Reading: Last Night at the Viper Room by Gavin Edwards. This book is about River Phoenix and young Hollywood, and I’m only about halfway through but holy hell, River and the rest of those poor Phoenix kids (including his younger brother Joaquin) had a really crazy, messed-up childhood. The writing isn’t amazing but the story is so incredible I can’t help but keep reading.
Loving: getting back into a routine after the craziness of the last month. I’m sure by mid-February I’ll be bored and ready for some adventure, but for now getting back to the gym regularly and cooking dinner in my own kitchen every night is pretty nice.
Thinking: about my dear friend Amy, who is one of the strongest, most amazing people I know.
Feeling: grateful for everything good in my life.
Anticipating: a very quiet weekend in which I lay low, cross some tasks off my to do list, and try not to spend any money.
Inspired by: a new-to-me blog, Reading My Tea Leaves, about a woman in NYC who shares an incredibly tiny apartment with her husband. One of my goals for 2014 is to simplify my life and try to resist the siren call of stuff. Erin’s blog is an inspiration.
Watching: the new BBC documentary, Africa, with David Attenborough. D and I are huge nerds when it comes to nature documentaries, and we’ve been waiting to get this one on Netflix for a while. We’re trying to limit ourselves to one episode a night to make it last longer. It has me wanting to turn around and go back to Africa right now.
Sad: that all of my Austin friends are reeling with grief, and that I’m so stupidly far away from them right now.
Working: on patience and contentment. I’m a “do it now!” kind of person, so being patient is a constant struggle for me. I’m working on it. Any tips y'all have would be greatly appreciated though.
Grateful: for my wonderful husband. I cannot imagine life without D, and I hope I never have to. I am grateful for his love and support every single day. He is the most wonderful thing that has ever happened to me, and I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to be married to him.
Listening: to Songza, my favorite new-to-me way to listen to music at work. It has a better variety than Pandora, and I’m loving all the stations they offer.
Wishing: I lived closer to Austin.
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