Happy Wednesday, friendly faces! And welcome to life as I currently know it 😀
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Current book: Nutrition textbooks, mostly. I’ve still been reading daily (I have a harder time falling asleep if I don’t read before bed), but I haven’t had a chance to pick up anything new in a while so I’ve just been grabbing old, easy favourites. And even then I only manage to get through a few pages before I pass out like a log 😆
Current music: I See Fire by Ed Sheeran. I caught the tail end of The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug on TV the other day, and kind of fell in love with the song that was playing during the end credits. So calming.
Current guilty pleasure: Curling up on the couch with a warm blanket, a cup of hot chocolate, and the fireplace going. Have I mentioned that I love this time of the year because the cold, dark evenings make me feel less guilty about hanging out at home? Now all I need is a Christmas tree…
Current nail colour: I’ve lost count of how many months in a row my fingernails have been rocking Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails nail strengthener, but my toesies are currently adorned in Butter London’s Wallis…
Current drink: Starbucks coffee. I’m back at Bux after cozying up to my Keurig for the past couple of months, and I’ll fully admit that it’s because of the introduction of the red cups. Sadly, I have yet to actually come across a Starbucks that’s brought out the red cups, so stop taunting me with your pictures on Instagram!
Current food: ALL the potatoes!
Current obsession: All the… potatoes? 😯 I really can’t think of anything!
Current wish: Promise not to hate me if I tell you that I’m wishing for snow? Because I’m wishing for snow. It’s just that… well… we’ve kind of reached that point in the year where the trees are naked and everything is ugly and brown, so I’d really love to see some snow cover it all up and make things pretty again. That and I need a good amount of it to go snowboarding
Current need: Exercise and fresh air. With how crazy busy life’s been over the past handful of months, keeping active and spending time outside have been some of the only things keeping me from losing my mind completely.
Current triumph: The fact that I not only walked out of my last dentist appointment cavity-free, but that both my hygienist and dentist were super impressed with how clean my teeth were… which is a huge deal considering I’ve been “blessed” with teeth that are more prone to cavities than normal. I tell ya… oil pulling works wonders.
Current bane of my existence: So the other day I got this cut on my thumb that literally came out of nowhere. I wasn’t playing with paper or knives (both of which can cause extremely painful lacerations), when all of a sudden I looked down and saw this sucker right here…
… which you may not want to look at if you’re squeamish 😛 I know it may not look too bad, but the fact that it’s a deeper horizontal cut means that it’s [<<do not read if squeamish>>] opening all.the.time, and it hurts like a mother trucker. That and I almost set my bandaid on fire when I tried to light a candle. HEAL!
Current indulgence: Me time. Is it sad that it’s gotten to a point where I actually have to schedule in me time so that I don’t feel so bad for taking time off?
Current procrastination: I can’t help but laugh because my answer to this one is packing again. I think I’m just going to accept the fact that I’m horrible at packing, and I’ll stress about it for days prior to my trip, but only start actually doing it about an hour or two before I leave. In my defence, however… I do make lists. Sometimes.
Current blessing: Unusually good sleeps. I went through a period where I was waking up super early, but lately I’ve been managing to sleep in until 5:30 or 6, which usually puts me at a solid 7 hours a night. Aaaaand watch me have just jinxed myself by saying that…
Current excitement: As evidenced by the packing [procrastination], I’ve got a trip coming up that I’m super excited about, but I can’t spill the beans just yet. Soooooooooon.
Current mood: Excited! But also exhausted. It’s a bit of a weird combo.
Current link: Jaclyn Hill on YouTube. I used to spend hours upon hours watching makeup tutorials back in the day, and Jaclyn’s always been one of my favourites. Not only is she an amazing makeup artist, but she’s so much fun to watch. I definitely recommend checking her out!
Your turn! Give me your current:
1) … music.
2) … food.
3) … triumph.
4) … procrastination.
5) … mood.
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I think we need to pull the Current Nail Polish question from these posts. Either that or make it all about the toenails, which in my case will always be red. Your butter color matches your champagne iPhone though.
No cavities: this oil pulling thing is working for you. Maybe I’ll give it a try. I do like the concept and whiter teeth is certainly appealing. Guess I’ll have to buy some coconut oil then. Dang, and I just finally finished that jar which expired two years ago. Oops.
I still need to see the last Hobbit movie. I’ve watched all the rest, except this one.
I feel you on packing/unpacking haha.
1) … music: Spotify’s New Music Tuesday Playlist
2) … food: just ate a ton of Korean food, yum
3) … triumph: Ummm… none lol.
4) … procrastination: unpacking, buying a dresser, life.
5) … mood: content
Also, I need to start oil pulling again!
Just the other evening I gave myself a little thumb slit while slicing brussels – in the candlelight due to the electricity being down – using some major careless form sans chopping board…I was pleasantly surprised that it hand’t been damaging enough to draw blood – a tiny thing. But oh heavens; the constant burning is enough to drive me to lunacy.
Current food: a daily salted caramel cookie dough smoothie 😀 . I wonder what it is about your recipes that snags me every.time 😉 .
GiselleR @ Diary of an ExSloth
I’m obsessed with that song- and pretty much any and everything Ed Sheeran. I actually think of you every time I hear/play thinking out loud haha
Kelly @ Femme Fitale
I’m ALSO a packing procrastinating queen! I was literally running around, packing my hospital bag while in labour last week! Oops!
Ahh, ‘Bucks and their red cups. No one drinks Starbucks here…I’ve been seeing a few pics popping up on social media and it makes me feel a bit nostalgic for Canadian Christmas! 🙁
Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves
Baby cuts like those are the WORST. I have hang nails on every finger (thanks to cold weather + frequent hand washing), so it’s like I have perpetual cuts.
Current music: Pentatonix everything (esp. their Christmas album that just came out, but I’m trying to withhold myself for a little while 😉 )
Current food: Potatoes for me too! Baked, mashed, sweet, regular…
Current procrastination: going to sleep.
Current mood: content and blessed!
Great writing as usual Amanda! The part about the packing , I’m the same way we just got back from a 2-day trip, totally stresses me out so I throw everything in. My husband thinks I’m nuts lol I take so much he takes one duffle bag! Oh well extra things make me feel more comfortable! Have a wonderful week.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this song, but never knew what it was! THANK YOU FOR posting.
When are you going to travel somewhere close to Philly!??! Get your ass over here! lol
Yay on not having any cavities! I used to dread dentist trips because I wasn’t the most meticulous (to put it nicely) with my teeth, but then that all changed after getting braces at the ripe age of 23. Fortunately they are off and I am a dental hygiene freak now- making up for lost time :)! My current mood is energised- gotta love the healing powers of sleep!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
I hear ya on being super anal with the oral care! I slacked big time when I was younger and definitely paid for it. Now I won’t skip out on the flossing even if it’s super late and I’m exhausted.
Brittany @ Delights and Delectables
yay for a good dentist visit!!! I have been all about the potatoes too lately!
Aine @ Awkward Irish Girl Blogs
Ooh cuts like that are so sore! Hope it heals real quick for you!
My currents (not the fruity kind, heh heh) are Ed Sheeran, porridge with Greek yoghurt on top, getting college work done on time YES, being late for every tutorial (eek) and my mood is super variable right now. It’s veering mostly towards the happy side though, :D.
Chelsea @ Chelsea's Healthy Kitchen
Trip? Huh? Where ya going? 😉
I hear you on the potato obsession. So dang good, especially when you manage to get the perfect crispiness on the outside and the perfect softness on the inside. Mmm…
Daisy @ Fit Wanderlust Runner
I need to read a book to fall asleep. Currently reading A Million Little Pieces. Current food: Popcorn! I can’t seem to put them down. Current mood: Optimistic.
I can’t help but shake my head everytime I read you’re driving starbucks coffee. How is it possible that you love that stuff so much? It tastes NOT good at all in my opinion, a friend calls it “Charbucks” and I totally agree .it’s not even coffee! And they don’t know how to make a proper cappuccino. Well, in their defence, no American coffee shop seems to know that a cappuccino is made with espresso and milk foam, NOR a liter of milk! JUST foam! I’m so angry at them, lol 😀
Habe a save trip though wherever you’re going!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
I agree with you about the cappuccinos! I used to really like them, but I’ve definitely lost my taste for them. Now when I go, I either get an Americano or just a plain black Pike… both of which I enjoy 🙂
Liz @ A Latte Running
What else were you going to say about Jaclyn? I’m curious what came after “person but …”
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Ack! I didn’t even notice! I was going to say that she’s also just fun to watch 🙂
I really have been wanting to try oil pulling but I’m a bit nervous because I have texture issues with food haha. Did you start out with the full 20 minutes or build it up? I’m so curious about it!
Right now my current mood is anxious because I just uploaded my first video and for some reason being on video gives me so much more anxiety! hah
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
I didn’t actually have a problem starting out with the full 20 minutes, but you can definitely build your way up if it’s an issue! It also helps to use a smaller amount and build your way up to a full tablespoon.
1) … music – anything by Meghan Tonjes! Seriously, YouTube her… she is amazing
2) … food – ALL OF THE SWEET POTATOES
3) … triumph – making the best chili I’ve ever made last night… with… ALL OF THE SWEET POTATOES
4) … procrastination – editing. oy.
5) … mood – sick+tired. Colds suck!
Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change
This post = carbon copy of my life (seriously!). I think I need to start scheduling better me-time. I haven’t been the best about it lately… But here are my currently updates:
– Taylor Swift’s 1989. Even so that I bought the real CD.
– Sort of obsessed with these new chicken brats I bought – mozzarella & lime with a little bit of spice!
– Triumph = almost done with our office & seeing results from my lifting cycle *insert flexing bicep emoji*
– Even though our office is my triumph, it is still my procrastination at the end of the day…some day it will be done!
– Mood: A little bit jacked up on coffee!
Yessss to Ed Sheeran. I bought the deluxe version of his X cd just so that I could get “I see fire.” I absolutely adore that little ginger man 😉
And I’ve been craving taters too! I’m thinking its the approach of winter, although the weather here really isn’t aware of the month apparently…I’m seriously wearing shorts and a tank top today. Not cool weather, not cool.
I’m wishing for snow too! I lovee the fall but I love Christmas season even more and I’m already eager to be able to start humming “dashing through the snow…” My friends keep making fun of me for it ha
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Confession: I’ve already been humming “Deck the Halls”
Instead of books Im rereading some of my old manga. I had forgotten how much I enjoy reading them. My current food obsession is pumpkin and potatoes. Potatoes are one of my favorite vegetables!
Renee @ Bendiful Blog
I really like that song and I haven’t heard it before! FUN! I”m always hunting for great songs for spin. I always seem to have strange cuts on my fingers and NO idea where they come from. It’s equal parts annoying and concerning 🙂
I’m currently obsessing over red nails…but oh wait that’s always my obsession so maybe it doesn’t count as “current”. Like you, I’m secretly excited for the snow to come, but mainly because I’m looking forward to winter #2 here in NYC. Let’s just hope that no polar vortaxes hit this time around!
MUSIC: Anything and everything Sevendust! I love those boys. So good.
GRUBS: Baked acorn squash stuffed with quinoa. MMMF. Or this almond-honey cluster my mom got me. I keep breaking off a chunk every time I walk into the kitchen. It’s crack, I swear.
TRIUMPH: My comics professor wants me to email him my finished comic! I hope he shows his pro buddies and publisher. Super far-fetched but one can dream!
PROCRASTINATION: Telling my landlord about these cockroaches. I hate ’em, but blerrrgh….
MOOD: High-energy! It’s been a kickass morning!
And I completely approve of your potato obsession!