Taking Stock.

snow-1snow-3snow-5I’m not even going to try to pretend like this post is original. I’ve seen a lot of   other bloggers do them over the years and I always enjoy reading their lives broken down into these little chunks. And behold, a bandwagon and away I go to jump upon its friendly self. But some days it is just a nice exercise to pause and take stock of life.

Making : Syllabi for my classes that start next week.
Cooking : eggs, always eggs – thank you Whole30.
Drinking : Good Earth Sweet & Spicy tea.
Reading: through my PhD reading list, which has me toiling away in the 18th Century at the moment.
Wanting: a Starbucks Salted Caramel Mocha… alas, it is not only this blasted “clean eating” that nixes that one (why do they stop serving them so soon???).
Looking: through photos from a bridal shoot I did at the National Gallery last week.
Playing: classical music because it’s my study jam.
Wasting: the chicken bones – many crunchy things have I embraced, but I just can’t make the jump to bone broth.
Sewing: um, no.
Wishing: that it would snow big soft blankets across this city.
Enjoying: my new morning routine that has me up earlier with time to soak in the quiet and spend some time in scripture before my day starts.
Waiting: for my computer to finish backing up into the cloud, even if it says it has 19.2 days remaining. (It has to be joking…. right? )
Liking: how James’ closet looks after we purged it last weekend and he let me organize the shirts by color.
Wondering: if I will actually succeed in learning to speak any German this semester.
Loving: how cozy my schedule is in these pre-semester days, just me, a lot of tea, and piles of books to plow through on my couch.
Hoping: for a snow day…. even if I work from home most days, just the idea of one seems magical, and having James home a little later in the morning wold be the best.
Marveling: at the snowflakes on my sleeves from where I just ran outside in my pajamas to see them. (I promise to do no more of these about the snow.)
Needing: to get moving around a little more today before my Fitbit starts heckling.
Smelling: the last of the Christmas candles that we can’t stop burning.
Wearing: my amazing fair Isle leggings that make my legs look like they belong at a slumber party for Nordic maidens.
Following: all the people on the grams who keep sharing Whole30 recipes so I don’t lose my mind.
Noticing: how much easier it is to wake up in the mornings these days.
Knowing: that that is partially do to the aforementioned cozy schedule.
Thinking: about the apartments we toured on Saturday, and the decision we made to stay in our little one bedroom one another year.
Feeling: like that was the right decision, even if I was yearning for more space, even if it is one that we made with me in tears.
Bookmarking: Ankle boots, alllllll the ankle boots.

Anyone else taking stock these days? If not, anyone have any good ankle boot recommendations?

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18 Responses to Taking Stock.

  1. Abigail says:

    Taking stock AND making stock! I believe in you! You can do it!

  2. Emily C. says:

    One of my dear friends who lives in DC, Johanna, did the Whole30 a while back and blogged all about it. Hope it’s inspirational! http://www.notesfromamessykitchen.com/tag/whole30/

  3. Cute! I may have to give this a go!

  4. Kristen Zilz says:

    Hannah! I’m excited to finally comment! I’ve been following you for ages but have never said hi. So, hi! I’ve dreamt all things ankle booties since fall. And today, lo and behold, I found a friend for my favorite brown booties (Dana Buchman from Kohl’s) the loveliest black pair of black ones from my beloved Target (on super clearance!). : )

  5. Jess says:

    Totally going to “borrow” this post idea! My Marm got me some ankle boots from Lands End and I’m OBSESSED with them. The only other item I currently own from Lands End is my giant winter coat that kept me warm in the frozen tundra of Korea, but these boots, oh man they are my favorite! Here’s the link (http://www.landsend.com/products/womens-harris-suede-ankle-boots/id_270177), they’re a little spendy but they are made well and I’m hopeful that they’ll last a long time! I’ve also had good luck with booties at Kohls! Plus, Kohls is ALWAYS running insane sales so it wouldn’t be a bad place to look!

  6. Wendy says:

    I have lands end ankle boots too! I couldn’t find them on their website; I know Eric got them last year. but they’re really comfortable and well made. don’t know how they hold up in the snow yet, but I guess we’ll find out.

  7. Holliday says:

    This is such a cool idea! I have never seen one of these but it’s great to just sit and take note/remind yourself of things (mostly positive!) that you are blessed with from time to time!

  8. Shelby W. says:

    I’m also a fan of the salted caramel mocha! A barista once told me to order a mocha with toffee nut added which is identical to the scm. Just something to keep in your back pocket for when your Whole30 diet is finished! 🙂

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