I am getting my October currently post in right in the nick of time! This month FLEW by for me!
Reading: The Pieces We Keep by Kristina McMorris for a local book club that my friend Courtney and I started. I haven't had an in person book club in YEARS so I am excited that I finally do! I think it's going to be a great group!
Loving: the beautiful fall weather we've had lately! The weather has definitely changed this week but I love that we had so many 60+ degree days in October!
Thinking: about what goals I want to set for myself in 2015. The end of the year is going to come fast so I'm doing some brain storming now. In the last couple of years I had huge goals like pass the CFA or get out of Charlotte but this year there aren't any huge goals, at least not ones that are easy to define and measure... so we'll see what I come up with!
Frustrated: that it is taking so long for the water damage repairs to be completed in my condo. It's been almost 4 weeks since the pipe leaked and my living room is still not back to normal. The property manager has been great but the insurance adjuster is taking FOREVER. Ahh, I just want my organized, clean condo back. Fingers crossed the work gets done next week.
Feeling: like I really need to plan less in November. I've been feeling over tired and I know that over planning is contributing to that.
Anticipating: our 6th Annual Julia Child Night which is just over a week away! It's the most delicious night of the year and I am excited to introduce Phil to the tradition (and more of my family)!
Watching: Parenthood and Top Chef on DVR most Sundays (live watching does not happen these days). I am so sad that it's the last season of Parenthood! What will I do without my weekly Adam Braverman fix?
Sad: that the number of hours of daylight is quickly declining. I am not looking forward to the end of Daylight Savings this weekend as it will get dark even earlier!
Working: on a new publication at work that I re-designed from scratch. I was not impressed with what we were doing before and think this new publication will be a big improvement. I hope the sales force shares that opinion with me.
Grateful: that I belong to a Catholic church in the Twin Cities that I really like. Luckily the parish is just across the river from where I live so it's also convenient for me to attend. I really love the priest and deacon as they give awesome homilies that really make me think.
Listening: to the wind blowing outside my window. It's been a bit blustery here lately!
Wishing: that I had more vacation time. Don't get me wrong - I know I have more than many others do, but starting a new job in the middle of the year means it gets pro-rated so while I certainly have a fair amount, it's not as much as I would normally have (and I get 4 less days than I did with my previous employer). As a result I can't take a day off to help with Julia Child prep and I don't think I will be able to take time off around Christmas but am hoping I can work from the lake 1-2 days. But I can't complain too much since I am using 4 days to go to Jamaica!
What are you grateful for, loving, and reading?