Currently // November 2015

Currently -- November 2015. //

Mendocino Fire by Elizabeth Tallent and Omens by Kelley Armstrong.

Days of Our Lives. I read a spoiler about a major character on the show, so I had to tune in and I ended up really getting drawn into one of the stories!

…listening to
After You by Jojo Moyes. Some of you might remember that I didn’t really like Me Before You, but as soon as I heard there was a follow-up I knew that I had to listen to it and I’ve been loving it.

The furniture rearranging that I have been doing.

A coat on and off. It’s been kind of warm this month. I’m not a fan.

…thinking about
NaNoWriMo. It’s November, after all!

1,667 words a day.



  1. Samantha

    November 5, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Good luck on NanNoWriMo!

  2. Chrissy

    November 5, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    Same here with the weather. I chose a sweater for work this morning and it was way too warm! Not a fan either!

  3. Sierra Bailey

    November 5, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I’m having with with NaNoWriMo, too. Gotta love November and its literary madness!

  4. Charlotte

    November 5, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Congrats on competing in NaNoWriMo! I am doing the blog post version of this (post to your blog every day for 30 days) and it’s challenging, but in a good way.

    Hope you’re having a great week 🙂

  5. Jenny

    November 6, 2015 at 1:45 am

    It’s not chilly enough for my liking either.
    I want fall weather.

    xoxo, Jenny

  6. Penny Struebig

    November 6, 2015 at 3:01 am

    I’m reading After You right now too! I’m really liking it.

  7. Tiffany

    November 6, 2015 at 4:31 am

    Oh! I read Me before you! I didn’t know there was a sequel! I’ll have to check it out! Thanks!


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  • I’m a little late in sharing the little things from March (aka, those little—and sometimes not so little—moments that make each day special), but April has been filled with Easter prep. Now I can take a breath and blog again! First up, catching up on those little moments, including this selfie in which I look so tired (I wasn’t, I was just running late), but loved the morning light coming through the window of my NYC hotel.

What were some of your little moments from March?
  • “When was the last time you spent a quiet moment just doing nothing - just sitting and looking at the sea, or watching the wind blowing the tree limbs, or waves rippling on a pond, a flickering candle or children playing in the park?” [Ralph Marston]

I used to see my dad just sit and think, “How can he do that?” I always wanted to be doing something.

And now I try to remember—and often forget—to find pockets of time to be still.
  • I forgot it was Earth Day when @annagracegruen and I decided to visit the conservatory at the University of Minnesota today.

I love that this is a working conservatory. There are tight spaces, browning leaves, and notes to help those who work there care for everything. It’s one of the things I love about it.

What did you do on Earth Day?
  • Easter prep has kept me busy, but the to-do lists are all checked off and it’s time for a few days of rest. On the agenda: a trip to the conservatory and repotting some of my plants that need new homes. What are you up to today?
  • Here’s your reminder to take the time to look up and around each day, even in the midst of the hustle.

I was reminded of this tonight. The sky was showing off and birds chirped this evening as I left the office. I took some time to take it all in and breathe the fresh air. The first three days of this week are jam-packed for me, but it’s so refreshing to take time to just be.
  • Missing these nighttime views. 🌙 ✨ 🌃
  • I had a tight frame to get to the airport and through security yesterday. As I contemplated missing my flight I decided it would be God’s way of telling me to move to New York. Unfortunately, not only did I get through security in record time, I made it home before all the delays that might have kept me in New York for a few extra hours. 😂🤷🏻‍♀️ On the bright side: I guess I don’t have to figure out how to get Mina to New York and I got to soak up alllll the puppy cuddles last night.
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