Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Currently... August

Once August arrives, the entire rest of the year seems to just fly right on by.  Today, it may currently be August 1st, but next thing we know I'll be posting about the holidays coming up and we'll be wondering where the time went.  Well, I plan to take things as slow as possible and really be in the moments instead of anticipating the rest of this year away. Who's with me?  Let's start by pausing to look at what we're doing and how we're feeling right now!

Reading:  I'm finally finishing up Issac's Storm by Erik Larsen.  And waiting to get back to the top of the wait list so I can complete A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.

In non-fictio, I am finally reading through The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.  Confession:  I have avoided this book like the plague.  Because some of the things I have seen in reviews sound a little out there for me.  But I have decided to give it a chance, use what (if anything) I find helpful and leave the rest.  Then, I have 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker next in the queue.

Eating:  I had hoped July would be a better eating month. However... beginning the month on vacation - which involved lots of eating out, French toast breakfast (and one with chocolate gravy!) -  the female offspring's birthday, and an overwhelming craving for ice cream - it was not to be.  I did do some breakfast and lunch meal prepping once we were home again.  Which definitely helped keep me a little more on track!  More of that needs to happen in August.

Working On:  Would you believe washcloths?  Yep... more and still.  I've also been hard at work on some bath puff orders and a moose hat.  I took time during vacation to start on a beautiful wrap for myself.  Who knows when I'll get a chance to finish it!

Enjoying:  My new little car.  It is just so cute and I love driving it.

Anticipating:  The male offspring goes back to classes on the 14th.  The grand baby starts kindergarten later this month.  And...  The solar eclipse coming up on August 21!

Feeling:  Honestly... today I'm a little tired.  I didn't sleep well last night.

How about you?  What are you up to as August begins?  How are you feeling?  Anything you're really looking forward to this month?


  1. August brings the start of packing snacks for our Backpack Buddies that need snacks on the weekend. I am knitting on scarf for my Secret Sister at church,a scarf for my friend's granddaughter.Making a list of items I want to knit for Christmas,like scrubbies,dish cloths and spa cloths.I love and enjoy knitting so much.Have a bless day and Happy Crocheting!!! Barbara

    1. Sounds like you have a busy month ahead of you!!

  2. Hi Beckey~

    I know what you mean about August going by so fast! I am not looking forward to the eclipse...we live in a prime area for viewing and I'm afraid it's going to be a nightmare. That said, we are all hoping for a beautiful, cloudless day.

    I have been trying to eat better, and have lost 17 pounds! I have a long way to go, but it's a start...it's hard!! Yes, I love ice cream!

    I have also avoided that book. My sister read it, but said it was too extreme for her. Maybe I just really love my "stuff" a little too much 😊

    I have a crochet project started, but need to get busy if I want to finish anytime soon. I love to crochet, but have a hard time crocheting in the summer.

    Happy August...looks like we'll all be busy!


    1. Congratulations on the 17 pounds! That is AWESOME! I would love to head up into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the eclipse, but I know it's going to be insane up there. What is the crochet project you're working on?

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