Currently… (8/2/18)

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Photo by Alexander Andrews on Unsplash

Is anyone else feeling the effects of Mercury retrograde? We’re dealing with water issues in our basement, and I’ve got some other stressful things going on–but aside from that,  I just feel off. Looks like we’re here until August 19, so hopefully we can all find some ways to deal.

I still need to work on my Kentucky/Tennessee travel posts, but I wanted to check in and share what’s been going on with me–as well as hear from you! I feel like my thoughts are so jumbled lately (see above! Mercury affects communication), so doing a more stream-of-consciousness type post sounded appealing.

Watching: We’ve been watching a lot of movies lately. We did recently watch season one of The Sinner, and the Cloak & Dagger finale is this week. Is anyone else watching that one? I wasn’t sure if I’d be into it–it’s on Freeform, and the trailer had looked a little too teen drama-y–but it’s actually really good. Sure, it has it’s teen angst moments, but all in all, we’ve really been enjoying it. That said, I also love a lot of the CW shows, so take my opinions for what you will. The show makes great use of music, too!

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Cloak & Dagger

In the past week, we’ve also watched Stargate, I Kill Giants, The Babysitter, Extinction, Dukes of Hazzard, and Psychokinesis.

Reading: I’ve been really bad about reading! It’s mostly been blogs and podcasts lately. I think a beach trip is needed. What are you reading?

Listening to: Speaking of The Sinner, I had to look up who sang “the song,” (answer: Big Black Delta), and I’ve been listening to the album nonstop ever since. It’s like how I felt discovering Kavinsky’s “Nightcall” after seeing Drive. I’ve very into anything that uses a synthesizer (so, anything made in the ’80s).

Craving: Chili Mustard Onions. The plant-based coney island opened in Detroit yesterday after a long wait. We tried some of their coneys at an event last summer, and they were delicious–even my husband was impressed. I can’t wait to go!

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Vegan chili cheese dog from Chili Mustard Onions at a vegan food festival last summer

Daydreaming about: We’ve got a long vacation coming up this month, and I cannot wait. It’s going to be nice to detach for a while. We do a lot of little trips in the summer, and while they are fun, they can be draining in themselves. I’m hoping this trip helps me decompress and come back feeling recharged.

Planning: My Halloween decorations! It’s August, and I’m deeming that an appropriate time to start putting things out. We have a lot of indoor decor, but I want to get some more things to decorate the outside this year. I usually hate those giant inflatable lawn decorations, but I’ve actually found one that I kind of want….

Wanting: Aside from all of the Halloween decorations, I keep wanting to buy this shirt. I feel like I can make random Amazon purchases all day, but when it’s something I really want, then I hesitate. Should I pick it up?

Tell me: What have you been up to lately? Feel free to answer these prompts in the comments! I also found this post really helpful: “102 Verbs to Use for Currently Blog Posts.”

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Currently…

Hi! I thought it’d be fun to do one of those “Currently”-type posts to share what I’ve been up to lately.

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Image via Netflix

Watching: We just finished GLOW season 2. It’s becoming one of my favorite shows, ever. Maybe I’ll try to do another Couch Life post soon and go more in depth, but I LOVE this show and loved season 2! I might have even liked it more than the first season. We also finished our run of watching the Golden Girls, so now we have to find something else to watch. Any suggestions??

Reading: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. I really want to see the documentary that just came out based on this book. I also just started the audiobook version of Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. I’m really bad at making time to read during the week, but usually read more during the summer thanks to frequent trips to the beach!

Listening to: I’m obsessed with Lizzo’s new banger “Boys.” I’m also loving the new Chromeo album Head over Heels. Both are perfect for summer! Sometimes you’ve just got to dance it out. I also love podcasts but download more than I have time to listen to–I’m planning to do a roundup of some of my favorites soon.

Eating: All the tacos. I covered it in my Monday meal plan, but I pretty much ate tacos (or some variant of) every night this week. What can I say–they’re the perfect food.

Excited about: We’ve got a few more trips coming up this summer, and I can’t wait! Summer is a really busy time for us, but it’s also a fun time. I tend to pack things in, but summer goes by so fast–I want to make the most of it. Once the weather cools, we tend to not leave the house much, so we’re trying to get out and about as much as possible.

Learning about: Tarot. I bought a vintage set of tarot cards a little while back and have been doing a daily card draw to learn more about it. Biddy Tarot has been a fantastic resource, and I’ve also been using an iPhone app called Golden Thread Tarot. It’s been really interesting, and the cards I’m drawing are always crazy accurate!

Searching for: An enamel mug. I’d love one for camping, but I’m having a hard time finding a good one. I’m thinking about buying this one from Stay Home Club, but it’s kind of pricey for a mug (maybe they all are?). Any recommendations?

Tell me: What have you been up to lately? Feel free to answer these prompts in the comments! I also found this post really helpful: “102 Verbs to Use for Currently Blog Posts.”