I’m neglecting my blog. I want to write something, but I’m not sure what yet, so I’m going to waste some space with a Currently.
Watching: Orange Is the New Black, Nashville and Doctor Who
Reading: The Mindful Way Through Depression (Williams et al.), The Five Love Languages (Chapman), and just finishing Running On Empty (Webb). (Still slogging through the pregnancy and birth books from last time, too. I keep switching gears.)
Listening to: KISS – Domino
Thinking about: life. My maternity leave ended last week, so I’ve been thinking a lot about where my life is and where I’d like it to be. Returning to work has further clarified my priority review. It’s been a really neat process that way. I can tell you a lot of what I do want and what I do not want out of life in so many areas.
Making: story plans, (MOAR) cookies, muffins, quick breads, and maybe cupcakes. Maybe. (Probably.) Because I have so much zucchini in my freezer and, as we know, it’s one of my favourite things to bake with. (I lovelovelove Autumn baking. Zucchini, pumpkin, carrot, apple. And the spices! I love this time of year. So hard.)
Planning: stories. I am also starting to plan my days. Now that I’ve sussed out a back-to-work routine between getting ready, dropping TLM off for care, working, coming home, dinner, and bed, I can start to plot where to fit writing and exercise. These are both wagons I’ve fallen off of and need to get back on (for mental health reasons, if nothing else).
Feeling: okay. Today was a really great day, so that’s helped my mood a lot. I’ve been a little off kilter these last few weeks though. Going back to work has been an adjustment, and I’ve been facing other things again. (Always. Other things always fucking crop up. I’m tired of it, guys.)
Loving: my husband. My biggest, most encouraging support system. And our son. That little man amazes me every single day. I’m so honoured to be his momma.
Looking forward to: the rest of this Labour Day long weekend. I have to work a few hours tomorrow, but otherwise I’m free and clear and excited to hang out with my two favourite men. …I’m also looking forward to a PSL on Tuesday. BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY, GUYS.
What are you doing right now? Inquiring minds want to know.
KISS – God of Thunder (Country Version) (I know, but seriously. It makes me happy.)