Currently

Can you believe it is already May? To me, it feels like there has never been a faster year. I wonder if everything just seems to be speeded up because last year moved so slowly. Today I am joining Anne from Anne In Residence for her monthly Currently series where we all share things we are currently doing in five different categories.

Consuming: Lately I’ve been on the hunt for swimsuits. I was excited to try the new Everlane suits but they sold out quickly in my size. I did order this one, but it didn’t fit quite right. So now I’ve turned to Garnet Hill and I have this one and this one on order. I’m also working on a little redo for the bedroom. Encouraged by a 20% off sale, I am trying these trendy Brook LInen sheets.

Exploring: I spent a week in Pittsburgh recently for work. While I was there I had two little adventures. I went for a long walk in the lovely North Park. I also spent some time browsing in a little independent bookstore called Riverstone Books. Of course, I couldn’t leave empty handed so I bought Dutch House by Anne Patchett and a book of poetry by Rupi Kaur.

Getting: I think I’m getting more fit. I’ve gone back to exercising as soon as I wake up and as always I don’t know why I ever try to do it any other way. You can read about my new walking routine with my Fit Bit Versa 2 here but now I’ve taken it up a notch with some power walking and jogging. Also, I discovered the FitBit Coach app which has so many workouts and allows you to choose a preferred workout plan. I chose the Daily Dose which assigns me a short 15 minute or less workout each day. I love it so far and I feel so much better.

Hoping: On a personal level I’ve had a lot of clarity lately around what I want, my goals, my boundaries and I’m hoping it continues. In the grand scheme of things, I’m hoping the pandemic soon subsides to manageable levels around the world. And in the mundane I’m hoping I can find someone to pull the weeds and mulch the garden so I don’t have to do it.

Seeing: This month I am seeing my daughter and grandsons for the first time in over a year. The anticipation feels so sweet. Just having something like this to look forward to feels like such a blessing after last year. We are meeting halfway for a short camping trip. None of us have camped with a toddler and a preschooler before, so wish us all the luck.

This has been such a fun way to consider what I’ve been up to. What are you doing currently?

14 Responses

  1. I need to change up my routine so that I can get exercise first thing in the morning. Otherwise it won’t happen. I am going to look into that FitBit Coach app and your post on the Versa. I LOVE my FitBit ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Future me is always so happy when I exercise first thing. It’s just so easy to get off track. I LOVE my Fitbit too!

  2. I do want to get a new swimsuit this year as well. I hope you find a good fit soon!
    Yay for seeing family after so long. I’m sure you are definitely anticipating that.

    -Lauren

  3. I was very tempted by that Brooklinen sale myself…especially after I discovered a rip in my sheet in the middle of the night last week, ha! Getting to visit a new bookstore is one of my favorite things about travel – it’s been way too long! Great book picks too.

    Thanks for joining in ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you for a very creative link up. I’m testing out those sheets tonight. I’ll report back.

  4. I’m so happy for your little family reunion! This year has been a struggle in so many ways. My Dad lives in Florida and we haven’t seen him since November 2019. I think he’s coming up here next month.

    1. I so hope you Dad gets to make a visit. Facetime and Zoom can be a great alternative, but they sometimes just don’t work as well with older adults and young children.

  5. Oh I am so glad that you will see your grandkids soon. My son just saw my mother for the first time in a year and it was amazing for all of us. So many tears for the adults and then joy at being together. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Oh, swimsuit shopping is always painful. Good luck with finding a good, flattering one., I absolutely love Pittsburgh. Next time I am there, I will check out Riverstone Books. Thanks for the tip. Have a wonderful time with your daughter and grandsons.

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