October 15, 2015

Currently…{October}

I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that it's already the middle of October. When Jim and I were contemplating driving up to Edmonton or not for the Thanksgiving weekend, it occurred to me that if we didn't, we probably wouldn't get another chance to go until after Christmas! That just further reminded me how quickly this year is coming to an end and how I'm not ready to let go of fall just yet. We have been absolutely blessed with one of the most mild and beautiful falls that I can remember, but it's inevitable that the cold, winter months are upon us. Until then, let's just bask in the all the wonderful things about fall, shall we?

Anne of Green Gables Quote

With that being said…here's a little look at how I'm currently spending and enjoying my October:

Thinking about: having another kid. I've always felt (known?) that we would have two children if it's in our cards. And I have always said that, if we have any control over it, a three year age gap is the most we would want. Two would also be nice, but we've already missed that boat. It's scary how fast time goes, and I know Sully will be two before we know it. And as much as I would love a sibling for him, it's also kind of scary to think about being pregnant and having a newborn again. Can I really handle both with a toddler? Do I have the patience it takes for two kids? What if I can't get pregnant? How do I have another baby in a city where neither of my parents live? I know it will happen if and when the timing is right for us, but it definitely weighs on my mind a lot lately.

Reading: I found a new book club to attend via the site meetup and my first meeting is on Friday night.  I'm equal parts excited and nervous. The book for October is Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee, which I was really on the fence about reading (I usually stay away from big deal books, at least for a few years). But, seeing as how I didn't want to miss out on another chance to go to this new book club (I couldn't make September's meet up), I decided I would read it. I hadn't read To Kill a Mockingbird since High School English class, so I felt a re-read was in order as I really couldn't recall much of the plot. I zipped through TKAM (not as impactful the second time around, but still really good), and have just started in on Go Set a Watchman. So far, I'm missing the young Scout and Jem, but I'm hopeful that the story gets better. And I know…I have a few late nights of reading in order to get through it!

Listening to: I first expressed my love for Reuben and The Dark back in this currently post, and the love still lives on. Most recently, I'm really digging their song, Bow and Arrow, and find myself playing it on repeat during the day. Warning, the video is really sad and a bit of a tear-jerker.



Watching: The Walking Dead. We struggled through season one…(I'm not sure how anyone stuck with it when watching only one episode a week)... but now we are in the fourth season and we may be slightly addicted. I'd be lying if I said we didn't average three to four episodes a night.

Eating: Sigh. Why can't I be one of those people who stays on the healthy eating wagon? It's kind of incredibly depressing how fast and easy I can get off track. I'm all for "moderation" in one's diet, but lately, there's been way more junk than healthful foods in my diet and I know I need to do something about it. My waistline isn't happy, I'm more irritable and tired and I just feel blah. You'd think that'd be enough for me to change my junk food eating ways, but sadly, unhealthy foods are my weakness.

Wearing: Lots of sweaters, cardigans, and leggings. I love that it's still warm enough to go without socks which means I can still rock all my favourite slip-on shoes.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Quote


Looking forward to: Halloween! I'm so excited to take Sully trick-or-treating this year, even if he won't fully understand what's going on. Last year, we were in Red Deer for Halloween and we went out with my nephews and I wore Sully in the ergo on my back. Even that was a lot of fun, so I'm sure this year will be even better. Plus, all his candy can contribute to my junk food eating habits, ha!


Your turn: Current read? Favourite song right now? Something you're looking forward to?


17 comments:

  1. I have such poor circulation that slip on shoe wearing ended for me the end of August. I think I'm looking forward to...nothing! I want time to go as slow as possible right now :)

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    1. Oh that sucks! So…does that mean you need to wear socks to keep your feet warm? I have crappy circulation to my feet too, but I love slip ons too much to give them up. It's all socks and slippers in the house though! ;)

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  2. I feel the same way that winter will be here before we know it! Ack. I only only like it because of Christmas!
    I felt the same way about two kids and if I being honest STILL do. I got pregnant way faster than planned but I always said it would happen when it was meant to so I took that as a sign.

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    1. Glad to know I'm not alone in feeling scared about two kids (if it happens), but I'm also looking forward to hearing and reading about your experience with it! ;)

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  3. I feel the exact same way about trying to stay on a healthy diet! Some weeks I have way more sweets than I'd like, but it's so hard to resist.

    I'm reading "The Good Luck of Right Now" by Matthew Quick. It's surprisingly pretty good! :) Favourite song right now would be Paris by April.

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    1. Why does healthy eating have to be so hard?! Or why do sweets have to be so inciting?! I'm looking up that song right now, thanks!

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  4. I was surprised after our struggles with getting pregnant with Noah, that we ended up pregnant so quickly! I always tight t word be a bigger age gap, so I fear having patience with a toddler, but I'm sure each day will have its challenges, but I coding be happier!! I'm enjoying slip on shoes too! You're right it is soo much easier to get off the healthy eating train than on it lately!! Why does junk food have to be soo good??

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    1. Right?! My dad doesn't like chocolate or anything really sweet. Say what?! Why couldn't that be a trait he passed on to me?? Haha!

      I'm looking forward to seeing how you manage a newborn and a toddler - seeing other people do it makes me feel a lot better, that's for sure :)

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  5. I'm so thankful for this beautiful weather through October. I hope it lasts as long as possible and cuts down on the inevitable winter. Boo.

    Girl, you already know how I feel about the eating healthfully topic. We got this. Perhaps another round of 21DF is in our futures?

    I'm currently reading Kelly Oxford's book which is super quirky and funny. I hadn't even heard of her until a friend lent me the book and I'm enjoying it, as I do with most biography type books.

    Favourite song? I've been listening to The Weeknd's album on repeat for a couple weeks. I was pleasantly surprised by the album actually since I'm not a fan of that 'can't feel my face' song.

    I'm looking forward to Liam's birthday party on Saturday, the tattoo convention with my dad on Sunday and then Halloween!

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    1. I hope so too! I hate the whole bundling up just to run an errand with a toddler in the cold months.

      Yes to another round of 21DF, or something! Thanks for tagging me in Amie's thing. I just wish I knew what the answer was to keep me ON the wagon!

      Oh, I read her book when it first came out - I really enjoyed it. I've followed her on Twitter for a long time. I liked her a bit better when she still lived in Alberta, but she's still pretty funny.

      Can't wait to see pictures and hear all about Liam's party! xo

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  6. Having done the 2 year age gap, I gotta say I think 3 is perfect. Newborn + 2 year old = INSANITY. Newborn + 3 year old = probably also insanity but maybe a little less so? :)

    I'm reading City on Fire, the big 900 pager everyone's talking about. It's pretty good I guess. Looking forward to a month of novellas after I'm done. Listening... classical music at work. Looking forward to meeting some authors at LitFest and Starfest next week!

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    1. Hahaha! I agree - I think 3 would be a bit easier than 2 as I'm hoping a 3 year old would be a bit more helpful than a 2 year old!

      Yes, I was just talking about that book….haha, riigggght. So out of the loop. Shit! When's Lori Lansens going to be in Edmonton again?! I will tweet you!

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  7. I feel all the same feelings you do about having another baby... And he'll be here in <2 months! How can I handle a toddler and a newborn?!?! Having my mom basically next door is my saving grace. That's actually why we moved back home from Denver.
    I'm curious to know what you think of Go Set a Watchman. I haven't read it yet because I heard so many negative things and didn't want to taint my image of Atticus.

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    1. Super jealous that your mom lives so close. How awesome for you, especially once baby comes! I look forward to seeing your journey from one to two!

      I'm half way done GSAW, and it's just "meh". I'm only as invested as I am because I need to finish it for tomorrow night! I might regret reading it though…we shall see, and I will let you know. :)

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  8. As someone who had a baby with zero family in the same city, it can be done. Granted, both of our moms came out to help for two weeks which was a HUGE life saver. But since then it's been just us. I'm sure two kids might be harder, but it definitely can be done :) Go on and make another adorable baby! Hahah

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    1. Haha!! Maybe I'm just worried because I had my mom in the same city for Sully's birth, but for a second baby, I won't, so I just *think* I won't be able to survive.

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  9. I know you'll have another baby when the timing is right. I really believe that things happen for a reason and what's meant to be will be. I never imagined having a 3+ year age-gap between kids yet here I am with a three-year-old and no clue if, or when, I'll be able to have another.

    Healthy eating---ugh, I hear you. I just don't like restricting myself or feeling like I "can't" eat a certain food. Some days it's easier to stop after a few chips or candies...and other days it is impossible.

    Halloween will be a blast this year! I'm sad to be missing it with London but I"ll be in NYC so I really can't complain!

    That's awesome you joined a book club!! I love reading :)

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