Monday, October 3, 2011

Music, Books, Miles, and Looks of September

September is over?  What?  No, really, what happened to the month?


Learning to Love Again by Mat Kearney - Another great song off his new album.  To me, it's about finding yourself and learning to love yourself again - themes which really resonate with me.  Mat Kearney is coming to Minneapolis in late November and I am hoping to go to his concert.  I just heart his voice.  Big time.


Still Missing by Chevy Stevens -  I don't know if this counts as I actually 'listened' to this book on my drive to visit Nora.  It was a heavy book about an abduction, but it was a good book that held my attention for the long, boring drive!

Same Kind of Difference as Me by Ron Hall - This was a good book about a wealthy man who befriends a homeless gentleman; they both learn a great deal from one another.  It was a good book, but it has a heavy Christian message in, so just keep that in mind if you plan on reading it.

13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson - This was a free e-book on my nook, so I checked it out as I needed some light, mindless reading for my Charlotte plane ride.  The book is about a girl who loses her aunt and then receives 13 letters, directing her to do various things.  The believability of the book was a challenge for me, as this young high school girl has to travel to Europe alone and I just don't find that believable.  I don't know that many parents would allow their young teenage daughter to travel to Europe alone.  If she had been college aged, it would have been much more believable.

At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon - My good friend Brooke has been telling me I should read these books for years, and when I discovered that the first one was available to download through my library, I finally took the plunge.  It's a light, fun read that chronicles the trials and tribulations of an Episocopalian priest, living in North Carolina.  I really enjoyed it as I needed a light, easier read.


I ran 75 miles this month, which is significantly less than last month.  I blame this on all the traveling I did + getting really sick at the end of the month.  It wasn't a great running month, but I did the best I could given my circumstances.


That is my favorite look of the month.  It's one of the new outfits I purchased last month at Banana Republic.  I wore it to the airport the day I flew out to Charlotte, and it brought me good luck.  How so?  Well, I will explain that eventually, maybe later this month.  I usually shy away from skirts because they draw attention to my waist and I do not have a thin waist - I actually have no waist, I am just straight through that area.  But since this is high waisted, it actually looks ok on me!!


  1. OOOH very cute outfit! I always want to wear skirts but its hard because I am the only girl in my office. I am slowly integrating them into my wardrobe! You look great! Can't wait to hear about what happened in the airport with that outfit!

  2. Cute outfit!! Even though I'm usually too lazy and focused on my own comfort to do it, there's something fabulous about dressing up for a flight. It makes you feel like a celebrity!

    And I can't wait to hear what happened!

  3. I love the tailored blouse and skirt! Very profesh! One of my friends is an Episcopalian priest in Toronto and his FB status updates are the most hilarious things I have ever read. I might have to look into this series, as I was attempting to read Dracula, but it's giving me such bad dreams that I think I'll have to go with something lighter for bedtime reading.

  4. Love the new outfit! Very professional and chic!

  5. I love this recap. It's a good way for you to remember what happened as well as a great thing for me...I get to find new music and books! (once again, I have not read ANY of those books)

    I love that outfit. I almost never wear skirts, but love the way they look, especially that one with the high (but not too high) waist. I also loved the one you took in the elevator of your first day wearing a coat. I can't remember where I saw it...twitter? I love the pants and pointy shoe look.

  6. I, too, love that outfit! I love skirts, too, but hate my legs so they have to be long. Sign of my age! Can't wait for the recap on the airport experience! Suspence!

  7. You look so good Lisa! I can see those 75+ miles of running have paid off! I can also understand why it's your "good luck outfit" for the month ;)

    I like Matt Kearny -- you made me his cd a year or so ago and I still listen to it!

    Have you heard of "God of Lions" by John Lymann? It was on the Kindle Best-Seller List this past month....

    The reason I ask is because he's a nurse I work with who writes books on the side. It's kind of on the lines of being like a Dan Brown book. It's kind of cool to know someone who's on the brink of becoming a successful writer though.

    Yay for October! (for us) -- cool days are coming

  8. I love that outfit on you! Looks so stylish and professional! I am not really into wearing skirts, definitely not as much as wearing dresses, but I'm experimenting with some new looks this month.

    I think considering how BUSY your September was AND you getting sick 75 miles is pretty darn good!!!

  9. Damn, girl, you wore THAT to the airport? You most definitely rocked out that outfit!!!!

  10. I think the outfit looks fantastic on you Lisa!

    See you soon!!

  11. Love the song and the outfit!

    Hope you are feeling better!!!

  12. I like your hair in that picture took :) Beautiful!

  13. Great new outfit! It looks very professional. Banana Republic is a great place to get work clothes. I wish we had that store in my city.

  14. Love the outfit, so cute. I'm going listen to the song now then go for a run!

  15. Mat Kearney was just in Des Moines on Oct. 1st and I missed it! :(

  16. Very cute outfit!

    Haven't read any of those but the Mitford book. Read a few of them -- easy reads, sweet, but after four or five I started to tire of them. Still, it was fun visiting Blowing Rock, which is the town that served as the inspiration. (And they milk it to the hilt!)