I got this idea from Arnebya, who got it from Laurie Media, who got it from Meet Me at Mike’s, who I had never heard of, but will now be visiting because SO PRETTY. I cut a few things from MMaM’s list because it was long. But you can find the entire list here.
Making: Christmas cards. I’m like 40% done. We’ll see how it goes and if anyone actually gets any cards this year.
Cooking: Everything carb free.
Drinking: My beloved Ruta Maya coffee. I also picked up some gingersnap flavored tea the other day. I’m not much of a tea person, but I love a good holiday hot drink on a cold night, and we’re due to actually dip below 60 degrees this week. (Update: the tea is underwhelming. It’s possible I don’t really know how to make tea.)
Wanting: A new piece of art for my home.
Looking: At my Christmas tree and the half strand of lights that went out at the top. I’m pretty sure this happened last year too, and I didn’t bother to throw them out. I used to be a white light purist with only red and white ornaments. As my kids get older, we’ve graduated to multi-colored lights and all of the colorful and funky ornaments they pick out and make, and I love it more and more each year. Christmas should be colorful.
Playing: My Tragically Hip playlist and still getting a little weepy over Gord Downie’s death.
Deciding: If the long row of low, two-shelved bookshelves I’ve been wanting are practical? How would anyone peruse my bookshelves if they are so low to the ground? I love book swapping, so having my books where people can see them is important. But I also have done the dual, heavy bookcase thing, and it overpowered our smallish house. (Basically I just need someone to tell me what to do.)
Wishing: I could make up my mind for once.
Enjoying: Listening to Gretchen Rubin’s Happier podcast from the beginning, which I started after listening to and loving Happier in Hollywood, with Gretchen’s sister Liz Craft and her writing partner Sarah Fain.
Waiting: To see if we’ve actually rid our attic of squirrels. (I am not hopeful.)
Liking: The Austin December weather. It’s a rollercoaster of warm and cool, but at least there’s no snow.
Wondering: How some people just go go go all the time. If I don’t get frequent downtime, I get anxious and crabby.
Loving: Lord Huron
Pondering: The concept of creativity.
Considering: Removing Facebook from my phone. (Update: I did!)
Buying: These ridiculous squishy things for my kids which may not even arrive in time for Christmas (affiliate link).
Watching: The Good Place because it’s hilarious and clever. Stranger Things and ST2, because I needed everyone else to watch it first to make sure it’s absolutely worth my time.
Hoping: The above mentioned attic squirrels are gone for good.
Cringing: Pretty much anytime my kids are inside.
Needing: To work out, but after a week of not being able to make the time, I’m having trouble finding my mojo.
Questioning: My parenting abilities, always.
Smelling: The candle my kid just blew out (which I lit to cover up the dog smell, by the way).
Thinking: About how I’m going to pull off the awesome gift I’m getting my husband for Christmas.
Admiring: My friend Angela’s kitchen dancing.
Sorting: Laundry, always.
Coveting: This patterned bathroom tile.
Disliking: My current boring bathroom tile.
Feeling: Indecisive about husband’s above-mentioned Christmas gift, about whether to go to a conference this spring, basically about everything. #LibraLife.
Hearing: Yelling. So much yelling. #kidsareloud