Tuesday, September 30, 2014

at the moment no. 9

At the moment I'm...

..loving how dark it stays in the morning.  The sun rising later and later, and when we fall back the light will be completely different at 6:18, but for now, it feels cozy to be in the dark while I drink my coffee.  

..completing a Seven Day Clean Eating Challenge.  My friend Sarah is holding this challenge and makes it a lot easier by posting tons of encouragement and substitutions and simple workouts.  I was a little overwhelmed when I was grocery shopping, wondering if I'd keep the momentum of all the prep and cooking.  Day 1 is down and I'm feeling pretty good.  I didn't stop drinking my coffee (sorry, Sarah!) but I went to one cup instead of two and replaced the second one with water.  I eat clean about 70% of the time already. but this is helping me with portion control and removing the option of snack food binge at 9pm on the couch.  I'll let you know how it turns out!

..planning Milo's birthday party.  We're just going to have a little party at our house with cupcakes and pumpkin painting, then start a bonfire and have the rest of our friends come and join us.  Despite it's size, we usually end up having one big party at our house per year.  I need to start gathering up extra chairs and pricing folding tables.  And firewood.  And festive cocktails.  

..thinking a lot about short stories and novels.  I've been picking at a few different plot lines for a few years, writing silly little scenes and daydreaming about dramatic twists in the shower.  Ben and I recently decided we were going to pick one night a week and set time aside to write.  I would love to share some of my fiction on the blog (Fiction Fridays?) but I'm not sure if I think that's too goofy.  I am excited for a writing date with Ben.  I've loved reading his screenplays since college.

..scheming all the new things I want to add to my birthday list when I turn 29 next week.  I love my birthday lists, but the last one before I turn 30 should be mildly epic.  So far I know I'm adding "buy new bras" and "learn how to check out library books on my Kindle."  I need help spicing this up.



At September 30, 2014 at 8:43 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

Woo! You're doing AMAZING, too! Confession: I almost always continue to drink my coffee. BUT this week I decided to give it a try since I always load it with cream, even though I did start slowing switching to stevia instead of sugar. I really just want to go without the cream but I don't know how to drink my coffee without it! I was okay until today since it's dark and dreary and rainy and I would love a hot cup of coffee. I'm going to see how long I can hold out. Also, totally need to add 'buy new bras' to my list!

At September 30, 2014 at 12:58 PM , Blogger Becky Goerend said...

Love your bday lists! Maybe add try x# of new restaurants...or learn how to make a special kind of drink...or take a class of some sort. Just throwing things out there. You're already awesome as is!

At October 2, 2014 at 6:06 AM , Blogger ashlie said...

Thank you for having us and encouraging so much! It's Thursday now and I'm feeling slumped, but I'm going to pull myself back into with a push for water today!

At October 2, 2014 at 6:07 AM , Blogger ashlie said...

You're sweet :) I love the idea of taking a class. I want to learn how to sew, but I am a terrible student for friends or relatives.


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