Friday, May 13, 2016

Casual Fridays

Well, I think it's about time for another Currently I'm... post because last time was pretty fun, and, let's be honest, it's easy blog-work. So here we go again!

... His Excellency by Joseph J. Ellis. It's a biography of George Washington, and I have to say I'm really enjoying it. I think it's altogether possible that I will actually finish it within the year unlike another presidential biography I recently conquered.

... Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. I actually started reading this book a couple years ago with The Official Book Club, but I tried to read it at a bad time, and according to the bookmark that was still in the book, I only made it through the first two chapters so I'm starting over. Literally just started this one yesterday, but I already tore through the first five chapters. Tip of the cap to you, Mr. Dickens!

... In Their Own Voices by Rita J. Simon and Rhonda M. Roorda. I think I've read one or two interviews since the last time I mentioned this book. It's a marathon, not a sprint.


... that no matter how many raw veggies I eat, I'm still starving after I eat them. Like, I think I could actually be completely full, sit down to eat some carrots, cucumbers, and celery, and then be hungry again. What in the world?! Do they absorb everything inside of you or what? Maybe because I just eat them straight-up, no dip? Can anyone relate to this phenomena?

... that there will never be a perfect presidential candidate, and there may never be an even relatively good one ever again. All I can do is exercise my right to vote and leave the rest to God.

... that getting upset never helps. Frustrating adoption process? Terrible presidential candidates? Car troubles? Bad service when I'm picking up my pizza? If it's big or little, getting upset doesn't help. It doesn't make me feel better. It doesn't change the situation. 

... extremely impatiently to meet my newest baby niece! Come on, sweet girl!

... for a referral. Forever.

... for a certain package in the mail. It's something I ordered WEEKS ago, and it still hasn't shipped. #impatient #butnotgettingupset #noiamnottellingwhatitis


... Papa John's Spinach Alfredo Chicken Tomato pizza. Y'all. I'm addicted to this pizza. I think we've ordered 3 large ones in the last month alone. And Cody hasn't had a single slice of it. He likes his supreme so this is all me, you guys. Don't judge me.

... leftovers. Because obviously I'm not eating large pizzas in single sittings. I do have some self-control.

... Outshine popsicles. Made with real fruit and veggies, thank you very much. Because it's hot in Florida and popsicles are the best cool down kindof a snack, ya dig?

... lifelong friends. Last weekend, our house was full of dear friends that I went to high school with and their families. It's been a decade since we graduated, and we're planning all kinds of fun shenanigans this summer. And these two gorgeous girls that I bonded with for life during the summer of '07 whilst wrangling campers of all ages dropped in for a 4-hour lunch yesterday, and I couldn't have been any happier. So thankful for enduring friendships.

... a brand new picture of our Najati in a hot pink dress. She is precious and growing up so fast! If you don't already sponsor a child with Compassion, I so encourage you to look into it. You will never regret it.

... my house. It's perfect. Just come on over, have some sweet tea with me, and I'm sure you'll love it too. God has blessed me to infinity and beyond. He is so good.

... feed kids who are living in poverty. Just by being silly. Check out what Red Nose Day is all about and join in the fun! It's easy, and you really can make a difference.

What's currently going on with you?


  1. I just tried to post a comment and it deleted and wouldn't because currently I'm... the waiting room at a doctor's office with my sister and her beautiful 10-day old daughter waiting for her first checkup!
    ...super jealous of your surprise visit from Marris & Suzy! I even thought about calling you to see if I could stop by for lunch yesterday.
    ...wishing that eating veggies with no dip really WERE negative calories instead of just feeling like jt.
    ...hoping my phone doesn't delete this comment too!
    ...wondering if you've caught up on Senior Year yet ;)
    ...excited about tomorrow afternoon! Wanna ride together?

  2. Great Expectations is about that Pip kid, right? I think that's a book I would like to read.

    So I just do each category? Currently I'm...

    The Inferno by Dante. Very interesting book, but not exactly a page turner.
    Walking the Himalayas by Levison Wood. Pretty good, he takes adventuring to another level...a miserable one.

    America is the greatest. I like living in Japan and visiting all kinds of cool places but you just cannot get better than the good ol' US of A.

    FOR YOU TO COME VISIT US!!! Hurry up already.

    Nothing...and I need to fix that. Unfortunately that would require me to get out of the hammock I'm laying in. Life is hard...

    The weather! It's finally warm enough for shorts and no shirts. I banish you winter! Never return!!
    My wife. She is awesome and makes delicious food...maybe she'll bring me something to eat...

    Myself. To a second breakfast. Don't judge.