I’ve tried my hand at a coffee break and I’ve shared the occasional “about me” post, but this is my first “Currently”! (Last year I did a “What I’m Obsessed with Wednesday“… and that’s when I picked up Bossypants. Which I just finished this month. My procrastination habits are outta this world. So much for accountability.)

Anyway, right now I am currently:

| Watching… | The West Wing on Netflix and Downton Abbey in real time. I’m not allowed to watch TWW without K and I’m only allowed to watch DA without K. Hahaha.


| Reading… | a few books that I should’ve finished loooong ago. This month I WILL finish Pride & Prejudice. Also, I want to complete 2 more for the challenge I’m doing and finish The Other Typist, which I started last year!

| Listening to… | my incredibly embarrassing “shower playlist.” It’s my shower playlist because I do weird twisting motions that some might call dancing… and it’s really best I keep all that behind closed doors.  I also sing. Plus, these songs aren’t necessarily the ones that I broadcast loud and proud…  But in all honestly, I secretly love Flo Rida so much.


| Dreaming of… | opening my dog shelter. Every day I feel the calling getting stronger and stronger. I need to figure this out soon. Any advice from friends who have started a non-profit?

| Eating… | nothing. But I just made eyes at the ramon noodles in my drawer. It’s 10am… is that too early for such things?

| Drinking… | coffee with milk. Nothing fancy or sugary. Just coffee with milk. Yummm.

| Thinking about… | how I respond to the question, “How’s it going?”. My answer is always somewhere between “meh” and “pretty good, I guess.” I hate that. I want to be able to say, “Things are going great!” every. single. time. Quiet honestly, I have a bed to sleep in, a job to put food on the table, and people to love. Do I want more? Yeah, absolutely, but all things considered, life is great and I don’t express that often enough.

| Planning… | a nice vacation with K. I don’t know when and I don’t know where and I don’t even know how… but I need to rekindle that love for travel. I feel like I’m stuck in the doldrums.

| Looking forward to… | dress shopping with my future sister for my brother’s wedding, my grandma’s 80th birthday party at the end of this month, & our annual trip to Bristol, TN for the NASCAR races in April.


And now for some blogger love:

  • Have you ever gone on a date and been surrounded by complete darkness? Well, Chelsea seems to find herself in those situations more often than most people! Check out her “Love Day” spent in a cave!
  • Amber‘s words are so poetic in this post about Missing. We all have those moments when we feel like a situation could be solved without incident if only that one person was there with us.
  • I am SO pumped about Emily‘s 12 months of bliss challenge for February! She’s encouraging us to stop the gossip and spread the kindness! I will definitely be working on this!

What are you currently up to? I hope you have a wonderful weekend, friends!

I’m linking-up with Anne for Blogger Love and Kristen & Gretchen for What’s New with You!


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32 thoughts on “My Currentlys and My Favorites

  1. ooooh good luck with pride & prejudice! it’s my favourite book. are you liking it?

    i am behind on downton, i can’t wait to catch up.. i’m thinking i might just start from the beginning and watch the whole series.

    good luck with your dog shelter, that is awesome. i have no advice as i have never done anything like that, but that is really fabulous.


    1. I don’t DISLIKE P&P, but it’s not my favorite. I love the bantering between Lizzie and Darcy, but the language slows me down a bit and I have to be super focused to grasp it all. Haha.

      Oh man, Downton got REALLY real last week… I think the fit is starting to hit the shan and we’re in for some serious drama from now until the Xmas episode. (I may or may not read spoilers sooo….)

      Thanks so much about the shelter. Somday…. someday….


      1. lol! i don’t read spoilers but isn’t downton always a bit dramatic? 😉

        i totally get what you mean about p&p. i read it once and then saw the 2005 movie (i had a slight obsession with keira knightley back in the day and i wanted to read the book before the movie, that’s the only reason i read it!) and it helped me understand it. then i read it like 5 more times and watched all the other adaptions like the BBC and bridget jones etc and i’ve probably read it 100+ times now. i hope you like it in the end 🙂

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  2. I am so behind on my reading list too! I’m going to catch up this month! Fact! haha Also, I don’t exactly have a shower playlist but I have a few guilty pleasure playlists that I “dance” to in the shower. Lately, I’ve been playing the Grease Live soundtrack on repeat and yesterday I got a cramp from dancing to Greased Lightnin’!


    1. I’m embarrassingly obsessed with Justin Bieber’s “Sorry.” I’ve never liked any of his music but that one just gets me… Ugh. My husband is so ashamed of me. Hahaha!


  3. Love me some Downton.
    I gotta check out that 12 months of bliss.
    I want to like Coffee & milk… but man, I do love sugar 🙂 I need to work on that


    1. Yes! So far Emily’s 12months of bliss have been so self-improving! I’m really happy for the kindness reminder this month 🙂 Sugar in coffee gives me a stomachache, so it’s easy for me to resist. However, I prefer sugar in every OTHER drink I consume. I looove sugar!


  4. as i saw from one of your other comments, i can’t stop listening to “sorry” either!!!! such a good visual you painted of “do weird twisting motions” hahahah that made me really laugh. i do the same.

    oh and my recommendation for opening your shelter 1) keep dreaming because the world needs you to do this, especially if the urge is getting stronger 2) do some research either locally or online and reach out to someone to ask basic questions about opening something like this 3) don’t get too overwhelmed but start taking small action steps. you got this 🙂


      1. Thanks for all the encouragement, Chelsea 🙂 It means A LOT coming from someone who was so wildly successful in fulfilling her dreams!! We can both secretly listen to and love Bieber without the whole internet knowing…….. 😉

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  5. I love that you have a shower playlist! I used to have one with all the embarrassing Flo Ride type songs I would never admit I loved. I totally don’t love and adore One Direction….

    Downton ❤


  6. Opening a dog shelter would be a dream! I want to save allllll the dogs. I also have shows that I can’t watch without Michael and I can’t watch with him. Haha!


  7. That’s so cool that you’re opening a dog shelter! I’m really passionate about animal welfare and volunteer at my local shelter, so I’m in awe of you and offer you lots of support. I hope you’ll keep us all updated on what’s going on and good luck! Thanks for joining our linkup 🙂


    1. Thanks, Gretchen! It’s a big ol’ dream of mine to open a dog shelter! I really appreciate all your kind words and encouragement. Thanks for hosting such a fun link-up!


  8. I’ve never watched Downton Abbey, but I feel like I need to. So many people seem to really love it.

    I have guilty pleasure playlists. Nothing wrong with that! Sometimes I just get in the mood for something completely different from everything else I listen to.

    I liked your “Thinking About” section as well. I think about that kind of thing a lot. There are definitely times when I look around and think, “I feel really lucky,” but there are many other days when I’m much more likely to focus on the negatives. I need to work on that!


    1. I think you have to enjoy historical dramas- it’s really interesting and dramatic, but having a love of history really enhances the watching experience!
      I had a relative ask me how things were going and I said, “ok.” Which they ARE ok, but sometimes they’re great! …and when they’re not great I should be making changes to make things great!


    1. Ok, ok, ok 😛
      It might (or might not….) include Sorry by Justin Bieber, Same Love by Selena Gomez, My House by Flo Rida, and Perfect by One Direction……………………. hahaha!


  9. Currently posts are some of my most favorite to read 🙂 “Weird twisting motions” – that made me laugh out loud, haha! Thank you for including me in your list of faves, Louise! I hope you had a great weekend!


  10. I need to read Jane Austen someday. It honestly intimidates me. Good luck finishing Pride & Prejudice.

    Good luck with your dog shelter dream. I have no experience with anything like that, but it’s a great thing to do so I hope things can come together for you.


    1. Some parts really pull me in and make me laugh, but sometimes I’m just bored… The language isn’t too tough, I just need no distractions. (Some books I can read why my husband watches TV in the room… not that one!)


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