listening // to my record player. Ivan gave it to me for my birthday and I’ve been digging it. Things really do sound better on vinyl. I’ve found some real gems in the world of used records. My favorites are a copy of Tapestry by Carole King and an awesome album of the Supremes Live at the Copa.
eating // I’ve been all about the popcorn lately. I’ve been popping it on the stove and creating my own seasoning mixes. I also found this honey butter recipe, which is amazing. Although I can’t dump butter on it every time. Kind of defeats the “healthy” snack concept.
loving // my pretty new camera. Kerri from Cheshire Kat posted about her new camera in this link up last month and I asked her about it. I had been looking for a new camera and her Samsung NX3000 looked perfect. I bought it and let me tell you, it is. Isn’t it beautiful? I love the retro look of it. Plus, it’s super compact, which means I actually carry it around. I didn’t want to buy a big bulky camera, but I wanted the power of one. This one is the best of both worlds.
watching // Reruns of Criminal Minds on netflix. No judging please.
reading // Everything. But right this second… Riders by Veronica Rossi & Kissing in America by Margo Rabb
wondering // If we should buy a place in DC or rent. We’re moving to DC in August and we’re trying to figure out if we should by a condo or rent. I come from a family of real estate agents who are all on team “buy”. I think it’s the sensible thing to do… but it’s still nerve racking. We’re looking at paying about $2,000/month in rent.. which adds up to $72,000 for the next three years. We might end up being there for even longer… and the idea of throwing away over $72,000 kills me.
looking // for condos all over realtor.com. see above ;)
enjoying // playing the new canasta app I downloaded, because I’m secretly an old lady.
feeling // excited. I love May. I leave for our Mothers Day weekend tomorrow, my birthday is on Saturday, Ivan’s is on Tuesday, Ivan’s parents fly in early next friday, Ivan’s graduation is also next Friday AND my sister’s graduation is next Sunday.
trying // to declutter as much as possible. I’ve got so much stuff. I want to take as little as possible to Washington and I don’t want to be super stressed out right before we move. So I’ve been trying to get rid of stuff slowly.
training // For my first 5k of the season. I hurt my foot some how and haven’t been running for the last week or so. Plus I slacked big time over the winter. The foot thing is actually kind of funny. When I was younger I broke my foot without knowing it; it really didn’t hurt that badly. So when I started experiencing pain in the same-ish spot as before (outside edge of my left foot), I went to Urgent Care. It wasn’t consistent pain, but it would come and go throughout the day and could get pretty bad. It would hurt to walk. The doc thought I was nuts for coming in. He played along though and took x-rays. No broken bones and now I’m on the mend. It was very weird. I still don’t know what the deal was.
working // On my etsy shop. I hit the 100 sales mark earlier this week and it really inspired me. I’ve been slacking on etsy; I haven’t created any new listings/items in a while and I just know I can do better. I want to get 50 sales this year. So far I’m at 16. I’ve just got to find some inspiration for new content!