working: on my revised bucket list. Its quite extensive, to say the least. And does not contain things other, normal, bucket lists might! Excitingly, I did get to cross off a few things that are on my list this year!
wishing: I was at the beach...
- Over the past week I spent some time with my dad who is currently going through some stuff with the VA. So I got to help him write an essay about his time spent in South Vietnam back in the 1970s. Some of the things he witnessed, I wouldn't wish on anyone... and he didn't even tell me the half of it.
- Today is also the one year anniversary of my maternal grandfather's death. I'm still saddened by the fact that he suffered the last year and a half of his life. He deserved better. It still feels odd not having him around.
realizing: Spending time with certain people made me realize that some of my more recent actions are just.
savoring: experiences and adventures here in ATX.
looking forward: to moving... This little nomad's got the moving itch!
wearing: I started a minimalist wardrobe. I'm not one to follow trends, I think I give myself more credit than that. My personal style is a myriad of things. So, I've minimized my closet and gave away something like 5 trash bags full of clothing to a local battered women's shelter. I also donated tons of baby and kid clothing to the shelter as well.
celebrating: We just celebrated Father's Day. I'm so glad that I got to spend it with not only my husband, of course, but also my dad and my father-in-law. It was important for our kids to see them, too.
loving: this unseasonably rainy weather, everything looks so lush... our adventures here in Hill Country... Peach season... Some vintage 1970s furniture that I recently acquired for our home...
marveling: at the beauty of Hill Country. Loving our little adventures here in central Texas.
needing: an overdue haircut. I haven't had my hair cut by a salon professional in something like five years; since Dallas. I've been threatening to drastically cut my hair since I was 29. I'm almost 31, I think it is time to take the plunge.
watching: The Astronauts Wives Club, a new favorite television show. The Travel channel. The onset of creating a revised bucket list is just fuel to the fire!
appreciating: my husband. He's one of the most hard working people I know.
knowing: Trusting is knowing, and we're doing a lot of trusting with our upcoming move.
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