So, we’re 18 posts deep (this makes number 19!) into this new blog thing, and I realize I haven’t done a whole lot of talking about who I am yet. It’s going to take a long time for you to really get to know me, and for me to tell my story. Meanwhile, that story is just going to keep unfolding as we go, and I really hope along the way that I get to meet lots of interesting and beautiful people, too!
Throughout the month of November, I have intentionally limited myself to one post per week. This is the first time that I’ve posted twice in one week all month! I did this for several reasons. First of all, I want to avoid burnout by trying to do too much, too soon. Second, I want to be careful to spend enough time with my family and not keep my face buried in the computer all the time. Lastly, when I have worked at the computer this month, I’ve alotted some of the very spare time I have to reading other peoples’ blogs. There are so many good ones, and I want to be very intentional about building community with the people that God has called me connect with!
In this moment I am:
Enjoying | The last of the fall leaves. On the way home from choosing our Christmas tree last week, several bright orange maple trees caught my eye and nearly caused me to swerve off the road! The oak tree in my yard turns the most boring shade of brown, so I’m suffering a little bright orange maple envy. These were brilliant, and they’re only that particular color for a few days each year, and I just wanted to stop and sit under one of them for a while. I don’t think anyone would appreciate a strange woman sitting in their front yard, though… so…. moving on now.
Oh, look! I did find a pile of red leaves in my neighbor’s yard. Awkward…
Smelling | Peppermint essential oil. I’ve got some diffusing this morning, because it makes my kitchen smell like candy canes, and I imagine that’s what Santa’s workshop must smell like. Mrs. Santa is finalizing her Amazon order soon! This is going to be the best Christmas ever!
Dreading | So, I have braces. I don’t think I’ve written about them here on the blog yet, but I shared a little bit about the decision to endure adult orthodontics on Instagram a while back. Now I am almost nine months in to the journey! The treatment period is nearly halfway over, but it’s been a bumpy road over the last couple of months. I’m no longer experiencing a lot of pain, but I have a couple of brackets that just will not stay on.
My 37-year-old teeth have been through heck, and I have the crowns to prove it. Apparently, orthodontic adhesive hates the material most crowns are made of, and I may need to have bands placed on some of my molars in order to complete the treatment. I have no eloquent words to express my distress adequately. This is what I have to offer instead: Gahhhhhhhh! That about sums it up.
Digesting | The most glorious snickerdoodle bundt cake. I haven’t attempted a bundt cake in years, but I recently acquired a really nice bundt pan and had to give it a try! I was so happy when my cake came out in one beautiful piece. I’m not tooting my own horn or anything, but it didn’t taste half bad either. OK, it was quite heavenly. There, I said it! I’m planning my next bundt cake already, and my favorite jeans are screaming for mercy.
Feeling | So dried out. My skin has turned into crinkly parchment paper over the last couple of years! What happened to my supple, young skin? Now the weather is changing, and every day I wake up feeling like my face is so tight that I will burst out of my skin! I’ve never been disciplined about applying facial creams, but the time is nigh. I’m looking for good potion recommendations! Which is your favorite? Leave me a comment letting me know!