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Currently: December 2020

Hello December! Here’s what’s currently going on in my life this month.

Sunrise in Pittsburgh

Current books Still working through this Bible study and this book on parenting with a child’s brain development in mind. 

Current food I had leftover cranberry sauce from Thanksgiving so I made a cranberry balsamic glaze for a roasted pork loin and it was great!

Current prayer A few members of our church are battling COVID-19 and I’m praying they will feel better asap ❤

Current obsession Still loving coffee dates with Sadie and Niva.

Husky and toddler sitting in car together

Current baked good Brown sugar cookies with pumpkin spice chips.

Current joy The holiday season. I love it.

Current drink Starbucks blonde Christmas blend. It’s the perfect blend of spicy notes and smoothness. 

Current fun Pittsburgh got a good little bit of snow this week! Sadie called it “nos” (she can’t say “s” at the beginning of a word so she adds it at the end, lol) and was seriously so excited about it!  She wanted to be outside all day. Don’t get me started on how happy Niva was, too. She had a major case of the zoomies 🙂

Husky with sled and people

Current laugh I was thinking about how I want to get Niva a sweater since it’s getting cold out and then I remembered she’s a husky and definitely doesn’t need one, lol. Case in point: every night that we’ve had snow on the ground Niva goes outside and lays in the snow like she wants to sleep there. 

Current mood Emotional. I’m pretty sure mine and Sadie’s nursing journey has come to an end. She pretty much self-weaned and I’m feeling all the feelings. I was thinking about doing a separate post on our whole journey but I might cry the whole time I type it up, ha. 

Current beauty product This lip balm has been amazing as cold weather has been setting in here in Pittsburgh.

Current excitement Seeing Sadie experience Christmas this year. I can’t wait.

Current cuteness Malcolm and Sadie hanging out. Also, why is he in the chair and Sadie is on the ground?! 😂

Black cat sitting in kid's chair

Current need Another black cat. Jimmy, if you’re reading this, you now know what I want for Christmas 😉

Current indulgence I went to a ladies Bible study at our church the other night and popped into a store to browse around afterwards. Shopping by myself felt downright luxurious!

Current goal Finishing up our fence extension. We had it almost done the weekend we started it, then it kind of took a backseat but it was okay because Niva wasn’t escaping. Well, our little Houdini figured out that there are a few areas where we didn’t add the extension yet and she has been jumping the fence again. Hopefully we get this squared away this weekend!

Current blessing Help from family! My mom watched Sadie one day this week so I could get some real estate work done and it was so helpful. Sadie even came home with some artwork 🙂

Sadie calls my mom “ya ya” ❤

A look back…

What’s current in your life?

Currently: November 2020

It’s the penultimate month of 2020. Wild! It’s officially the holiday season, too, which is making me very happy. I’m really excited to share the joy of this time of year with our little Sader Tot 🙂

Fall leaves

Here’s what’s going on in my life this month.

Current books I just finished Etched in Sand and whew was it intense. Not a light read, but very moving. I’m onto one fiction book: Dear to Me and one nonfiction book: Midwife: An Adventure. Always reading about the Amish and midwifery, haha.

Current laugh When Jimmy and I were out last weekend we were in a store and I heard someone say “Ugh, when did boot cut jeans come back in style?” and I was so embarrassed… I’ve been wearing bootcut jeans for the past ten years, LOL.

Current baked good Sourdough bread. I’m back on the sourdough train and loving it!

Sourdough bread

Current beauty product Nail strips. I don’t know if I can go back to regular nail polish now! The fact that I don’t have to wait for my nails to dry is a game-changer.

Current obsession Crafting for Christmas. I’m so excited to decorate this year! Jimmy and I are butting heads on when we should decorate, though. He wants to wait until after Thanksgiving and I was ready at midnight on October 31st. What’s your take?

Current fact Amazon now delivers Siberian huskies 😉

Siberian Husky sitting in Amazon box

Current food I made tofu for the first time in years today. Who am I?! I like to marinate it in soy sauce, honey, garlic, and spices and then bake it at 400 degrees until it’s crispy.

Current excitement My sister is having her anatomy scan on Friday!

Current cuteness Sadie all bundled up for cold weather. Also, why does she suddenly look all grown up?!

Toddler wearing cat hat

Current drink We just opened a bag of this coffee. I’m not much of a dark roast gal, but Jimmy loves it so we switch between light and dark roasts!

Current question What is one thing bringing you joy lately?

A look back…

Currently: November 2017

Currently: November 2018

Currently: November 2019