remind me of my dream.

so this is me

want to play along?

off to shower..and maybe throw on some makeup;)...oxox to you all!