Well let me tell you – November is shaping up to be busy and awesome. Here is my Currently post for Anne and Jenna’s monthly link up!
~~Currently I Am~~
Cooking – I talk about this a lot; I don’t do much of the cooking at our house! I’m very spoiled by a husband who truly enjoys cooking, so we let him do most of it. So instead of telling you what I’ve been cooking, I’ll instead tell you what he’s been cooking lately. He made a shepherd’s pie out of a bunch of CSA potatoes we had and it was delicious. He also made one of my favorite Italian recipes the other night for date night – Pasta Al La Norccina. It’s a super yummy dish that he duplicated from a dish we enjoy from a restaurant in Northeast Minneapolis. It’s rich and delicious. So good.
Planning – A certain little boy will be turning two at the beginning of December, so I am stepping up my planning on his birthday party. I’m also starting to plan for the holidays, I have ideas this year about gifts – I want to really focus on local, unique items and also experiences. As I’m going through the Minsgame challenge I’m feeling this pull to gift people things that they can do and see and make memories with than just physical stuff. Or I want to find unique, special items that will mean something. It’s kind of my challenge anyway!
Smelling – The Fall scents are my favorite! I have a Leaves scented candle from Bath and Body Works that I love so much, it’s kind of spicy smelling and lovely. I also think you can’t go wrong with any apple cinnamon smells at this time of year!
Appreciating – Where do I begin? I am a pretty lucky lady – I appreciate having the husband mentioned above that cooks all our meals. I appreciate having a mom who’s willing to hang out with my crazy little toddler each day saving us more than I can count on child care costs. I appreciate the folks at my new job and their patience as I learn things. I appreciate my friends – I have leaned on them a lot this last year with the job changes and other things and so many of them have supported me in ways they may not even know, so I appreciate them all more than I can say!
Anticipating – This time of year is all ABOUT anticipation! I’m anticipating birthday celebrations. I’m anticipating a boatload of MN blogger events this month – MN Blogger Conference, Twin Cities Blogger Collective Barre Class, and a Blogger Writing Workshop. There are some fun events like birthday brunches, a Fins and Flights event at the SeaLife Aquarium, going to see the Suburbia exhibit at the History Center AND running a 5k on Thanksgiving coming up too. Holy full calendar Batman! I might actually be anticipating the end of the Hunger Games movie series the most though – even though I know how it will end thanks to the books!