I'm back with only a three month gap in between "Currently" posts this time. I think that's the best I've done this year. Anyway, this is what I've been up to:
Reading: When my mother finally cleaned out my younger brother's old bedroom to transform it into her new office, she found a stack of required reading books and text books, and I snagged Fever 1973 by Laurie Halse Anderson before she could throw it out. It's a book that I feel like everyone read in school but me, and as I'm writing this post, I realize that I haven't finished it yet. I started it when I was out of town last month, but there was a lot going on, and I never picked it back up. I need to do that. It's a pretty quick read anyway. I also ordered Persuasion by Jane Austen last month, and I'm excited to dig into that. I was never really one for classics for years until I was seventeen (which I'm pretty embarrassed about, and child Amber would be ashamed), and since then, I've been trying to play catch up. I'm currently trying to fill my collection with Jane Austen.
Watching: I started re-watching Gilmore Girls earlier this year, and I'm finally finishing the last season. I wanted it to be fresh in my mind for the return in November. I still love it so much (who doesn't). I've also settled on the fact that I've used this year to watch predominately old films, and it's probably going to stay that way for awhile. I don't know what I'd do without Turner Classic Movies (not sponsored, I wish).
Doing: I've been coming up with Autumnal post ideas like crazy, and I've started browsing for cheap fillers, because I'm on a budget, and dollar stores can be surprising. I had to hold both myself and my mother back from stocking up on candy corn however, which was heartbreaking, but I really need to hold back as much as possible until September 22. I've also started thinking about Christmas plans, so whoops, but also you can never be too prepared. I've been keeping busy and painting and taking photos, and I'm pretty happy about it. I've designated myself as the unofficial family photographer, so I follow everyone around with my camera, and they hate me for it, but they'll thank me in ten years.
Loving: The weather has been doing a strange Autumnal thing, and this is Texas, so it's very uncommon. I'm not complaining though, and I hope I didn't just jinx it. Belle has been extra clingy this week, and it's so sweet. She's attached to my side as I write this. I hope I didn't jinx that either. I've been feeling a lot lately, and I've finally realized that it's okay, and I honestly would rather be a sappy person who cries a lot and feels a lot than someone who doesn't feel much as all, and I've been the latter for so long. It's a welcome change, I just have to keep tissues near at all time. Embrace your feelings y'all.
What have you been up to?