Friday, February 7, 2014

Currently...

...Watching... Fine! I confess... I am a TV junkie. I'll admit it: I watch way too much TV. It's my vice. I love to be lazy and curl up on the sofa after Emmalyn goes to bed, and catch up on my DVR. Some of my favorites include The Mindy Project [I die. every week. it's hill-air-E-us!], New Girl, Modern Family, Glee, Grey's Anatomy, Switched at Birth, The Fosters, Baby Daddy, Nashville, and The Carrie Diaries (which is totally the new Gossip Girl). I cannot watch reality TV!! It irks me & gets under my skin & leaves me all twitchy & in a bad mood. I don't need to watch grown women fight, whine, and cry; I get enough of that at home with a three year-old!

...Reading... umm... does Pinterest and Facebook count at literature? didntthinkso. The last book series I read was Divergent. The first 2 1/2 books were enthralling. The last half of the third book? notsomuch. I despised the ending. Oh well! I'm sure I'll still go see the movie. I really do love to read, though. I go through phrases where I'll read several books in a very short period of time, then nothing for a few months. Maybe if I stopped watching so much television...

...Doing... I've been s l o w l y moving Emmalyn's toys out of the playroom & into her bedroom to make way for Lil Sis. I started doing this right after the holidays. She's been doing really well with handling toys her in room. Before, she only had books and puzzles--ya know, quiet things. Yesterday I moved in her play kitchen and the large cubby-box-organizer-thingy containing all her kitchen accessories while she was at school. Upon discovering the change after her nap she said to me, "What did you do to my room?" I asked if she liked it and she shook her head no, but I'm pretty sure she isn't traumatized--all afternoon, & even this morning, she's been having a blast with all the extra floor space in the baby's room. All that's left to move over are her musical instruments (which may or may not take a detour to the baby's closet for a while), her dress-up clothes, and all those little random toys that I never know what to do with?

...Dreaming... about writing & illustrating a children's book. I've actually already written it, but need to hunker down and get started on the pictures. This has always been a dream of mine since I was a little girl, but honestly I wouldn't even know how to go about getting it published. One day, though. One day! If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough!

...Loving... Designing the new baby's nursery! We decided to keep the full-size bed in there for late night feedings/early mornings. Plus, the nursery can double as a guest room when needed since there's a bathroom attached to it. The people who previously lived in our house also had two little girls and painted this (our nursery) room a beautiful shade of aqua-ish blue. I'm uhbsessed with it! I think it will be a perfect fit for our "nautical" theme. A very fitting theme--if I do say so myself--since Daddy's in the Navy. Here's a little inspiration from my Pinterest board:






...Working on... Finding a rhythm. I say "rhythm" because it sounds way less daunting than "balance", don't you think? Trying to find balance overwhelms me, but finding a rhythm to my life seems a lot more realistic. Currently, the Hubs is working 12+ hour days, six days a week for this month's Residency rotation; which means Emmalyn and I need to find our own rhythm. I truly thought I'd be struggling to come up for air with my husband working so much, but it really hasn't been as bad as I imagined it. Of course it's a drag that we get very limited time with him when he gets home from work, and there are some nights I only see him thirty minutes before he has to go to bed (just to wake up and do it all over again the next day), but I think Emmalyn and I have sort of slid into a "flow" of how our day goes. The days are long, but the years are short.

...Thinking about... Starting a Facebook page for this little blog of mine. As of right now, I just post links to my blog through my personal (& private) Facebook page. A part of me thinks creating a Loyal, Loving, & Learning FB page seems conceited--like, "Look at me! Look at me!" but I get, on average, 700 hits a day. Some days 1,000. It seems like it may be time to separate it from my private News Feed. What do you think? Would you become a "fan" if I created a LLL page?

Alrighty! So now it's YOUR turn... I want to know all about your current events! :)

loyally,
katie


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3 comments:

  1. Love your nursery room theme! My little girl's nursery is pink and navy blue theme with polka dots thrown in there:) so fun!

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