Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sunday Currently: Volume 8

There's a cute story that goes along with this dinner. I made my husband two "eggs in a nest" and so he had an extra heart toast. When I asked if I could have half of his heart, and he said I could have all of it. Swoon! Whoever said that marriage was not romantic had it all wrong.


Reading Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. It's a little bit slow going but I'm hoping to find a few hours to read this afternoon to really get into it. Some of the writing is breathtakingly beautiful.

Writing this post, and working on another one to post tomorrow, maybe Tuesday. It's been a challenging one to write.

Listening to morning silence. But yesterday, after my mom said she was listening to Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony on the radio, I was inspired to put it on. It's one of my favorites of his symphonies, and I listened to it a few times throughout the course of the day. Thanks Mom!

Thinking about how excited I am to see my parents in a few weeks!

Smelling lemons. I just started a new habit of drinking warm lemon water first thing in the morning, while waiting for the water for my tea to boil. I've read about the many health benefits of drinking lemon water in the morning (apparently it detoxes your body, gives you energy, makes your skin glow--Google it!) and it's a good way to get some Vitamin C into my body first thing.

Wishing I had discovered this local natural foods/health shop when we first moved here, instead of only a few weeks ago. They carry things like local cheese and honey, natural beauty products, and organic grains. I'm mystified why this shop would be located in one of the oodles of strip malls, instead of on the (one-and-only) cute downtown street, which is charming and Southern and quaint, and has too many empty storefronts. I think it's the responsibility of local businesses to make sure small towns and walkable main streets stay alive and flourish, and it makes me sad when I don't see that happening.

Hoping for a great week ahead.

Wearing PJs, but will be changing soon for church. We decided to try a new church today after being disappointed and uninspired by the two others in town that we have tried. Let's hope this one leaves us feeling uplifted!

Drinking English Breakfast tea with cream.

Loving the yummy meals we've been having. Last night we had whole wheat fajitas with pork, onions, peppers, and mushrooms. The night before we had breakfast for dinner (pictured above) with steamed asparagus on the side. Simple, fresh, healthy dinners always hit the spot for me, and my husband too.

Wanting to try Bare Minerals. Anyone use it?

Needing to finish up this post, eat breakfast, and get ready for church!

Feeling thankful for the sun pouring into our apartment this morning. The back of our townhouse, which has two big windows and a set of french doors, faces east (I think--does that make sense, if we get morning sun?) and the natural light we have almost all day is beautiful.

Clicking on Kate Middleton news. It's a guilty pleasure--I just think she's so beautiful and dignified and inspiring!

Have a lovely Sunday!

(Linking up with Lauren.)


  1. You're so right - marriage CAN be romabtic - it's worth the effort!
    Just came over from Anna and am a new follower of your blog - want to follow me too? I'd like to invite you to my giveaway - a pair of chic eyeglasses - come and have a look!

  2. Good luck at church. I hear you on uninspired. I'm still seeking a church that "gets to me" the way the church I grew up attending did. Monseigneur Paul retired so when we tried to go back, it was not the same.

    I used to wear Bare Minerals. Good stuff. But the powerdy mess it made just drove me crazy after a few years. So now I'm back to a hodgepodge of stuff I find at Target. You'll like it though, it's good stuff!

  3. I love your breakfast/dinner story! Marriage can definitely be romantic, especially in cute little ways like that that are so spontaneous. They hit the spot. :) Good luck in your search to find a church that feels right! Hopefully, today is the day.

  4. Hi Martina! Thanks for coming over. I will definitely check out your blog now :)

  5. Thanks Tina, it can be difficult to find a priest/minister who really speaks to you. I hope you and your husband find a church soon. Thanks for the tips on Bare Minerals--I'll let you know if I go that route!

  6. Thanks Sarah! I agree, the little romantic things really make marriage fun, don't they?

  7. I'm a big fan of Kate Middleton too! :) She is really inspiring, and I love her style. She's so classy!

  8. ahhhh hot water with lemon is my favorite!!! and you are TOO cute about your dinner story with your hubby! I LOVE how romantic marriage is:)

  9. I love challenging posts - they can be so cathartic to write even if you don't publish them! something about putting the words down on paper always helps me clarify my thoughts.

  10. I think you just described what it means to love writing :)


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