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.
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?