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Currently: September 2015

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This is a nice easy topic to get back into the swing of things! It'll also be a GREAT addition to my Project Life 2015 album.

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Listening

I adore the Paperclipping Roundtable podcast. I listen as soon as the new ones come out, because I spend about an hour in the car each day dropping the girls off at school. In between new episodes, I am catching up on the old ones since I only started listening regularly last year. So.Much.Scrapbooking - yay :)

Reading

Allison suggested the current book for our virtual online Book Club - We Are Water by Wally Lamb. I haven't finished a book by him- I started She's Come Undone about 12 years ago and it was too depressing so I had to stop. This one definitely has dark aspects, and I've reached points in the book where I need to stop and read something else. I don't love it, but it's well-written with incredibly vivid characters, so I want to finish it. It reminds me of reading books for English class, where I could appreciate why a book was considered a "classic" without actually truly enjoying it.

But that's one of the things I adore about Book Club - it gets me to read books I wouldn't have chosen on my own.

Eating

We finished another Whole30 in August and haven't completely returned to the Dark Side (yay us!). I've given up dairy entirely, even cheese, except the occasional intentional splurge like a coworker's awesome birthday cake from the amazing Chinese bakery nearby. I also kicked the (bad) habit of drinking juice. I don't give it to my girls because it's too sugary, but somehow developed a habit of daily can of Izze. I love it, but definitely don't need the sugar.

Loving

I am absolutely in love with our local library system. When I see a book I want to read, I add it to my request list and when it's available, they send me an email. This works for both physical AND Kindle books. So EASY!

This week I wandered the stacks a bit and grabbed four Rainbow Fairies books for T, which she was *thrilled* about, 3 picture books I knew M would like, and a couple of scrapbooking and art journaling books for myself. Our local branch isn't huge but has a *great* selection. That 30 min trip has made me so happy for the rest of the week. I need to do that more often.

Working On

Blogging again. Using time wisely by writing down my key Most Important Tasks in my planner each morning. What I write down, I complete, so I am also being mindful about what *really* needs to be done vs. what is a low-value mindless chore-type thing.

Contemplating

I'd really like to finish decluttering my craft room via the KonMari method but am sort of stuck in the process because I've done all the "easy" categories. Now I have to tackle the miscellaneous adhesive drawer, the stockpile of blank cards, the entire drawer of glitter and embossing supplies, and worst of all, the shipping supplies for things I might someday sell and need to ship. That stuff is both out of control AND not really fun to sort.

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