Currently in September

by - Thursday, September 06, 2018

I've been a big slacker on the blogging front lately. August was a complete whirlwind with the move, my softball tournament and being out of town a bunch.

The Currently series is one of my favorites that I've seen other bloggers do and I've always wanted to play along, but never have. So I'm giving it a go this time around to help catch up on everything I've neglected to share lately.

Views from the roof of the old apartment

starting: to find my groove with running again. Like I said, August was a cluster, and after the five-mile race I did in July, I haven't run much since. But now that I'm in a new neighborhood and settling in to a new routine, I'm trying to establish a new running routine. My hip didn't cooperate the first week, so we'll see how this goes.

buying: all the crap we need for the new apartment. New storage stuff for the bathroom, a shower curtain, a new mattress for the futon in our office (future guests, you will now have a new, clean mattress to sleep on!), a new bed/mattress because my current mattress is 10 years old and has started causing me some pretty bad back pain. So basically, I'm poor. Sorry when I turn down every happy hour for the next three months until I can afford to be social again.

sharing: the notes from this conference I'm currently at for work. I'm learning good stuff and I'm excited to share it with my team.

reading: The Power by Naomi Alderman. Oh my gosh, I'm only about a quarter of the way through this book, but I can't put it down. It makes me think so much "what if." It makes me think of Mollie Tibbetts. It makes me think how much bullcrap it is that I have to agonize over where I can safely run in the morning. It makes me wonder what the world would be like if women where the ones with the power and men had to walk around on eggshells wondering what would happen to them if they accidentally upset a woman. This book is good and thought-provoking, at least so far.

recording: my never-ended to-do lists. While September isn't set up to be as completely unmanageable as August, it will be plenty busy. And I can't function without a good to-do list. And it has to be written down on paper because there's nothing more satisfying than crossing something off the list. Sometime last week, I literally wrote "take a shower" as a to-do list item because that was the kind of week I was having.

What are you up to currently?

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