It’s the first Wednesday of the month, so it’s time to see what I’m currently up to!
Choosing : Books for the Book Challenge by Erin. It officially started yesterday, but I’ve been so behind on everything that I haven’t finished choosing my books for it.
Tidying : Everything! You did see the picture of my room yesterday, didn’t you? Our house is a mess right now!
Resolving : To have healthier habits and better routines. I got really off-track during the end of November and December, so now that the rest of the planet is trying to improve themselves, this seems like the perfect time for me to do it as well!
Exploring : Our finances so we can take control of our money and accomplish some goals that we have been talking about.
Refreshing : My wardrobe. Since I’ve finally been tackling the mountain of laundry to put away, I’ve realized that I have a lot of clothes that I really don’t like. Time to freshen up the old closet!
Gifting : Toys!! We aren’t getting Charlotte a lot this year since she’s still young, but we have gotten her a couple of things that I’m really excited about!
Baking : Nothing at the moment, but we bought cake mix and chocolate to attempt making cake pops in the cake pop maker my mom got rid of. Charlotte always wants one from Starbucks, and I figure with the way she eats (she’ll eat 10 pounds of food one day and a bean the next day), I should have cake pops on demand at home!
Singing : Jingle Bells…over and over and over again. It’s Charlotte’s favorite Christmas song, so we have listened to it about 100 times since Thanksgiving! I also get a couple of YouTube Kids video songs stuck in my head and find myself singing them throughout the day. Ah, mom life!
Mailing : Interlibrary Loan books at work. Such a boring answer, but we don’t send Christmas cards (#lazy), and all of the people we give gifts to are local, so we don’t mail anything extra this time of year.
Decorating : Our house for Christmas! Will put lights up outside, and it’s the first time we’ve ever had lights on our house! There aren’t very many, but I think they look pretty, and they make me smile every time I come home and see them!
Appreciating : My family! We’ve had some ups and downs this year, but we are continuing to grow, and things are getting better every single day!
Researching : Info for a presentation at work next week. It’s a fun one about planners!
Planning Can be Fun and Functional : Maximizing Productivity with Planners
Paper planners may seem old school, but there a number of benefits to writing things down over using technology. Join Amber as she talks about how to best use a paper planner, and bring your own planner for a fun decorating session!
I want to make sure that I have some good info about the connection between writing things down and remembering them! Wish me luck! 🙂
Posting : Nothing much anywhere. I’ve been slammed at work, but now that it’s getting closer to the end of the semester, I feel like I’ll be back on track with blogging and posting on my blog’s Facebook page…maybe…
Getting : Ready for the holidays! I started my to-buy list for Charlotte’s Christmas gifts. Let’s be honest – she’s the only one we all want to buy gifts for this year!
Cooking : Besides the soup I made a couple of weeks ago? Absolutely nothing! Will has always been the chef in the house, and I’m glad to let him continue with that!
Totally behind on this (and I missed the linkup), but here is my October Currently!
Wearing : Stupid summer clothes still. There’s hope for fall weather in the near future, and I CANNOT WAIT! I’m usually tired of all of my spring and summer clothes and shoes by mid-September and want to switch out my closet. Of course, check back in around February when I hate boots and am sick of sweaters…
Collecting : Dust? Life has been busy lately, and we just went through Charlotte having a stomach bug last week, so cleaning has been pretty low on the priority list! I hope that it’s cool enough this weekend for us to open some windows and let the sick germs out!
Making : Decisions about the future, especially since I talked about how crabby I’ve been lately in my last post.
Taking : Tons of pictures and videos of Charlotte and Koopa lately! We changed phone networks and got new phones, so the picture quality is so much better than on my old Pixel!
Planning : All of the things! I’ve been making all kinds of medical appointments for Charlotte, Koopa, and myself (Will is on his own!). I’m laying out the rest of the semester at work in my work planner. I’ve been tracking food and drinks in my wellness planner after having some weird, random allergic reactions over the summer that caused my lips to swell up. Plus, I’ve got my planners for 2019 already, so I’m super eager to start writing in those and decorating them! I’m also doing a presentation about planners at work next month, so I’m planning that…it’s planception! 😉
Following : Our monthly budget. We’ve been way too unfocused on our debt free journey for too long now. It’s time to get back on track!!
Ordering : Books and movies at work, which is actually stressing me out a lot more than I remember it doing when I had this responsibility several years ago! I guess since our collection is more current and has more items, I feel like I’m going to miss something major!
I’m also seriously debating ordering this dress as a belated birthday present or early “oh crud, it’s the start of the fall semester” present to myself!
Pinning : Morning routine ideas because I’m a hot mess and need to start getting to work earlier, and bullet journal ideas because I am borderline obsessed with the idea of doing a bullet journal in a travelers notebook in 2019. #plannernerdalert
Watching : Charlotte act like a ham! Her personality is exploding lately, and even though that comes with some difficulties in teaching her how to handle all of her emotions, it also comes with a lot of fun! I’m trying to take as many pictures and videos as I can so I can remember these days!
Counting : The remaining days of summer. The first day of the fall semester is 3 weeks from today (eep), and there’s still so much that needs to be done before then! My to-do list is ridiculously long, plus the library is going through a lot of renovations right now, so I’m stressed internally and externally! Don’t mind me if you find me curled up in the fetal position somewhere…